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Jan 19 (Reuters) - Technology advances in telematics and driver assistance systems are gathering steam as the enablers of future connected and self-driving cars, according to an analysis of global patent applications released Monday.
South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor posted the biggest gains in the number of patent filings over the past five years, narrowing the gap with industry leader Toyota, according to the report by Thomson Reuters IP & Science.
The survey, "The State of Innovation in the Automotive Industry 2015," analyzed patent applications and mapped trends in five key areas: Propulsion, navigation, handling, safety and security, and entertainment.
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