Is the Internet of Automobiles the next big thing?

By Murari Venkataraman, Vijaya Krishna and George Koomullil

The auto sector and its underlying technology are changing rapidly. As the patent landscape also transforms, it is increasingly important to keep tabs on how the car giants, key suppliers and new entrants boost their IP portfolios

“The Model S is not a car but a ‘sophisticated computer on wheels’” – Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Given the level of technology – which includes a 17-inch tablet in the dashboard of the Tesla Model S – Musk’s comment, made in March 2015, is not too far from the truth. Above all, it is emblematic of the changes occurring in the automotive sector.

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