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 European Carsharing Technologies Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDE8-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDE8-01-00-00-00 Over the years, Carsharing technology has evolved from simple manual systems to increasingly complex computer-based systems. There are now a wide range of technology service providers offering solutions, from factory installed to aftermarket, to Carsharing operators. Currently, more than 15 technology providers cater specifically to the Carsharing market offering operators a faster time-to-market. The base analysis for this research study has focused on the European Carsharing Technology Market. More than 20 interviews were conducted over the phone by senior consultants/industry analysts with original equipment suppliers, regulatory authorities, and distributors. Primary research has accounted for 80% of the total research. The countries were selected on the basis of shared mobility services and technology solutions being currently offered. The aim of this study is to analyze the Carsharing technology market and to provide an overview of the types of providers, key market drivers, and emerging trends. Advances in vehicle sharing technologies are among the biggest drivers for these new mobility models, with connectivity playing a big role in making them more convenient for customers. Data analytics are used to predict the timing and location of demand spikes to ensure more effective rebalancing of the fleet. In some cases, customers are incentivized to drop off cars in specific locations. In the future, Frost & Sullivan expects that RFID technology will be slowly replaced by the latest technologies like NFC and BLE. Automated parking (Car2go experimenting with Bosch and Benz) and semi-autonomous driving solutions will open up additional use cases for Carsharing operators. Factors like rapid urbanization, increasing Gen Y population, and penetration rate of smartphones will be a big driver for the vehicle sharing market. Aftermarket Carsharing technology providers would expand their local presence in the region to take advantage of the growing demand.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • How will the Carsharing technology market evolve in 2018 and beyond?
  • What are the key events affecting growth of shared mobility technology providers?
  • Who are the key technology providers dominating the Carsharing technology market?
  • What are the key drivers and challenges for the growing shared vehicle technology market?
  • What is the competitive landscape for OTS aftermarket solution providers?
  • What is the market share of various types of technology providers – Factory Installed, Proprietary and Off-The-Shelf Aftermarket Technologies?
  • What are the key innovations in the Carsharing technology space?
  • What is the impact on pricing models of shared and connected vehicles?
  • What are the addressable market opportunities for technology providers (forecast from 2017 to 2022)?
Mon, 6 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Advancements in Time-of-flight Image Sensors, Brain-to-vehicle Interface, Haptics, Noise Cancellation, LiDAR, and Self-healing Tires http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-20-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-20-00-00 This Mobility Technology TOE highlights advancements in time-of-flight image sensors, brain-to-vehicle interfaces, haptics, LiDAR, noise cancellation, tugs and ferries, self-healing tires, and de-icing coatings. The purpose of the Mobility Technology TechVision 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 TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 10 noteworthy innovations. 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: Time-of-flight sensors, image sensors, avalanche photodiodes, self-healing tires, LiDAR, radar, cameras, fuel cells, tugboats, ships, ferries, haptics, ultrasound, ultrasonic, brain-to-vehicle interface, noise cancellation Fri, 3 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Indonesia Malaysia and Thailand Car Parc Database, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P998-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P998-01-00-00-00 Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand Car Parc Database is an excel based study which presents trends in the total car parc in the 3 countries for 2010-2022. With several factors supporting automotive industry growth, ASEAN has emerged as one of the largest car markets globally. This study indicates that ASEAN car parc is expected to see a positive growth during the forecast period of 2018 -2022 led by key car markets in the region including Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. The vehicle parc in ASEAN is expected to go up from 29 million units in 2016 to 33 million units in 2022. While Indonesia is expected to see the highest growth in the ASEAN region witnessing a vehicle parc of 11 million units in 2022, Thailand is expected to remain the country with the highest Vehicle Parc in ASEAN between 2018 and 2022. This study presents in detail the workings and calculations for each of the countries in ASEAN which have been used to arrive at this statistical database. The study includes separate worksheets for executive summary, ASEAN Vehicle Parc, Malaysia Vehicle Parc, Malaysia Input Data, Indonesia Vehicle Parc, Indonesia Input Data, Thailand Vehicle Parc, and Thailand Input Data. The Input Data worksheet elaborates the method of arriving at the numbers for the database. It includes New Vehicle Sales (Units) by segments such as segments A, B, C, D, E-H, SUV, MPV and Pickups for Malaysia, Segments such as Sedans <1500 cc, Sedans 1500-3000 cc, Sedans > 3000 cc, 4x2, 4x4 and Pickups for Indonesia and Passenger car segments such as 650-1500 cc, 1501-1800 cc, 1801- 2000 cc, 2001 - 2500 cc, 2501-3000 cc, > 3000 cc and Pickups in Thailand. The input data worksheet also includes data on New Vehicle Sales (Y-o-Y Growth), Registered Cars of Pre-2000 Vintage, Unit Sales Forecast by Vehicle Segment. In addition to this there are the car Parc worksheets which elaborate on Attrition Rate Per Annum and Cumulative Attrition which is used to calculate the Vehicle Parc - Passenger Cars and Vehicle Parc - Pickups for Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. In 2017, the B and C segment cars together grossed highest sale units in Malaysia followed A segment. In Indonesia, the 4x2 Vehicle Segment continues to record highest sale units in 2017. In Thailand, which is the traditional pickup haven, pickups continue to have the highest vehicle parc followed by compact segment cars known as eco cars which have gained recent popularity. Wed, 1 Aug 2018 07:59:02 +0100 Opportunity for Non Traditional Telematics Providers in Truck Telematics Market, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDC5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDC5-01-00-00-00 Globally 73.1 million trucks are expected to be connected by 2025 and penetration of telematics is set to rise. These macro factors coupled with trends such as rising sales due to economic development, stricter regulations, and more importantly advent of autonomous trucking have driven the interest of non-traditional telematics players toward truck telematics. Currently, Non- traditional telematics providers such as Truck OEMs, Aggregate manufacturers, Telcos, Map providers, and Tire manufacturers make up the eco system along with Traditional Telematics providers. As of 2017, Non-traditional telematics providers make up for 42.6% out of a total installed base of 12.9 million units in Europe and North America. Truck OEMs initially paved the way for truck telematics starting as early as 1995, via their in-house solutions. Later, they were emulated by other Non-traditional players, who forayed into truck telematics via partnerships and acquisitions. With the emergence of value trucks and their demand amongst fleet owners, telematics has become a key differentiator amongst Truck OEMs. Telematics is also helping OEMs to strengthen their customer association to their brand converting one-time sales into continual service centred relationships. OEMs currently cater to 10.9% of the total installed base and is expected to increase with the prospect of V2V communication and autonomy, as this necessitates OEMs to be the fore-runners with their connectivity solutions. In the wake of autonomy and V2V connectivity, truck aggregate manufacturers have evolved from only being Tier-1 suppliers to technology innovation partners. They are changing their business approach to focus on innovation, rather than production. Component behaviour analysis and opportunity to tap new segments are the key factors driving aggregate manufacturers to enter the connected truck space. Their strength is in coupling basic fleet management solutions such as GPS tracking, routing, maintenance scheduling and so on with advanced solutions such as prognostics and OTA programming. High speed data services lay the platform for Telcos to offer telematics. Telcos have evolved from being a powerful service provider to application and services switchboard. This puts them in the driver s seat to manage the more app-based open platform telematics ecosystem. They see real value addition in offering data analytics and intelligence, rather than only selling raw vehicle data. Majority of the top network providers initially forayed into fleet telematics by starting of with their in-house solutions, and then expanded their portfolio and regional presence via acquisition of prominent telematics service providers. Navigation providers form the bedrock of fleet telematics solutions. Strategic acquisitions and partnerships have transformed them from being a stand alone mapping company to a full-fledged fleet telematics service provider. They can use their core competencies as a leverage to provide advanced GPS based solutions and map based ADAS for platooning and autonomous trucking. Riding the IoT wave, leading tire manufacturers are moving on from providing tire as a product to Tire-as-a-Service model. As 25% of the fuel in a truck is consumed in overcoming rolling resistance of tires, gathering data on parameters such as tread depth and inflation pressure will assist tire manufacturers in designing low rolling. Moreover, fleet managers prioritize uptime and scheduled servicing over ad hoc replacement. This requires tire manufacturers to provide tire related value added solutions such as remote diagnostics, prognostics, road-side assistance, and maintenance scheduling. With the European and American connected truck market highly fragmented with 400-500 participants, the future beckons other prominent non-traditional players such as IT providers, chip manufacturers, truck leasing companies and logistics companies to foray into truck telematics via mergers and acquisitions and subsequently increase the share of Non traditional telematics players.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the trends that are driving Non Traditional telematics providers into entering the connected truck telematics ecosystem?
  • What are the strategies currently devised by Non Traditional telematics providers for entering the commercial vehicle telematics ecosystem?
  • What are the telematics solutions that each of the Non Traditional telematics providers have in their portfolio?
  • What are the strategic imperatives for connected truck vendors as a whole community?
  • What are the opportunities available for future Non Traditional Telematics providers in 2018?

