Frost.com - Automotive and Transportation Research http://www.frost.com/c/10046/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10046/home.do - Automotive and Transportation Research Frost & Sullivan Trends in the Global Super Luxury Vehicles Market, 2016 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K188-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K188-01-00-00-00 This market research provides a detailed analysis of the future trends in the global super luxury vehicles market. Super luxury vehicles are defined as the vehicles that cost above $90,000, with high-end luxury features such as comfortable interior seating, comfort suspension, and powerful powertrain. They are broadly classified into the following segments: High-end Luxury and Near-Super Luxury Vehicles: This segment talks about the flagship vehicles provided by mainstream OEMs, such as the high-end luxury sedans and SUVs, with a design focus on driving and interior comfort. Performance Luxury Vehicles: This segment includes vehicles ranging from high-performance variants of standard sedans and crossovers, sports coupes and convertibles, and purpose-built super cars, with a focus on speed, acceleration, and driving dynamics. Ultra Luxury Vehicles: This segment includes vehicles custom-built for providing passengers with the highest levels of comfort a vehicle can offer, with completely customizable options. The study analyzes the future of various technologies among these categories: Connectivity, which includes electronics featured in vehicle interiors (with technologies such as touchscreen, gesture control, virtual cockpits, and customizable displays) Powertrain, which includes the different energy units that are used to power high-end luxury vehicles (with technologies such as internal combustion (IC) engines, hybrid-electric powertrain, and battery electric powertrain) Autonomous technology, which includes both autonomous and semi-autonomous functions that help drive and navigate the vehicle (with technologies such as forward collision warning, park assist, lane-changing assist, autonomous driving, adaptive cruise control, and chauffeur and valet systems) The study research lists the special features of super luxury vehicles such as customization options provided to the customers, with brief discussions on upcoming vehicles in the segments and their features. The research highlights how super luxury vehicle bodystyling is likely to be affected by SUVs, which have a very high market share, when compared to sedans and hatchbacks in the mainstream and luxury markets. It also discusses how this will affect the sales performance of ultra luxury brands. Key questions this study will answer include: 1. What is the super luxury vehicles market made of? What are the different types of super luxury vehicles? 2. What are the future trends in super luxury vehicles in terms of autonomous, connectivity, and powertrain technology? 3. What are the upcoming models in the super luxury vehicles space and what are the unique features they are likely to be fitted with? 4. What is the impact that SUVs/crossovers will have on the super luxury vehicles market? 5. How does technology transfer happen from motorsport and super luxury vehicles to mainstream vehicles? 6. Key OEMs compared in this study include: Acura, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Fisker, Ford, Jaguar, Karma, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lucid Motors, Maserati, McLaren Automotive, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Maybach, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls-Royce Cars, and Tesla. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Fintech in the Global Automotive Industry, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC83-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC83-01-00-00-00 This research service provides a comprehensive overview of the fintech landscape in the automotive industry. It covers the application and use cases of fintech-powered innovation in the following 5 segments: 1. Automotive Leasing & Finance 2. Automotive Insurance 3. Digital Automotive Retailing 4. Digital Payments 5. Automotive Convenience and Experience-centric Services Apart from providing a host of profiles of key market innovators, this research highlights the opportunities that can be mined with the application of digital transactions in the automotive industry. The study showcases the potential areas for automakers and suppliers for investment and for technology companies to focus on to maximize their revenue potential in the automotive industry. As the automotive industry is facing narrowing margins, the need to look to other revenue streams and also keep the customer committed to the brand for their next purchase is paramount. This can be achieved by creating an experience across the lifetime of the customer's ownership. The need for manufacturers to look beyond the initial sale of the vehicle and periodic maintenance revenue, and also focus on creating a personalized in-vehicle experience through allied service partners is critical to the future of the automotive industry. The role of fintech in enabling an industry-wide transition from a transactional to an experience-centric one is important to help the traditional ecosystem embrace digital transformation. The following questions were the founding blocks of this research: What are fintech companies and what relevance do they have in the automotive industry? How can the business interest of fintech companies be classified and what are their applications? What underlying technology powers the business end of fintech to create these new business models and what is the market size of the value created? What are the key fintech organizations that an automotive company should be aware of? What recent partnership activities in fintech companies have products/solutions tailored to the automotive industry? Automotive companies are focusing to reduce the technology gap and improve customer experience with new customer touch points through fintech partnerships. Retail spending online is expected to reach over $3 billion by 2025, with several digital feeder systems, including digital lead generation, eCommerce platforms, and 100% online retailing. A mature market of over $1 trillion is yet to be disrupted by digital financing options. Banks and OEMs are looking for partnerships and pilots to get the right offering mix. In the insurance space, digitizing insurance claims processing will help insurers eliminate fraudulent claims while reducing processing time by 80% and lowering settlement overhead cost by 90%. Technology companies such as Google, Whatsapp, and WeChat are expected to lead digitizing on-demand convenience services as OEMs look to ensure that revenue stays within the core automotive ecosystem. