Are you curious about which mobility industry trends & startups will soon impact your business? Explore our in-depth industry research on 3 321 mobility startups & scaleups and get data-driven insights into technology-based solutions in our Mobility Innovation Map!
For this in-depth research on the Top Mobility Industry Trends & Startups, we analyzed a sample of 3 321 global startups and scaleups. The result of this research is data-driven innovation intelligence that improves strategic decision-making by giving you an overview of emerging technologies & startups in the mobility industry. These insights are derived by working with our Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 500 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform quickly delivers an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies within a specific field as well as identifies relevant startups & scaleups early on.
In the Innovation Map below, you get an overview of the Top 10 Industry Trends & Innovations that impact mobility companies worldwide. Moreover, the Mobility Innovation Map reveals 20 hand-picked startups, all working on emerging technologies that advance their field. To explore custom insights, get in touch.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the global distribution of the 3 321 exemplary startups & scaleups that we analyzed for this research. Created through the StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, the Heat Map reveals that the United States is home to most of these companies while we also observe increased activity in the UK as well as Northern Europe.
Below, you get to meet 20 out of these 3 321 promising startups & scaleups as well as the solutions they develop. These 20 startups were hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Trieye is an Israeli startup that develops advanced sensing technology for autonomous vehicles. The startup uses complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors that enable shortwave infrared (SWIR) capabilities. The semiconductor-based design enables the low-cost scalability of sensing technologies and SWIR image data, further allowing for visualization at night and in all weather conditions. The short-wave infrared cameras potentially improve driver monitoring systems and offer more insightful image data. Further, the startup uses existing Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms to solve the low-visibility challenges that AVs and ADAS currently face.
US-based startup Gluon provides a platform for an interconnected network of vehicles. The solution serves individuals and businesses to monitor, track, tune, and diagnose vehicle issues. The Gluon platform uses IoT, cloud technology, AI, and Blockchain to connect automobiles with each other. Customers self-diagnose their vehicles, schedule repairs, tune their vehicles for optimal performance, and regulate their usage metrics. In addition to traditional forms of payments, Gluon also offers businesses the flexibility and security of paying with or receiving cryptocurrency payments. For this, the startup issues its own utility token for consumers to use within the platform or through any third party that accepts it.
British startup V2X Network offers a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) platform for autonomous transactions that combines geo-networking and caching to enable low latency, real-time communication. The platform runs on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and allows for a high degree of scalability. The startup uses enterprise-grade encryption to provide users with control over their data and enhance security and privacy measures. To facilitate the developer community, the V2X network provides a software development kit (SDK) for data integration into different environments. The startup also offers remote diagnostics, predictive failure warnings, fleet management, and energy usage analysis.
US-based startup Drover AI develops PathPilot, an IoT module that offers real-time situational awareness for micromobility vehicles. The startup combines sensor fusion, IoT, and AI to enable granular infrastructure detection without the need for ground truth information or precise GPS. This, in turn, enables accurate identification of sidewalks, streets, and bike lanes. Light electric vehicle manufacturers and riders use this solution to improve situational awareness in GPS-challenged areas and enhance rider safety.
US-based startup Lordstown Motors makes an all-electric pickup truck. The truck, EnduranceTM, is designed to be a sturdy work vehicle with fewer moving parts compared to traditional commercial vehicles. The pickup features a 4-hub electric motor to provide a four-wheel drive and is capable of traveling more than 250 miles (400 km) on a single charge. The truck features a hub motor, incorporated into the hub of a wheel, and also directly controls the drive. The startup provides integrated software monitoring and adjusts each wheel every millisecond to optimize performance, range, efficiency, and battery pack performance. The telematics system provides a wide array of data for then improving fleet management.
