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Navigant Research Names GM, Waymo, and Daimler-Bosch as Top 3 Leading Companies Developing Automated Driving Systems

-A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 19 companies developing automated driving systems, with GM, Waymo, and Daimler-Bosch leading the pack.

Progress continues in the automated driving sector as more companies shift from R&D to production engineering. Looking to combat issues such as distracted driving, as well as address threats to traditional business models, leading manufacturers are leveraging new partnerships and acquisitions to help them scale more rapidly. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @NavigantRSRCH, GM, Waymo, Daimler-Bosch, Ford, Volkswagen Group, BMW-Intel-FCA, Aptiv, and Reneault-Nissan Alliance are the leading companies developing automated driving systems.

“For the past several years, there has been a lot of discussion about whether the technology or automotive industries will come out on top in the effort to develop and deploy automated vehicles,” says Sam Abuelsamid, senior research analyst at Navigant Research. “Increasingly, both groups have come to the conclusion that the answer is and rather than or as they partner up to leverage each other’s strengths to build robust, scalable solutions.”

As the pace of development in the automated driving sector continues to accelerate, the number of automated ride-hailing pilot programs has also increased. According to the report, mobility as a service will be the primary means of deploying automated vehicles, particularly in the early years of commercialization.

The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard: Automated Driving Vehicles, evaluates 19 companies developing automated driving systems. These players are rated on 10 criteria: vision; go-to-market strategy; partners; production strategy; technology; sales, marketing, and distribution; product capability; product quality and reliability; product portfolio; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing an objective assessment of their relative strengths and weaknesses in the development and deployment of automated driving technology. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

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