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Indian Logistics Industry Growth Insights and Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P99C-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P99C-01-00-00-00 Economic reforms and government initiatives in terms of strengthening the manufacturing sector and improving ease of doing business are expected to attract private investment. The development of transportation and logistics-related infrastructure, such as dedicated freight corridors, logistics parks, free trade warehousing zones, port modernization, and container freight stations will help to improve efficiency. Technology adoption is likely to accelerate in the transportation, warehousing, and freight forwarding segments, and logistics solutions will be the driving force behind warehousing market growth. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Overview of the Automotive Industry in the Greater Mekong Subregion, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8B9-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8B9-01-00-00-00 The study provides an overview of the automotive industry in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Over the years, the global automotive industry has been focused on the developed countries with saturated growth and developing countries which are likely to be saturated in the short to medium term. In this scenario, the countries in the Mekong subregion are expected to be a boon to automotive companies in expanding their top line in the coming years. The Mekong subregion includes Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Yunnan and Guangxi provinces in China. The research service also offers a detailed insight into the automotive markets in four countries: Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The study examines the economic and social factors, growth prospects, capabilities, and infrastructure in these key countries of the Mekong subregion. It also provides a detailed overview of the new vehicle sales in these countries with 2016 as the base year. The research service covers the new vehicle sales (passenger and commercial) for the period 2010-2016 and also offers the new sales forecasts in these markets for the period 2017-2021. Key Target Audience The target audience includes: Global and regional automotive OEMs with presence or stake in GMS Global and regional automotive component companies with presence or interest in GMS Consultancy firms interested in developments in GMS Research organizations Technological partners Research Scope Profile of key countries (Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam) including country overview and economic and social indicators New vehicle sales of passenger and commercial vehicles in Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam between 2010 and 2016 Automotive overview, market drivers and restraints and regulatory environment for automotive industry in Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam New vehicle sales forecasts across GMS countries during the period 2017-2021 in Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam Multilateral and Free Trade Agreements affecting the automotive industry in Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam Key Questions This Study Will Answer What are the economic and social indicators of development in Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam? What are the new vehicle sales trends in these countries during the period 2010-2016? What are the key market drivers and restraints for automotive industry growth in these countries? What are the new vehicle sales forecasts for Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam during the period 2017-2021? Which are the key Multilateral and Free Trade Agreements of these countries that have a direct impact on the automotive sector? What is the general regulatory environment for the automotive industry in these countries? Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Connected Truck Market Shaping the Future of Logistics, Global, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K199-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K199-01-00-00-00 This research service aims at identifying and analyzing key trends in the connected truck market that are poised to shape the future of logistics industry. The logistics supply chain market is being challenged as it is expected to perform mission-critical functions while bringing about complete transparency in end-to-end supply chain processes. Speedy delivery and user experience are identified as emerging critical factors in the logistics industry. Automation of key connected truck services such as fleet management, order management, and freight aggregation brings complete visibility to the system while effectively utilizing the assets and ensuring on-time delivery. The study analyzes key trends such as Uber for Trucks, Internet of Things (IoT) in trucks, artificial intelligence, autonomous technologies, 3D printing, and its impact and value proposition to the global logistics industry. Growth opportunities have been clearly mapped with a call to action for stakeholders for improved decision making. The study period is from 2016 to 2025. Other important topics covered in this study include global logistics spending by key segments, transportation breakdown by key regions, evolution of logistics service provider, transformational shifts in automotive logistics supply chain, roadmap of technological advancements, technology transformations, futuristic scenarios impacting global logistics supply chain, and trends impacting ground logistics and freight brokerage. Why Connected Truck Market? 