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Truck Platooning Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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  • 90 Pages
  • July 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4622784

The truck platooning market was valued at USD 1405 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 6077 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of about 32% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered the growth of the truck platooning market due to travel restrictions and lockdowns imposed by various governments across the world to contain the spread of the virus. In addition, high costs associated with the adoption and implementation of the currently available technology are another factor affecting the market growth. However, the market is expected to witness steady growth due to supportive government policies for truck platooning.

The rise in the number of road accidents due to driver errors and increasing focus on reducing transportation operating costs are expected to fuel the demand in the truck platooning market. Truck platooning is expected to increase the demand in sectors such as road development, transportation, logistics, and information technology because of the rise in demand for automated technologies. The rising adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is another factor that will help the growth of the market over the forecast period.

North America is expected to lead the truck platooning market globally, owing to the rapidly evolving autonomous vehicle technology and the growing concerns over safety in road transportation in the region. The European market is also projected to account for significant revenue share in the truck platooning market. The Asia-Pacific truck platooning market is expected to register a significant growth rate in terms of CAGR over the forecast period.

Key Market Trends

Growing Technological Advancements in Truck Platooning are Driving the Market

There is an increase in demand for more fuel-efficient and safer vehicles, owing to which automobile manufacturers are heavily investing in the latest vehicle technologies. Truck platooning is one of the advanced technologies that automobile manufacturers are using to make trucks more efficient and safer. Some of the advanced features deployed in truck platooning include adaptive cruise control, forward collision avoidance and mitigation system, lane departure warning, and active braking systems.

All these features, if availed in the trucks, are expected to enable them to enter into the semi-autonomous level of driving and reduce the probability of human error accidents during their transit. Other developed infrastructure systems involved in truck platooning, including vehicle-to-vehicle communications (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and satellite communications (GPS), have ensured secure connectivity between vehicles and other information networks, where freight fleet operators can smoothly monitor the transportation administrations.

Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is projected to be the fastest-growing segment of the truck platooning market. ACC is an essential system for truck platooning operations. ACC helps to automate the speed of the trucks with the help of V2V communication. A few projects, such as SARTRE, PATH, GCDC (Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge), SCANIA, and ENERGY-ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems), have been initiated and implemented across various regions to test and verify automotive (majorly truck) platooning systems.

The Truck Platooning Market is Led by Developed Regions

The developed regions, like Europe and North America, are heavily investing in truck platooning technology to cater to various needs of people. According to Eurostat, over 75% of inland cargo transport within the European Union, i.e., about 1,750 billion ton-kilometers (tkm), travel by road. Whereas, in some European countries, this percentage reached 90% or more.

The major factors driving the growth of the market include pioneering efforts in truck platooning, technological advancements, and stringent vehicle safety norms in the region. The primary factors responsible for driving the growth in the European markets are the technological advancements such as the integrated application of IoT and the implementation of strict regulations such as ACEA’s EU General Safety Regulation norms pertaining to vehicle safety.

North America is also investing in activities toward truck platoons, which primarily began with efforts from automotive giants, such as Daimler AG, Volvo, and other firms. The development of favorable regulatory policies in the United States from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that feature accountability, safety, and compliance are the potential factors contributing to the market growth. Moreover, North American transportation trucks play a vital role in logistical operations and have a significant contribution to the transportation industry.

Competitive Landscape

The truck platooning market is majorly dominated by Peloton Technology, Daimler AG, Volvo Group, Scania AB, Continental AG, and DAF Trucks, among others. The truck platooning market includes truck OEMs and technology providers and is primarily characterized by the growing number of mergers and acquisitions, in addition to increasing investments. For instance-

Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, invested in Peloton Technologies for the development of platooning technologies and partnered with other companies to diversify its technology offerings.

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 emerge as one of the prominent players in the truck platooning market.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 Technology Type
5.1.1 Adaptive Cruise Control
5.1.2 Forward Collision Avoidance
5.1.3 Lane Departure Warning
5.1.4 Active Brake Assist
5.2 Infrastructure Type
5.2.1 Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V)
5.2.2 Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I)
5.2.3 Global Positioning System (GPS)
5.3 Autonomous Level
5.3.1 Semi-autonomous
5.3.2 Full-autonomous
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Rest of North America
5.4.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific India China Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Rest of the World South America Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Peloton Technology
6.2.2 Daimler AG
6.2.3 Volvo Group
6.2.4 DAF Trucks (Paccar Company)
6.2.5 Scania AB
6.2.6 Continental AG
6.2.7 WABCO Holdings Inc.
6.2.8 Bendix Commercial Vehicles Systems LLC (Knorr-Bremse AG)

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Peloton Technology
  • Daimler AG
  • Volvo Group
  • DAF Trucks (Paccar Company)
  • Scania AB
  • Continental AG
  • WABCO Holdings Inc.
  • Bendix Commercial Vehicles Systems LLC (Knorr-Bremse AG)