Automated Driving for Commercial Vehicles

Automated driving for commercial vehicles will offer many tangible benefits for fleet owners and operators. Benefits include a reduction in the number of accidents, a more efficient driving style that saves fuel, and the potential to improve driver recruitment. Automated systems do not get distracted or need extended rest periods, allowing fleet owners and operators to achieve higher levels of vehicle utilization, particularly in long haul applications. The more highly optimized and consistent operation enabled by automation, along with practices such as platooning, can lead to significant reductions in fuel consumption and operating costs.

The development of automated driving systems has focused on the light duty vehicle market, but much of the technology can also be used on commercial vehicles. Investments in producing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for consumer vehicles are also expected to benefit trucks and buses. Commercial fleets are beginning to look in detail at the potential for collision avoidance to save money, and features such as adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking are being considered for standard fitment by some OEMs. Platooning, in particular, is something that offers an immediate ROI and is more applicable to fleets than consumers.

This Navigant Research report provides an overview of the global market for automated driving technology for commercial vehicles. The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including definitions, pros and cons, legislation, and sector-level adoption, related to automated driving. Global market projections for the two main classes of automated driving function, segmented by region, extend through 2030. The report also examines the key foundation technologies related to commercial vehicle driving automation and summarizes recent activity from key players.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What are the key levels of automated driving?
  • Which will be the first automated driving features to come to the commercial vehicle market?
  • What are the major benefits of automated driving for commercial vehicles?
  • Which factors must be resolved for implementation to happen?
  • How quickly will annual sales grow for driver- and system-centric systems for commercial vehicles?
  • What are the key players doing to bring automated driving technology to the commercial vehicle market?
Who needs this report?
  • Fleet managers
  • Truck and bus manufacturers
  • Automotive industry suppliers
  • Insurance companies
  • City managers
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Market Update

2.1  Introduction

2.2  Automated Driving Building Blocks

2.2.1  Foundation Driving Systems

2.2.2  Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

2.2.3  Connectivity

2.2.4  Navigation

2.3  Automated Driving Features

2.3.1  Platooning

2.3.2  Freeway and Traffic Jam

2.3.3  Full Automation

2.3.4  Driverless

2.4  Pros and Cons

2.4.1  Fuel Cost Savings

2.4.2  Crash Avoidance

2.4.3  Short-Term Overall View

2.4.4  Long-Term Overall View

2.5  Sector-Level Adoption

2.5.1  Truck Rental Fleets

2.5.2  Delivery Fleets

2.5.3  Buses

2.5.4  Off-Road Vehicles

2.6  Legislation

2.7  Key Players

2.7.1  Amazon

2.7.2  Bosch

2.7.3  CNH Industrial

2.7.4  Daimler

2.7.5  Eaton

2.7.6  International Truck

2.7.7  Knorr-Bremse Group

2.7.8  PACCAR

2.7.9  Peloton Technology

2.7.10  Uber

2.7.11  Volkswagen Group

2.7.12  Volvo Group

2.7.13  WABCO

2.7.14  ZF Friedrichshafen

2.8  Technology Rollout Forecast

3. Conclusions and Recommendations

List of Charts and Figures

  • Automated Driving Technology Progression
  • SAE J3016 Standard Core Reference for Automated Vehicles
  • Levels 0-2 Annual Automated Driving Commercial Vehicle Sales by Region, World Markets: 2016-2030
  • Levels 3-5 Annual Automated Driving Commercial Vehicle Sales by Region, World Markets: 2016-2030

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