Tractica, in partnership with its sister organization TU-Automotive, fielded a survey to automotive industry participants and technology providers in December 2018. The goal was to better understand how the different sectors of the automotive ecosystem view the industry’s priorities as it continues to develop connected and autonomous vehicles.

Executive summary of Tractica's 'Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Survey'

A holistic view of the priorities from the complete survey base shows cybersecurity threats as the leading priority for the industry, followed closely by the continued development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). However, priorities shift depending on which segment of the automotive ecosystem is responding. For example, automakers consider the continued development of ADAS as their top priority while technology providers consider connected services and cybersecurity issues as their top priorities. Various topics were also rated differently in different world regions.

This Tractica and TU-Automotive survey report explores how automotive industry participants and technology providers view priorities related to connected and autonomous vehicles. Respondents were presented with a list of 40 topics/initiatives associated with the automotive industry and were asked to assign an importance score to each based on its priority to their role and their company. Automotive industry participants and technology providers rated topics such as automotive cybersecurity issues, ADAS, vehicle-to-vehicle communications and connected car services, among others.


  • What are the leading priorities in the automotive industry as automotive and technology providers develop connected and autonomous vehicles?
  • What are the top 10 priorities for automakers, technology providers, and automotive suppliers?
  • What are the top 10 priorities within North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific?
  • How do companies in different world regions prioritize different topics associated with connected and autonomous vehicles?
  • How do business management and technology/engineering professionals rate the importance of the top 10 priorities?


  • Automotive OEMs
  • Automotive technology providers
  • Tier 1, 2, and 3 automotive suppliers
  • Artificial intelligence companies
  • Automotive cybersecurity specialists
  • Semiconductor and component vendors
  • Mobility service providers
  • Systems integrators and consulting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

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