Entries by aaron

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Zooming in on Gartner’s 2019 Artificial Intelligence hype cycle

Earlier this year, Gartner published its new hype cycle for Artificial Intelligence [1]. Business adoption of AI is experiencing significant growth – thus, according to Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda survey, organizations that have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) grew from 4% to 14% between 2018 and 2019 [2]. However, until now, only two AI technologies – […]

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Sustainability and digitalization in the image of major automotive brands

The automotive industry is undergoing exciting developments. To become “future-proof”, manufacturers face a double challenge: on the one hand, they need to satisfy high standards on sustainability, emissions and environment protection. On the other hand, they are now competing not only with traditional car manufacturers, but also with tech giants such as Google, Apple and […]

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Construction tech: from inflated expectations to implementation

When it comes to the adoption of new technologies, the construction industry is on the conservative end of the spectrum. However, in the past years, buzzwords such as 3D printing, Augmented Reality and Big Data have also penetrated architecture and construction. Technologies which have been rather perceived as toys or entertainment some years ago now […]

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Artificial Intelligence in China

This report presents a snapshot on AI in Chinese social media Dec 2018 – Jan 2019, focussing on related technologies, use cases and startups.   Download the report sample here.

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Embracing e-Mobility in China

With over 860,000 new-energy vehicles (NEVs) sold in the first 10 months of 2018, China is currently on the forefront of electrification.[1] Made in China 2025, China’s strategic plan tracing the energy transition and the internal development into a tech superpower, includes a significant increase of the EV proportion until 2025. The government is generously […]

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Embracing Shared Mobility in China

As the sharing economy is booming in China, shared mobility services are radically transforming the dynamics of Chinese cities. This means a fundamental shift for automotive players: “owning” a car is no longer considered the ultimate status symbol in China.[1,2] Consumers get more pragmatic, whereas the urban landscape gets more and more congested and difficult […]