A potent combination of technological advances, economies-of-scale, and new business models is driving electric freight mobility and efficient asset utilisation
LONDON, July 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan will host a live, complimentary Growth Innovation Leadership (GIL) briefing, New Growth Opportunities and Innovation Driving the Global Trucking Industry, on Tuesday, 10 July at 2 p.m. EDT. The webinar will offer expert insights from Bharani Lakshminarasimhan, Programme Manager, On-Highway Commercial Vehicle Research, Frost & Sullivan's Mobility Practice, and Ian Gardner, President of Chanje Energy, Inc.
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Advances in AI, the need for improved asset utilisation, and driver shortages in key markets are creating a strong case for the use of autonomous technologies by the global trucking industry. At the same time, electrification is being pushed to the top of the agenda as battery prices continue to fall and emission regulations become tougher.
"The growing regulatory and societal push for zero emission, zero accident vehicles is encouraging global truck and bus OEMs' investments in electric and autonomous vehicle technologies," explains Lakshminarasimhan. "Sensing these opportunities, a host of start-ups and technology companies are intensifying R&D in these game-changing domains. In the process, they are disrupting long-established value chains and building brand new revenue streams."
However, several challenges lie ahead. Energy density limitations associated with current battery chemistries could constrain the adoption of full electric powertrain architectures in the short term. Range anxiety concerns related to electric powertrains persist. Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles remains woefully inadequate. And while considerable progress has been made in connectivity solutions and autonomous technologies, much more remains to be done before real-world applications can be scaled up.
Join us to gain an insider's perspective on these evolving technologies, their potential for commercial success, their likely impact on the market, and the potential risks and rewards associated with them.
Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:
- Learn about the readiness of industry stakeholders for electric powertrain and autonomous driving ecosystems
- Assess the key factors propelling the adoption of, and the growth opportunities presented by, electric powertrains and autonomous technologies in the trucking industry
- Gauge the importance of emerging service models
- Gain insight into leading market participants and their innovative offerings
- Understand regulatory themes pertaining to green powertrains and connected technologies that enable autonomous driving
The event will also be recorded and available for on-demand viewing at http://frost.ly/1ti.
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