Transportation Technology Funding Trends - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Transportation Technology startup funding activity. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Transportation Technology Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Transportation Technology startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at $24B. 

Transportation Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Transportation Technology companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at over $23B.

We are currently tracking 1179 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $92 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Transportation Technology Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Transportation Technology space. Please note these graphics are made using data through August 2017.

Transportation Technology Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Series A and Late Stage funding events. The amount of Series D funding events has seen a large growth in 2014 and then quickly decreased.

Transportation Technology Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Over the past few years we’ve seen a general upward trend that peaked in 2015 and dipped slightly in 2016. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 1174 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $91.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Transportation Technology Activity by Selected Investors - Q3 2017

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The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Transportation Technology space. These graphics are made using data through August 2017.

Transportation Technology Activity by Selected Investors

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds Transportation Technology investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Fontinalis, and Qualcomm.

We are currently tracking 1163 Transportation Technology companies in 12 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $88.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report. 

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Transportation Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphics include data through August 2017.

Transportation Technology Exit Activity by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Transportation Technology category. The Telematics category is leading the sector with 38 acquisitions and 9 IPOs. The Mapping category is the runner-up with 29 acquisitions and 6 IPOs.

Transportation Technology Exit Activity by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Transportation Technology by year. 2016 leads the sector with 37 acquisitions and 3 IPOs, with 2015 in the second place with 24 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1157 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $85.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Transportation Technology sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

Age by Transportation Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Transportation Technology category. The Intelligent Transit Systems category has the highest average age at around 21 years, followed by the V2V Communications category and the Infotainment category with an average age of around 20 years each. V2V Communications category has the highest median age at 18 years, followed by the Infotainment category with a median age of 17 years.

We are currently tracking 1147 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $77.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Connected Transportation Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

The above graph summarizes the number of Connected Transportation companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with 106 companies founded in that year. 2014 is the runner-up with 104 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1141 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $77.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.

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Connected Transportation Funding by Round - Q3 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Connected Transportation space. Please note these graphics are made using data through May 2017.

Connected Transportation Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Series A and Late Stage funding events. The amount of Series D funding events has seen a large growth in 2014 and then quickly decreased.

Connected Transportation Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Over the past few years we’ve seen a general upward trend that peaked in 2015 and dipped slightly in 2016. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 1133 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $73.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.

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Connected Transportation Exits by Category and by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphics include data through May 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Connected Transportation

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Connected Transportation category. The Telematics category is leading the sector with 31 acquisitions and 11 IPOs. The Mapping, Location, and Route Optimization category is the runner-up with 27 acquisitions and 6 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Connected Transportation

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Connected Transportation by year. 2016 leads the sector with 35 acquisitions and 3 IPOs, with 2015 in the second place with 24 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1129 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 66 countries, with a total of $72.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.

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Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Transportation Technology sector. The graphic includes data through May 2017.

Age by Transportation Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Transportation Technology category. The Intelligent Transit Systems category and V2V Communications category have the highest average age at around 21 years, followed by the Infotainment category with an average age of around 20 years. V2V Communications category has the highest median age at 18 years, followed by the Infotainment category with a median age of 17 years.

We are currently tracking 1119 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $68 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Connected Transportation Companies Founded by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Connected Transportation companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with 101 companies founded. 2012 and 2011 are right behind with 94 and 93 companies founded, respectively.

We are currently tracking 1107 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $66.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Connected Transportation Companies Founded by Year - Q2 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Connected Transportation companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with 101 companies founded. 2012 and 2011 are right behind with 94 and 93 companies founded, respectively.

We are currently tracking 1107 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $66.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology market report.

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Connected Transportation Funding by Round - Q2 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Connected Transportation space. Please note these graphics are made using data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Funding Amount by Round

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Series A and Late Stage funding events. The amount of Series D funding events has seen a large growth in 2014 and then quickly decreased.

Connected Transportation Funding Count by Round

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Over the past few years we’ve seen a general upward trend that peaked in 2015 and dipped slightly in 2016. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 1098 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $59.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.

