Morphing Automotive Insurance in the realm of Autonomous Vehicles

Came across this Point of View paper from Accenture on Autonomous Vehicles – plotting a route to the driverless future. An interesting and useful read examining the immediate impact of AV adoption on a few industry segments – including the insurance industry. As with other businesses that get disrupted at the crossroads of multiple factors […]

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Charge as you drive

Continuing on my earlier posts on a few interesting data sets on some select startups (and scale ups) in the autonomous driving eco-system…………. Mostly when we think about electric vehicles, we gear towards smart and efficient batteries, high charge storage, long lasting (longer range), quick charging, scalable charging infrastructure etc. Roads that these vehicles tread […]

Data Mobilization to Data Monetization

Continuing on my earlier posts on a few interesting data sets on some select startups (and scale ups) in the autonomous driving eco-system…………. There was a recent article in Business Insider which cited Morgan Stanley’s auto and mobility analyst Adam Jonas’ view of connected cars in his Auto 2.0 future as mobile real estates, data […]

Powering the entire autonomous mobility system using Deep Learning

Continuing on my earlier posts on a few interesting data sets on some select startups (and scale ups) in the autonomous driving eco-system…………. An end to end deep learning structured autonomous system – now that is a great holistic way to build up one for mobility. While most of the players are applying AI with […]

Laser equipped smart fence beefing up the border

This is the 1st of my 5 parts posts on some of the trailblazers that are flicking gears in autonomous transportation. The term vision sensors usually evokes applications like autonomous cars, robots, drones, healthcare, Industrial IoT, security. But throw in a Smart Fence in the last category – now that gets intriguing! I have recently […]

20 trailblazers transforming transportation

Autonomous driving has been garnering a lot of attention for quite some time. However the recent public trials, entry of more players with millions of miles getting logged in along with the attention and scrutiny being outlined by various policy makers – all this and more has thrust autonomous driving to the forefront of general […]

Transforming value of the smartphone

The smartphone’s value is undergoing a dramatic change – from a device facilitating various consumer functions like communicating, computing, internet access, e-wallet, camera, apps interface and such others such to a data mother lode – a source of millions of data points collected on it. Couple that with the fact that data is the fuel […]

Outcomes based pricing for silicon content – Silicon power by the hour (nee “outcome”)

The September 2016 HBR issue has an article, “ Putting products into services” by Mohanbir Sawhney. The author here addresses on how high end professional services firms can realize the same premium returns as product or platform firms. He elaborates on 3 phases: discovering opportunities, developing products and monetizing products Reading on the monetizing products […]

Will the car drive itself towards a commodity path?

The smartphone started as a coveted device. The systems folks put in exciting new hardware – a powerful APU, camera, display, MEMS and the works. The advent of apps as well as the providing of the reference designs for system vendors turned this (and especially the semiconductor content inside) towards a commodity path. The folks […]

Extending into adjacencies

The May 2016 issue of Harvard Business Review has an interesting article, “How to hedge your strategic bets” by George Stalk Jr and Ashish Iyer. The article focuses on 3 strategic options: Temporary organizations, exploratory acquisitions and Disposable factories. While I found the complete article informative, it was the exploratory acquisitions part that really caught […]