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Autonomous Trucks Foundation Technologies Ushering New Era in Commercial Trucking

Autonomous Trucks Foundation Technologies Ushering New Era in Commercial Trucking

Frost & Sullivan's research service on the building block technologies towards an autonomous truck provides detailed market and technology trends, challenges, and forecasts from 2015 to 2025. The study identifies and analyzes the key technologies (sensors, connectivity/communication, driveline, and algorithms/software) that will enable a level 3 autonomous truck. It outlines the cost and competitive environment of each of these key technologies over the forecast period, and examines the current testing environment for automated vehicles in the United States, Europe, and Asia. It also estimates the adoption of different levels of automated trucks in 2025 and beyond.


  • Executive Summary
    • Summary of Key Findings
    • 2015-2016 Senior Management Top-of-Mind Issues
    • Proliferation of Autonomous Driving Technologies in Mature Markets
    • Building Blocks of an Autonomous Truck
    • Autonomous Truck Outlook
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
  • Market Overview
    • Key Market Trends Stoking Autonomous Truck Industry
    • Key Challenges to Autonomous Driving in Commercial Vehicles
    • Legislative Overview for US Testing of Automated Vehicles
    • EU Member States' Initiatives for Testing of Automated Vehicles
    • Asian Regulations for Testing of Automated Vehicles
    • How OEMs will Differentiate their Brand in the Future
    • Key Technology Enablers for Automated Driving
    • Proliferation of Autonomous Driving Technologies in Mature Markets
    • Technologies Required for Various Levels of Vehicle Automation
    • Functional Matrix for the Autonomous Truck
    • Snapshot of Global Automated Truck Adoption
    • OEM Unit Shipment Forecast-North America
  • Ingredient Technology Analysis
    • Autonomous Commercial Vehicle Incremental Cost Analysis
    • Building Blocks of an Autonomous Truck
    • Technology Trend-Lidar
    • Technology Trend-Sensor Fusion in Autonomous HD Trucks
      • Table Technology Trend-Sensor Fusion in Autonomous HD Trucks
    • Technology Trend-48V Power Net
    • Technology Trend-Deep Learning Through Algorithms
    • Technology Trend-HD Mapping for Algorithms and Connectivity
    • Technology Trend-V2X Communication for Connectivity
    • Technology Trend-Driver Information Displays
  • Competitive Environment
    • Daimler
    • Otto
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Mega Trends Driving the Future of Autonomous Commercial Vehicles
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Conclusions and Key Findings
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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