57 Startups From Around the World Will Showcase Mobility-Focused Innovations at NAIAS 2018

PrintThe North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has announced that through its strategic partnership with Techstars Mobility, 57 startups from around the world will participate and showcase their mobility technologies as part of AutoMobili-D.

“Building on the success of the inaugural launch of AutoMobili-D in 2017, the startup zone has expanded for 2018 and will feature a nearly 40 percent increase in startups participating from around the world that are highlighting innovations that touch on every aspect of mobility,” said Ryan LaFontaine, 2018 NAIAS Chairman. “Collectively these startups have raised more than $157 million in venture capital funding.”

Key startup highlights:

  • 79 percent are first-time exhibitors at AutoMobili-D
  • Startups are coming from 11 countries – a 120 percent increase in international participants from 2017
  • Nearly 90 percent have existing relationships with automotive and tech companies
  • These startups employ 755 individuals worldwide

Techstars_logo_RoadToday“Detroit is transforming from the Motor City to the Mobility City,” said Ted Serbinski, Managing Director, Techstars Mobility. “Anchoring this transformation is AutoMobili-D, which is bringing mobility startups from around the world to Detroit. This event has emerged as a crucial connector of mobility startups to automotive and mobility companies, suppliers and related organizations. These connections align with Techstars Mobility’s mission of connecting mobility startups to these established corporations.”

Startups focused on a wide range of topics:

  • Autonomy
  • Connected Car
  • Electrification
  • Fleet Management
  • Hardware / Sensors
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mapping / Journey Planning / Multi-Modal
  • Personal Mobility / Last Mile Vehicles
  • Security
  • Services / On Demand / Ride Sharing
  • Smart City & Infrastructure

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the Presenting Sponsor of the Techstars Mobility Startup Community.