Bosch, Harman and Continental lead the way in ABI Research rankings


Bosch has been named the leading connected car supplier, according to the latest rankings from ABI Research.

According to the analysis, Bosch ranked first due to its strong sales growth in 2015, high development expenditures, multiple strategic partnerships, and commitment to advanced driver assistance solutions.

Harman ranked second in the list, followed by Continental and then Delphi and Visteon, rounding off the top five Tier One vendors. The top five were recognised for their broad portfolios and strategic ecosystem partnerships.

Bosch was among a handful of suppliers that expanded into non-hardware services, such as IoT software, active parking lot management and mobility services. Its in-vehicle electronics portfolio includes the Bosch Body Computer Module as well hybrid powertrain and electrification. Bosch scored 16 points more than Harman in the analysis.

Susan Beardslee, senior analyst at ABI Research, said: "Bosch tasked thousands of engineers to develop next-generation ADAS solutions like DualView display and NeoSense. As Human Machine Interaction, or HMI, electrification, and predictive analytics further evolve, Bosch’s investments, acquisitions, and partnerships, like its ones with Mercedes, Porsche, and TomTom, will continue to place it as a leading market share vendor.”

In terms of innovation, the top five companies by rank were Bosch, Harman, Delphi, Continental, and Hyundai Mobis, driven by their work towards development of telematics, ADAS solutions and autonomous features.

In the ADAS market, Continental emerged as the leader while Harman pioneered with its virtual reality modelling, which creates a full surround view by combining different camera images.

More findings can be seen in the full report, titled Connected Automotive: Tier One Suppliers, which is available here.

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