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Next-Generation Automotive and Transportation Strategies

IDC's Next-Generation Automotive and Transportation Strategies provides insight and thought leadership for organizations seeking to understand and capitalize on the opportunities created by increasing technology, digitization, and platform adoption within the automotive and transportation ecosystems.

Topics covered as part of Next-Generation Automotive and Transportation Strategies include connected, autonomous, shared, and electrified (CASE) platforms and providers, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), cybersecurity, software and firmware over-the-air (OTA) updates, mapping and location services, vehicle-to-everything communications (V2X) and 5G, digital smart assistants, connected vehicle data frameworks, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies and adoption.


Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Consumer adoption, usage, buying, and payment trends
  • Autonomous vehicle testing, validation, and regulation
  • Connected vehicles platforms and use cases
  • The impact of IoT and the smartphone on transportation
  • Domain consolidation, compute, and communications architecture
  • Identifying, assessing, and addressing cybersecurity threats
  • Emerging transportation business models and vendor approaches
  • Automotive manufacturer and supplier best practices
  • Data processing and compute approaches at the edge and in the cloud
  • Aftermarket and fleet management vendors and opportunities

Core Research

  • Next-Generation Automotive Ecosystem Taxonomy
  • U.S. Vehicle Owner Survey on Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric Vehicle Preferences and Usage
  • IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Next-Generation Automotive Transportation 2021 Predictions
  • Worldwide Connected Vehicle Forecast, 2020–2024
  • Worldwide Autonomous Vehicle Forecast, 2020–2024
  • The Evolving State of Autonomous Vehicle Software Platforms
  • Understanding the Value of Connected Vehicles in Smart Cities and Transportation

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.


Key Questions Answered

  1. What are the best practices for automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and ecosystem participants looking to remain relevant in an autonomous-driven future?
  2. What impact do regulatory bodies have on the investment and commercialization timelines for automotive and transportation innovation?
  3. Are consumers connecting increasing investment in autonomy, connected vehicle services, mobility as a service, and electric vehicles to greener, sustainable transportation options?
  4. In what ways are innovative, disruptive vendors looking to upset the status quo? Are they likely to be successful? Where have they been successful?
  5. How can vehicle life-cycle management change with the availability of real-time data and increased visibility?
  6. How are automakers and suppliers looking to monetize vehicle data? What are the markets for this data and what is its value?
  7. How does the industry adjust to increasing security threats? What aspects of vehicle hardware and software remain most vulnerable?

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Meet the Experts
Carrie MacGillivray

Group Vice President & General Manager, WW Telecom, Mobility & IoT Research

Matt Arcaro

Research Manager, Next Generation Automotive