Sales increase for automated commercial vehicles will not exceed 1%. Here’s why

The annual sales of highly automated commercial vehicles will not grow by more than 1% through 2028, according to Navigant Research.

However, higher levels of automation are expected to bring increased safety, fuel efficiency gains, and reduced labor costs.

For instance, automation will improve emergency braking, provide lane departure warning and lane keeping assistance.

Platooning is expected to result in high fuel efficiency in the heavy duty-haul truck sector

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving systems (ADS) for commercial vehicles have been gaining market attention for several years.

While growth of ADS is expected to be rapid once the technology is fully developed, volumes will remain low over the next decade. 

“Automated technologies can provide many benefits for the commercial vehicle sector, but challenges such as advancing technological abilities, overreliance on partially automated systems, regulatory environments, and public perception will all need to be managed moving forward,” says William Drier, research analyst at Navigant Research.

For more information about the report, visit Automated Commercial Vehicles