1. By 2020, more than 35 million of trucks globally will be connected. 2. Nearly 40% of fleet managers feel connected trucks are a must have . 3. With smart roads and smart cities, smart trucks will be a necessity. 4. High value proposition for all ecosystem partners. 5. Future trucks allow the user to easily pay for fuel, toll, parking, infotainment, and many more in real time. Key questions this study will answer: 1. What is the role of connected trucks in logistics and how is it poised to change the future landscape of logistics? 2. What are the key regions contributing to the global logistics industry? What is the breakdown for transportation channels within the identified key regions? 3. What are the top 5 trends in the connected trucks industry that are poised to transform the future of logistics? What are the implications and value propositions they offer? 4. What are the futuristic scenarios impacting the global logistics supply chain? What is the significance of connected trucks in ground logistics and freight brokerage? 5. What are the opportunities for connected truck players in the logistics ecosystem? What are some of the key focus areas and conforming implications? Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Poland Electromobility Market, 2016 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD19-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD19-01-00-00-00 This study aims to research, analyze, and provide forecasts for the electric vehicle (EV) market in Poland according to 2 segments: passenger vehicles and city buses, and covering the key industry participants in the developing ecosystem. Objectives: To provide insights on the current and future stance on the global EV market To describe historical figures and the forecast development of the automotive market in Poland To identify the taxation structure on the passenger vehicle segment in Poland To define the most important drivers and restraints that influence the Polish automotive market To provide historical figures of the new EV registrations in Poland and the most popular models split To understand the government plans and vision for the promotion of EV market growth To draw the ecosystem and identify key industry participants in the EV market in Poland To provide the outlook for charging station infrastructure and energy generation This study analyzes the development potential of the electric vehicle market in Poland. It provides a strategic overview of the automotive market development in the country, the taxation schemes; and the governmental policies, plans, and regulations related to the evolving EV market and the local industry. It analyzes historical data from 2000 and provides plans and policies until 2025, with the base year being 2016. It outlines various indicators of the EV market globally and in Poland in particular. The vehicle types covered are passenger vehicles (PV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), battery electric vehicles (BEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV), and city buses. Key Questions this Study Will Answer: 1. What is the global situation in the EV market and how is it projected to develop? 2. What is the condition of the domestic automotive market in Poland? How are imports and new registration figures developed over time? How is the situation expected to evolve? 3. What is the state of the EV market in the country? What are the most popular EV models? 4. What is the competitive environment in the electric city bus segment? What are the future development plans? 5. What is the condition of the energy grid and charging infrastructure network in Poland? 6. What are the key taxation regulations and government vision to develop the EV market in the country? Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Powering Engines and 3D Remote Sensing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-12-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-12-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE covers key developments in powering engines, 3D remote sensing, image sensors, and laser sensors for applications such as energy-efficient and cleaner engines, battery management, connected vehicles, autonomous driving, ADAS. In particular, it features a thermoelectric module for vehicles, a low-carbon emission bus, an ultra-efficient automotive engine, an active battery management system for vehicles, HD-SSL for real-time 3D remote sensing, advanced gated-imaging sensors enabling highly automated driving, a cloud-based data exchange platform for connected cars, and laser-based object sensing for autonomous vehicles. The purpose of the Automotive and Transportation (A&T) Technology Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly A&T TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 8 noteworthy innovations, written by a qualified TechVision automotive engineer affiliated with SAE International (the Society of Automotive Engineers). The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: 3D remote sensing, power engine, battery management system, gated-imaging sensor, data exchange platform, thermoelectric generator, automotive engines, connected cars, imaging sensors, automated driving, laser sensing Fri, 2 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 OEMs and the Independent Aftermarket (IAM) Competing to Gain Commercial Vehicles (CV) Aftermarket Share http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297610690 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297610690 CV parc in the European Union (EU) was estimated at 38.9 million in 2016 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.9% to reach 44.2 million by 2023. Eastern European countries, Germany, and the United Kingdom are expected to witness the highest growth in CV parc during the forecast period Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Automotive Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D79F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D79F-01-00-00-00 Sensor technology is enabling