It will be crucial for truck OEMs to keep ahead of technological, demographical, environmental, and geopolitical shifts that alter the commercial truck market, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan published by military-technologies.net.
Frost & Sullivan Intelligent Mobility Research Analyst Silpa Paul says penetration in Asian markets will be the key factor in the design of globally scalable platforms for Western OEMs, led by Daimler, Volvo, and the Volkswagen Group.
Evolving truck technology has moved well beyond basic telematics to integrate advanced traffic modeling, weather prediction, and social media analytics. In fact, by 2025, OEMs are expected to introduce level 3 autonomous trucks.
“Autonomous and connectivity technologies, Big Data analytics, and advanced powertrains are the future of trucking,” said Paul. “This evolution is inevitable as truck driver shortage in North America and even emerging economies such as India, strengthen the case for autonomous trucks.”
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