Posts Tagged: automakers


Autonomous Vehicle Technologies Abroad: Toyota, Honda and Hyundai

We identified a total of 54 patented autonomous vehicle technologies in the holdings of the Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM), the largest foreign competitor among major auto manufacturers. …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

GM ahead of Ford in autonomous vehicle development, but Google trumps both

The development of robust vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication systems are needed for the incorporation of self-driving cars on our roads and GM has been working on its …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

American auto industry has lost former dominance but retains some luster

When you think about the american auto industry it’s becoming clearer every day that the idea of American-made or Japanese-made is not black and white. Increasingly, …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Fuel cell vehicle development increases despite EV dominance in alternative fuel car market

Car manufacturers around the world tend to fall into either the EV or the FCV camp when assessing their developments in alternative fuel-powered vehicles. There are far …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

John Deere, GM push back against consumer modifications of vehicle software

One of the more active areas during this round of public comments collected by the Copyright Office involves the prohibitions against circumvention for Proposed Class 21, which covers …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 13

Volvo to begin American sales of Chinese-made S60 Inscription this summer

The first Chinese shipments of the S60 Inscription are not expected to be high in volume. Volvo expects to ship 1,500 units to the U.S. in 2015 and 5,000 …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Wireless induction charging is coming to electric vehicles

Wireless charging systems are also being designed for use inside the car so that passengers find it easier to keep their smartphones charged over the course of …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

South Korean car makers to increase their market share in coming years

Japan is not the only economic sector in Asia that has been eking out a strong niche in the global automotive sector. The 2015 Global Automotive Executive Survey …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Manufacturing efficiency and fuel economy brings success for Japan auto industry

Not a single American automaker was expected to increase its market share over the next five years, according to global auditing firm KPMG in its 2015 Global Automotive …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Deadly issue of distracted driving prompts innovations

Distracted driving is a huge problem on American roads, contributing to 16 percent of all motor vehicle crashes that happened in the U.S. during 2013. With so much …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Regulatory issues involving self-driving vehicles begin to take shape

This year we’re placing our focus on the rapid pace of development in autonomous vehicles and self-driving car technologies here on IPWatchdog. We’re still a …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Telematics and alternatively powered vehicles highlight recent GM patent activity

Our research of General Motors’ recent patent activities using Innography’s research tools we created the text cluster diagram, which is shown left and relates to GM …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Auto sector sees dramatic rise in worldwide patent acquisition

In terms of what’s being invented by major innovators in the automotive industry, it seems that the vast majority of the increase in patenting activities among …

Is American auto innovation in decline?

Based on our own independent research conducted using the Innography patent analytics application, the state of American innovation in automobile manufacturing may not be as bleak as …

Self-driving cars and other automotive technologies take center stage at CES

January is typically a very busy time of the year for automobile manufacturers. Car makers from all over the world have put together concept designs featuring the …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 3