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Patenting The Future Of Mobility

Google is racking up more patents than most automakers on connected and self-driving cars

Will automakers or technology companies put consumers behind the wheel of autonomous automobiles?

Certainly, the car manufacturers have the edge on the hardware, but a small tug of war is brewing when it comes to the intellectual property that will ultimately make connected and self-driving cars a reality on the road.

Companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple are pouring enormous resources into a vision of mobility that focuses on the driver experience – so much so that they have the potential to take away some of the limelight – and profits – from the automakers many presumed would dominate car connectivity and driverless technology.

 


Patenting and R&D strategy of incumbents vs. new players

Carmakers focus on producing hardware for mobility services, while techs focus on software

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Oliver Wyman


This article first appeared in Forbes.


Patenting The Future Of Mobility


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