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Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Competitive Benchmarking of Corporate Mobility Solutions of Key OEMs and Leasing Companies in Europe, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDB9-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDB9-01-00-00-00 We are witnessing a shift in products and services being provided to business travelers and the way in which companies set up their administration of these activities. New mobility business models, such as carsharing, ridesharing, and ridehailing/taxi services for personal use, are also developing into dedicated corporate mobility services and being integrated into corporate travel options. Furthermore, the role of the car and fleet management services are also shifting, especially in urban areas, becoming more integrated with complementary mobility solutions, such as corporate carsharing, corporate carpooling and corporate ridehailing solutions. We are looking at number of different players entering this space, like travel agencies, software platform providers, fleet management providers, integrated solution providers and public transport providers. This is resulting in organizations realigning their fleet and travel management processes, and adopting new integrated technology solutions to combine these functions alongside travel and expense management functions. Shared mobility providers are customizing their solutions specifically to the corporate market. Ridesharing specifically has a very huge percentage of commuters using their platforms.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

The aim of this study is to analyse the corporate mobility market and to provide an overview of the types of providers, key market drivers, and emerging trends. The study focuses on the suite of services offered by the key OEM&#39;s and leasing companies

  • Independent assessment of mobility services across key European markets and participants
  • Competitive benchmarking of the various solutions offered by key OEM&rsquo;s and Leasing companies
  • Insight on mobility strategies, products and services on offer from selected providers in each market defined in the scope
  • Insight regarding the various offerings by new mobility operators, leasing companies ,OEMs and&nbsp; technology providers
  • Strategic overview of the key technology trends and market opportunities
  • Strategic conclusions and recommendations

The base analysis was focused on the European corporate mobility market. the key markets that were analyzed are

  • Leasing and car rental
  • Traditional&nbsp; carsharing
  • P2P carsharing
  • Corporate carsharing
  • Ridehailing
  • Fuel cards and mobility cards
  • Connected car market

Key Conclusion

Mobility management solution providers have identified a huge market for their products, but are still battling challenges stemming from corporate policies. For instance, restrictions placed by organisations on the services the employee can access through company-provided devices can limit the adoption of their solutions. Besides, integrated mobility will need to interface with customers&rsquo; systems, and this can present technological complexities. Finally, the introduction of a new technology will meet with resistance from several stakeholders, especially for solutions that cut across all employee levels. However, as the cities and governments realize the benefits from these solutions, sound regulations in place will help alleviate the challenges.

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Americas Fleet Managers Desirability and Willingness to Pay for Fleet Management and Telematics Solutions, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2C2-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2C2-01-00-00-00 The overall objectives of this study are to investigate typical attitudes towards fleet telematics (fleet management system solutions), understand key features and service expectations; explore perceptions and willingness to pay for fleet telematics services; examine vendor satisfaction and brand perceptions; and look at vendor consideration and selection criteria. Data was collected by means of a panel-based survey in the US, Canada, Brazil and Mexico. A total of 210 decision makers or key influencers for fleet management solutions were surveyed to obtain the results. Service packages discussed in the study are fuel management, vehicle management, safety and security, order management, driver management, driver behaviour management and trailer management.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Evaluate general attitude towards fleet telematics (FMS)
  • Understand features and services that are expected from a device as well as most preferred back-office services standpoint
  • Measure perceptions and willingness to pay for fleet telematics services
  • Understand key vendor considerations and selection criteria
  • Measure level of satisfaction with vendors

Why Connected Truck Market?

  • By 2020, more than 35 million of trucks globally will be connected
  • Nearly 40% of fleet managers feel connected trucks are a &ldquo;must have&rdquo;
  • With smart roads and smart cities, smart trucks will be a necessity
  • Driver behaviour and compliance will be the key aspects for fleet optimisation
  • Future trucks will allow the user to easily pay for fuel, toll, parking, infotainment and many more in real time

