Research Articles

by Dr James Jeffs

15 Dec 2022

IDTechEx Predicted Tesla's Radar Re-Evaluation

Roughly one year ago, Tesla announced that it would be dropping radar from Model 3 and Model Y production vehicles starting May 2022. At that time, IDTechEx wrote an article about why dropping radar was a mistake.
13 Dec 2022

Autonomous Vehicle Trends & Milestones In 2022 & Expectations for 2023

They may not be ubiquitous yet, and the day-to-day advantages that they will start to provide may not be noticeable, but automated technologies across the automotive industry are starting to come of age.
28 Sep 2022

Three Biggest Hurdles Faced by Roboshuttles

Roboshuttles like those from EasyMile and Navya are a new and exciting mobility solution that have grown in interest during the past decade. However, in the past few years, IDTechEx has observed a slump in roboshuttle sales and a reduction in the number of active roboshuttle companies.
30 Aug 2022

Autonomous Trucks Will Deliver in the Heavy-Duty Vehicles Market

The new IDTechEx report, "Heavy-Duty Autonomous Vehicles 2023-2043: Trucks, Buses & Roboshuttles", has found significant activity in the autonomous heavy-duty and commercial vehicle space.
15 Aug 2022

Another Step on the Path to Widespread MaaS

The automotive industry and many robotics start-ups have been promising that autonomous cars are just a couple of years away for many years now. It feels like this "just a couple of years" has been perpetually kicked down the road, with only incremental gains each time. However, Cruise, the robotaxi arm of General Motors, has recently been given approval to start charging passengers in San Francisco. So, is this an enormous leap forward for robotaxis, or just another incremental gain?
07 Mar 2022

California DMV Disengagement Stats Are In: Here Is IDTechEx's Top 3

California DMV has recently released its new 2021 autonomous testing and disengagement data, which essentially describes how safe autonomous vehicles are. IDTechEx has performed its analysis on the data and the results may surprise you.
01 Mar 2022

In the Future Your Entire Car Could Be a Radar Antenna, Says IDTechEx

Radar miniaturization is one of the key trends that IDTechEx has identified in "Automotive Radar 2022-2042". There are several factors that are contributing towards this, such as moving from 24GHz to 77GHz which shrinks the antenna size. Or, transitioning from SiGe-BiCMOS based transceivers to Si-CMOS ones, which reduces the number of discrete computational components and shrinks the circuit board. So, with the size continuing to come down, IDTechEx asks, how small can it get?
06 Jan 2022

Warum es ein Fehler war, dass Tes das Radar abgeschafft hat, erfahren Sie hier

Der neueste IDTechEx-Bericht "Automotive Radar 2022-2042" zeigt alle technologischen Innovationen auf, die die Leistung des Radars in neue, unbekannte Bereiche vorantreiben. Warum sollte Tesla in Anbetracht all der Vorteile, die Radar bieten kann, davon abrücken und sich auf ein reines Kamerasensorpaket konzentrieren?
04 Jan 2022

A History of ADAS: Emergence to Essential

IDTechEx predicts that SAE level 3 autonomous features, such as traffic jam pilot, will emerge in 2022 and become common in vehicles by 2042. How did IDTechEx predict this time scale? The answer lies in the historical adoption trends of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technologies.
07 Dec 2021

Three Reasons Radar is Critical for the Future of Mobility

Radar is fundamental to automotive safety and critical to achieving emerging level 4 autonomy. While today more than 50% of new cars are shipped with one or more radars, by 2042 all new vehicles will come with multiple radars as they become a key enabler for future mobility modes, according to IDTechEx's latest report, "Automotive Radar 2022-2042".
19 Oct 2021

The Biggest Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles

Every company testing autonomous vehicles in California must report any collision to the California DMV. The new IDTechEx report "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042" provides analysis on this data, spanning the last two and a half years' worth of the reports. It is not looking good for human drivers.
17 Sep 2021

Barriers Fall Unleashing Autonomous Cars in 2021

The new IDTechEx report, "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042", discovers that level 3 autonomous vehicle technology has been ready since 2017- so where are the autonomous vehicles? The answer lies in unclear liability rules, which have turned out to be a massive headache for automakers like Audi, Tesla, GM, Mercedes, and others.