Category Archives: Other R&D Collaboration Opportunities

Autonomous and Connected Vehicles Report: Other Research and Development Collaboration Gaps

Findings from Other R&D Collaborations

  • The top gaps in this category have relatively high work-plan relevance scores, showing the significance of two or more of private sector investment gaps, 5-year time horizons and possibilities in hardware R&D among the highly interdisciplinary topics in this gap category.
  • 40% of the total number of gaps discovered (15 of 37 gaps) are binned in this “Other” category – suggesting the increasing relevance of interdisciplinary research in autonomous and connected vehicles for future R&D planning.
  • 93% (14 of 15) of gaps in this category are identified by SP as consensus gaps, demonstrating the strong interest-level indicated in primary sources in these gaps.
    • It is plausible that this category will increase in size and significance in the future and therefore VTO has a clear opportunity to explore expanding its role in the types of topics raised here.
  • The topics raised in this category are mostly multi-disciplinary, underscoring a potential role for VTO.  A more detailed review of the top five consensus gaps for this category is contained in the Recommendations section.
  • Only one gap is not a consensus gap – Balancing Vehicle Design Time with Software Upgrade Time-Cycles – and therefore is ranked at the bottom of this category.

Autonomous and Connected Vehicles Report (2016-2018)


Gap Analysis

Final Recommendations and Conclusions