While representing one of the most significant transformational forces in the automotive industry, the smart car is simultaneously one of the biggest unknowns, building tension between incumbents and a new wave of companies that are delivering components, software, and infrastructure from outside the industry. Matthias Schorer Lead Business Development Manager IoT, EMEA, at VMware explains to Information Age why for once it’s not the manufacturers that are leading the way, it’s the technology companies.
Ilika plc (LON: IKA) is a pioneer in materials innovation and has been inventing new materials for energy and electronics applications for over a decade, including in automotive, aeronautical and electronic components sectors. Global brands such as Rolls Royce and Toyota have long term collaborations with Ilika’s development teams.
By applying that heritage of patented materials invention, the company has developed ground-breaking solid state battery technology to meet the specific demands of a wide range of applications in the Internet of Things (IoT). Ilika is now licensing its battery technology IP to partners for IoT sensors for the Smart Home/Building; Medical; Automotive and Transportation sectors around the world.