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Introduction

Governments in the EU and around the world are increasing funding for research into autonomous driving and the related infrastructure. This research note highlights specific funding projects in Germany, Sweden, and the UK.

Highlights

  • Whether to report telematics, relay updates on traffic and road conditions, or stream content to occupants, a robust and reliable mobile Internet infrastructure is a must for a large-scale rollout of autonomous vehicles.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyses funding and investment outside of the traditional venture capitalist route.
  • Assesses opportunities in new connections and network demands.

Key questions answered

  • Which governments are investing the most in autonomous transport?
  • Which type of companies and projects stand to benefit the most from public funding?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Government funding lends both cash and legitimacy to industry efforts to embrace autonomous vehicles
  • Pedal to the metal for autonomous vehicles: the pace of change will only accelerate
  • Infrastructure of Things: huge opportunity in fitting out the networks that will be required for autonomous cars

Appendix

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