development of advanced systems for vehicle safety and control in the automotive sector. Automotive manufacturers are increasingly using electronics systems for improving vehicle performance, passenger safety and comfort. Integration of sensors and actuators into automotive control systems optimizes the performance of the vehicle by enhancing durability and reliability. Key sensing technologies covered in this technology and innovation report include LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), image-, touch-, touchless-, inertial-, pressure-, micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) accelerometer-, anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR)-, giant magnetoresistance (GMR)-, and biometric-sensors and gyros. The innovation report discusses sensor-based innovations in automotive industry and captures the impact of current and future applications in vehicles. Key topics include: Technology and market dynamics PESTLE and SWOT analysis Industry value chain assessment Impact of megatrends Technology capabilities of various sensors Key sensor innovations and its impact IP and Funding scenario Growth opportunities and critical success factors Companies to Watch Key questions for strategy planning Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 PACCAR Inc Profile of a Leading Global Truck Manufacturer http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC81-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC81-01-00-00-00 PACCAR Inc is expected to increase its medium- and heavy-duty truck unit sales at a compound annual growth rate of 4.8% from 2016 to 2025, which will help it maintain its share of the global truck market. While rising unit sales will not be the key driver for sustained profitability, revenue from services such as telematics-based fleet management systems, the Connect computerized maintenance management system, eRetailing of parts, and financial and leasing services will help improve margins. The company's weak presence in China and India, two of the largest truck markets globally, is the reason for its lack of growth in global truck market share. China and India also have a substantial owner-operator population the primary customer base for PACCAR in North America. With a new value-truck platform, PACCAR can enter this market profitably. On the powertrain front, PACCAR is expected to maintain its focus on developing diesel engine technology to meet emission regulations and go beyond just compliance. Natural gas engines will be the key alternative fuel powertrain strategy, but this technology is not expected to have a market penetration rate of more than 5% by 2025, primarily because of a lack of refueling infrastructure and the price premium for natural gas technology compared with diesel. With its large customer base among owner-operators, PACCAR is working towards autonomous driving technology that does not necessarily take the driver out of the equation but frees the driver to do paperwork and other activities. Key questions this study will answer: What are the key factors that make PACCAR an important participant in the global truck market? How will PACCAR tap into growth in the global truck market through its Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF brand? What will be the product focus in each region? Does PACCAR have a breakthrough strategy for the world s largest truck markets of China and India? What are the risks and restraints of PACCAR s truck strategy? What is the projected volume of truck sales in 2025? Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Future of Flying Cars, 2017 2035 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K16A-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K16A-01-00-00-00 This study provides a comprehensive insight into the flying cars landscape. It discusses the evolution of flying cars and the need for them today, as well as mega trends favoring them. The technological challenges and supporting technologies to overcome them are included, and the various types of flying cars and profiles of key participants are provided. The study offers an analysis of the current competitive landscape, the capabilities benchmarking different flying cars, and future application areas. Potential business models and a snapshot of related rules and regulations by countries are also covered. The flying car has fascinated humans for almost a century. Attempts to build one in the past have largely been unsuccessful, predominantly due to the absence of key technologies. Advancements in technology in the past decade are poised to make the flying car a reality in the next few years. Flying car start-ups, technology giants, and companies from the ride hailing and aviation sectors are all engaged in the race to develop flying cars. Many have already tested their prototypes, while some have even begun pre-sales of their vehicles. The advent of the flying cars poses a number of pertinent questions pertaining to safety, regulations, privacy, traffic management and key application areas. These questions gave rise to the key objectives of this study listed below: To capture the evolution of flying cars over the years, till 2017 To identify the key participants in the flying cars market as of 2017 To comprehend the major challenges for commercialization of flying cars To identify the main technology enablers for flying cars To decipher the emergence of flying car application areas by 2035 To identify the architecture and partnerships required to support flying car operation in urban areas To identify new business models for flying car companies as well as automotive OEMs targeting this market Key conclusions and actionable recommendations Benefits to clients: The study provides a 360-degree view of the flying cars market as of 2017 and how it could potentially evolve in future. Commercialization avenues and potential revenue streams are discussed. Challenges hindering commercialization and technological capabilities key to successful commercialization are captured. A distinction is drawn between the various types of flying cars being developed, and their capabilities are analyzed. In addition, profiles and capabilities of