Research Highlights

  • Challenges Faced and Current Non&ndash;Telematics Solutions Used to Address &ndash; identifies current non-telematics solutions used to address the challenges and the benefits realised
  • Awareness and Attitude towards telematics - identifies the perception of telematics, and the reasons for not investing
  • Usage of Telematics and Benefits Realised - presents the type of telematics solutions largely used and the reasons for investing
  • Preferred Telematics Vendor and Satisfaction Index - showcases the satisfaction level of current telematics solution and presents the preferred telematics solution for the future
  • Preferred Telematics Hardware and Future Expectation - identifies the preference of hardware device and in-cab display
  • Preferred Telematics Services and Future Expectation - highlights the most used telematics services today and the preferred telematics services for the future
  • Preferred Pricing and Business Model - identifies the preferred hardware and service pricing of telematics services and packages; and the interest towards new business models
  • Preferred Selection Criteria of Telematics Vendor - identifies the initial criteria to nominate a telematics vendor and the popular medium used to follow a telematics vendor.
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Top 5 Auto OEMs and Auto Market Analysis, 2017 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K254-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K254-01-00-00-00 The automotive industry is highly competitive globally, mainly owing to the changing consumer demands. The global light vehicle market is experiencing a number of transformative shifts that are driven by social, economic, and technology disruptions impacting the new business models being adopted by OEMs and Tier 1 providers. This had led to an ever evolving competitive landscape with the industry in a constant state of flux. It becomes increasingly imperative for stakeholders in the automotive industry to be aware of the dynamically evolving trends and ways in which they can be monetized. This study provides a snapshot of the key developments in the light vehicle industry and a strategic outlook for the near-term. The base year for the study is 2017 and the forecast has been provided up to 2020. This research examines the current state of the global light vehicle industry as well as look at future, delving into the growth strategies of key OEM groups by sales in their key markets. The study also involves a detailed analysis of demand for light vehicles manufactured by the top five OEM groups and highlights the likely impact of new mobility trends, such as e-mobility, in their product portfolio on their sales by 2020. OEM strategies, growth analysis, competitive landscape, and expected trends are discussed in the LV Sales Trends: Top Five Automakers section involving the key OEM groups (Volkswagen, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, GM Motors, Toyota Motors, and Hyundai). The study discusses the key trends, strategies, and challenges impacting the global market. For instance, a growing number of OEMs are starting to look at powertrain electrification / hybridization as a solution to meet the increasing pressure from governmental authorities to meet the emission and fuel efficiency targets. It also illustrates the changes in regional markets in 2017 and analyzes an expected market performance in 2020 in the 2017-2020: Auto OEMs Growth Strategies in Key Global Markets section. Notwithstanding the existing market challenges, Frost & Sullivan expects the global light vehicle market to record annual sales of more than 102 million units by 2020. This research service covers the top five markets by sales China, the United States, Japan, India, and Germany, and presents the key market trends, growth opportunities, transformational shifts, and market metrics. The key market participants and detailed market outlooks are discussed, and the key conclusions, recommendations, and Frost & Sullivan predictions for the market by 2020 are presented. Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Infotainment and Connected Car Outlook for India http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P97E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P97E-01-00-00-00 The rising standards of living and a burgeoning, upwardly mobile middle class with high disposable incomes and increased Internet penetration are the key factors responsible for the growth of the infotainment system market in the Indian passenger vehicle (PV) industry. GenY, working age population, working women, and the Indian middle class continue to be the most influential segments of the population, triggering new social, technological, and economic trends. Connectivity, Digital Usge, Demographics, Vehicle Parc Growth, Technology Evolution, and Disposable Income are the mega trends driving the infotainment system market. Bluetooth, USB/Aux, touchscreens, and the phone mirroring feature are gaining traction in the infotainment market. Lower-end passenger car and utility vehicle segments are rapidly adopting infotainment systems. The huge demand from the aftermarket (AFM) for car audio systems could eat into the shares of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) fitments in some vehicle variants due to the high costs of the car audio systems. The limited choice of car audio systems at vehicle dealerships is another major challenge for OEM fitment. OEMs will be focusing on smartphone-related technologies and OEM-proprietary software (SYNC, R-Link) to attract more customers, before upgrading to the next level. With the increase in the number of players in the Indian PV market, there will be intense competition to capture a reasonable market share; therefore, OEMs and AFM participants are launching new models at very competitive price points. Rising digitization and greater smart phone penetration among customers is accelerating smart phone integration and syncing with car infotainment systems. Smartphone pairing features such as MirrorLink/Android auto/ CarPlay, next-gen infotainment app ecosystem (HTML/Java-based applications), as well as advanced human-machine interface (HMI) such as gesture control will soon be implemented by key OE players. The launch of entry-level sedans and sports utility vehicle (SUVs) by global major OEMs like Honda, Hyundai, Ford, and Renault has given buyers access to advanced vehicles at lower costs . OEMs in developed markets are moving from mere safety and security features to more advanced services like maintenance alerts, recall alerts, prognostics alerts, and over the air updates, which impact the total cost of ownership. Indian OEMs are realizing that infotainment systems are becoming an important purchase criterion for the average Indian customer. Frost & Sullivan expects that all models that will be sold in India by 2021 will at least have one variant with a touch screen infotainment system. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 US Rail Axle Bearings and Seals Market, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1DC-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1DC-01-00-00-00 Bearings are crucial for smooth operations of railway vehicles and for the safety of commodities and people being transported. Lowering noise levels and vibrations, high load carrying capacities, and long life are the expectations of bearings in rail. Rail axle bearings are mounted to the wheel axle journal and are a link between the wheel and frame of the bogie. Bearing seals prevent contaminants such as dust, water, and other particles from affecting the performance of bearings and provide grease retention within the bearing area. There is a constant demand for bearings and any technological advancement would modify the existing bearing technology but would not replace them. Mobility requires bearings to reduce friction and enable a streamlined flow of operations. Navigating into the US bearings market, industrialists would find that there are numerous opportunities in the coming years with the expansion of passenger rail and continuous growth of freight volumes, which would result in the increase in the intermodal share for freight rail. It is quite evident that freight traffic is growing and will continue to grow, which means that there are improvements in store for existing fleet of freight carriers, including rail. Growing need for reduced emissions and avoiding traffic congestion are driving people to rethink their travel modes. Improvements in passenger rail infrastructure and long-distance connectivity is not far away. There are hundreds of miles of new rail networks in the books and a lot of additional rolling stock planned as well. Improving freight rail infrastructure is vital in bringing about faster and efficient means of transportation for essential goods and industrial products. Building a sustainable, environment-friendly mode of transport for freight would help reduce emissions and congestion from the use of road trucks that are the top contenders in freight transport. There would be a shift in the freight movement from trucks to rail and in the next two decades. Rail ton mileage would exceed that of trucks by 20%, according to the Federal Highway Administration. With increasing opportunities in freight rail, improvements in passenger rail, and expansion of rail networks being planned, the rail bearings market should thrive as well.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This research service covers all types of US rail based on application and provides the number of new deliveries and number of vehicles for periodic overhaul, which gives a close account of the number of bearings required for each segment for the forecast period. Comparative studies on the position of competition in the US bearings market, opportunities for OEM and aftermarket segments, and guidelines to participate in the region are also in the scope for the time period 2017&ndash;2024.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Intelligent Mobility, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDBC-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDBC-01-00-00-00 This research study focuses on providing all the presentations from Frost & Sullivan's two-day workshop event held in July 2018 in London, called Intelligent Mobility. These include presentations from Frost & Sullivan Europe team and a host of other companies, such as Daimler, BMW, Volkswagen, DHL, Omoove, Otonomo, BlaBlaCar and more. The focus of this entire workshop was on analyzing the impact of New Mobility Business Models and Digital Transformation of the Automotive Industry. In recent years, we have witnessed the transformational change driven by the proliferation of platform-based business models and the ecosystems they enable, unlocking immense potential for competitive advantage and business benefits. Frost & Sullivan believes that all traditional industries, including the Automotive and Transport sector, will capitalise on the power of digital technologies and develop more platform-based business models to sell services and solutions beyond just the vehicle hardware. The rapid pace of digitalisation is transforming the component hardware-driven automotive sector to a software and solutions focused industry, accelerated by consumers' evolving digital lifestyle expectations and demands for new and innovative services. The future roadmap of digitalisation in the automotive sector is expected to move rapidly from "digital services" to "car-as-a-service" to "mobility-as-a-service", transforming the car into an element of a connected living solution by 2030. Frost & Sullivan drills down into the future impact of digitalisation on the automotive sector and focuses on ways to leverage business model disruption and innovation to stay ahead of the curve. Some new and hot topics covered this year will include the following: Data Monetisation Pricing and Business Models in the Automotive Industry New Digital KPIs for measuring an OEM s performance with customer centre and front of the future digital strategies of OEMs New Mobility business models with a deep dive into Demand Responsive Transport Systems, Autonomous Shuttles and Flying cars New Subscription based vehicle retailing models New last mile delivery transport modes with a deep dive into Drone delivery and autonomous bots' as new freight mobility business models Deep dive into the top 100 Smart cities and their strategy on developing and implementing Smart Mobility initiatives. Frost & Sullivan's Smart mobility team showcases its 12-month detailed benchmark of these top 100 cities across 5 key areas, namely: Digital strategy of cities, Autonomous Vehicles implementation plan, Vision for embracing new mobility business models, Sustainability strategy and finally their vision on future of freight and last mile logistics. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 05:09:01 +0100 Barometer of the Automotive Parts Industry in Poland Research conducted by the SDCM and Frost & Sullivan http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298654060 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298654060 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:04:10 +0100 European Consumers Attitudes towards Diesel, Hybrid and Electric Cars Key Findings, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCF6-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCF6-01-00-00-00 This is an end-consumer survey on the attitude and perception towards diesel, hybrid and electric cars. The aim of this study is to understand consumers perceptions and attitude towards gasoline, diesel engines, hybrid and electric cars and further analyse their switching behaviour from diesel to hybrid/electric vehicles. About 2,525 end-consumers were surveyed online in Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, all of which count as the largest car markets in Europe. The survey included both male and female respondents from urban, suburban and rural areas who currently own either a gasoline, diesel, hybrid or an electric car. The average annual mileage for a male driver was 19,000 km, and for females 17,500 km.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • To understand consumers&rsquo; sustainability and environmental priorities in their life and in their choice of vehicle.
  • To determine consumers&rsquo; perceptions and attitudes towards different environment and sustainability factors, and to evaluate the importance of&nbsp; each in determining the characteristics of the future powertrain.
  • To determine consumers&rsquo; perception, concerns and attractiveness of alternative powertrains (hybrid and electric vehicles) in comparison to conventional gasoline and diesel engines.
  • To perform a tracking analysis of changes in consumers&rsquo; attitudes, perceptions and preferences in comparison to the findings from 2012 and 2014 Frost &amp; Sullivan Powertrain voice of the consumer studies.
  • To determine the impact on consumer perception and attitude towards diesel engines post the Volkswagen (VW) emission scandal.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the general purchasing criteria and powertrain attributes that a customer considers while buying a car of his choice?
  • What is the customers&rsquo; interest in considering a diesel-driven car as their next vehicle of purchase? How is the customer perception about diesel cars changing? What is the impact of the VW emission scandal on this perception?
  • What is consumer perception of xEVs? How does it change by EV type &ndash; mild, full, plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars? What are key reasons for consideration of xEVs?
  • How has the awareness level about xEVs improved over the last few years? How has the switching behaviour changed over a period of years?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Competitive Profiling of Key Aftermarket Buying Groups and Distributors in the EU5, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDD6-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDD6-01-00-00-00 The European automotive aftermarket parts distribution is witnessing a rapid growth. Europe is home to some of the leading Original Equipment Suppliers (OES) that are continuously on the lookout for buying groups and distributors that align with the philosophy of the company. Frost & Sullivan segments the automotive distribution ecosystem into two: Buying group: An association of distributors partnering with an aim to enhance their collective purchasing power to achieve the best prices from their suppliers. A buying group is usually a large conglomerate that ensures smaller associated entities can work within the operating rules of the umbrella group. The buying groups covered in the scope of this research are ATR, Temot International Limited, Group Auto international, LKQ international, Autodis, Uni-Select, and Rhiag Group. Regional distributors: A distributor is a sub-entity that purchases noncompeting products or product lines, stocks them in bulk, and resells them to retailers or direct to the end users. Most distributors leverage on getting supplier benefits or manufacturer's promotional efforts for selling more of a particular brand. The distributors covered in the scope of this research are Alliance Automotive Group, Andrew Page, Rapid Group, Dingbro, WM, Matthies, HESS Auto, Autolia, IDLP, Laurent, NOVA, IDIR, OVAM, GS Autobat, Lausan, and Cecauto. This research profiles the key automotive buying groups in the EU5 Region (the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) and the respective domestic distribution scene. The research service also gives insights into supplier partnerships, key accounts, retail partnerships, distribution strategy, private label portfolios, revenue benchmarking, and overall regional, pan-EU benchmarking among others. The study also covers business strategy and future investment avenues. It sheds light on product benchmarking and distribution channel benchmarking. Regional technology trends and growth potential in the next 5 years are also some of the highlights covered as a part of the benchmarking. Amongst other strategic content, the research also looks into the impact of geo-politics on the EU5 region, especially Brexit and the Catalan Crisis in Spain, and their impact on smaller regional distributors and changing dynamics of the automotive supply chain. The base year for analysis is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2023. All revenue and financial information is provided in Euros. The research service will also focus on: Overall regional revenue in 2017 Overall buying group revenue by region in 2017 Regional distributor revenue by country in 2017 Private label portfolio distributor and buying group Key Business to Business (B2B) partnerships and supplier accounts Buying group benchmarking by scalability, market attractiveness, supplier strength, investments Distributor benchmarking by scalability, market attractiveness, supplier strength, investments--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Focus

