Navigant Research Projects Annual Sales of Light Duty Vehicles with at Least Partial Automated Driving Capability to Exceed 90 Million in the Coming Decade

Automated vehicles are expected to reduce traffic fatalities while
improving air quality and road congestion, report finds

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AirQuality–A new report from Navigant
analyzes the technologies required to implement highly
automated driving capabilities, providing an analysis of major market
issues as well as global forecasts for sensor and electronic control
unit sales, through 2026.

Ever-increasing computing power, new sensing technologies, software
architecture advancements, electric propulsion, and wireless
communications are enabling the development of vehicles that will
eventually be able to drive in almost all road and weather conditions
without human intervention. As automated capabilities become more
sophisticated, their potential to have a major effect on various
societal issues, including safety, air quality, energy use, and road
congestion, continues to increase. Click
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: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH,
over the coming decade, annual sales of light duty vehicles with at
least partial automated driving capability are projected to reach more
than 90 million.

“As the level of automation increases to the point where human drivers
will not be expected to take over control in the event of a problem,
these vehicles will require a degree of redundancy in sensors, compute
platforms, and actuators that is unprecedented in automotive
applications, thus driving demand for all of these components,” says Sam
Abuelsamid, senior research analyst with Navigant Research.

With more than 1.2 million people killed globally each year and tens of
millions more injured in traffic accidents, the potential for automated
vehicles to bring the crash rate down could significantly reduce the
human cost of transportation, according to the report. At the same time,
shared automated vehicles can eventually reduce both the total number of
vehicles and the amount of land mass allocated to parking idle,
personally owned vehicles, in addition to other benefits.

The report, Automated
Driving Vehicle Technologies
, 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. An Executive Summary of the report is
available for free download on the Navigant
Research website

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the
Automated Driving Vehicle Technologies, is a summary and
reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data
and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently
uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained
in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for
a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s
conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither
Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any
of the information contained in this press release or the report.


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