more than 10 participants in the market are analyzed in detail. This study will aid companies in understanding the implication of flying cars for their businesses, the threshold capabilities required to develop a flying car, the type of vehicle they should develop based on their goal and the various ways to commercialize it. Key participants: Ehang Pal-V Terrafugia Aeromobil E-Volo Lilium Aviation Tactical Robotics Carplane Joby Aviation Malloy Aeronautics Hoversurf Kitty Hawk Aerofex Cartivator Airbus Uber Xplorair Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Mega Trucks Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1BD-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1BD-01-00-00-00 Mega trucks are seen as a solution to growing problems faced due to road congestion and emissions by reducing the need for more conventional sized trucks on the road. They also lower cost per ton for fleets along with addressing growing freight demand. However, significant obstacles lay ahead of implementation of mega trucks with serious questions being raised about its safety and its impact on infrastructure and environment. Overcoming legislative hurdles and negative public opinion will be key in promoting case of mega trucks in future. By improving safety features and advocating use of light-weighting technologies, the trucking industry could improve feasibility of mega trucks. Australia leads the current use of mega trucks in terms of penetration rate followed by North America and Europe. In future North America is expected to further extend its lead over Europe in use of mega trucks driven by a stronger and more favorable mandate and support infrastructure. Mega trucks provide growth opportunities for companies in the safety systems and light-weighting sectors. They also provide opportunities for OEMs to invest in above mentioned sectors as well as other tech companies involved in telematics and mobile based freight aggregation. Digital transformation and autonomous trucking will play a key part in expediting the adoption of mega trucks through better connectivity and safety features. With bigger engines and higher payload capacities, mega trucks are expected to incorporate more value features, especially in developing markets. Mega trucks in the future will be built on common platforms for similar markets such as China, India, and South America. Growth of most mega trucks is expected to come from North America, which will nearly double its sales in 2025 compared to 2016, leading to nearly half of global mega truck sales. This will largely be driven by favourable regulations, further upgrading of existing infrastructure and increasing demand for freight optimization. Gradual proliferation of mega trucks is expected in emerging markets such as China and India with a very cautious increase in weight and length limits. Growth of mega trucks is also highly dependent on lawmakers in specific regions laying down regulations taking into account its impact on infrastructure, environment, society and other modes of transport. North America is expected to accommodate more mega trucks in the future, while Europe is expected to be more skeptical and cautious in its implementation. Emerging economies such as China and India are expected to extend limits on truck weight and length only marginally in the long term, with infrastructure development likely to be a key factor, especially in India. Proliferation of mega trucks, where on average 2 mega trucks would replace 3 normal-sized trucks, will have negative impact on sales of trucks affecting OEM revenues. This, however, presents an opportunity for these companies to create an alternate source of revenue through either investing in or acquiring companies present in the safety, lightweighting, telematics, and mobile-based freight aggregation field. This will also push tier-I companies to upgrade the existing technology to compete and meet the needs of the OEMs and fleets. Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Movers & Shakers Interview with Mr. Neeraj Kanwar - Managing Director, Apollo Tyres http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297596956 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297596956 Frost Perspectives interview with Apollo Tyres Managing Director, Mr. Neeraj Kanwar on the future of Apollo tyres, their changing strategies for research and development and their CSR initiatives focused on making a difference to their end consumers. Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Strategic Analysis of Autonomous Cars in China, 2010 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P964-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P964-01-00-00-00 China is the largest passenger vehicle marketplace in term of sales and production volume in the world. Strong capitalization and the fast-growing automotive industry in China are likely to create high development opportunities in the global autonomous car market. The Chinese automotive industry is moving into autonomous car development. It is at the research and development stage, as well as in the testing and demonstration phase. Key stakeholders include global leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), joint-venture OEMs, domestic Chinese OEMs, and leading technology companies involved in the autonomous car development in China. Although there is no relevant policy about autonomous driving being finalized by the Chinese government and no official announcement has been made regarding the same, the need for regulations and policies will be addressed when the Chinese autonomous cars market proceeds into mature development. Innovation to zero is the key advantage of the implementation of autonomous cars in China. For instance, autonomous cars are likely to reduce car fatalities caused by human errors. The driverless car is the revolution for future transportation, as well as one of the new Mega Trends. Research Scope The aim of this study is to research, analyze, forecast the trends and provide an overview of the development of autonomous cars and its impact on the whole automotive value chain. The study provides a global overview and analyzes the Chinese autonomous