The buzz at the Low Carbon Vehicle Event at Millbrook this month highlights an industry transforming in front of our eyes.
It was particularly satisfying to see an RDM vehicle driving around autonomously, after developing a range of marketing materials for the team. (See Brochure here).
The scale of the opportunity is huge as was outlined by global intelligence company IHS Merkit who predict that vehicles with a very high level of autonomy (vehicles effectively driving themselves) will take over 50% of the market in Europe by 2040.
Autonomous driving will also cause a major disruption in the market as it presents the strongest operational efficiency for battery electric vehicles (and wireless charging).
Significantly for RDM a move is predicted towards an autonomous on-demand network (car as a service) as transportation reshapes particularly in urban areas.