This 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.

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?
  • What technologies will be key to developing a fully autonomous truck (level 3 and above)?
  • Which advanced technologies will be used, and how much will it cost, to produce a heavy-duty autonomous vehicle?
  • What are the benefits of and potential hurdles for autonomous driving technologies?