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 Advancements in Automotive Safety, Object and Environmental Detection, Fuel Cells, Emergency Braking, Connected Cars, and Cyber Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-16-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-16-00-00 This Automotive and Transportation TOE profiles key developments and innovations in augmented reality-based head-up displays; combined Camera/LiDAR solutions for ADAS, improved object detection, collision avoidance, automatic/emergency braking, fuel cell catalysts and membranes, battery energy storage solutions for electric vehicles, Dashcams for app-based vehicle monitoring, and vehicle cyber security. 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: Augmented reality, head up displays, CMOS image sensors, cameras, LiDAR, fuel cells, catalysts, membranes, dashcams, vehicle monitoring, cyber security Fri, 6 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Evolution of OES Aftersales Channel in Automotive Aftermarket http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297929598 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297929598 The global aftermarket replacement parts revenue grew by approximately 4.7% in 2016. Aftermarket revenues of about USD 100 billion in North America and about USD 97 billion in Europe (2016) will provide OEMs enough impetus to target and grow in this sector. Fri, 6 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technology Roadmapping of Micro-LED Displays http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E6-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E6-01-00-00-00 With rapid proliferation of high power applications and features in smart electronic devices, the battery life of such devices is often very low. Display components of smart devices consume majority of the power, thus manufacturers and developers are under constant pressure to develop a next generation innovative display technology to increase the battery life of smart electronic devices and appliances. Micro-LEDs/ m-LED/ LED is a high-brightness low power display technology which is proving to become competitive over conventional displays. Advanced sensing and visible light communication (VLC) are key applications enabled by micro-LED technology. With increase in proliferation of micro-LED technology, sectors such consumer electronics, automobile, and life sciences will have high impact. Government support/initiatives and the huge market potential for display applications can drive advancements and adoption of micro-LEDs in the long term. Micro-LED technology has the ability to replace conventional small, medium, and large displays in the longer term. The technology and innovation report discusses key capabilities and applications of micro-LED technology. The applicability of the technology in the short, medium, and long term is analyzed. Some of the key questions addressed in the report are highlighted below. What is the significance of micro-LED technology? What are the key applications impacted by the technology? What are key factors influencing adoption? Who are the major innovators and innovations? What is the future prospect of the technology? How does patent and funding drive technology development? What sort of strategies would OEMs need to embrace to gain entry and sustain competition? Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Manufacturing Technologies Empowering Automotive Lightweighting http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E3-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E3-01-00-00-00 Lightweighting, one of the key trends witnessed in the automotive industry is expected to introduce transformational changes in the longer run. Lightweighting has garnered increased interest from the entire transportation ecosystem to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Lightweighting of vehicles is achieved either by introducing design changes or by using advanced multi-materials either in the chassis, powertrain, engine or other interior parts of a vehicle. Lightweighting can significantly reduce vehicle weight, improve aerodynamics of the car, and enable improvement in the overall performance of vehicle. The technology and innovation report captures noteworthy manufacturing and materials related technological innovations that enable lightweighting of automobile structural elements, chassis, and powertrain. Examples of such technologies include: flexible roll forming, oil fluidic tube hydroforming, 3D printing, self-joining rivets, resistance stir welding and many more. Key questions answered in the study: What is the significance of automotive lightweighting? What are the key funding trends and focus areas? What are the key emerging materials used for lightweighting? What are the manufacturing innovations driving adoption? How did the end-users leverage the benefit of automotive lightweighting technologies? What are the growth opportunities beyond 2020 for lightweighting in the automotive industry? Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth Opportunities in Chinese Commercial Truck Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P999-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P999-01-00-00-00 China owns the largest automotive market globally. The Chinese commercial truck market is expected to experience a positive growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1% during 2016 2025. This is a mature market which is highly concentrated and led by Foton, Dongfeng, JAC, FAW, and CNHTC in China, with a joint market share of 53.7% across light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty truck segments in 2016. Digital freight brokerage, autonomous driving, connected service, digital transformation, rise of Chinese trucks, and new energy powertrain are the key growth opportunities that will drive demand for trucks during the long term. These new business areas are expected to improve logistics service and fleets driving experience in China. The Chinese commercial truck market is expected to shift to a digitalized platform and modernized logistics performance, achieving seamless connectivity between upstream and downstream of supply chain integration, as well as the communication among commercial truck related enterprises, logistics firms, truck fleets, and truck drivers in China. Diesel powertrain is expected to continue its dominance in the Chinese commercial truck market