The reference report for the risk and mobility industries

The advent of the autonomous car is a perfect storm of:

  • Accelerating market consolidation with billion dollar acquisitions or huge-scale partnerships being announced virtually every month since 2015,
  • Huge hype around the race, forcing all manufacturers to redirect their R&D towards automation,
  • Infinite-budget technology companies frantically employing (or stealing) neural network engineers,
  • Continuing improvements in autonomous technology making driverless cars nearly – but critically not yet – feasible,

Amid the chaos, the Autonomous Vehicle Global Study is the definitive report for the risk and the mobility sectors to make sense of the rapidly changing environment, untold liabilities and incredible promises of a driverless car parc. 

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Almost every manufacturer has now announced plans for autonomous vehicles sometime in the near future. If they have not, they are making partnerships to subcontract and beat the others indirectly in the race for the driverless car.

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To win that race and to ensure safety at the same time is a huge undertaking that the whole industry in now grappling with. The AV Study 2017 analyses each of the elements contributing to the arrival of driverless cars and trucks.

Dramatic improvements in safety are predicted thanks to ADAS and automation,

What will it really mean? The AV Study provides:

  • Qualitative assessments of the safety benefits of driving assistance and comfort features
  • Quantitative analyses of the impact of ADAS on claims severity and cost
  • Impact on premium expenses and an assessment of the real opportunity for discounts
  • General impact of ADAS and AV on the insurance market based on the predicted adoption by 2030
  • Impact of ADAS on driver scoring based on the PTOLEMUS model
  • Strategic consequences of AV on the Usage-Based Insurance model

Development in Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) are crucial
to guaranteeing customer acceptance

Re-engagement strategies are assessed to validate the impact on liability

Never-seen-before R&D budgets are now being invested in understanding how humans react to different situations with or without automation. Nonetheless, more research is needed to redesign the customer driving experience and ensure acceptance from passengers as well as drivers. The study analyses the demand for HMI and customer-car communication, such as:

  • Classification of the different types of re-engagement scenarios and an analysis of the challenges and technical solutions and, ultimately, the recommended path to measure and decrease the risks attached
  • Customer ROI from automation, including a quantitative analysis of the benefits of autonomy for drivers and riders

OEM and technology provider strategies are in a constant flux

The suppliers old allegiances are dead or being severely tested, the AV Study brings you up to date with the state of the autonomous vehicle landscape today, covering:

  • Assessment and comparison of the key players’ core strategies on automation and ADAS development
  • Analysis of relevant experience through products on the market, trials and mobility models, as well as partnerships and electrification strategies

The key technology suppliers are assessed and compared

The AV technical building blocks will directly effect the timeline

The study provides a detailed overview of the technologies involved, the choices made, the future standards and their impact on cost and adoption, including:

  • The roles, priorities and costs of each key component such as maps, sensors and machine learning applications
  • Suppliers landscape and impact on availability, costs and timings
  • Data management technology and strategy. Assessment of the different data sharing models, the winners and the losers

In all, the study analyses the AV market from 12 perspectives: 




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