Breakthrough Sensor Innovations in L4 and L5 Autonomous Driving
Level 4 autonomous vehicles or self driving vehicles have a high level of automation in which the vehicle can perform all driving tasks and monitor the driver’s environment. The vehicle can operate without the driver’s inputs or oversight under certain conditions, such as type of road or geographic area. Level 5 autonomous vehicles have full automation; the vehicle can perform all of the driving under all circumstances (types of roads and conditions) without any guidance or input from the driver. This research study aims to provide an in-depth view of the technologies which will enable L4 and L5 autonomous driving in the near future. The current level of autonomous driving and unmet needs in technology development for L4 and L5 autonomous driving are evaluated. The recent advancements in sensors for autonomous driving such as LiDAR and Radar, and sensor fusion technologies are also captured. The impact on the advancement of sensors and sensor fusion technologies toward the realization of driverless vehicles is also discussed in the report.
Further technology developments initiated by the key participants in terms of partnerships, M&As, and funding to accelerate the development of L4 and L5 autonomous vehicles is included along with the information on the related technology coupled with case studies related to autonomous driving are illustrated in the report. Regional analysis in terms of the analysis of concentrations in investments, R&D activity, advanced sensor manufacturing companies, and regional collaborations are included in the research study.
Key topics covered in the study:
The key technologies that contribute to the development of L4 and L5 autonomous driving.
The key participants, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, and funding that are important for improving sensor technologies in fully autonomous driving.
Current case studies or pilot tests conducted by automotive manufacturers for L4 and L5 autonomous driving.
The challenges in the development and implementation of L4 and L5 autonomous driving in the near future.
The technology forecast for L4 and L5 autonomous driving for the period between 2019 and 2022.
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