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August 20, 2018 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Toyota, Chinese carmakers with biggest leap in innovation ranking
In the annual top 25 ranking of the most innovative automobile groups, German manufacturers regularly rank among the top companies. But this year, Toyota returns to one of the top places after several years. Tata (Jaguar Land Rover) is in second place among the biggest climbers. Eight Chinese manufacturers made it into the top 25 - a picture that the international developer community should probably get used to.

What is striking is the ever better performance of Chinese manufacturers. Eight Chinese companies will be among the top 25 groups in 2018. With NextEV (brand "Nio"), the best is already in 13th place, ahead of traditional manufacturers such as Fiat-Chrysler, Renault or Mazda. However, like Byton, NextEV did not yet have any series-produced vehicles on offer during the investigation period, unlike the other Chinese OEMs in the ranking. Among the top 20 automotive companies are currently four OEMs of Chinese origin, only two years ago Geely (Volvo) was only one.

From a technical point of view, Chinese manufacturers are focusing primarily on the future fields of alternative drives and networking/autonomous driving. In the field of electric mobility (BEV, Battery Electric Vehicles), many series applications can already be recorded here, in the field of (autonomous


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