Autonomous vehicles: The coming insurrection
- Pages: 25
- Published: July 2015
- Report Code: ML00019-020
The technology required to produce an autonomous vehicle already exists in specific circumstances. The challenge is to make self-driving cars viable in all locations, conditions and situations. Whilst the solutions to these challenges feel temptingly close, there are significant barriers to widespread adoption. Nevertheless, many expect autonomous cars to be on the roads in the next decade.
An easy to understand, but detailed explanation of how autonomous vehicles actually work.
An assessment of the key suppliers, players and buyers in the autonomous vehicle industry.
A detailed analysis of the potential positive impact of autonomous vehicles.
A detailed analysis of the potential negative impact of autonomous vehicles.
Reasons to buyWhat are the key technologies involved in the production of autonomous vehicles?
Who are the key suppliers, manufacturers and potential buyers of autonomous vehicles?
What are the most important future themes and questions that will develop over the next few years in terms of self-driving cars?
Will autonomous vehicles have a positive or negative impact on society and the economy?
Table of Contents
TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Combining technologies to great effect
Better than human perception?
Connected infrastructure and mapping essential
Artificial intelligence secret to success
Key suppliers gaining first mover advantage
Parts and systems
Maps and navigation
Network and communications infrastructure
Insurance and content providers
Key players setting out respective visions
Incumbents keen to stay in the game
Tesla quick to capitalize on new technologies
Google re-imagining mobility
Key buyers can already be identified
Road freight transportation as an initial market
Private owners to retain manual option
Fleets of fully autonomous cars for transport and delivery
POTENTIAL IMPACT OF AV TAKEOVER
Paradise envisioned by banks, technologists & advertisers
Creative destruction key to economic development
Cost savings, productivity growth and all round efficiency windfall
Liberating transportation for all people
Safety to increase under robot control
New job types will form in fresh industries and expand existing enterprises
Only limitations are technology and regulation
Risk of dystopian catastrophe, say naysayers
Privacy and security under threat
Product hierarchy a danger to safety
Technological meltdown seen as inevitable by some potential consumers
High costs of job destruction
Robot cars coming sooner than you think
Ask the analyst
List of Tables
List of Figures