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CES 2019 – Auto Show for the Evolving CASE World!

It’s time to head to Vegas for an insane, interesting and hectic week – also known as the Consumer Electronics Show. The auto show part of CES is getting bigger and for the first time in a few years we will witness vehicle debuts at the show including the new CLA from Mercedes and the extended range LEAF from Nissan. But what continues to pull anal...

Connected Services Update – Data is the King!

A quick look into the top level strategy of every car company will echo these four disruptions in some order – connected, electrified, autonomous and new business models. Of these four, two have been around for a while – connected and electrified. While the former has been pushed by OEMs for a while now the latter has been more a PR stunt delivered...

Frost & Sullivan CES 2018 Roundup – War of Digital Assistants and Autonomous Shuttles

The two-hour power shutdown hogged all the headlines this past week at CES 2018, still there were many interesting developments and announcements from Vegas pertaining to the automotive world. Most of these were pertaining to the world of autonomous driving and its implications on areas like user experience, infotainment/entertainment. There were a...

Tesla’s New Hardware Announcement – Laying the Groundwork for ‘Master Plan Part Deux’?!

Elon Musk had a lot of people guessing with the Tweet that mentioned about an interesting unveil from Telsa this week. Analysts and consultants started spinning several theories that ranged from a two-wheeler concept to stuff related to SolarCity or a new model variant to Hyperloop related stuff but due credit to Mr. Musk, he did surprise us all. W...

Future of Uber Sans Kalanick

The news about the resignation of Travis Kalanick, the co-founder of Uber, from the position of CEO of the company has raised several questions regarding the future of the company. Uber, a privately-held company, has a valuation of around USD 70 billion and is the world’s most valuable venture-funded tech start-up. However in recent times, it ha...

ParExit: Does it impact process equipment manufacturers?

The US officially withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement that was signed by 195 nations in 2016, aimed at controlling global warming. The agreement requested countries to work together to reduce the harmful emission such that the global temperature is limited to no more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. While there are geopolitical and eco...

CES 2017 Automotive Impressions – Frost & Sullivan Viewpoint

Artificial Intelligence in Different Sizes and Digital Assistants Steal the Show Many including the team at Frost & Sullivan initially believed that CES 2017 was a bit of a letdown compared to 2016 but on a closer look it actually made more sense on a few focused areas. Though there were a few important misses like GM who chose to stay out of the ...

Frost & Sullivan Viewpoint - CES 2017 Automotive Trends & Expectations Roundup

Cost Effective LIDAR Sensing Might Steal the Show January is fast approaching and the first thing on the mind of anyone associated with the automotive industry is the Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas. The show where close to 20 percent space or close to 200,000 Sqft dedicated to automotive technologies and despite the crazy crowd, impo...

Lucid Joins the Electric Luxury Party with the “Air” – A Viable Tesla Killer?

I have never been fascinated much with new car launches as the sales pitches can get really boring but a new brand launch is something I got to experience last week. December 14th 2016 witnessed the unveiling of a new electric vehicle brand “Lucid Motors” with its roots in the US, inspired from everything California and the blending of three dist...

Toyota’s Connected Car Company- Latest to Join the Hybrid Mobility Player Category

Toyota unveiled today its connected car company, a name that it has assigned to its brand new connected car vision and strategy.  While the news that Toyota continues to leave behind Apple and Google with their respective Carplay and Android Auto solutions is surprising it nevertheless affirms the seriousness with which Toyota is getting into the c...

Tesla’s New Hardware Announcement – Laying the Groundwork for ‘Master Plan Part Deux’?!

Elon Musk had a lot of people guessing with the Tweet that mentioned about an interesting unveil from Telsa this week. Analysts and consultants started spinning several theories that ranged from a two-wheeler concept to stuff related to SolarCity or a new model variant to Hyperloop related stuff but due credit to Mr. Musk, he did surprise us all. W...

Future of the Automotive Industry in the Digital era

Digitization is transitioning the component driven automotive industry to a software and solutions-focused industry, coupled with the growing digital consumer lifestyle. Digitization is not about getting the auto industry to pump in more dollars into a vehicle, rather use it as tool to achieve business objectives that will yield more value from eac...

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