Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the automotive sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising vehicle connectivity startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Vehicle Connectivity Startups
For our 5 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 283 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
HAAS Alert – Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V)
V2V communication allows vehicles to interact with each other. This enables a diversity of solutions that improve traffic safety, and driver convenience, for example. In particular, V2V solutions find applications in autonomous vehicles (AV) and fleet management.
HAAS Alert, a US-based startup, develops collision prevention solutions. The startup serves emergency responders, such as fire, police, and ambulance departments, and other municipal fleets. The company’s solution HA-5 Transponder sends digital alerts to a live dashboard to enhance the real-time situational awareness of every vehicle in the fleet.
Viziblezone – Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P)
Pedestrians are most at risk for driver errors or errors from autonomous vehicles. In the vehicle connectivity ecosystem, vehicle-to-pedestrian solutions alert pedestrians on the road about the presence of an approaching vehicle. Conversely, these solutions also inform vehicles, particularly AVs, about the presence of pedestrians.
Israel-based startup Viziblezone offers a vehicle-to-pedestrian solution. The company’s pedestrian safety software is deployable on cars’ onboard systems and as mobile apps. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) to determine accident risk based on pedestrian information, driver profile, and road environment. In case it detects high risk, it alerts the driver and the vehicle’s engine control unit to avoid a collision.
FleetLink – Vehicle-to-Device (V2D)
Vehicle-to-device solutions allow vehicles to communicate with various devices, that may be connected to the vehicle itself. This improves user experience by making it easier to track, park, and operate vehicles. For instance, this technology allows car owners to unlock their vehicles through their smartphones and not worry about forgetting their keys.
Indian startup FleetLink offers V2D solutions for fleet management. The solutions allow for real-time tracking, active replay of all fleet activity, interactive reports that help maximize fleet efficiency, and diagnostics to give warnings before breakdowns occur. Moreover, the Location API enables location sharing with customers, friends, or family and the solution also features Engine Immobilizer, an anti-theft mechanism.
Ossiaco – Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)
Battery optimization and management is a challenge for users and manufacturers of electric vehicles (EVs) alike. Vehicle-to-grid solutions allow EVs to share power with the grid to optimize battery usage. Depending on the demand, the vehicles choose to receive or transmit power to the grid.
Canada-based startup Ossiaco integrates solar power, EV charging, and smart grids. The startup’s solution dcbelTM combines a solar inverter, energy storage, and EV supercharger in a single device that allows bi-directional energy flow. During a blackout, the electric vehicle serves as a power backup.
Boréal Bikes – Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X)
As the name suggests, vehicle-to-everything communication allows vehicles to a range of entities with specific communication with other vehicles (V2V), devices (V2D), the grid (V2G), etc. It uses either cellular communication or low power wide area network (LPWAN) and multiple sensors inside the vehicle. V2X enables applications such as collision avoidance, platooning, and roadblocks warning, to name a few.
Germany-based startup Boréal Bikes manufactures smart bikes that leverage the power of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies. The startup develops Holoscene X, an advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) for bikes. The bikes are equipped with low-latency connectivity solutions and an array of sensors to improve the situational awareness of cyclists. Additionally, the bikes feature collision avoidance, interactive speed adjustment, and blind-spot detection to enhance safety.
What About The Other 278 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 vehicle connectivity startups showcased above are promising examples out of 283 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.