First SAE Level 2 Commercial Vehicles Coming to Market, Driving Safety and Connectivity

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4Q 2019 | IN-5629


Fresh Trucks in a Slowing Market


The new medium- and heavy-duty truck models for 2020 are beginning to ramp into production with a variety of emerging capabilities and features. These vehicles need to offer a compelling value proposition, as peak demand has begun to cool over the last several years with uncertainty from tariff/trade battles, Brexit, and an inverted yield curve, among other economic signals. Fleet owners are seeing earlier prototypes become real, from Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Level 2 automation to electrification and hybrids. These vehicles, as well as future iterations, will be further disclosed at the upcoming North America Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) in Atlanta, Georgia in late October 2019.

Safety and Connectivity Features Top of Mind


Numerous fleet operators are seeking additional safety and connectivity features for their newly purchased or leased vehicles.The majority of commercial Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are beginning their 2020 production runs with newer technologies and…

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