Research and innovation in machine learning in the automotive and supply sectors has declined over the past year.
The latest figures show that the number of relevant patent applications in the industry was 170 for the three months ending in March, compared to 188 compared to the same period in 2021.
Figures for patent grants related to filing have increased from 19 for the three months ending March 2021 to 33 for the same period in 2022.
The figures are collected by GlobalData, which tracks patent applications and grants from official offices around the world. Using textual analysis as well as official patent classifications, these patents are grouped into key subject areas and linked to key companies in different industries.
is one of the key areas tracked by GlobalData. It has been identified as a key destructive force that companies will face in the coming years, and is one of the areas in which companies investing resources now should reap the rewards.
The figures also give an idea of the biggest innovators in the sector.
Toyota Motor Corp. was a major innovator in the automotive manufacturing and supply sector in the last quarter. The company, headquartered in Japan, has filed 42 relevant patents in the three months ending March. It was the same as 42 for the same period in 2021.
It was followed by the American company Ford Motor Co with 19 patent applications, the Irish company Aptiv Plc. (18 applications), and German Porsche Automobil Holding SE (16 applications).
Aptiv Plc. Recently increased research and development in. Compared to the same period in 2021 for the three months ending in March, the number of relevant patent applications increased by 61.1% – the highest percentage of all companies that tracked more than 10 quarterly patents in the automotive manufacturing and supply sector.