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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Internet of Things Startups out of 617
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 617 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 Internet of Things startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 612 IoT solutions, get in touch.
SOCIF provides IoT and AIoT Solutions for Smart Mobility
Smart mobility is an effective solution for improving passenger experiences and vehicle management. Startups integrate the Internet of Things and machine learning for continuous vehicle monitoring and automated fleet management systems. This way, the public sector, corporates, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are able to adopt intelligent mobility features. Further, moving towards smart mobility reduces operational costs and improves driver and passenger experience.
SOCIF is a Hong Kong-based startup that provides IoT and Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT)-based solutions for the mobility sector. The startup’s Passenger Counting Solution offers real-time data for dynamic transit services and improves route efficiency and planning. The Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) System for connected vehicles improves fleet efficiency and passenger experience. SOCIF further offers Real-Time Fleet Efficiency and Green Mobility Solutions that provide real-time reporting of fleet and carbon emissions, respectively.
Endeavour Technology develops IoT & 5G Infrastructure
Connected vehicle infrastructure improves road safety and traffic efficiency. However, it needs a reliable wireless communication system and integrated hardware in vehicles. Using 5G, vehicles are able to transmit data without clogging the bandwidth. That is why startups develop communication units integrable at vehicle assembly lines to connect the vehicle to a network. This enables OEMs to readily add vehicles-to-everything (V2X) communication capabilities without modifying vehicle design.
Irish startup Endeavour Technology integrates IoT and 5G to ensure continuous connectivity for mobility, healthcare, and more. The startup’s nSpire Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution enables automotive OEMs to leverage IoT functionality in automobiles. Endeavour Technology’s mobility solutions include real-time tracking, voice control, and in-vehicle infotainment systems, with the aim to improve driver and passenger experiences.
Kolmostar manufactures an Ultra-Low Power Positioning System
A vehicle tracking system (VTS) provides end-to-end visibility in transportation. From the number of vacant seats to measuring load in real-time, IoT enables complete transparency. Similarly, location information of vehicles in a connected infrastructure is vital for fleet and traffic management. However, the high power requirements of the global positioning system (GPS) drains charge faster than in IoT devices. Startups devise energy-efficient positioning modules while providing precision location information for fleet visibility and management.
US-based startup Kolmostar integrates advanced silicon technology and statistical signal processing to develop ultra-low-power global navigation satellite system (GNSS) sensors. The startup’s JEDI-100 and JEDI-200 integrate with low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technologies and IoT applications. Kolmostar also uses cloud computing to reduce GNSS sensor positioning errors and power consumption. The startup’s sensors offer precision location data even in devices with limited battery size.
ANTZER TECH offers End-to-End V2X Communication
Vehicle-to-everything communications require in-vehicle hardware for data collection and transmission, including wireless communication and data processing units. Startups develop standalone V2X systems to help automotive OEMs integrate such systems into any vehicle. This enables automobile manufacturers to convert existing vehicle designs to be plugged into a connected environment without vehicle redesign. This way, startups help manufacturers save cost and time while ensuring efficient vehicle management capabilities.
ANTZER TECH is a Taiwanese startup specializing in end-to-end Internet of Vehicles (IoV) systems. The startup’s Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus connects in-vehicle electronic control units (ECUs) using protocols such as J1939 and OBDII, among others. ANTZER TECH’s CAN-to-ADR Dead Reckoning proprietary technology calculates the vehicle’s position with CAN-information, providing accurate location data even inside long tunnels or underground. As a result, the startup’s services as a telematics solution provider enable efficient fleet management and vehicle condition monitoring while providing V2X communication capabilities.
AutoPi creates an Open-Source Smart Device for V2X Communication
Newer vehicle models come equipped for a connected infrastructure. However, older vehicles need system-level upgrades at the hardware and software level to support the features of a connected environment. Advancements in manufacturing and computation enable startups to develop readily deployable IoT and telematics systems that offer instant connectivity. Such an approach allows vehicle owners to upgrade their vehicles without huge investments and thus improve their driving experience.
Danish startup AutoPi manufactures an open-source pluggable device that enables existing vehicle models to communicate in a connected infrastructure. The startup’s Telematics Unit (TMU) Pi3 is a system-on-chip (SoC) built on top of Raspberry Pi3 model A+. AutoPi’s solution supports wired and wireless communication capabilities, thus enabling V2X communication. Additionally, the intelligent system provides speech recognition, remote vehicle control, theft detection, and more for vehicle owners. Furthermore, the AutoPi Cloud delivers an entirely customizable dashboard for data visualization from the TMU Pi3. TMU Pi3 is upgradable to Raspberry Pi 4 for additional processing power as well.
Discover more Mobility Startups
Mobility startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on micromobility, shared mobility, electric vehicles as well as connectivity. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the mobility industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more mobility technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Mobility Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.