The truck platooning market is projected to reach US$ 4.59 billion by 2025 from USD 37.6 million in 2021, at a CAGR of 60.73% during the forecast period 2020 to 2027.
Advancements in ADAS and the shortage of drivers in many countries are expected to drive the market for truck platooning. Additionally, improvements in V2X infrastructure and developments of multi-brand truck platooning will be critical for the growth of this market in coming years.
ACC to be the largest market, by system, in the Truck Platooning Market
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is an ADAS feature that uses radar to sense the vehicles in front and adjusts the speed of the vehicle according to the distance between the trucks in platooning. ACC is also called active cruise control, autonomous cruise control, intelligent cruise control, or radar-based cruise control. ACC is an essential system for enabling truck platooning. The cost of this system is on the higher side as it requires expensive sensors such as Radar and LiDAR. As a result, ACC is projected to be the largest market, by system, in the global Truck Platooning Market.
Image sensor to be the fastest growing market for truck platooning, by sensor type
The image sensor can detect a vehicle's surrounding environment and provide detailed information. It is mostly used for object and traffic light detection. Currently, both 2D and 3D image sensors are used. The number of image sensors used in truck platooning depends on the level of autonomy and the number of trucks involved in the platoon. Due to the increasing accuracy of object detection, the number of image sensors installed in a truck (for platooning) is expected to increase in the future. In truck platooning, image sensors are used in several applications/systems such as driver drowsiness, blind spot warning, road sign recognition, front monitoring, and lane keep assist. As these applications/systems are key for effective implementatiuon of truck platooning, the image sensor market is projected to be the fastest growing market, by sensor type.
The global truck platooning market is projected to grow a substantial CAGR over the forecast period owing to key benefits offered such as reduced operational cost and enhanced vehicle safety. Truck Platooning refers to a convoy of two or more trucks linked to each other using automated and connected technology. The connected vehicle technology helps the lead truck to communicate and coordinate with trailing trucks, enabling them to move in contiguity. With the use of radar, cameras, reflective light scanning, the fleet of trucks can travel at a subsequent distance of 30 to 50 feet. Thus, the truck platooning system supports the driver by providing a quick reaction and enhanced capabilities to maintain road safety.
Driver’s distraction and lost focus owing to drowsiness is the primary reason behind most of the road accidents. Thus, increasing concerns for road safety and security is anticipated to be a key driver in the adoption of the truck platooning. Moreover, the company’s focus towards reducing the operational cost is expected to be a potential driver to propel the truck platooning market growth. The research and development efforts in the field of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles that provide safety features such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), and other Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) is expected to boost demand for truck platooning. ACC helps to adjust vehicle speed while maintaining a safe distance between the vehicles, whereas FCW warns the driver in the event of a frontal collision, LKA provides warning while exiting the lane, and other ADAS features contribute towards automating and enhancing the driving experience for the user.
The fuel cost is considered as a significant operational component within logistics and fleet operations. With rising fuel cost, the profit margins are significantly affected. However, truck platooning market is anticipated to improve the bottom line of the companies by reducing the overall transportation cost. As per estimations from the European Union’s International Council of Clean Transportation (ICCT) 75% cargo per kilometer is transported with the help of heavy-duty vehicles, which compound for 30% of C02 emission. Thus, stringent emission regulations such as Euro 7 Emission Norms have compelled the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to integrate newer technologies in the heavy-duty vehicle segment.
Truck platooning is a complex process and requires integration of advanced technologies such as collision avoidance system, sensors for transmission of data, ACC, and FCW systems, among others. Moreover, growing adoption of the internet of things (IoT) and surrounding infrastructure such as smart vehicle applications, transport logistics applications, and guidance and control systems, among others in transportation system is complimenting the growth for truck platooning.
The truck platooning market faces tough hurdles such as lack of security and encryption of data to protect the platooning communication system from infringement or hacks. Furthermore, factors such as return on investment of the platooning system, acceptance from the drivers, system security, and the amount of viable platoon time are anticipated to be key challenges in the market growth.
The European region is considered as a pioneer in a successful demonstration of the truck platooning system. The primary factors responsible for driving the growth in the European markets are the technological advancements such as the integrated application of the IoT along with the implementation of strict regulations such as ACEA’s EU General Safety Regulation norms pertaining to vehicle safety.
The North American region is anticipated to witness healthy growth over the forecast period. The North America transportation industry trucks play a vital role in logistical operations and have a significant contribution to the transportation industry. The development of favorable regulatory policies in the U.S. from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that features accountability, safety, and compliance are the potential factors that contribute to market growth. Moreover, the North American market has a strong inclination towards adopting new technologies, thereby boosting the adoption of truck platooning in the near future.
The Asia Pacific countries such as Japan and Singapore are anticipated to witness robust market growth as they have initiated to launch truck platoon test trials. In Singapore, Scania is planning to set up a full-scale truck platooning operation. A multi-year project has been organized by the Ministry of Transport and the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA Corporation) and is undertaken by Toyota. The project is divided into two phases, first is the designing and refinement of the truck platooning technology, and the second phase will consist of local trails and development of technology.
The truck platooning value chain encompasses companies such as Peloton Technology, AB Volvo, Scania, Daimler AG, Navistar Inc, WABCO, PACCAR Inc., MAN, IVECO, Hino Motors, Ltd., and Continental AG, among others. These companies are continuously engaged in R&D and have adopted several strategies to remain competitive in the truck platooning market. For instance, Volvo Group venture capital, a subsidiary of the Volvo group invested in Peloton Technologies for the development of platooning technologies and has partnered with other companies to diversify its technology offerings. Also, Scania has collaborated with Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute and Volkswagen Research for testing of platoons between Sodertalje and Helsingborg in Sweden.
Peloton Technologies is the market leader in the deployment and development of the truck platooning system in the U.S. market. OEMs have invested in the company to promote commercialization of truck platoon system across the North America region. The prominent vendors such as Daimler AG is focusing on enhancing road safety and is continuously involved in technological innovations to boost truck platooning adoption. Such developments are anticipated to help the company to emerge as one of the prominent players in the truck platooning system market.
Truck Platooning Key Market Segments:
By Platooning Type
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In terms of production side, this report researches the Truck Platooning capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.
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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 Truck Platooning 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 Truck Platooning market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Truck Platooning. 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 Truck Platooning. 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).
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