Concise Analysis on the International Semi Autonomous Market - Forecasts to 2018

Feb 03, 2014, 08:52 ET from Research and Markets

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According to the WHO's Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013, the total number of deaths due to road accidents was 1.24 million per year. This has diverted the focus of governments and automobile manufacturers towards R&D of the near-autonomous and autonomous car features/systems. Government agencies are studying various vehicle safety features for their feasibility, some of which could be included as mandates in the upcoming safety regulations across the world. Automobile manufacturers have begun to focus on the manufacture of passenger cars installed with advanced safety features. Investments in the R&D centers, collaborations with the technology manufacturers and the launch of new passenger cars with default safety features are indicative of the same.

According to a group of industry experts, a near-autonomous or an autonomous vehicle is the common solution for all these aforesaid concerns. The term near-autonomous' or autonomous' is not confined to just vehicle safety. However, the scope has been broadened to passengers, pedestrians and overall road safety. As these cars are automated, they will drive and direct themselves without human manipulation, in response to the external conditions, hence leading to a decrease in chances of accidents. Near-autonomous or autonomous driving would also lead to better fuel efficiency and reduction in GHG emissions. However, autonomous cars are either in their R&D stage or available in prototypes.

Near-autonomous cars have proven their safety features and other benefits over and above normal passenger cars. Factors such as improved lifestyle, changing buyer's preferences, increased average miles driven per year and increase in the development of compatible infrastructure have increased the need for near-autonomous cars. In addition to aforesaid reasons, due to changing governmental safety regulations, various safety features are installed in vehicles from manufacturers as OEM. This trend is estimated to continue in the next five years, where maximum number of vehicles would be available with pre-installed near-autonomous features.

The autonomous vehicle is any vehicle capable of sensing the external environment with the help of technological systems installed (such as GPS-Satellite, mobile infrastructure, data from other cars or roadside features etc.) and navigate the car to the desired destination with minimal human intervention. They are also known as driverless cars or self-driving cars, informally. The vehicle automation involves multidisciplinary streams of engineering such as mechanical, electrical, control and computer in combination with artificial intelligence.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Market Overview

3 Near-Autonomous Passenger Car Market,By Geography

4 Near-Autonomous Passenger Car Market, By Types

5 Near-Autonomous Passenger Car Market, By Technologies

6 Autonomous Cars

7 Competitive Landscape

8 Company Profiles

Companies Mentioned:

  • Aisin Seiki
  • Audi
  • Autoliv
  • Bmw
  • Continental
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Denso Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Hitachi
  • Hyundai Mobis
  • Magna International
  • Mando
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mobileye
  • Nissan Motor Company
  • Robert Bosch
  • TRW Automotive Holdings
  • Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Valeo
  • Velodyne Lidar
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo Cars

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