during the long term. Nevertheless, emission standard restriction, purchase incentive offered by both central and regional governments, as well as new launch of truck models are motivating the market adoption of new energy powertrain solution during the long term. Light-duty truck will continue to enhance its largest market share among truck segment, accounting for 62.6% of new truck sales in 2025. Cold chain is targeted to be one of the fastest growing logistics businesses especially in the light-duty segment in China; key involvements are fresh food and take-away catering. Research Scope The aim of this study is to research, analyze, and forecast emerging commercial truck platform strategies in the light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty commercial truck market. The study presents a strategic growth opportunity insight into the Chinese commercial truck market and its impact on the growing trends up to 2025. Research Objectives To provide a strategic perspective of the commercial truck market in China, including key macro-economic factors, market drivers and restraints To provide market size and sales potential of light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty commercial trucks up to 2025 To provide competitive analysis on OEMs' market share movement based on several years To provide strategic growth opportunity analysis on current scenarios and future outlook To present an actionable set of recommendations for stakeholders to grow in the commercial truck market in China Key Questions this Study will Answer What is the business environment of the commercial truck market that is impacted by the government s plans in China? What are the growth opportunities strategies of key Chinese OEMs in developing commercial truck market in China? What are the current scenario and future outlook of digital freight brokerage activities in China? What are the key freight demands among different commercial truck segments including light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty in China? What is the key commercial truck market transformation outlook of adopting global logistics trends attaching with the fulfillment of Chinese government s plans? The research discusses market overview, Mega Trends, and industry convergence implications, logistics market in China, digital freight brokerage, autonomous driving technology, connected truck, digital transformation, rise of Chinese trucks, new energy powertrain, market drivers and restraints, forecasts and trends, market share, and competitive analysis and growth opportunities. The study closes with conclusions and future outlook. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Strategic Analysis of US Consumers Preference to Pay for Driving Dynamics Systems and Technologies, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K206-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K206-01-00-00-00 This study discusses US consumers preference to pay for driving dynamics systems and technologies that can be leveraged to transform the business for automotive participants. As the automotive industry is facing narrowing margins, the need to 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 through preferred driving dynamics features. The need for manufacturers is to look beyond seeing themselves as just product suppliers and start focusing on creating new identity as per the expectation of consumers in the market. Automotive manufacturers are focusing keenly on building preferred driving dynamics system in their cars. To match the market expectation, it becomes essential for OEMs to understand the consumers willingness to pay for certain features, which will enable OEMs to build cars that can change the form and function compared with what is being offered now and also help them to accelerate their transformation capability in the areas of emerging consumer preferences to gain competitive edge in the market. Changing consumers preferences toward various features of driving dynamics might have an impact on OEMs when choosing the partner to co-develop systems and technologies. Hence, OEMs should keep a close track of customer preferences to stay competitive. Few observations on consumers preferences based on the survey conducted are that subcompact car buyers are keen on seeing additional features in the upcoming versions and willing to pay a higher price for the new capabilities, while luxury vehicle owners and younger buyers give more importance to personalization, telematics (safety and security) and infotainment features. Steering, braking, suspension, wheels & tires, and driveline are the systems that will have a significant influence on driving dynamic features of the cars. Apart from these important features of driving dynamics, reliability and safety will be the top motivators of next vehicle purchase decision among the consumers, particularly for women and senior drivers. It is also observed that regardless of engineering viability or actual reliable advantages of vehicle features, consumers decision to buy the next vehicle is also based on their perceived needs and their perception of the benefits of those features. To cater to the growing expectations of the consumers in the US market, it becomes unavoidable for the automotive manufacturers and suppliers to expand their portfolio to offer in-car convenience based on the buyers preferences. Key questions this study will answer: What are the influential factors of the vehicle selection process and the importance of key vehicle attributes in the vehicle purchase decision? How is the importance of different driving dynamics systems and attributes perceived by the consumers? What are the preferences for driving dynamics systems: steering, braking, suspension, driveline, and integrated systems for driver assistance? What are the expectations, concerns, performance requirements, and technology/feature preferences for different systems: steering, braking, suspension, driveline, and integrated systems for driver assistance? What is the purchase likelihood and penetration of different systems and technologies in the future? Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Analysis of Volkswagen Strategies, 2014-2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD6D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD6D-01-00-00-00 This study looks at the outcome of the 2018 Strategy which was introduced by the VW Group in 2010. It then analyzes the recent Strategy 2025 which was rolled out by the group. Key aspects of the new strategy are analyzed and their implications for the overall group and the individual brands are discussed. The study also looks at the various capabilities that the group should possess to achieve the goals by 2025 and the various ways in which those capabilities can be acquired. Finally, the study provides strategic recommendations which can help the group to seamlessly execute its Strategy 2025 vision and achieve the desired results. The VW group is one of the leading automotive OEMs in the world. In 2016, the group replaced Toyota as the largest OEM in the world in terms of number of units sold. The group sold a total of 10.4 million units globally in 2016. The Dieselgate scandal had a significant impact on brand image in the United States. However, customer satisfaction remained high in markets such as China and Europe contributing to increased sales. Volkswagen group is the leading investor in R&D in the globe among companies spanning across different sectors. The group aims to consolidate its position as the apex automaker in the future as well through its Strategy 2025 vision. This gives rise to some of the key objectives of this study which are as follows. 1. To understand the key aspects of the Strategy 2025 initiative 2. To identify the main areas of focus for the company to execute Strategy 2025 3. To decipher the impact of the new strategy on the product portfolio of the group 4. To understand the key technology focus areas for the group 5. To get an insight into the new mobility company within the group. The company recently set up a separate company called MOIA to address the demands of future mobility. The company aims to be at the forefront of on-demand mobility solutions of the future. This research service covers this aspect extensively, exploring the capabilities and technologies required to compete in the on-demand mobility services space. It also tracks and captures the various initiatives taken by the company to achieve its mobility service goals and potential initiatives which could unravel in the future. Other key areas covered in this study include electrification, autonomous driving, advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) features, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected car concepts, to name a few. Specific technology concepts covered pertaining to the Volkswagen Group include gesture recognition, natural language understanding, Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), battery electric vehicles (BEV), battery packs and battery factories. The study also discusses Volkswagen's financial services division and the innovation that the group is bringing into the retailing arena. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Impact of Visible Light Communication (VLC) Technology http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E7-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E7-01-00-00-00 Over the past years, globally there has been tremendous transformation in communication and lighting sectors with evolution of advanced and many new technologies such as OLED, Micro-LED, 4G, 5G networks. Smart connected devices have witnessed rapid industrial growth and new technologies and products are constantly on the rise. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), smart homes, automation, connected living communication plays a vital role in driving technology innovations in different industries. LEDs (light emitting diodes) which are commonly used for display and lighting applications is leveraged for wireless data transmission driven by advancements in the optoelectronics sector. The concept of transmitting data through light rays is termed as Visible Light Communication (VLC). There are numerous applications enabled by VLC and these include: consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, home and building automation. VLC can be useful in applications where RF (radio frequency) communication is difficult to achieve the objective. Ultra-high speed data transmission and high bandwidth capabilities drive the adoption of VLC over other communication platforms. The technology and innovation report captures the impact of VLC on different applications. Key questions answered in the report are highlighted below. 1. What is the significance of VLC? 2. What are the key enabling technologies? 3. What are the factors that influence technology development and adoption? 4. Who are the key innovators driving developments? 5. What are the opportunities based on patent and funding trends? 6. What is the VLC technology adoption by region (North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific)? 7. What are the applications enabled by VLC technology? 8. What is the market potential for VLC technology (forecast until 2021)? 9. What is the future prospect of the technology? 10. What sort of strategies OEMs need to embrace to gain entry and sustain competition? Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Transportation and Logistics Market in Africa Transformational Trends and Emerging Growth Prospects http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P954-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P954-01-00-00-00 Due to economic and political uncertainties, African economies such as South Africa and Nigeria are expected to witness slow growth in 2017. On the contrary, improving economic conditions in Kenya and Morocco will support moderate growth. Despite differences in terms of economic growth prospects, high priority is placed on the development of transportation and logistics-related infrastructure in these countries. Regional transport networks will improve due to a number of regional and national-level transportation infrastructure development projects. Long-term business growth prospects include multi-modal transportation, cold chain logistics, intelligent transportation systems, warehousing and freight forwarding. Growth in e-Commerce will transform e-Logistics delivery models, and the online freight services market will gain traction. The adoption of digital technologies will accelerate growth in the warehousing segment during the forecast period. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 South East Asia Transportation and Logistics Market, Forecast to 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9C5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9C5-01-00-00-00 Regional economic integration, free trade agreements, e-Commerce, and digitalization are some of the key drivers expected to transform the logistics industry in the South East Asian region. With high growth projected for Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines, trade and domestic demand growth will drive the growth of the transportation and logistics industry. Long-term business growth prospects include multi-modal transportation, cold chain logistics, intelligent transportation systems, warehousing, and freight forwarding. Growth in e-Commerce will transform e-Logistics delivery models. The online freight services market will gain traction, and the adoption of digital technologies will accelerate the warehousing segment during the forecast period. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advanced Safety Technologies Empowering Mobility http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E8-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7E8-01-00-00-00 Advancements in sensor technologies improving navigation and object detection, advanced braking systems, image processing algorithms, and machine vision have created opportunities for automotive manufacturers to discover a wide range of solutions for automotive safety applications. Miniaturization of electronic components, integration of technologies, and adoption of smart devices is encouraging advancements in the advanced driver assistance and safety sectors. Vehicular communication is expected enable Internet of Things (IoT) concept and related applications. Apart from devices talking to each other, future connected cars will interact with the environment around, thereby leading to various business opportunities with the data collected. Sensor innovations in the field of radar, vision systems, and LiDAR are anticipated to have a high impact in making vehicles truly autonomous with advanced safety functionalities. The technology and innovation report covers technologies providing safety to passengers and passenger vehicles. This report focuses on capturing emerging technologies enabling advanced safety in the automotive industry. Technologies profiled in the report include radars, vision systems, LiDARs, Electronic Stability Control (advanced braking systems), airbags, seatbelts, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication and augmented reality head up displays. Key questions addressed in the report are highlighted below. 1. What are the different types of advanced safety technologies? 2. What are the benefits and applications of the technology? 3. What are the key innovations and the innovators impacting technology development? 4. What are the emerging technologies which will impact automotive safety and connected cars? 5. What are the emerging developments in automotive safety systems? 6. What are key growth opportunities for safety systems? Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Electric Passenger Car Sales Database, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD4D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD4D-01-00-00-00 This study discusses the global electric vehicle (EV) market till 2025. The geographical scope includes North America, Europe, and Asia (China, Japan, and South Korea). EVs are gaining momentum and currently hold less than 1% of the total market share in passenger car segment. However, by 2025, over 10% of the market is likely to be help by EVs with a mix of pure battery EVs, plug-in hybrid EVs, mild hybrid EVs and full hybrid EVs. Due to the stringent emission norms, over 95% of the OEMs have an EV in development which clearly shows an inclination toward the technology indicating an impact on gasoline vehicles. Currently, most of the European countries have announced several regulations (such as ban on diesel vehicles) which will restrict the use of conventional vehicles post 2025. The global EV market is likely to reach between 949,000 and 1 million unit sales for the first time up from 774,025 in 2016. Approximately 25 new models are likely to be launched in 2017. Most of the OEMs have announced plans on launching at least one type of hybrid amongst battery EVs, plugin hybrid EVs, mild hybrid EVs or full hybrid EVs as a variant of their flagship models. Traditional automakers are now making numerous attempts to capitalize the opportunity by introducing hybrid vehicles on the market after the success of new entrants such as Tesla and other start-ups which are likely to join the bandwagon. The most anticipated models are Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. Over 124 models were available in the market: 80 BEVs and 44 PHEVs out of which Volkswagen Group is expected to launch 18 new PHEV by 2020 as a reformation strategy after the infamous diesel gate scandal. Approximately 6 to 8 models are likely to be launched in 2017. Approximately, 8 million EVs are likely to be sold globally by 2025, with China holding over 40% market share followed by Europe with 29% market share. The adoption of BEVs is likely to be higher that PHEVs, with BEVs selling over 53% of total EV sales by 2025 which will be mainly because of heavy participation from Chinese OEMs and stringent emission norms in Europe. A number of start-ups will launch their plans to introduce EVs into the market, which will mainly focus on competing with Tesla. Some of the companies include Lucid Motors, NextEV, and Faraday Future. The Middle East, South Africa, South America, and a few countries in Asia-Pacific commenced sales of EVs in 2016. Though the market is not very attractive for the automakers, the Middle East is likely to become a hub for premium EVs. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:47:42 +0100 Global Supplier Contribution to the Fastest Growing Automotive Technologies, 2012 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K10D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K10D-01-00-00-00 This study identifies the contribution of selected list of 30 global automotive suppliers contribution in 2016, across financial parameters and technological portfolio. The study identifies the fastest growing technologies in 2025 and measures growth through suppliers' contributions in these technologies, financial performance, and geographical diversity.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The geographical scope of the study includes four major regions of the world (Europe, North America. Asia Pacific and Rest of the World). 

