Level 2 volume at more than 93 million by 2026, predicts Navigant
The development of automated driving is driven by multiple societal issues, including safety, air quality, energy use, and road congestion. Ever-increasing computing power, new sensing technologies, software architecture advancements, electric propulsion, and wireless communications are enabling the development of vehicle components and vehicles that will eventually be able to drive in almost all road and weather conditions without human intervention. Each of these components can provide individual benefits, but the combination has a major societal effect.
The ability to wirelessly summon an automated vehicle (AV) of the right type for the trip a passenger is about to take has the potential to enhance personal mobility for a growing and aging population. As increasing degrees of automation come to market, AVs will need to be equipped with larger numbers of sophisticated sensors, higher performance compute platforms, and robust actuation systems. The report, "Automated Driving Vehicle Technologies," from Navigant Research, provides forecasts of the adoption and sales of the primary technologies required for vehicle automation, such as lidar, radar, cameras, and compute platforms. According to the research firm, the number of light duty vehicles sold globally with at least Level 2 capability will grow from more than 250,000 in 2017 to more than 93 million in 2026.
The report examines the technologies required to implement automated driving, with a focus on solutions that go above and beyond current driver assist systems, including perception and actuation systems, software, and compute platforms. The study provides an analysis of the major market and technology issues associated with the AV technologies required to enable highly automated driving capabilities. Global market forecasts for sensor and electronic control unit sales, segmented by technology and region, extend through 2026. The report also examines the major demand drivers and key industry players within the competitive landscape.
For more information about the report, visit https://www.navigantresearch.com/research/automated-driving-vehicle-technologies.