Connected & Autonomous Cars Blog Two: Gradually Suddenly

In the first blog, we examined factors of the tectonic shift occurring in the automotive industry and its frontiers, resulting in OEMs radically rethinking their business models.

In addition to this, the OEMS, ecosystem players and mobile operators should also be hyperaware of two other effects that will impact them and many other industries. The first is the “gradually suddenly” scenario, where combinations of gradually evolving technologies are suddenly having an exponential impact because of the addition of a simple catalyst technology. This concept borrows from the research and writing of Kevin Kelly who developed a theory about shoulder technologies; that suggests that a revolutionary development usually leverages capabilities of other technologies already in existence, and without them the innovation could not occur.

For more information, read the full report on TU Automotive.

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