Research Highlights

Suppliers involved in the study are from these domains : 

  1. Comprehensive: Suppliers who have a presence in most major segments such as electronics and engine and chassis parts. These suppliers are generally in partnership with major automaker and supply a majority of components to all models across their product portfolio.
  2. Electronics: Suppliers who are predominantly focused on electronic systems and parts. 
  3. Exterior & Interior: Suppliers involved in body panels, interior parts and seating. 
  4. Tyres: Rubber parts suppliers who are the major suppliers of tyres to automakers. 
  5. Chassis & Safety : Suppliers that manufacture all chassis components such as suspension, steering and other components. 

Key Features

The suppliers are primarily from three major regions - North America (the United States and Canada) , Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the United Kingdom) and Asia (Japan and South Korea). Technologies are broadly categorized into Powertrain, Electric Vehicle Technology, Autonomous technology and Connectivity. Powertrain : This category deals with engine systems that help improve vehicle fuel economy, with a focus on emission reduction. Electric Vehicle Technology : This category deals with the growing demand for electric vehicles worldwide and technology required to power an electric vehicle. Autonomous Technology : This category deals with safety systems, which can be used for autonomous driving. This category considers technologies as a whole rather than each individual component used for these systems. Connectivity: This category covers in-vehicle entertainment, convenience and safety features that are present in a vehicle.

Research Benefits

As these are the technologies that are expected to be present most vehicles of the future, the 20 fastest growing technologies are list in this study. 

Key Issues Addressed

  1. What technologies are expected to grow fastest and post the largest revenue by 2025? What will be the penetration and prices at a global level? 
  2. What are the key areas for suppliers to invest in? What will the growth pattern of suppliers be, based on their current product portfolio? 
  3. How can suppliers better position themselves based on technology spread, geographic diversity and investments? 
  4. How do different regions compare to others in terms of financial and technological investments?

Key Conclusion

Over 60% of total technology revenue was contributed by Powertrain technologies.

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Rapid Charging Technology Empowering Small-Scale Electronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D5-01-00-00-00 With rapid proliferation of smart electronic gadgets and devices in various industries including consumer electronics, healthcare, and automotive, the manufacturers and developers are constantly under pressure to add smart and innovative features to sustain competition. High dependability on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and medical devices, minimizing down time has turned to be a critical aspect of technology development. Rapid/ quick/ fast/ supercharging of electronic devices is gaining momentum among various stakeholders in the electronics ecosystem. Rapid charging can enable charging of devices in few seconds or minutes. Consumer electronics industry is highly competitive and adding features such as rapid charging will create competitive advantage for stakeholders. Smart phones, laptops, wearables, hearing aids/ear phones, cameras, trimmers, EVs will benefit from rapid charging in the medium-long term. The rapid charging technology is poised to impact portable electronics in 2019. By 2021, rapid charging will evolve from being an emerging technology to next generation charging platform for various electronic applications. Strategic alliances (collaboration/partnership/joint venture), technology licensing can drive technology development and adoption in existing and niche market segments. The technology and innovation report discusses the impact of rapid charging on portable electronic devices. Some of the key questions addressed in the report are highlighted below: 1. What is the significance of rapid charging technology? 2. What are the key applications impacted by the technology? 3. What are key factors influencing adoption? 4. Who are the major innovators and innovations? 5. What is the future prospect of the technology? 6. How does patent and funding drive technology development? 7. What sort of strategies OEMs need to embrace to gain entry and sustain competition? Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Truck Video Safety Solutions Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1CC-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1CC-01-00-00-00 The aim of this research service is to analyze video safety solutions in Light and medium/heavy commercial vehicles (LCV, M/HCV) trucks across the globe and present an overview of market growth opportunities and implications. Under the compliance, safety, and accountability (CSA) environment, fleets are looking to improve safe driving practices and reduce fleets risks by using advanced safety technologies. Fleets are evaluating the return on investment of safety solutions based on the system s ability to improve driver behavior and performance, which directly influences the fleets operating economics and collision costs. Growing awareness