According to Toyota, “a single car has about 30,000 parts, counting every part down to the smallest screws”. Now, there are people would look at this and fantasize about removing all of those 30,000 parts, overhauling everything, and putting them all back together. But there's also people who look at those 30,000 parts and see an opportunity to disrupt the automobile.
Look no further than the Tesla: it's a near perfect fusion of the combustion based automobile with today's most cutting edge technology. Elon Musk saw that the automobile was ripe for innovation, and there are a lot of entrepreneurs who are on the same page as him.
That is, the entrepreneurial spirit has woven it's way into the very fabric of the automobile. CB Insights recently released an infographic, based on their own research data, specifically to highlight the different entrepreneurs and startup companies that are leading this trend of disruption to, as they say, unbundle the car.
We're talking innovation on nearly all levels of the car: engine efficiency, car automation, auto repair, on demand services, GPS, tires, driver safety, and battery storage. The car isn't just a playground for gearheads anymore, they have to start making room for tech entrepreneurs.
Here's the infographic about the companies already under the hood (click to expand):
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