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Autonomous Vehicles: From Hype to Reality - Impact of AVs

Autonomous Vehicles: From Hype to Reality - Impact of AVs

The auto industry is rapidly driving toward a future where smarter, connected vehicles take on more driving tasks to reduce our stress, free up our time and make driving safer for everyone. Advanced driver-assistance technologies and autonomous vehicles promise to lower mobility costs while reducing traffic and accidents on our roads and highways.

OEMs are pushing the envelope to offer the most advanced, safest driver-assistance technologies on the path to autonomous vehicles. Companies and investors are pumping billions of dollars into the autonomous-vehicle sector for the chance to score big in this nascent market. Early movers are getting a jump on the competition with partnerships, pilot projects and production.

This report reveals what more than 260 top industry leaders and insiders are thinking and planning, the main challenges they face, the timing of product releases, early applications, leading technologies and what the future holds. The results are illuminating and provide valuable insight into the strategies and plans of OEMs and suppliers.

The report is comprised of Wards Intelligence articles originally posted to the subscription service between December 2021 and April 2022. The articles are based on research conducted in late 2021 and early 2022, including an industry survey conducted in October 2021.

The Impact of AVs section looks at the potential benefits and drawbacks of AVs, and how they might affect vehicle ownership and sales by 2030.


  • Autonomous Vehicles: From Hype to Reality Overview section, Impact of AVs section and OEM Report Card
  • Autonomous Vehicles: From Hype to Reality Impact of AVs section data tables
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  • Presentation: Collaboration as the Way Towards More Rapid Progress
    • How do we build a diverse network of collaboration between private, public, academic and government sectors?
  • Presentation: 2025 the year of Autonomy?
    • How do we establish trust in L2 & L3 autonomy while understanding user expectations to scale up their use?
  • Panel Discussion: The Friction in Autonomy
    • When does vehicle dynamics analysis become a crucial component?
  • Presentation: What is the Future of Mapping for Autonomous Vehicles?
    • What role do maps play in ensuring safe, secure, and responsive autonomous driving systems?
  • Panel Discussion: The Holistic ADAS Strategy
    • How are automakers shifting their investments in software and hardware technologies for fully autonomous vehicles to the driver-assist market?

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Reports > Autonomy