for video safety solutions in North America and Europe has drawn the attention of telematics and safety systems vendors to enter the market. The integration of telematics, safety systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning with video safety solutions to offer a one-stop-shop solution will be the future trend. This market research analysis features key market trends, competitive landscape, pricing and packaging of solutions, business cases, global revenue forecast, and breakdown of solution contribution by geographies, vehicle segment, and solution type. Profiles of key vendors such as Lytx, SmartDrive, GreenRoad, PeopleNet, Omnitracs, MiX Telematics, MuHu, Netradyne, and Lightmetrics are also featured in the study. Growth opportunities have been clearly mapped with a call to action for stakeholders for improved decision-making. The study period is from 2016 to 2023. Why Connected Trucks? 1. By 2020, more than 35 million of trucks globally will be connected. 2. About 40% of fleet managers believe connected trucks are a must have . 3. With smart roads and smart cities, smart trucks will become a necessity. 4. Driver behavior and compliance will be the key aspects for fleet optimization. 5. Future trucks will allow the user to easily pay for fuel, toll, parking, infotainment, and many other features in real time. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: What is the current status of the global video safety solutions market, and its immediate and future prospects? What will be the potential market size in 2023? What are the key solutions in the current market scenario and what are some of the upcoming solutions that will be in demand? Who are the major market participants and what are the business models adopted by them? What are the upcoming technological trends that will gain prominence? Which are the emerging regions where penetration of video safety solutions is anticipated? Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Middle East and North African Transportation and Logistics Market, Forecast to 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P953-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P953-01-00-00-00 Economic diversification and transportation infrastructure development are the two key drivers of economic and logistics industry growth in the MENA region. The region has emerged as a major transshipment hub, with its strategic location advantage and improvement in air and sea port infrastructures. A growing middle class, changing consumer preferences, and rising economic prosperity are expected open up new opportunities during the forecast period. Rapid growth in eCommerce is expected to increase the demand for modern warehouses with advanced IT and digital solutions. Moreover, an increasing number of FMCGs, which are typically a significant contributor to economic growth in the region, are expected to increase the demand for modern warehouses. This is likely to transform warehousing services in the region, specifically in areas of inventory management, cargo loading, order picking, and real-time monitoring of stocks. Establishment of cargo villages and logistics parks would facilitate goods traffic to East Africa, Central Asia, and the GCC region. Technology adoption in the transportation sector is more advanced compared to other emerging economies in the region. Paperless customs clearance, cargo and container tracking, and advanced cold chain transportation are some of the areas benefiting from the increased use of technologies. In order to have a competitive advantage, logistics companies are expected to prepare themselves for this change, offer a wide range of services, and make more in technology-related investments. The MENA region offers long-term business opportunities in the areas of transportation, warehousing, and freight forwarding. This research service shed light on the economic and logistics trends in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Turkey, and Pakistan. The study period is from 2012 to 2018. Scope The aim of this insight is to research and analyze the key developments and trends related to economy and trade and the freight, transportation, logistics, and warehousing sectors in the MENA region. Objectives To provide an overview of the key factors driving economy and trade To analyze the role of the transport and logistics sector in driving the region s economic growth To identify the initiatives undertaken by the government to improve efficiency and reduce logistics costs To furnish a detailed analysis on the advances in digital technologies To provide an in-depth analysis of how the traditional value chain is transformed as a result of technological advances, e-Commerce growth, regulatory changes, and investment To identify the emerging opportunities as a result of economic and technology transformations and how they are expected to change the competitive environment Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North America Car Parc Analysis, 2010 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A08-00-1E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A08-00-1E-00-00 North America Car Parc Analysis 2010 - 2025 provides statistics on cars in operation by the year of manufacture for the period 2010 to 2025 for North American countries. These matrices for each country are developed by applying the annual average attrition rates on annual car sales. The attrition rates are derived