This patent landscape report categorizes and graphically analyzes research trends around the mechanisms, anti-collision system and braking technologies used by a driverless car from various perspectives and highlights the key companies involved.
This Patent Landscape/Analysis Report on Autonomous Car-Control Mechanism / Driverless car will showcase the filing trend, top companies, research activity around the world, technology landscape and much more. Details report can be found on
What has been the publication trend for Driverless car?
The chart below shows number of filings for driverless cars during the last 30 years. The number of filings has steadily increased since 2000 with a minor fall in the number of filings during 2008-2009.
The overall trend has seen constant rise in the number of filings with sudden rise from the year 2011. From 40 filings in the year 1986 to nearly 700 in 2013, driverless cars have seen tremendous increase.
It’s clear the current activity around these technologies is likely to continue seeing more innovation in the near future.
The top companies in Autonomous Car-Control Mechanism are:
The complete Assignee table is available in the Excel file here.
Research activity around the world
The below map represents the geographical filing of patents relating to driverless car technology. The table below ranks top priority countries and helps provide an indication of where innovation in this area is originating.
Toyota which is the leading entity in driverless car technology makes Japan the leading country in this field with 3089 families followed by Germany (1432) and US (915). The strength of the coloring represents the proportion of patent publications.
The contour map below represents key concepts for different companies across various mechanisms used in a driverless car.
Clusters for Cruise Control and Propulsion and the records relating speed of the vehicle namely Wheel Speed Sensor and Steering are close to each other as there is high degree of relevance between the records present in those types of methods. The patents represented by dots were coloured by company.
The entire report is available for download here: Patent Landscaping – Biochips