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Automotive Innovations - US - April 2017

"The automotive industry has seen a flurry of recent technological advancements that improve safety, connectivity, and convenience for consumers. The industry has made advancements in autonomous ability that advances safety and implements preventative protection measures. Features like forward collision avoidance, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control have made their way into entry-level brands. These features utilize sensor technologies that can detect other vehicles or objects and can prevent potential accidents. Connectivity with smartphones has also been a popular innovation among consumers that is driving sales. Brands will need to package these innovations and appeal to consumers on both a safety and convenience level for success in the marketplace."
- Buddy Lo, Automotive Analyst

This Report discusses the following key topics:

  • Auto manufacturer infotainment systems disappoint 
  • Less driving leads to less interest in syncing phones
  • Consumers aren’t buying the self-driving hype

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Definition
      • Executive Summary

        • The issues
          • Auto manufacturer infotainment systems disappoint
            • Figure 1: Consumer Reports infotainment satisfaction ratings, June 2016
          • Less driving leads to less interest in syncing phones
            • Figure 2: Smartphone and infotainment features, by driving distance and time spent driving, January 2017
          • Consumers aren’t buying the self-driving hype
            • Figure 3: Attitudes toward self-driving cars, January 2017
          • The opportunities
            • Younger consumers want to stream their preferred music
              • Figure 4: Smartphone and infotainment features, by age, January 2017
            • Parents want to use social media on the road
              • Figure 5: Attitudes toward auto innovations, by gender and parental status, January 2017
            • Oldest consumers may seek self-driving tech to regain lost mobility
              • Figure 6: Attitudes toward self-driving cars, by generation, January 2017
            • What it means
            • The Market – What You Need to Know

              • Legislation may be a barrier to self-driving cars
                • Consumers are doing more driving than ever
                  • Age of vehicles on the road may increase demand for new technology
                  • Market Factors

                    • Legislation can crash self-driving before it starts
                      • Miles driven by consumers
                        • Figure 7: Total highway miles traveled, 2000-15
                      • Aging vehicles may create demand more newer vehicles, more tech features
                        • Figure 8: Average age of vehicles, 1996-2016
                    • Key Players – What You Need to Know

                      • Auto manufacturers still experiencing pain points with infotainment
                        • Android and Apple infotainment systems gain additional brands
                          • Mobileye is an industry leader in advanced driver systems
                            • The race to automation
                            • What’s Working?

                              • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay gain additional models
                                • Mobileye’s success in industry leads to buyout from Intel
                                  • Fiat-Chrysler’s Uconnect 8.4 highest rated infotainment system
                                    • Hyundai’s Blue Link ranks second
                                    • What’s Struggling?

                                      • Ford’s MyFord/MyLincoln Touch
                                        • Toyota’s Entune
                                          • Cadillac Cue
                                          • What’s Next?

                                            • Acquisitions helps auto manufacturers enter tech space
                                              • Ford and Toyota team up on SmartDeviceLink consortium
                                                • Self-driving car races
                                                  • The race to automation
                                                    • Waymo
                                                      • Uber
                                                        • General Motors
                                                          • Toyota
                                                            • Ford
                                                              • Tesla
                                                              • The Consumer – What You Need to Know

                                                                • Distance and time spent driving lead to different attitudes and desires
                                                                  • Younger consumers want streaming apps while they drive
                                                                    • Parents want to use social media on the road
                                                                      • Consumers aren’t ready to trust self-driving technology yet
                                                                      • Driving Times and Distances

                                                                          • Time and distance driving
                                                                            • Figure 9: Time spent driving, January 2017
                                                                            • Figure 10: Driving distance, January 2017
                                                                          • Employment leads to more driving
                                                                            • Figure 11: Driving time and distance, by employment status, January 2017
                                                                        • Smartphone and Infotainment Features

                                                                            • Built-in navigation leads options
                                                                              • Figure 12: Smartphone and infotainment features, January 2017
                                                                            • Younger consumers want music streaming music apps while they drive
                                                                              • Figure 13: Smartphone and infotainment features, by age, January 2017
                                                                            • Parents want vehicle sourced data service
                                                                              • Figure 14: Smartphone and infotainment features, by number of children under 18 in the household, January 2017
                                                                            • Voice commands appealing to those with longer drives
                                                                              • Figure 15: Smartphone and infotainment features, by driving distance and time spent driving, January 2017
                                                                          • Vehicle Tracking and Notifications

