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Consumers seek startup products that enable smart car technology

Implications - As brands begin launching market-ready smart vehicles, many consumers are opting for after-market tech accessories that enable the same smart technology available in top of the line models. Such innovative vehicle add-ons are a cost-efficient way for consumers to both improve on the capabilities of the vehicle they already own and as a means of testing out the functionality of the features. In addition to highlighting the influence of the Internet of Things, this shift indicates that what is considered "fundamental" in terms of technology is continually evolving.
Workshop Question - Is there a technology function missing from your product that might simplify the consumer's life?
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Featured Examples

Affordable Heads-Up Displays
Affordable Heads-Up Displays
The Hudway Glass Offers a Flexible Heads-Up Display For a Low Price
The Hudway Glass is an affordable heads-up display for vehicles that allows drivers to attain a healthy balance between keeping their eyes on the road and consulting their display. Heads-up... MORE
High-Tech Windshield Displays
High-Tech Windshield Displays
The Navdy Heads-Up Display Lets You Keep Your Eyes On the Road
Navdy is an automotive tech start-up company that is building an impressively safe and high-tech heads up display for vehicles. The technology displays several different kinds of information on the... MORE
Wearable-Connected Auto Software
Wearable-Connected Auto Software
High Mobility is an Auto Startup Enabling Entirely Connected Cars
High Mobility is an auto startup enabling an entirely connected driving experience. The unique system is designed to streamline the process of accessing digital platforms by connecting gadgets like... MORE
Automotive Cloud Updates
Automotive Cloud Updates
Arynga is a Start-Up That Provides Over-the-Air Software Updates
In the same way that mobile phone manufacturers are able to remotely send updates to consumers who have bought their products, there’s Arynga to disrupt the way car updates are delivered in... MORE
play_circle_filled Cognitive Learning Automotives
Cognitive Learning Automotives
Capio Enhances Vehicles with Intuitive Speech Recognition
Capio is a start-up out of California that has a grand vision for how its next-generation speech technology can be applied to the automotive industry. With deep learning speech recognition... MORE
Cost-Cutting Vehicle Systems
Cost-Cutting Vehicle Systems
This Hybrid EMS Creates Energy-Efficient Cars That Learn
An engineering team from University of California, Riverside envisions that energy-efficient cars of the future will not be defined by a trait, but from an ability to learn more sustainable habits.... MORE

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