The insight focuses on the key buying groups and distributors in the following regions:

  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain

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Key Features

The key areas of analysis&nbsp; are as follows:

  • Overall regional revenue in 2017
  • Overall buying group revenue by region in 2017
  • Regional distributor revenue by country in 2017
  • Private label portfolio - distributor &amp; buying group
  • Key B2B partnerships and supplier accounts&nbsp;
  • Buying group - benchmarking by scalability, market attractiveness, supplier strength, investments
  • Distributor -&nbsp;benchmarking by scalability, market attractiveness, supplier strength, investments

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key trends in the automotive distribution landscape?
  • Who are the key distributors and buying groups in the EU5 region?
  • What is the impact of megatrends on the distribution aftermarket?
  • What are the key suppler - distributor partnerships and associations in the EU5 aftermarket supply chain?
  • What is the impact of regional socio-political development on the aftermarket distribution economy?&nbsp;

Key Conclusion

  • Buying groups are increasingly associating themselves with name brand garages (Bosch Car Service Shops), retailers and local fitters, ensuring sustained cross brand demand
  • European consumer behavior for passenger vehicles ensure pull-based demand for new OE quality parts over remanufactured parts
  • Bosch, ZF-TRW, Continental, Valeo, Delphi, and Mahle among others are the go to suppliers. Local sourcing gives buying groups monetary and logistical gains, and domestic relevance in the aftermarket supply chain
  • New business models like eCommerce and service aggregation likely to strain supplier-buying group partnerships, as distributors will look to sell through digital avenues
  • Regional distributors in Europe are likely to shift focus from just mechanical parts to a mix of both collision parts and electro-components