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Connected Transportation Exits by Category and by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphics include data through January 2017.

Exit Activity by Category in Connected Transportation

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Connected Transportation category. The Telematics category is leading the sector with 26 acquisitions and 12 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Connected Transportation

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Connected Transportation by year. 2016 leads the sector with 33 acquisitions and 2 IPOs, with 2015 in the second place with 23 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1087 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $58.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation market report.

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Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows average and median age in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Average and Median Age by Connected Transportation Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Transportation Technology category. The Intelligent Transit Systems category and V2V Communications category have the highest average age at 22 years, followed by the Infotainment category with an average age of 21 years. V2V Communications category has the highest median age at 19 years, followed by the Infotainment category with a median age of 18 years.

We are currently tracking 1078 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $56.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

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Transportation Technology Companies Founded by Year - Q1 2017

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The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Connected Transportation sector. The graphic includes data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Founded Distribution

The above graph summarizes the number of Transportation Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with 101 companies founded. 2012 and 2011 are right behind with 94 and 93 companies founded, respectively.

We are currently tracking 1064 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $51.8 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

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Connected Transportation Funding Trends - Q1 2017

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The following graphs highlight recent trends in Connected Transportation funding activity. The graphics include data through early January 2017.

Connected Transportation Funding over Time

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Connected Transportation startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with just over $20B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place at around $13B in funding.

Connected Transportation Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Connected Transportation companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at over $14B, followed by those founded in 2009 which have raised about $12B.

We are currently tracking 1,059 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $51 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation report and database.

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Connected Transportation Funding by Type - Q1 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Connected Transportation space. Please note these graphics are made using data through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Funding Amount by Type

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. In recent years, we’ve seen a large increase in the amount of Series A and Late Stage funding events. The amount of Series D funding events has seen a large growth in 2014 and then quickly decreased.

Connected Transportation Funding Count by Type

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. Over the past few years we’ve seen a general upward trend that peaked in 2015 and dipped slightly in 2016. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A, Series B) have seen the largest growth in the number of funding events.

We are currently tracking 1054 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $51.3 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation landscape report and database.

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Average Funding by Transportation Technology Category - Q1 2017

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Average Funding by Transportation Technology Category

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Transportation Technology category. The Ride Hailing category dominates the sector with around $440M in average funding per company. The Smart City/Mobility category is the runner-up with around $132M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 1009 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $49 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

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Transportation Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q4 2016

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Exit Activity by Category in Transportation Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Transportation Technology category. The Telematics category is leading the sector with 25 acquisitions and 12 IPOs.

Exit Activity by Year in Transportation Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Transportation Technology by year. 2016 leads the sector with 21 exits, with 2015 in the second place with 19 exits.

We are currently tracking 997 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $47.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and dataset.

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Transportation Technology Category Innovation Quadrant - Q4

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Transportation Tech Category Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Transportation Technology categories and how they compare with one another.
 
   •  Heavyweights: Categories with high average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
 
   •  Established: Categories with low average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
 
   •  Disruptors: Categories with high average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
 
   •  Pioneers: Categories with low average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.
 
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Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category - Q4 2016

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Average and Median Age by Transportation Technology Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Transportation Technology category. The Intelligent Transit Systems category has the highest average age at around 24 years, followed by the V2V Communications category with an average age of 22 years. V2V Communications and Infotainment categories have the highest median age at 19 years, followed by Intelligent Transit Systems and Telematics categories with a median age of 16 years.

We are currently tracking 998 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $47.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

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Transportation Technology Funding Over Time/Vintage Funding - Q4 2016

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Transportation Technology Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Transportation Technology companies for each year. 2016 was the best year so far with almost $19B raised; 2015 is in second place with almost $13B raised to date.
 

Transportation Technology Funding by Vintage Year

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Transportation Technology companies founded in a certain year. TransportationTech companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at around $13.7B, followed by those founded in 2009 which have raised about $11.8B.

