We outline the market outlook for autonomous trucking in retail — from investment trends, to leading companies, to recommendations for players in the space.
What is autonomous trucking?
Autonomous trucking providers are developing self-driving systems for long-haul trucking applications to fully automate the movement of freight on highways and major roadways. Because highway driving is relatively repetitive and predictable, it can be easier to automate than driving in complex urban environments.
Some companies are working on fully autonomous driving solutions (Level 4+), while others are focused on Level 2 or 3 advanced driver systems that still require a driver to be in the vehicle.
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Features & capabilities
Autonomous trucking solutions provide retailers with several capabilities, including:
- Autonomous vehicle (AV) software
- Route mapping
- Service warranties
- Value chain cost optimization
At a high level, these solutions improve retail supply chain processes, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve operational sustainability by enhancing safety and efficiency.