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Mon, 9 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Movers & Shakers: Interview with Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298636655 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298636655 Fri, 6 Jul 2018 05:31:05 +0100 Innovations in Electric Cars, Self-healing Composites, Rubber, Fleet Electrification, Ultracapacitors, Autonomous Vehicles, and Artificial Intelligence http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-1F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-1F-00-00 This Mobility Technology TOE profiles innovations in electric vehicles, self-healing composites and rubber, fleet electrification, electric charging stations, energy storage solutions, autonomous vehicles, networking and vehicle perception systems, and software for increasing automotive sales. The purpose of the Mobility Technology TechVision 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 TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 10 noteworthy innovations. 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: Electric vehicles, composites, self-healing, energy storage, autonomous vehicles, networking, vehicle perception, artificial intelligence, software, electrification Fri, 6 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Category Management Replacement Demand Analysis for Class 1-3 Selected Gaskets in North America, 2017 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K282-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K282-01-00-00-00 This study covers Class 1-3 vehicles gaskets aftermarket in terms of volume (in million units) and value ($ million) across the US and Canada. It discusses about the unit shipment, revenue average price, distribution channel share, and market share. The base year for this analysis is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2024. The North American gaskets aftermarket is likely to show marginal growth in unit shipment in the coming years. Increase in vehicles in operation (VIO), coupled with rising average vehicle age, will be the major driver for the growth of unit shipment during the forecast period. This study covers four product sub-types, namely cylinder head gaskets, intake manifold gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, and valve cover gaskets. Overall unit shipment is likely to experience a marginal growth considering the fact that the market is mature and the overall market is consolidated. The growth of automotive gaskets aftermarket is further restricted due to the advent of electric and hybrid vehicles, which either eliminate or reduces the need for these gasket replacements. Additionally, due to the marginal increase in average price per unit, the revenues will experience a relatively higher growth. Key channel partners in this segment are warehouse distributors and retailers, as the gaskets aftermarket is a heavily Do-It-For-Me market. OES and eRetailers have very marginal shares with respect to this product category, and this scenario is expected to remain the same during the forecast period. As the market is not lucrative, either in terms of size or growth, channel partners do offer any private labeled parts for this product category. All the four product sub-types are expected to have marginal growth due to increasing product durability and the overall engine durability. The major participants are Federal-Mogul, Mahle, and Dana. As this is a mature market with a marginally increasing unit shipment, market shares are expected to diversify due to increasing competition during the forecast period. Improving the factors such as fill rate, product availability, application coverage, and gaining big customer accounts will enable growth.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the aftermarket unit shipment (overall and by product type) for Class 1-3 selected automotive gaskets and its forecast to 2024?
  • What is the aftermarket revenue (overall and by product type) for Class 1-3 selected automotive gaskets and its forecast to 2024?
  • What is the average unit price (overall and by product type) for Class 1-3 selected automotive gaskets aftermarket at manufacturer level and its forecast to 2024?
  • What is the aftermarket distribution channel share (overall and by product type) for Class 1-3 selected automotive gaskets aftermarket?
  • What are the major aftermarket supplier&rsquo;s market shares (overall and by product type) for Class 1-3 selected automotive gaskets aftermarket?
Wed, 4 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Micro-LED R&D Portfolio Analysis and Roadmapping http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D81F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D81F-01-00-00-00 Micro-LEDs (or Micro LEDs) are a next-gen self-emissive low power display technology with superior image quality compared to conventional display technologies such as organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays and liquid crystalline displays (LCDs). The key R&D focus area is mass transfer technology which enables commercialization and mass production of micro-LEDs. GaN-on-Si is emerging as a potential technology enabling mass-manufacturing of micro-LEDs. Micro-LED technology enables integration of sensor components layered on the display panel, resulting in more compact and efficient interactive displays. High growth opportunities are observed for display and semiconductor manufacturers. Micro-LEDs can be also used in advanced sensing applications and next-gen communication techniques such as visible light communication (VLC). In the short-term, consumer electronics application such as AR headsets and smartwatches are high impact sectors. In the longer term, micro-LEDs will be integrated into healthcare wearables and used for medical applications such as optogenetics. The technology and innovation report covers the following aspects: Significance of Micro-LEDs Applications landscape Key stakeholders and their competitive positioning [application vs innovation matrix] Enviornment analysis: Assessment of R&D Portfolio Areas and Themes Key unmet/market needs Key performance indicators for R&D Success Key drivers and challenges hindering commercialization Insights on research orientation and funding Patent analysis and innovation portfolio areas R&D Pipeline and Applications roadmap R&D and Commercialization strategies Frost & Sullivan s Strategic Viewpoint on Growth opportunities Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Assessment of global automotive trends in 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298604263 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298604263 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:26:03 +0100 Executive Analysis of BMW s Global Powertrain Strategies, Forecast to 2030 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD2F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD2F-01-00-00-00 This study outlines the powertrain strategies of BMW AG for the next decade. An analysis of advancements in combustion engine technology, transmission technology, hybrid and electric propulsion strategies, and lightweighting approaches has been included in the research. This study gives a comprehensive picture of the kind of transformation the company will be undergoing in terms of its powertrain technologies as it prepares to cater to the next level of emission targets, testing cycles, while at the same time, addressing evolving customer demands. A few strategic findings are discussed below: BMW feels that diesel will remain very important to their vehicle offering for the next 20 years. However, the aggressive electrification plan could play a significant role in making BMW diesels less favorable to the market. BMW s continued focus on diesel engine development is backed by its high efficiency aftertreatment system which is a combination of NOx storage catalyst and selective catalytic reduction, enabling RDE compliance. Effective combustion, emission advantages, performance improvement and parts standardization are the prime reasons why BMW will standardize 500 cc displacement for 3-cylinder, 4-cylinder, and straight six engines. BMW has a basket of right sized engines, particularly up to 3L. The next step in optimizing cylinder displaced volumes or energy efficiency will revolve around better fuel injection and 48V based systems.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

