Areas of Expertise Tracker
Latest From Israel Velasco
The Rise of the Software-Defined Vehicle
The definition of the software-defined vehicle (SDV) remains in flux, with stakeholders having different interpretations, criteria and expectations. Wards Intelligence defines SDVs as vehicles in which features and functions are enabled primarily or entirely through software. This enables lifecycle management and the delivery of new functionalities over the air (OTA). SDVs offer the flexibility to change key functions and even the nature of hardware through software. Convenience, security, safety, driving performance, and connectivity-related features can be added, altered or upgraded OTA at any time throughout the lifespan of the vehicle. This tracker presents the differences between Semi-SDV and SDV, relationship between SDV and BEVs, and SDVs offered by traditional vs start up manufacturers.
U.S. OEM Connectivity Package Analysis
Connectivity is now an essential technology in consumers lives and yet it has been slow to manifest as a must have service for US drivers. This tracker looks at how connectivity packages continue to evolve. When Wards intelligence started to look at this back in 2021 there were on average 15 connectivity features offered with the maximum being 23. As the tracker now shows the average is 19 features with the maximum being 34.
Automotive Connectivity Ecosystem and Value Chain Landscape
The cloud to car continuum is an essential part of the new automotive business model. It enables the new vehicle platforms and upends the design paradigms of the last 100 years. This tracker presents the shifts in technology and the dynamics of the individual companies that have different ideas and approaches to address the diverse areas required to fulfil the potential of the connected car.
Top LiDAR Sensor Manufacturers for Autonomous Vehicles
This tracker covers the top manufacturers of LiDAR used for autonomous vehicles and which automakers they supply along with a Levels of Autonomy definition chart and ADAS available on '22 models representing Level 2.
Autonomy Market Tracker 2022
This market tracker presents take rates of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) based on factory installed data from MY 2017-2021. Features represent SAE Autonomy Levels 0-1 vehicles and include alert systems, driver assistance systems, and speed mitigations systems.
Battery Manufacturers and Battery Technology Tracker
This tracker covers the top battery manufacturers and which OEMs they supply, global capacity for top Li-Ion gigafactories, battery chemistry, as well as GWh demand by company based on U.S. BEV sales.