20 Most Promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers - 2017

The automotive industry is witnessing massive transformation driven by digitalization and the proliferation of ’connected’ in-car devices. With high performance electronics in small factors embedded into the modern automotive, modern cars are transforming into sophisticated digital machine that can communicate seamlessly with the outside world. Aware of the tremendous business value around the idea of connected car experiences, more technology companies are partnering with automotive manufacturers.

Equipped with the latest automotive technology that provide a digital and interactive interface to the various systems, including the in-vehicle infotainment and telematics, car manufacturers and fleet operators can not only manage a vast number of vehicles and maintain their peak performance, but also increase efficiency and lower the maintenance cost. Tier 1 suppliers on the other hand can leverage digital identity of the users to deliver personalized experience to the driver and the passengers. There are several technology companies that are at the leading edge of enabling automotive transformation, helping auto manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to leverage the digital trend.

In an effort to facilitate the CIOs find the right automotive technology partner, a panel of prominent CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, along with the CIOReview editorial board has assessed scores of automotive technology solution providers and picked best performing companies. We have considered the company’s ability in designing and building advanced automotive solutions that cater to the needs of the auto manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers. We present to you CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising Automotive Technology Solution Providers - 2017.

Company Name

Company Description

Alfa Offers an end-to-end business process automation platform with integrated workflow for auto finance companies
ARi Provider of vertically integrated engineering and testing expertise under one roof
BFFT Provider of high-value automotive engineering development and testing services for digitalization, driver assistance systems, and electro mobility
Blue Sage Software Provides an array of software modules to optimize and channelize the automotive aftermarket activities
CloudCar CloudCar provides a powerful platform for building next-generation connected vehicle experiences
Custom Technology Solutions Provides information technology and data warehousing solutions to the automotive after market
Dealertrack Provider of integrated dealership technologies, from best-in-class Sales and F&I software that improves the customer experience to a Dealer Management System that boosts employee productivity
Drako Motors The Drako DriveOS drive operating system consolidates multiple hardware functions into a set of secure software applications for unsurpassed driving performance and safety
ForgeRock Provides digital identity management platform to secure the connected car IoT ecosystem
Gratis Technologies Provides autoWALL, a community-based that facilitates direct communication between the entire hierarchy at the dealership and their customers
HARMAN Automotive Cybersecurity - by Samsung Provides cutting edge intrusion detection and prevention solutions and risk assessment services for the automotive industry
LotLinx Provides ground-breaking digital advertising technology for empowering dealers to improve inventory turn rates while eliminating wasted digital ad spend
MuHu Develops a visual intelligence platform that provides real-time information to drivers through live, on-demand videos
Octadyne Systems Offers web-based solutions and web consulting services including Auto Dealer Website Management System
PCMI Corporation Provides integrated and modular software solutions for F&I administration and extended warranty management
Pi Square Technologies Pi Square Technologies, your Synergy partner of Excellence for innovative product development in Automotive industry
PinnacleQM Quality management and test services specialists with deep experience in testing and ensuring a quality end user experience in the automotive industry
RealVNC Provides VNC Mobile, Enhanced and Telematics delivering seamless mobile-vehicle-cloud communication
The DiSTI Corporation Provides a single-stop-solution for OEMs to design creative UI and UX through their flagship software GL Studio
The Reynolds and Reynolds Provider of software, business forms, and professional services for automotive retailers with sophisticated Web technologies and Retail Management System for the automotive industry