Technology: Engine Downsizing, Turbocharging, Direct Injection Gasoline Systems
Application: Powertrain and Emissions, Engine Technologies, Gasoline, Diesel and EV Technologies, CO2 Reduction
Regions: North America, Europe, China, Japan

Key Features

Aim: To understand the powertrain strategies of BMW AG, to examine their road map to compliance, and evaluate the importance and future of each propulsion type: gasoline, diesel, hybrid, fully electric, and fuel cells.

Objectives:

  • To understand the various approaches to platform standardization and modularity in BMW powertrains
  • To understand the new BMW platforms strategy to analyze how BMW plans a product portfolio revamp leveraging powertrain and vehicle modularity
  • To evaluate the roadmap of different powertrain technologies at BMW
  • To evaluate the electrification strategy and develop forecast for electric propulsion
  • To understand the preference for particular fuel types and propulsions systems for BMW for reducing overall emissions while increasing sales volumes
  • To examine the various transmission choices at BMW and compare their role in BMW powertrains in the future
  • To understand the various risks involved and provide actionable set of recommendations

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the future of diesel engines at BMW? What are the plans for RDE compliance and how will this technology evolve?
  • How big a role does modularity of powertrain systems play in reducing the overall CO2 emissions and improving fuel economy for BMW?
  • What further steps will lead to electrification at BMW? How does the company plan to achieve the tall targets it has set for electrification?
  • What is the future of various powertrain systems and engine families at BMW and what key technology changes are to be expected?
  • How is the transmission strategy going to evolve? What preference does BMW have for torque converter or dual clutch transmission?

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Smart Farming and Internet of Things (IoT) Applications in ASEAN Countries, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9EC-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9EC-01-00-00-00 The aim of this market insight is to highlight the key technological developments in the field of agriculture, with a focus on enabling technologies that will transform the agriculture sector in ASEAN countries. It will discuss smart farming, and the crucial role it is set to play to address the major challenges of growing food demand, soaring operating costs, climate change, and nutrition loss. It explains how Internet of Things (IoT) can be applied in the agriculture sector, in light of precision agriculture for optimum resource utilisation. It will also analyse with the main challenges faced by farmers, such as depleting water supplies. The study provides country-by-country in-depth analyses of current and future technology penetration of IoT and smart farming technologies in the ASEAN region. It also covers key drivers and restraints, market trends, growth opportunities, and the competitive landscape from 2017 to 2022, in addition to strategic recommendations for better agriculture practices. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the world will need to produce 70% more food in 2050, to feed the growing population. Factors such as climate change, limited arable land, water scarcity, labor demand, distress migration, crop failures dues to outbreak in pests and diseases, and other variables will further aggravate this demand for global food production. To meet this demand, technology will play an important role, as farmers, agricultural companies, and government organisations are turning to IoT and smart farming. The penetration of technology and analytics will increase at a rapid pace and smart technologies that best address industry challenges in the most cost-effective way possible will be in demand. Applications of IoT in farming technologies considered are as follows: Agriculture Robotics and Drones Precision Agriculture Farm Management Information System Smart Logistics and Warehousing Smart Greenhouse Livestock Monitoring Waste Technology Smart Irrigation Digital Marketplace Climate Monitoring and Forecast--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The study covers market forecasts and trends of technology penetration, for the study period of 2018 to 2022, with the base year as 2017. The geographic scope of the study includes the ASEAN countries of Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Brunei.

Key sections included in this study are as follows:

  • Application of IoT in Farming in ASEAN Countries
  • ASEAN Smart Farming Technology Roadmap
  • Business Opportunities: Smart Farming
  • Major Stakeholders in Smart Farming
  • Breakdowns by ASEAN country profiles (covering smart farming market potential and technology roadmaps, smart start-ups, and country econometrics)
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Electrification and Autonomous are Buzzwords in Global Medium-Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market in 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298600533 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298600533 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:56:59 +0100 An Insight On Cybersecurity Complexities And Initiatives In The Automotive Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298592460 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298592460 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 05:46:27 +0100