The realm of self-driving cars is one of the most transformative and powerful themes in today's technological vernacular. While entirely self-driving vehicles are a ways off, the self-driving featured vehicle is here, right now and the growth forecasts are explosive. Here is the projected growth over the next few years:
While Tesla Motors, Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been in the lead and CML Pro broke news that the Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) car is well on its way, one mega cap tech company just took a swing at both companies and it's not a joke.
HERE COMES GOOGLE
The annual Google I/O conference was a big success for many reasons, but the critical focus was broadly on the importance and commitment Google was making to artificial intelligence. On the most recent earnings conference call, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai reminded us of this:
While we all expected Alphabet, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) to take the lead in the fully autonomous vehicle, none of that could have prepared us for Google's recent move into the self-driving featured car realm.
GOOGLE WANTS EVERTHING
In a recent report we found that Google doesn't just want the self driving cars of the future, it doesn't want just the self-driving cars of today, the company wants all of it, including vehicles on the road right now that have nothing to do with self-driving.
Alphabet, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) Google discussed news on the future of Android Auto integration in cars and it was focused on the news version of Android, for now called Android N.
At the conference the new Android Auto features were on full display on a sporty Maserati Ghibli that had already been modified by Qualcomm. As the Business Insider put it:
But here's the part that stunned almost everyone.
ANDRIOD N IS TAKING OVER: ANDROID AUTO
While we know that cars that are already set up to run Google's ecosystem on Android N can have their front dash display screens completely taken over by the Google software. That means everything from simple radio functions and air conditioning and more. But that was just a touch of the news. We then learned this:
Google announced its stand-alone product called "Android Auto," an app that can be installed on any other vehicle that has a standard infotainment system. Taking a step back, this means that Google has reached down the line to much older vehicles cars that were not manufactured to work with self-driving features or Android and has now made them fair game. These vehicles can now run Android Auto and all of a sudden, a five year old car has full Android integration and the Google ecosystem proliferates.
Apple has an ecosystem run on iOS, but in reality, it's an iPhone ecosystem. The iPhone is the connector to everything -- the Apple TV, the Apple Watch, the Apple Car Play service, the actual Apple Car, Apple Pay and everything else.
Google on the other hand is not focused on hardware, but rather its ecosystem of search. Google search has created the second largest company in the world and an advertising company larger than anything mankind has ever seen. Here is the company's revenue chart.
ALPHABET REVENUE (TTM)
Android Auto looks to take the Google Search ecosystem to new cars, to self-driving feature cars, and now, to older car owners that want the newest technology but not a new car. The "OK Google" functionality is the direct competitor to Apple's Siri and Amazon's Echo, and now potentially hundreds of millions of cars already on the road are ready to be indoctrinated.
This was little reported, but one of the massive takeaways from Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) Google's active momentum to build revenue in this futuristic realm right now. Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) just got a jolt and the winners will be the consumers.
While Alphabet, Apple, Tesla and to some degree Amazon.com will battle it out in the self-driving car world, it turns out there is one company that will win no matter which of these tech giants ends up as the market leader. Each of these companies are totally and utterly dependent on the supercomputing speed that powers deep learning and what is now referred to as artificial super intelligence.
You can take the long odds of mining for gold and your chance for riches, or you can sell the pick-axe and shovels to the gold miners and find riches several times over. It's this technology company powering the super computers and every critical deep learning platform of the world that stands to benefit the most from the revolution in self-driving cars.
SEEING THE FUTURE
There's so much going on with Google we can't cover it all in one report. It is one of our "Top Picks" at CML. But, to find the 'next Google' or 'next Apple,' we have to get ahead of the curve. This is what CML Pro does. Our research sits side-by-side with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and the rest on professional terminals, but we are the anti-institution and break the information advantage the top .1% have.
Each company in our 'Top Picks' is the single winner in an exploding thematic shift like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, drones, biotech and more. In fact, here are just two of the trends that will radically affect the future that we are ahead of:
The Internet of Things (IoT) market will be measured in trillions of dollars as of next year. CML Pro has named the top two companies that will benefit. Then there's cyber security:
Market correction or not, recession or not, the growth in this area is a near certainty, even if projections come down, this is happening. CML Pro has named the single best cyber security stock to benefit from this theme.
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