from information on vehicle life. Each country's car parc matrix presents the following tables and chart. Car Parc by Model year (Number of cars in use by the year of manufacture) Annual Car Sales Cumulative Annual Attrition rate of Cars Model year Average Vehicle Life Chart: Annual Attrition Rate Curve Countries Covered: The United States Canada Salient Features Car parc matrices can be modeled to derive market potential for aftermarket components. Replacement rates of various automotive components when applied on specific model year of car help in determining the potential aftermarket for the component. Methodology The average age of passenger cars of a specific country, obtained from a published source, is used for arriving at the average service life of the car. The attrition rates are distributed across the years such that the average service life remains the same. Using these attrition rates, a matrix Cumulative Annual Attrition Rate of Cars by Model year is formed ranging from 2010 to 2025. The sales figures are applied to the attrition rate matrix and the resulting output is the passenger car by model year. Limitations Authenticity of data is reliant on the source from where the data have been collected and they have not been verified through primary research. Average vehicle life is derived from average age of passenger cars. We assume that the attrition rate follow a normal curve. Car parc figures represented are purely based on the statistical modeling. More accurate car parc information can only be obtained from Vehicles census conducted by the national statistical bodies. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:36:43 +0100 Latin America Car Parc Analysis, 2010 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A08-00-1D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=9A08-00-1D-00-00 Latin America Car Parc Analysis 2010 - 2025 provides statistics of cars in operation by the year of manufacture for the period 2010 to 2025 for Latin American countries. These matrices for each country are developed by applying the annual average attrition rates on annual car sales. Attrition rates are derived from information on vehicle life. Each country's car parc matrix presents the following tables and chart. Car Parc by Model year (Number of cars in use by the year of manufacture) Annual Car Sales Cumulative Annual Attrition rate of Cars Model year Average Vehicle Life Chart: Annual Attrition Rate Curve Countries Covered: Argentina Brazil Chile Mexico Peru Salient Features Car parc matrices can be modeled to derive market potential for aftermarket components. Replacement rates of various automotive components when applied on specific model or year of car help in determining the potential aftermarket for the component. Methodology Average age of passenger cars of a specific country, obtained from a published source, is used for arriving at the average service life of the car. The attrition rates are distributed across the years such that the average service life remains the same. Using these attrition rates, a matrix Cumulative Annual Attrition Rate of Cars by Model year is formed ranging from 2010-2025. The sales figures are applied to the attrition rate matrix and the resulting output is the passenger car by model year. Limitations Authenticity of data is reliant on the source from where the data have been collected and are not verified through primary research. Average vehicle life is derived from average age of passenger cars. We assume that the attrition rate follows a normal curve. Car parc figures represented are purely based on the statistical modeling. More accurate car parc information can only be obtained from vehicles census conducted by national statistical bodies. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:36:43 +0100 Dashboard of Selected Automotive Aftermarket Parts, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1EC-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1EC-01-00-00-00 This report covers Class 1-3 vehicles brake pads, brake rotors, batteries, air filters, oil filters, cabin air filters, spark plugs, starters, alternators and wipers aftermarket in terms of volume (in Million units) and value ($ Million) across United States and Canada. It discuss about unit shipments, revenue average price, distribution channel share and market share. The base year for analysis is 2016 and the forecast period is 2016 to 2020. Overall unit shipments for all product categories will experience a marginal growth considering the fact that the market is mature across the product categories, primarily fueled by the VIO growth rate and increased vehicle age. The North American cabin air filters has the highest growth rate in terms of unit shipments and revenue during the forecast period, whereas, batteries product category is the largest in terms of revenue market size. Predominantly the major channel partner across product categories is warehouse distributors, except for few product categories such as batteries. Retailers and OES channel the next major channel partners followed by eRetail. Overall average unit price is expected to increase marginally during the forecast period across all product categories. The major players are for different product categories are: Brake Pads - Bosch, Centric Parts, Federal Mogul, Roulunds Braking Brake Rotors - Brake Parts, Winhere Brake Parts, Centric Parts, Federal Mogul, Dura International Batteries - Johnson