This social graph from CB Insights is a great way to determine investment patterns and innovation trends in the auto manufacturing industry.

New disruptive innovations range from technologies covering the personalised mobile space as part of smart city initiatives, driver analytics, on-board visual insights, optimised parking, sensor-based location management, greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency.

One thing you do not get from the graph though is the impact of all these innovations on the overall automotive value chain and other industries involved across that value chain. Understanding these interconnections will be key to make the overall ecosystem work besides manufacturing tech-enabled products and pushing startup investment.