Japan autonomous vehicle market is expected to grow at a rate of significant CAGR for the forecast period, FY2023-FY2027. Autonomous vehicles enhance the passenger's experience as they reduce the occurrence of accidents, traffic congestion, and carbon dioxide emissions. The use of autonomous vehicles also lowers transportation costs and travel time while maintaining fuel efficiency therefore, are highly preferred for transportation purposes. The surge in the efforts made by the government officials to promote the use of autonomous driving vehicles in the country in the form of supportive policies and schemes is contributing to the market growth. The growing old age population in the country gives up driving after a certain age to prevent the occurrence of accidents which may happen due to weak senses. Leading authorities are planning to demonstrate the use of technology in autonomous vehicles to provide a better understanding and profits of availing services of autonomous vehicles. The government is aiming to introduce autonomous bus services so that older people can go for outings or any other social or personal purpose, which also increases accessibility and also to provide transportation in rural areas. The presence of market players and the use of advanced technology in the manufacturing process as Japan is already a high-tech country is expected to influence the demand of the Japan autonomous vehicle market. High-end investments by the leading authorities to fuel the production and distribution of autonomous vehicles in the country are expected to bolster the Japan autonomous vehicle market growth for the next five years.  

Japan autonomous vehicle market is segmented into vehicle type, automation type, automation level, propulsion, regional distribution, and company. Based on the automation level, the market is divided into level 1, level 2, level 3, level 4, and level 5. Level 4 is expected to witness the fastest incremental growth for the forecast period, FY2023-FY2027. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry are launching plans to promote Level 4 autonomous driving, which is driverless driving.

The major players operating in the Japan autonomous vehicle market are Toyota Motor Corporation, Honda Motor Company, Ltd., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Isuzu Motors Limited, UD Trucks Corporation, among others. Major companies are developing advanced technologies and launching new services to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive strategies include mergers & acquisitions and new service developments.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: FY2017-FY2020

Base Year: FY2021

Estimated Year: FY2022

Forecast Period: FY2023–FY2027

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze the historical growth of the market size of Japan autonomous vehicle market from FY2017 to FY2020.
  • To estimate and forecast the market size of Japan autonomous vehicle market from FY2021 to FY2027 and growth rate until FY2027.
  • To classify and forecast Japan autonomous vehicle market based on vehicle type, automation type, automation level, propulsion, regional distribution, and company.
  • To identify dominant region or segment in the Japan autonomous vehicle market.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for Japan autonomous vehicle market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in Japan autonomous vehicle market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in Japan autonomous vehicle market.
  • To identify key sustainable strategies adopted by market players in Japan autonomous vehicle market.


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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of manufacturers across the country. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufacturers who could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the manufacturers, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the country.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of Japan autonomous vehicle market using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.

Key Target Audience:

  • Autonomous vehicle manufacturing companies
  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Organizations, forums, and alliances related to autonomous vehicle market.

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers, suppliers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, Japan autonomous vehicle market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

·         Japan Autonomous Vehicle Market, By Vehicle Type:

    • Passenger Car
    • Commercial Vehicle
  • Japan Autonomous Vehicle Market, By Automation Type:
    • Semi-Autonomous
    • Fully Autonomous
  • Japan Autonomous Vehicle Market, By Automation Level:
    • Level 1
    • Level 2
    • Level 3
    • Level 4
    • Level 5
  • Japan Autonomous Vehicle Market, By Propulsion:
    • ICE
    • Electric
  • Japan Autonomous Vehicle Market, By Region:
    • Hokkaido & Tohoku
    • Kanto
    • Chubu
    • Kansai
    • Chugoku
    • Shikoku
    • Kyushu

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in Japan autonomous vehicle market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).
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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Impact of COVID-19 on Japan Autonomous Vehicle Market

5.    Voice of Customer

5.1.  Factors Influencing Purchase Decision

5.2.  Aided Brand Recall and Unaided Brand Recall

5.3.  Brand Satisfaction Level

6.    Japan Autonomous Vehicle Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.     By Value and Volume

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Commercial Vehicle)

6.2.2.     BY Automation Type (Semi-Autonomous, Fully Autonomous)

6.2.3.     By Automation Level (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5)

6.2.4.     By Propulsion (ICE, Electric)

6.2.5.     By Region

6.2.6.     By Company (2020)

6.3.  Product Market Map (By Automation Level, By Region)

7.    Japan Autonomous Passenger Car Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1.     By Value and Volume

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Vehicle Type (Hatchback, Sedan, SUV/MPV)

7.2.2.     BY Automation Type

7.2.3.     By Automation Level

7.2.4.     By Propulsion

7.3.  Pricing Analysis (2020)

8.    Japan Sedan Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast

8.1.1.     By Value and Volume

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Vehicle Type (Bus, Truck)

8.2.2.     BY Automation Type

8.2.3.     By Automation Level

8.2.4.     By Propulsion

8.3.  Pricing Analysis (2020)

9.    Market Dynamics

9.1.  Drivers

9.2.  Challenges

10.  Market Trends and Developments

11.  Policy and Regulatory Landscape

12.  Japan Economic Profile

13.  Competitive Landscape

13.1.              Company Profiles (Partial List of Leading Companies)

13.1.1.  Toyota Motor Corporation

13.1.2.  Honda Motor Company, Ltd.

13.1.3.  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

13.1.4.  Isuzu Motors Limited

13.1.5.  UD Trucks Corporation

14.  Strategic Recommendations

15. About Us & Disclaimer