Get ready as it’s nearly that time of year again when all the best of the best auto manufacturers gather to show off their new models and give a glimpse of what’s to come at the New York International Auto Show. The show is world famous and has been going since 1900, and has been held at the Javits Center in New York since 1987. But, it’s not just about auto manufacturers. There are various other organizations involved in the auto industry that deserves real credit and comes here as a way to showcase their goods and services too. Below are a few that will give you a sneak preview of what’s to come from this year’s show.
1. VIA: One to give Uber a run for their money, Via provides customers with shared rides at reasonable rates and a ride booked through them won’t cost much more than a bus ticket. It’s currently live in both New York City and Chicago and is rapidly expanding, backed by some of the world’s top investors.
2. Otonomo: This company provides a reliable data exchange and marketplace for the connected car. Its technology provides users with a cloud-based solution that connects millions of cars to a wide network of services and applications enabling a much safer driving experience. Not only can Otonomo handle all the car’s data, but it also offers comprehensive functionality for accounting, privacy protection, security, compliance with regulatory, market management, data normalization, and more.
3. Romeo Power: This new start-up focuses on providing their customers with cutting edge electric vehicle battery systems and has an executive team to make most organizations nervous, including a member of the Tesla battery team. Based in Santa Monica, the company has a visionary approach and unparalleled engineering expertise that’s ready to give anyone a run for their money.
4. Witricity: This organization is responsible for being the first to introduce wireless power transfer across distance using magnetic resonance. WiTricity Corporation works alongside other companies to integrate its technology into their products and solutions and have a global customer database that’s growing daily. They’re now leaders in the industry when it comes to wireless power transfer over distance and has global customers in various markets including the medical industry, automotive, and consumer electronics industry.
5. Drive.ai: This start-up formed back in 2015 and is a self-driving technology company focusing on the relationship between people and transport. Their technology provides both an integrated hardware and software solution that’s adaptable to work with several different vehicles. Drive.ai has been built on deep learning and offers a modern take to AI for self-driving vehicles. The company works very closely with some other organizations and is all ready to go with a number of fleet contracts due to start this year.
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