Technologies for the new decade
At the end of 2019 and the beginning of the new decade, car brands are focusing on the technologies of the future, each striving to offer an innovative solution of speed, economy, environmental friendliness, and safety for their future cars. It is already clear that the first half of the new decade will focus on electrifying transport. By 2025, the car's manufacturers and concerns must helve the CO2 emissions, and major automakers are actively releasing new models or updating old ones by installing an electric motor as a primary or as an additional. Thus, they are continuing to announce programs for the introduction of technologies and the implementation of strategies for the production of cars.
Volkswagen's "Transform2025 +" strategy
The company will allocate 19 billion euros for future technologies until 2024, of which 11 billion euros are for the development of e-mobility, in turn, it includes the implementation of 34 new electric cars in 2020. To do this, Volkswagen launched a new division 'Car.Software'. It will develop new software technologies, and will already start working as an independent business Department in January 2020.
Toyota IP Solutions.
Toyota has also made its step into the technological sphere. The Japanese company has been a technology leader for the years. They are attracting large investments and broadening their business segment. In December, Toyota introduced a new program for licensing its intellectual property to interested parties - IP Solutions.
Patent portfolios in their primary purpose cover 4 areas:
- Omnidirectional Structural Colour — pigmented colours with a special ability to reflect and absorb light, allow you to achieve a rich hue at any viewing angle and under different lighting conditions;
- Biologically Active Cleaning Agents — innovative compositions of enzymes that can destroy organic materials, greatly facilitating the cleaning of stains and spills;
- Synthesis of Nanomaterials — cost-effective production of high-purity nanomaterials from almost any chemical element or alloy. This is the technology of the future for high-quality production;
- Electronics. Thermal Management — heat dissipation control system.
Toyota's collaboration with Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance
Thanks to their cooperation, the company in March 2020, while only in Japan, will implement the Telemati Damage Service system. The service is equipped with an accident response system, collecting data from connected cars, and uses AI to prevent accidents.
By displaying the driving route in accordance with the driving data based on the information received from the connected vehicle, and visualizing the vehicle data regarding the operating state of the accelerator, brake pedal, shift position and steering wheel, as well as the operating state of various devices, including indicators and protective equipment, it is possible to reduce the load on the customer to explain the accident and the circumstances of the accident that can lead to a quick resolution of the accident.