car market in particular. Research Objectives To provide a strategic perspective of the development of autonomous cars, which includes the current situation, development challenges, and a future outlook To highlight key external opportunities and challenges that might impact the implementation of autonomous cars in China To analyze the key technologies and R&D activities of autonomous car development in China To provide strategic information towards autonomous car development and collaboration among stakeholders in China To identify the growth opportunities in the Chinese autonomous cars market in the near-to-long term Key Questions this Study will Answer What is the strategic overview of the development of autonomous cars in China? What are the key technology trends of autonomous car development in China? How can stakeholders in the autonomous car market overcome market restraints despite challenges? Who are the key participants in the autonomous cars market in China? What are the potential growth opportunities that can be captured by market participants in China? The research service provides conclusions and a future outlook about the development of the Chinese autonomous cars market. China is expected to realize the commercialization and mass production of autonomous cars by 2030. The integration of OEMs and Chinese information technology (IT) companies is likely to fully leverage its products and achieve the official launch of the autonomous driving concept in China. Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 2017 Global Automotive Industry Outlook http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD18-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD18-01-00-00-00 This research service presents the 2017 outlook for the global automotive industry. It illustrates the changes in regional markets in 2016 and analyzes expected market performance in 2017. It delves into original equipment manufacturer (OEM) strategies to excel in target markets and segments, and introduces technology trends for 2017. This study will benefit the entire automotive value chain, including OEMs, car rental and fleet companies, financial service providers, carsharing operators, technology solution providers, and a host of other industry participants looking to understand current automotive trends and their implications. Detailed information is provided on powertrains, electric vehicles, connectivity and telematics, the aftermarket, and mobility solutions. Growth opportunities and critical success factors also are presented. Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Franchising in the Chinese Automotive Aftermarket, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P922-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P922-01-00-00-00 The Chinese automotive aftermarket is likely grow at a strong pace in the next few years from 2017 to 2022. By 2022, it is forecasted that the revenue of the Chinese automotive aftermarket $281.8 billion. Currently, the average age of vehicles exceeds the warranty period (0 3 years). In 2015, the average age of vehicle in operation was 3.3 years. The average lifetime usage period of a vehicle is 8 10 years. A large section of consumers need to go for service and maintenance in the automotive aftermarket. The franchise business model is growing. In the automotive aftermarket, the franchising model is a strategy to integrate the distribution channels. In order to build their reputation, many corporates, through franchising have opened many branches in various locations to provide higher a level of service along with the need to sell vehicle components at lower price. Research Aim The aim of this study is to provide a strategic insight into the potential for Franchising in the Chinese automotive aftermarket. The study presents the current scenario in the Chinese automotive aftermarket by providing a high-level overview of the factors that influence and impact its growth. Research Objectives To provide a strategic perspective of franchising in the Chinese automotive aftermarket, including key current situations, challenges, and future development possibilities To estimate the size and sales potential of the Chinese automotive aftermarket in 2022 To provide a competitive analysis of various automotive aftermarket participants activities, market shares, products or services provided, and planned expansion To provide current Chinese consumers potential behavior toward vehicle maintenance To provide reasons for franchise stakeholder to grow in the Chinese automotive aftermarket Key Questions This Study Will Answer What is the short-to-medium term outlook for Chinese automotive aftermarket development? What are the key market trends? What are the key advantages and disadvantages of the various models of services in the Chinese automotive aftermarket? What is the structure of the current Chinese automotive aftermarket franchise channel? Which are the key industry participants? How challenging is the competitive landscape? The research closes with conclusions and a future outlook. China is currently a highly fragmented market with regional variations and absence if any giant franchising corporates that dominate the entire domestic Chinese automotive aftermarket. The market share of franchised model servicing or maintenance shops is likely to surpass that of 4S shops, which charge a relatively higher servicing fee and maintenance cost. Besides, individual workshops will also shift to the franchise model of operating to become competitive. Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Australian Intelligent Mobility Market Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities, 2016 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P965-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P965-01-00-00-00 This study examines the prevailing trends in the intelligent mobility market in Australia for 2016 2025. It offers a detailed overview of the key segments in the market. The study focuses on various developments in these segments including their current and future revenue analysis. The study contains an executive summary section, as well as one for research scope and methodology. It presents a general overview of the developments in car sharing, smart parking, autonomous vehicles (AVs), connected logistics, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), usage-based insurance (UBI), and connectivity. The study also discusses in detail the growth opportunities and the strategic imperatives for success in the intelligent mobility market. The base year for the study is 2016 and the forecast period is 2017 2025. Key segments covered in the study are as follows: Car sharing services: These offer numerous benefits to the community, such as reduction in traffic congestion, pollution, road accidents, and other management fees. Smart parking: This refers to a vehicle parking system that enables drivers to find a vacant spot. It involves elements of real-time space availability data, price, reservations and payments, and navigation to the available spaces. Cellular connectivity: This refers to the connectivity of radio networks distributed over geographical areas through the use of base stations to support data exchange across devices. Usage-based insurance: Also known as pay-how-you-drive (PHYD) and pay-as-you-drive (PAYD), this is a type of insurance where the insurance premiums are dependent on the vehicle used, measured against the place, driving behavior, time, and distance. The research scope for the study is as follows: Overview of each of the 7 intelligent mobility segments, including developments and key trends in each of them during the forecast period car sharing, smart parking, autonomous vehicles (AVs), connected logistics, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), usage-based insurance (UBI), and connectivity Profiles of OEMs across the key segments and their initiatives towards market development Case studies and discussions of intelligent mobility trials conducted across different segments Key factors affecting market growth in the country Presentation and discussion of current and future revenue forecasts Key questions this study will answer are as follows: What are the key segments in the intelligent mobility market in Australia and what were their revenues in 2016? What are the current and future outlooks for these segments? What are likely revenue forecasts for these segments during 2017 2025? Which are the key market participants in the intelligent mobility market in Australia? What are the factors influencing the trends in each of the key segments? Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Women as Vehicle Customers Voice of North America Consumer Findings, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K19F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K19F-01-00-00-00 The percentage of women holding driving licenses in North America is greater than that of men. However, women are unhappy with the entire process of car buying. Hence, understanding women car purchase preferences is essential for OEMs to ensure that the process is amicable. With the growth of digital platforms and social networking sites, women car buyers are well informed about their choices. Catering to their needs is of utmost importance to all stakeholders in the automotive industry. Opportunities for OEMs and dealerships exist to partner with automotive tech start-ups to digitally transform the car purchase process, including digital financing. The findings from this study will allow product planning teams/OEMs to focus on the specific needs of women car buyers. The aim of the study is to analyze the growing trend toward North American (US and Canada) women customers buying cars and the underlying factors considered in their purchase decisions. Research Scope: Women car buyers' preferences across 3 categories (Design & Technology, Sales & Retail, and Vehicle Ownership) are covered in detail in this study. To understand the difference between women and men in their attitude to buying cars, sales, product, and ownership To study how OEMs are designing cars that suit women s preferences and needs To study the features and attributes that women prefer in cars and overall satisfaction levels To compare any differences between countries and gender-specific buying patterns To understand how retail strategy differs for women and how to optimize the customer journey to target women Strategic findings and recommendations to OEMs and car dealerships Key Questions this Study will Answer: Are women customers dissatisfied with their car? If so, what are the key reasons? What strategies are OEMs employing in this growing segment? What are the features and attributes that women consider as important when buying a vehicle? What kind of car do women customers prefer? Which features do they prefer in their cars? What is the profile for women customers in their current vehicle versus their future ideal vehicle? What are women customers' attitudes toward car purchasing decisions? Which financing options are available to women customers while leasing a car? Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 US Automotive Technicians Choice Survey of Replacement Parts, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1C7-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1C7-01-00-00-00 The importance of technicians as customers for part suppliers continues to grow with the continued expansion of the Do-It-For-Me (DIFM) channel in the US automotive aftermarket. Although the aftermarket is a mature and stable channel in the United States, market trends such as digitization and private labeling are steadily transforming how technicians purchase their parts and their preferences surrounding brands. Frost & Sullivan's annual technicians choice survey of replacement parts has been tracking these changes for several years. The study reveals critical data about the purchase drivers and habits of technicians, providing companies with actionable information to improve their market position and targeting. Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Urban Rail Vehicle Database, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC96-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC96-01-00-00-00 This research service covers all types of urban rail transit vehicles and rolling stock around the world. The vehicles are listed by region, sub-region, country, city, transit agency, transit classification (Metro, light rail, automated people mover, monorail, streetcar, heritage streetcar, automated guideways), number of lines, length of lines, number of vehicles, manufacturer of vehicles, age of vehicles, ridership daily or annual, CBTC status, and passengers per hour per direction (PPHPD). Fri, 5 May 2017 07:27:19 +0100 African Commercial Vehicles Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDA-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDA-01-00-00-00 The African commercial vehicles (CV) market, despite the slowdown due to low oil and commodity prices, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1%, largely driven by increasing infrastructural developments and rising urbanisation. South Africa is the largest contributor to the CV market in Africa, with 53% share. However, until 2025, Nigeria, Kenya, and Morocco are expected to be the fastest-growing markets and the only ones to increase their share in the overall CV market. Apart from Nigeria, where the CV market is in turmoil, Kenya, Morocco, and Tanzania are expected to be the fastest-growing CV markets in Africa until 2025. The light-duty (LD) trucks segment is dominated by Japanese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Isuzu, Toyota, and Mitsubishi, making up 67.8% of the market. The medium- and heavy-duty (M&HD) trucks segment, on the other hand, is fragmented, with a more balanced split among key OEMs. In the bus segment, however, European participants are more prominent, with nearly 50% market share. Asian OEMs, especially those from China and India, are expected to further proliferate at a rapid pace and spearhead the supply of value trucks in the region. Latest technologies such as alternative powertrain and truck telematics penetration are negligible. Apart from a few compressed natural gas (CNG) buses in certain North African markets and the adoption of some basic telematics services in South Africa, there is no presence of these technologies in the region. New vehicles in Africa are predominantly imported as knocked-down kits and assembled in local facilities, whereas used vehicles are imported as fully built units. The African new trucks market was predominantly dominated by premium brands from North America and Europe. White spaces in the lower price range and market potential enticed Asian manufacturers into setting up shop in the region. Asian manufacturers have gained traction in recent years, due to optimum truck specifications that comply with regional demands. These brands are positioned as affordable and value-for-money alternatives to their premium counterparts. The imported used trucks market in the Sub-Saharan region is dominant across all truck segments, especially in countries such as Ghana and Nigeria. The North African region has very little used trucks imports in the LD trucks segment, due to strict regulations, whereas used trucks imports are prevalent in the M&HD trucks segment. Most of the imports from Europe (constituting European brands) are in the HD tractors segment. In the LD and MD trucks segments, however, used trucks imports mainly constitute Chinese and Japanese brands. In North Africa, there is growing emphasis on urban transport, along with government incentives to produce vehicles locally. This is expected to have the biggest impact on the CV market in the region. Top trends in the Sub-Saharan region include accelerated infrastructural development, rapid urbanization, and increasing proliferation of Asian OEMs. Major economies of Africa are expected to recover from the current slump once oil and commodity prices start climbing up, after which they are expected to be back on the path of accelerated growth.--BEGIN PROMO--

This research report includes following segments:

  • Africa Heavy Duty Truck Segment

  • Africa Medium Duty Truck Segment

  • Africa Light Duty Truck Segment

  • Value Trucks

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Innovations in Self-driven Vehicles, Vehicle Monitoring and Safety Systems http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-11-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-11-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE covers recent developments in self-driven vehicles, vehicle monitoring and safety system. Innovations profiled include a LiDAR sensor by Luminar Technologies that can detect distant obstacles, application of artificial intelligence to make autonomous cars safer by AImotive Kft., a mobile app to track vehicle performance by Zubie, an advanced road safety system for hilly areas by Leo Burnett, a self-powered deceleration indicating lamp by Mechoptix Inc., a secure vehicle-to-everything solution for autonomous driving by Auto-Talks Ltd., a scalable digital cockpit platform for automobiles by HARMAN International, and an IoT platform suitable for connected cars by Nokia Oyj. The purpose of the Automotive and Transportation (A&T) Technology Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly A&T TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 8 noteworthy innovations, written by a qualified TechVision automotive engineer affiliated with SAE International (the Society of Automotive Engineers). The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: LiDAR, autonomous driving, vehicle performance monitoring, road safety systems, vehicle-to-everything, V2X, V2V, connected cars, IoT Fri, 5 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) Database, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K138-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K138-01-00-00-00 The Global Bus Rapid Transit System Database, 2016 is an interactive dashboard for bus original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), transit operators, and vendors with details of networks and buses of global bus rapid transit (BRT) systems. The base year is 2016 (2014/2015 data has been provided where the 2016 data is not available). The database lists key figures such as transit classification, operator, line length, vehicle manufacturer, and so on. Thu, 4 May 2017 11:20:19 +0100