                                                                              • Location and accident alerts appealing to more than four in 10 vehicle owners
                                                                                • Figure 16: Vehicle tracking and notifications, January 2017
                                                                              • Parents find value in tracking technology
                                                                                • Figure 17: Vehicle tracking and notifications, by parental status, January 2017
                                                                              • Vehicle diagnostics appealing to consumers who drive more
                                                                                • Figure 18: Vehicle tracking and notifications, by driving distance and time spent driving, January 2017
                                                                            • Safety and Convenience Innovations

                                                                                • Blind spot detection tops consumer interest
                                                                                  • Figure 19: Safety and convenience innovations, January 2017
                                                                                • Safety features garner largest share of consumer’s interest
                                                                                  • Figure 20: TURF Analysis –Safety and convenience features, January 2017
                                                                                • Women more likely than men to want safety features
                                                                                  • Figure 21: Safety and convenience innovations, by gender, January 2017
                                                                                • Younger generations interested in a self-parking car
                                                                                  • Figure 22: Safety and convenience features, by generation, January 2017
                                                                                • Some heavy drivers wouldn’t mind replacing keys with their phone
                                                                                  • Figure 23: Safety and convenience innovations, by driving distance and time spent driving, January 2017
                                                                              • Attitudes toward Auto Innovations

                                                                                  • Nearly everyone agrees it is dangerous to use a phone on the road
                                                                                    • Figure 24: Attitudes toward auto innovations, January 2017
                                                                                  • Younger generations want to use social media on the road
                                                                                    • Figure 25: Attitudes toward auto innovations, by generation, January 2017
                                                                                  • Parents, especially fathers would like to use social media on the road
                                                                                    • Figure 26: Attitudes toward auto innovations – Social media, by gender and parental status, January 2017
                                                                                  • Pre-order at a drive-thru?
                                                                                    • Figure 27: Attitudes toward auto innovations – Drive-thru ordering, by gender and parental status, January 2017
                                                                                  • Dedicated phone spaces desired by those who drive more
                                                                                    • Figure 28: Attitudes toward auto innovations – dedicated space for mobile device, by driving distance and time spent driving, January 2017
                                                                                  • Consumers want to regain lost productivity on longer drives
                                                                                    • Figure 29: Attitudes toward auto innovations – multitasking, by driving distance and time spent driving, January 2017
                                                                                • Attitudes toward Self-driving Cars

                                                                                    • Consumers aren’t buying the self-driving car hype
                                                                                      • Figure 30: Attitudes toward self-driving cars, January 2017
                                                                                    • Younger adults not very optimistic on self-driving cars
                                                                                      • Figure 31: Attitudes toward self-driving cars, by age, January 2017
                                                                                    • Older adults may regain mobility with self-driving technology
                                                                                      • Figure 32: Attitudes toward self-driving cars, by generation, January 2017
                                                                                    • Men are more bullish than women on a self-driving future
                                                                                      • Figure 33: Attitudes toward self-driving cars, by gender, January 2017
                                                                                    • Longer drives lead to increased trust in self-driving tech
                                                                                      • Figure 34: Attitudes toward self-driving cars, by driving distance and time spent driving, January 2017
                                                                                  • Auto Innovation Cluster Analysis

                                                                                    • Vehicle owners classified into three different segments
                                                                                      • Figure 35: Auto innovations segments, January 2017
                                                                                    • Fun and Safety
                                                                                      • Characteristics
                                                                                        • Opportunities
                                                                                          • Figure 36: Profile of Fun and Safety car owners, January 2017
                                                                                        • Carefree Drivers
                                                                                          • Characteristics
                                                                                            • Opportunities
                                                                                              • Figure 37: Profile of Carefree Drivers car owners, January 2017
                                                                                            • Focused Drivers
                                                                                              • Characteristics
                                                                                                • Opportunities
                                                                                                  • Figure 38: Profile of Focused Drivers car owners, January 2017
                                                                                              • Appendix – Data Sources and Abbreviations

                                                                                                • Data sources
                                                                                                  • Consumer survey data
                                                                                                    • Abbreviations and terms
                                                                                                      • Abbreviations
                                                                                                        • Terms
                                                                                                        • Appendix – TURF Analysis

                                                                                                          • Methodology

                                                                                                          Automotive Innovations - US - April 2017

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