Autonomous Vehicle Analysis

Highly detailed quarterly data and forecasts for all intelligent vehicles

The latest passenger vehicles are equipped with advanced sensors and controllers, making driving safer and easier. The world is moving toward an extraordinary time in terms of exchanging information between driver, vehicle and other road users through the intelligent environment. We are on the brink of a new era of driver assistance as the level of autonomy in new vehicles increases.

Do you have the most comprehensive data available to track the rise of autonomy in new vehicles?

Introducing Autonomous Vehicle Analysis, the only service on the market that focuses on identifying the level of autonomy available in new vehicles sold by all brands in the major markets around the world and the number of vehicles in use by level of autonomy. The levels of autonomy range from 0 to 5, as defined by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers).

At Canalys we deliver the most comprehensive data for tracking the evolution of driver assistance through levels 0 to 3. In addition, we analyze how, when, where and why fully autonomous vehicles, at levels 4 and 5, will launch.

The Autonomous Vehicle Analysis service helps clients in many ways:

Comprehensive information

Helping technology vendors, automotive OEMs, tier-one suppliers, service providers and automotive ecosystem players make decisions in planning, product marketing and local strategy.

Design your service

We understand not all vendors need all our detailed, granular data and forecasts. We aim to deliver a personalized service with the information you need to analyze and make better decisions.

Stay updated with technology trends

Receive the latest updates, data and forecasts on the issues affecting the automotive industry with ease. All delivered by our highly experienced senior analysts.

Quarterly shipment estimates

We offer best-in-class data. We cover over 100 car brands worldwide, broken down by the major markets and level of autonomy, and we include model-level detail.

Annual forecasts

Get levels of autonomy forecasts with in-depth analysis of the latest solutions informing your strategy, ensuring you have the market intelligence you need to stand out from the crowd.

Autonomous Vehicle Analysis includes

  • Tracking the evolution from the vehicles we drive today to full autonomy.
  • Comparing the strategies of the leading automotive OEMs.
  • Helping you make timely and accurate strategic decisions.
  • "Design your own service" options
  • Quarterly shipment estimates
  • Vehicle sales and vehicles in use by level of autonomy
  • Over 100 car brands
  • Major markets
  • Model-level detail
  • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) market developments
  • Market trends affecting fully autonomous vehicles:
    • Collaborations, mergers and acquisitions
    • Road and system safety
    • Policy and regulation
    • Urban planning and mobility
    • Artificial Intelligence, high-definition maps and components
  • Annual forecasts

Our content

Press release
Global electric vehicle sales up 109% in 2021, with half in Mainland China
Press release
Huge opportunity as only 10% of the 1 billion cars in use have ADAS features 
Press release
Global electric vehicle sales up 160% in H1 2021 despite supply constraints
Press release
Level 2 autonomous driving Q4 2020 and full year 2020
Press release
Canalys: 经历适度增长的2020年后,2021年中国市场的电动汽车销量将猛增50%以上
Press release
China electric vehicle sales 2021
CES 2022: key automotive announcements
CES 2022 highlights from automotive and technology companies, including virtual participants, with links to their official press releases or CES 2022 media pages.
Level 2 driving systems in China - Q3 2020
Advanced driver assistance features, especially under the Level 2 or Level 3 autonomy classification, are included in more and more new cars in China. Canalys tracks which brands, models and trims have the features and estimates the volumes sold. This quarterly presentation focusing on the Chinese brands refreshes the list of models and profiles new or enhanced systems.
Intelligent vehicle analysis market overview: China, Q2 2020
Market trends review of the latest quarterly car sales in China by vehicle type, engine type and assisted driving feature.
Coronavirus set to upset China’s smart device market
In our previous release, Canalys forecast a 7% decline in smartphone shipments between Q4 2019 and Q1 2020, and an 8% fall for PCs. But given currently available information, we are dramatically revised our forecasts to a 40%-to-50% drop for smartphones and 20% for PCs, with the proviso that the situation recovers to pre-outbreak levels by the end of February, giving the market a full month to recover in March.
Canalys Cast - disruption coming from cars of the future
Canalys co-founders Chris Jones and Sandy Fitzpatrick discuss the arrival of autonomous vehicles, Tesla's influence on the ecosystem, impact on infrastructure and security. Research taken from the Canalys Intelligent Vehicle Analysis service.

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Trends analysis
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Conclusions and advice
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