The company invests more than $3 billion in R&D. One project is the Phantom Swift which is part of the Phantom Works program that's being developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under the VTOL X-Plane competition.
9. Nissan Motor Co.
The new Nissan LEAF was named 2018 Best of Innovation winner at the annual Consumer Electronics Show award for Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology.
8. Honda Motor Co.
8. Honda Motor Co.
Through its Silicon Valley lab, Honda is developing projects looking at IoT and connected vehicles/cities, human-machine interface projects, robotics and machine intelligence including AI, as well as personal mobility and sharing economy services.
7. General Electric
One innovation for GE is its Advanced Turboprop, which will power Textron Aviation’s Cessna Denali. The company consoildated 855 parts into just 12 components — reducing its weight by one-quarter, cutting development time by one-third and increasing lifespan fivefold.
6. TOTAL SA
The company's Total Energy Ventures reviews more than 500 proposals analyzed per year in the areas of generation of renewable electricity and energy storage to intelligent network management, new forms of mobility and energy efficiency.
5. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.
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Under the Foxconn Technology group, the company manufactures the Pepper Robot owned by Softbank. Currently more than 140 SoftBank Mobile stores in Japan are using Pepper to welcome, inform and amuse their customers.
4. Samsung Electronics Co.
The company's SmartThings app, slated to launch this Spring, will let users control their intelligent devices using just one app. The open IoT platform will allow users to control more than 370 certified devices from more than 40 brands to automate daily activities such as turning off your lights or the heat when you’re not at home.
3. Apple Inc.
Later this year, Apple said it will put augmented reality software in as many as a billion mobile devices.
2. Exxon Mobil Corp.
In January of 2018 Exxon invested in Yoshi which provides a mobile one-stop-shop vehicle care service, bringing fuel-ups, oil changes and car washes directly to the consumer. Customers can schedule gas deliveries and other services directly from their smartphones.
1. Toyota Motor Co.
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Recently the carmaker announced plans to have at least 10 battery-electric vehicles in its lineup by the early 2020s, from zero now.