ACT Research: New Autonomous CV Report, DRIVING AUTOMATION, Now Released

ACT Research Co.
3 min readOct 10, 2022

ACT Research announced today the release of DRIVING AUTOMATION, a report and total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) model covering commercial autonomous vehicles in North America. ACT Research, the gold standard in market data, forecasting, and TCO development for the commercial vehicle market, has developed DRIVING AUTOMATION, a report aggregating relevant market information, analyzing autonomous deployment models, and presenting a technology adoption rate forecast over a 20-year horizon.

“The work, executed as a multi-client study with more than a dozen industry leaders,” noted Ann Rundle, Vice President of Electrification & Autonomy with ACT Research, “covers six key areas of autonomous transportation, including a market overview, total available market (TAM), regulations and infrastructure considerations, vehicle TCO (including utilization, fuel economy, maintenance, labor and driver impact, and safety considerations), autonomous models’ impact, and ACT’s autonomous forecasts.”

The report deliverables, available for purchase to the public, include a written analysis document; Excel TCO models complete with base, fast, and slow adoption scenarios; and an executive summary PowerPoint document.

“Our team dedicated nine months of intensive collaborative and independent research,” commented ACT’s Research Analyst, Lydia Vieth. “Our objective is to provide a one-stop resource combining first-hand industry knowledge of autonomous commercial vehicle market leaders, regulators, and fleets with ACT’s expertise in analysis and forecasting to provide a first-of-its-kind business tool.”

Click HERE to learn more about DRIVING AUTOMATION: Commercial Transportation’s Pursuit of Level 4 Autonomy

ACT Research is recognized as the leading publisher of commercial vehicle truck, trailer, and bus industry data, market analysis and forecasts for the North America and China markets. ACT’s analytical services are used by all major North American truck and trailer manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as banking and investment companies. ACT Research is a contributor to the Blue Chip Economic Indicators and a member of the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Panel. ACT Research executives have received peer recognition, including election to the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics, appointment as Consulting Economist to the National Private Truck Council, and the Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Economic Indicators’ Most Accurate Economic Forecast over a four-year period. ACT Research senior staff members have earned accolades including Chicago Federal Reserve Automotive Outlook Symposium Best Overall Forecast, Wall Street Journal Top Economic Outlook, and USA Today Top 10 Economic Forecasters. More information can be found at www.actresearch.net.

ACT’s 68th Seminar is scheduled for February 21–23, 2023. Look for more details on this event over the coming months and save the date for February’s event. When details are available, they may be found at www.actresearch.net.

With numerous technology applications and a current lack of mass adoption, the path to understanding the autonomous technology horizon is quality economic modeling. ACT Research, the gold standard in market data, forecasting, and total-cost-of-ownership development for the commercial vehicle market, has developed DRIVING AUTOMATION, a report aggregating relevant market information, diving deep into autonomous models, and presenting a technology adoption rate forecast over a 20-year horizon. To learn more about DRIVING AUTOMATION, click HERE.

For businesses working to understand the future of decarbonized powertrains across Classes 4–8 commercial vehicles, ACT Research is continuing to develop and report groundbreaking analyses of various propulsion systems’ evolution of battery electric, fuel cell electric, diesel, gasoline, natural gas and hydrogen internal combustion, as well as key considerations of government regulations and subsidies, electric, hydrogen, natural gas, and diesel/gasoline supply, and infrastructure as well as a TCO model of 50 unique vehicle applications across North America, Europe, and China through 2040. To join ACT Research in this effort as we work to develop our third edition of CHARGING FORWARD, a decarbonization forecast thru 2040, and to learn more, click HERE.

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ACT Research Co.

ACT Research is the leader in commercial vehicle industry data, market analysis, and forecasting services for North America.