Strategic Outlook for Autonomous Heavy-duty Trucks

This research service analyzes the European and North American heavy-duty autonomous truck market. It includes an assessment of market dynamics, including industry challenges; market and technology trends, drivers and restraints, and forecasts; and Mega Trend implications. Forecasts will examine the feasibility of autonomous trucks in the trucking industry with regard to business models, freight logistics, driver solutions, and estimated timelines. Insights about the competitive environment of leading market participants (original equipment manufacturers and Tier I suppliers) are included. The study period is from 2014 to 2025, with an outlook to 2035. The base year is 2014.
Published: 2 Mar 2015

Strategic Outlook for Autonomous Heavy-duty Trucks

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This research service analyzes the European and North American heavy-duty autonomous truck market. It includes an assessment of market dynamics, including industry challenges; market and technology trends, drivers and restraints, and forecasts; and Mega Trend implications. Forecasts will examine the feasibility of autonomous trucks in the trucking industry with regard to business models, freight logistics, driver solutions, and estimated timelines. Insights about the competitive environment of leading market participants (original equipment manufacturers and Tier I suppliers) are included. The study period is from 2014 to 2025, with an outlook to 2035. The base year is 2014.

Key Questions this Study Will Answer

  • What trends (e.g., regulatory, economic, and operational) are affecting the market?
  • What are the strategic approaches of OEMs and Tier I suppliers to the potential application of autonomous driving technologies in the trucking industry?
  • How will autonomous driving technologies and vehicles affect the role of drivers?
  • Which advanced technologies will be used, and how much will it cost, to produce a heavy-duty autonomous vehicle?
  • When will semi-autonomous (level 3) and fully autonomous (level 4) vehicles enter the market?

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