Autonomous Trains Technology Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Production, Consumption and Forecast 2020 to 2027

The autonomous train market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.87% from 2020 to 2030. The market is estimated at 54,590 Units in 2018 and is projected to reach 106,280 Units by 2030.

Railway transportation is considered as a highly reliable mode of transport, as it is least affected by different weather conditions. Railway transport is the least polluting mode, as compared to all the modes of transportation and hence, governing bodies prefer it. Autonomous cars are trending in the market, which are proving to be effective in reducing the number of accidents and fatal injuries owing to the incorrect decisions taken by the driver. Autonomous trains run and operate their components autonomously, based on the surrounding conditions and the data gathered from different servers. Currently, most autonomous trains functioning globally are only automatic; they are not completely autonomous. In these automatic trains, some operations such as train start stop, door operation, and emergency brakes function automatically under the surveillance of the train driver or attendant. Completely autonomous trains are unattended trains that function by themselves in coordination with data from servers and communication between trains running in parallel.

Railway transport is a well-managed mode of transport; however, the time required varies according to the traffic on the rail track. The number of train accidents has increased significantly in the last few years. In 2016, in Europe only, 1,787 train accidents occurred in which around 1,742 persons were killed or seriously injured. The numbers were 6% higher than that recorded in 2015. According to the International Union of Railways (UIC), in 2016, 52% of total train accidents were caused due to trespassing on railway infrastructure. 24% of accidents occurred at level crossings, and only 13% accidents were attributed to internal, technical, or organizational failure. Governing bodies are focusing on enhancing the level of automation and deployment of advanced safety technologies such as CBTC (Communication Based Train Control), ERTMS (European Railway Traffic Management System), and PTC (Positive Train Control) owing to the significant increase in number of train accidents. This, in turn, is driving the autonomous trains market. Implementation of advanced technologies such as CBTC and ERTMS, allows real-time train management and route planning, operating staff information, on board component status, and communication between trains running in parallel. Train accidents can be avoided by integrating these data with the train control module. Therefore, increased concern about passenger safety is driving the autonomous trains market. Demand for well-managed, punctual, and secure mode of transportation is increasing owing to rapid increase in urbanization and globalization. There has been a consistent rise in the number of passengers due to increased commutation for work. Additionally, trains being a time-saving and inexpensive mode of transport is fuelling the demand for autonomous trains, which effectively reduces the travelling time and ensures the safety of passengers boarding the train.

High cost of infrastructure installation, components, and technologies is a key factor restraining the autonomous train market. The rail industry being the lifeline in populated countries such as China, India, and Japan, have witnessed significant development in the field of automatic railways, thereby boosting the market in these countries.

Japan and China have a significant number of high speed automatic trains. The rail industry in Japan has witnessed significant achievements and implementation of notable projects. Asia Pacific accounts for a prominent share of the global market primarily due to the presence of technologically advanced countries having strong foothold in the rail technology. The Government of China is focused on the adoption of autonomous trains across the country. Several new autonomous train projects are in progress and several are expected to be planned during the forecast period. India has also adopted autonomous trains and have begun numerous projects. Recent autonomous train testing positions India on the world map for significant development in the automated rail industry. Considering the increasing demand from Pacific countries, India, and ASEAN countries, Asia Pacific is expected to maintain its leading position in the global market during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is followed by Europe in terms of global market share. Countries in Europe are technologically advanced and witness a higher rate of adoption of advanced technology. Consequently, Europe accounted for a major share of the global autonomous trains market.

The Autonomous Trains Technology market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Autonomous Trains Technology market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Autonomous Trains Technology market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Autonomous Trains Technology market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Autonomous Trains Technology market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Autonomous Trains Technology capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Autonomous Trains Technology by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Autonomous Trains Technology market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Autonomous Trains Technology market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Autonomous Trains Technology market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Autonomous Trains Technology industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Autonomous Trains Technology market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Autonomous Trains Technology market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Autonomous Trains Technology market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Autonomous Trains Technology market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Autonomous Trains Technology. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Autonomous Trains Technology. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

Key Players

Key players operating in the global autonomous trains market include, Alstom S.A., Hitachi Ltd., Bombardier Transportation, Thales Group, Siemens, Mitsubishi Electric, Ansaldo STS and CRRC Corporation Limited.


  • Global Autonomous Trains Market, by Grade
    • GoA1 + GoA2
    • GoA3
    • GoA4
  • Global Autonomous Trains Market, by Train Type
    • Long Distance Trains
    • Suburban
    • Tram
    • Monorail
    • Subway/Metro
  • Global Autonomous Trains Market, by Components
    • RADAR Module
    • Optical sensor and camera
    • Odometer
    • Antenna
    • LiDAR Module
    • Infrared camera
    • Others
  • Global Autonomous Trains Market, by Technology
    • CBTC
    • ERTMS
    • ATC
    • PTC
  • Global Autonomous Trains Market, by Region/ by Countries/Sub-region
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
      • GCC
      • South Africa
      • Rest of MEA

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Autonomous Trains Technology are as follows:

  • History Year: 2016-2019
  • Base Year: 2019
  • Estimated Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2020 to 2027

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- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
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- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

Primary research represents a bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. Annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents of key players operating in various application areas have been reviewed for competition analysis and market understanding.

Secondary research also includes recent trends, technical writing, Internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. These have proved to be reliable, effective, and successful approaches for obtaining precise market data, capturing market participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2016-2019) and forecast (2020-2027);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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