We are currently tracking 992 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $47.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

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Transportation Technology Market Overview - Q4 2016

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Transportation Technology Market Overview Map

The above sector map organizes the Transportation Technology sector into 13 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Auto Clean Tech: Companies that create next-generation solutions seeking to make transportation for friendly towards the environment. Examples include technologies to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and take advantage or renewable fuels.

Auto Fleet Management: Solutions for professional owners of large fleets of vehicles, enabling them to better optimize their total cost of ownership. Examples include solutions for tracking fleet locations, managing repairs and service, and fueling payment systems.

Auto Heads Up Displays (HUD): Technologies that bring "cockpit" style display technologies into the automotive realm. Examples include technologies based cell phones, mounted dashboard projectors, and windshield embedded devices.

Automotive Infotainment: Communication and entertainment services that are integrated/streamlined into...

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Connected Transportation Funding Over Time - Q3 2016

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The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Connected Transportation companies for each year. 2016 was the best year so far with over $13B raised, 2015 has the second most funding with around $11B.

We are currently tracking 976 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 62 countries, with a total of $46.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation landscape report with dataset.

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Transportation Technology Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2016

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The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Transportation Technology category. The Telematics category is leading the sector with 22 acquisitions and 12 IPOs.

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Transportation Technology by year. 2010 leads the sector in IPOs (4 companies), while 2015 leads the sector in acquisitions (17 companies).

We are currently tracking 884 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 60 countries, with a total of $42.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and dataset.

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Connected Transportation Companies Founded by Year - Q3 2016

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The above graph summarizes the number of Connected Transportation companies founded in a certain year. 2012 ranks at the top, with 63 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 comes in after with around 61 Connected Transportation companies founded.

We are currently tracking 881 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 60 countries, with a total of $42 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation landscape report and dataset.

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Transportation Technology Market Overview - Q3 2016

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The above sector map organizes the Transportation Technology sector into the 17 categories listed below and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Auto Clean Tech: Companies that create next-generation solutions seeking to make transportation friendly towards the environment. Examples include technologies to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and take advantage of renewable fuels.

Auto Fleet Management: Solutions for professional owners of large fleets of vehicles, enabling them to better optimize their total cost of ownership. Examples include solutions for tracking fleet locations, managing repairs and service, and fueling payment systems.

Auto Heads Up Displays (HUD): Technologies that bring "cockpit" style display technologies into the automotive realm. Examples include technology-based cell phones, mounted dashboard projectors, and windshield embedded devices.

Automotive Infotainment: Communication and entertainment services that are...

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Transportation Technology Headcount Distribution

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The above graph summarizes the percentage of Transportation Technology companies with a certain employee headcount range. Companies with 1–50 employees make up over 69% of the market.

We are currently tracking 857 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $43 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Transportation Technology landscape report and data.

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Average Funding by Transportation Technology Category

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The above graph summarizes the average company funding in each Transportation Technology category. The Ride Hailing category leads the market with over $559M in funding per company, followed by the Smart City/Mobility category with over $107M in funding per company. In the Ride Hailing category a few key TransportationTech players such as Uber, Didi Chuxing, Lyft, and Ola all raised major rounds of funding upwards of $1B.

We are currently tracking 853 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 58 countries, with a total of $43 Billion in funding. Click here to see the full Transportation Tehnology landscape report and data.

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Transportation Technology Q2 Update in 15 Visuals

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We at Venture Scanner are tracking 855 Transportation Technology companies across 17 categories, with a combined funding amount of $43 Billion. The 15 visuals below summarize the current state of Transportation Technology.

1. Transportation Technology Market Overview

We organize Transportation Technology into the 17 categories listed below:

Auto Clean Tech: Companies that create next-generation solutions seeking to make transportation friendly towards the environment. Examples include technologies to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and take advantage of renewable fuels.

Auto Fleet Management: Solutions for professional owners of large fleets of vehicles, enabling them to better optimize their total cost of ownership. Examples include solutions for tracking fleet locations, managing repairs and service, and fueling payment systems.

Auto Heads Up Displays (HUD): Technologies that bring "cockpit" style display technologies into the automotive realm....

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