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 Market Factors, Challenges and Regions section examines commercial and personal markets for Level 4 vehicles, challenges to mass production, regions leading growth of AVs, as well as a possible Level 4 tipping point.