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Thursday 23rd September 2021 09:41 AM
Waymo, Ford, Cruise and Baidu are Leading Developers of Automated Driving Systems
Timelines for large-scale deployments of automated driving technology are slipping further toward the mid-2020s while further industry consolidation is expected over next several years
A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 18 companies developing automated driving systems, with Waymo, Ford Autonomous Vehicles, Cruise, and Baidu ranked as the leading market players.
Waymo, Ford Autonomous Vehicles, Cruise, and Baidu Are the Leading Developers of Automated Driving Systems https://bit.ly/3bFihvJ @NavigantRSRCH
2019 was a challenging year for the automated driving (AD) sector as the reality of the challenges it faces continued to sink in. Several startups went out of business and several of the larger players in the segment consolidated their efforts. Across the board, as the technical teams continue development on the core technology, companies are putting more focus on developing viable business models for the commercialization of AD.
According to a new Leaderboard report from @NavigantRSRCH, Waymo, Ford Autonomous Vehicles, Cruise, and Baidu are the leading developers of AD systems.
“These four companies are already well along in terms of the development of the core AD systems technology and have accumulated several years of real-world development and validation,” says Sam Abuelsamid, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “They have also supplemented their technological capabilities with prominent plans to deploy automation for automated mobility services, including inhouse development of such services.”
According to the report, the timelines for large-scale deployments of AD technology are slipping further toward the mid-2020s. This delay helps ensure public and regulator sentiment toward the technology is not poisoned by a premature launch. There is likely to be further consolidation in the industry in the next several years, as companies hope to get economies of scale on their investments by combining with partners.
The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard: Automated Driving Vehicles, examines the strategy and execution of 18 leading AD system companies. These players are rated on 10 criteria: vision; go-to market strategy; partners; production strategy; technology; sales, marketing, and distribution; product capability; product quality and reliability; product portfolio; and staying power. Using the Navigant Research, a Guidehouse Company, proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the global AD market.