Integrating various modes of transportation into a single mobility service presents a user-centric approach to mobility. To achieve this, startups are building a range of mobility-as-a-service solutions. Customers use a sole payment channel instead of multiple ticketing and payment operations, allowing for convenience and efficient planning. MaaS also introduces new business models to operate different transport options, reduce congestion and remove capacity constraints. Among the multiple benefits that MaaS offers, easy route planning and simplified payments are the keys that make this an emerging mobility trend.
Cartrek, a Russian startup, develops a shared mobility platform. The startup offers hardware and information technology (IT)-systems for car rental, as well as car and bike-sharing. The startup provides an automated process for renting cars through hardware installed into the cars. The supporting software further allows customers to make real-time reservations and access global positioning system (GPS) route data. Additionally, the platform serves as a fleet management tool to remotely manage the status of vehicles. The car rental software provides tracking and telemetry to business owners to enable real-time car rental management.
Singapore-based startup Beam focuses on e-scooters to promote shared mobility in the Asia-Pacific region. The scooters use an aviation-grade lightweight aluminum frame. The e-scooters are particularly customized for sharing, safety, reliability, and durability for commuters. Users discover the nearest Beam scooter on a smartphone app and park it in public spots after the ride is over. Further, the mobility-as-a-service platform offers a sustainable alternative to short-distance rides and helps reduce traffic congestion in cities.
Yulu is an Indian startup providing electric two-wheelers to reduce traffic congestion conditions in urban India. The Yulu App uses machine learning (ML) algorithms to efficiently manage vehicle demand and supply. The solution features dockless electric vehicles powered by IoT technologies. In particular, the startup offers Miracle and Move, two micromobility options that are powered by GPS, general packet radio service (GPRS), and Bluetooth technologies to offer a safe ride in urban areas. The bikes have a maximum speed of 25 km per hour.
Australian startup Raine One offers electric scooters for shared micromobility. A lightweight design, coupled with a high-powered motor, makes its scooters easy to climb across hills. The E-scooter has poly-shock suspension and aircraft-grade material that makes it suitable for different road conditions. With a recharge speed of fewer than 2 hours for a minimum of 20 km, Raine One, offers a sustainable alternative for transportation. An in-built GPS guides riders to their destination and helps locate the scooter at any time. Additionally, the integrated locking system makes it easy to park and keeps the vehicle safe from theft.
US-based startup Apex AI enables mobility companies to implement complex AI solutions. Their Apex.OS runs on automotive ECUs and offers robust, reliable, and secure application programming interfaces (APIs) to develop autonomous mobility solutions. ApexAutonomy offers modules to build 3D perception, localization, and control algorithms to enable autonomous vehicles. Further, the MARV.Automotive is a configurable and extensible data management platform that reliably transmits data from the vehicle to the cloud.
The mobility sector continuously generates a significant amount of data. Curating, comprehending, and generating insights from such unstructured data is critical to succeeding in the fast-paced mobility industry. Big data analytics and AI enable startups to process and analyze large volumes of mobility data. This enables mobility startups to improve fleet management, predictive maintenance, as well as monitoring and tracking of vehicle data. For example, big data provides the necessary real-time data and support to companies providing a platform for road safety and management.
Dutch startup RoadEO is developing a comprehensive data collection and analytics tool for road quality monitoring performed by both the public and private sectors. The mobility startup leverages globally-available vehicle data and in-vehicle sensors, as well as earth observation satellite data, to create a big data pool. RoadEO makes this possible by generating, combining, and processing novel data sources. The data infrastructure arranges the analysis and interpretation using AI for enabling predictive road maintenance and quality monitoring. As a result, the big data solution improves road safety and rider comfort in urban areas.
US-based startup Newton Technologies constructs a platform to improve road safety. With the help of ML algorithms, the startup analyzes big sensor data, global positioning system (GPS) data, and external data, as well as data on road safety. The virtual driver assistant provides drivers with personalized recommendations, fine-grained safety analytics, safer routes, and real-time warnings. Newton Technologies specializes in connected driving, personalized risk models, and safety mapping.