Summary of Autonomous Driving

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Autonomous Driving summary
“Autonomous driving” is coming, but automotive industry players must act fast to secure their places.


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In the not-so-distant future, your car will navigate the roads, drop you at your destination and then park itself. Many people will even forgo private ownership in favor of “mobility-on-demand” services. Unproductive commutes, pollution and accidents should all decrease dramatically. However, while “autonomous driving” offers a wealth of money-making opportunities, the automotive industry needs to plan strategically in order to capitalize on the opportunities in the coming years. This is the advice of the consultants at Roland Berger, a German global consultancy firm. getAbstract recommends their report to auto industry players, technology enthusiasts and daily drivers who want to know what’s ahead.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How much the “autonomous driving” market could be worth by 2030
  • What automotive industry front-runners must do to stay in the lead and 
  • How suppliers can leverage their competencies to stay relevant


By 2030, the “autonomous driving” industry will be worth between $40 billion and $60 billion. Existing automotive manufacturers and suppliers are in a good position to dominate the hardware portion of the market, which will be worth $30 billion to $40 billion of the predicted revenue. Technology companies, however, are poised to take the lead in providing the vital software-based components, such as “high-accuracy mapping” and “prediction and decision-making algorithms.” Software provision might prove to be a springboard for future supremacy over the transportation sector. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers still have a chance to join the software race – but only if they act fast.

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About the Authors

Founded in Germany in 1967, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants now has 50 offices worldwide, with 2,400 employees in 36 countries.

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