Controls, East Penn Manufacturing, Exide Air Filter - MANN+HUMMEL, K&N, FRAM Filtration, Bosch, STP, Motorcraft, ACDelco Oil Filter - MANN+HUMMEL, FRAM Filtration, Bosch, Mobil1, Motorcraft, STP, K&N Cabin Air Filter - MANN+HUMMEL, FRAM Filtration, Bosch, ACDelco, Mopar, Denso, STP Spark Plugs - NGK, Autolite, Champion, Denso, ACDelco, Bosch, Motorcraft Alternators - Remy, BBB, MPA, Bosch, Denso, Prestolite Electric Starters - Remy, BBB, MPA, Bosch, Denso, Prestolite Electric Wipers - Bosch, Federal Mogul, ITW Global Brands, Trico, Pylon Manufacturing As this is a mature market improving on factors such as fill rate, application coverage and big customer accounts will enable growth, as major part of the revenue would be through private label brands. Key Questions This Study Will Answer 1. Total Class 1-3 unit shipments, of all the above product categories 2. Total Class 1-3 revenue, of all the above product categories 3. Average Class 1-3 pricing at manufacturer level, of all the above product categories 4. Total Class 1-3 distribution channel analysis, of all the above product categories 5. Total Class 1-3 major participants market shares, of all the above product categories Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:05:43 +0100 Blockchain in the Global Commercial Vehicle Industry, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD32-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD32-01-00-00-00 The increasing use of blockchain technology will go hand in hand with growing advances in the commercial vehicle industry, especially through digitisation and automation. Key trends such as digital transformation, rise in automation, modern logistics systems, and proliferation of financial technology (fintech) influencing trucking are expected to drive the adoption of blockchain technology in the commercial vehicle (CV) industry. Some of the key advantages of using blockchain in the commercial vehicle industry are added transparency on ownership, price, and processes. It would also accelerate payment, enhance security, and eliminate fraud along with eliminating middlemen, reducing paperwork, and streamlining the supply chain. Blockchain s impact on the CV industry is expected to gradually increase in the coming years, especially after 2020. It is, however, largely dependent on the level of automation and proliferation of technology in the industry mandating support for these advances. Blockchain will radically simplify and accelerate the business operations of all key stakeholders involved in the trucking industry. It will also enable all key stakeholders involved across the logistics supply chain to interact on a common platform. Blockchain has been implemented in certain pilot projects in the food supply chain industry, logistics industry led by Maersk and IBM on the Hyperledger platform, and for Toll Collection Systems (TCS) through a truck wallet system created by Blockchainfirst. Blockchain has the potential to completely transform fleet operations through efficient performance by offering sustainable benefits and added security. Truck fleets are expected to benefit considerably through blockchain solutions that allow for efficiency, security, and time and cost reductions across various areas such as leasing, insurance, service and maintenance, refuelling, parking, freight brokering, and cargo safety. The vehicle purchasing process for fleets using blockchain brings all the relevant stakeholders on a common platform, enabling them to share and view information in real time. Investing in blockchain is expected to smoothen fleet operations by improving overall operational efficiency and reducing costs. The penetration of blockchain platforms in the industry is currently limited only to selected solution providers such as Hyperledger, BigchainDB, and Blockchainfirst engaged in vehicle tracking, recharging, and automated toll collection for trucks. By 2025, 10 15% of the entire CV industry transactions are expected to be on blockchain; which will push OEMs and suppliers to invest actively in the blockchain infrastructure in partnership with tech consortiums, financial institutions, and regulatory establishments. Suppliers will see great benefits being on the same blockchain platform as OEMs and final customers. This is expected to reduce the cost and time for spare parts and warranty issues as well as hasten recalls.--BEGIN PROMO--

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European and North American Adaptive Steering Market, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD51-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD51-01-00-00-00 Dubbed as the next big thing in the automotive industry, adaptive steering solutions failed to live up to the hype generated in the early part of this millennium. Launched in 2003, BMW s adaptive steering solution was supposed to be a game changer. With subsequent launches by other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), namely with rear wheel steering (RWS) and all-wheel steering (AWS), the market failed to gain sufficient traction. However, since late 2015 and early 2016, adaptive steering solutions are making a comeback of sorts. OEMs such as Renault and Honda, to name a few, have re-entered the adaptive steering market with adaptive rear wheel steering. Other manufacturers such as Audi, Cadillac CT6, Porsche, and Ferrari have started offering some form of adaptive rear-wheel steering. Ford started to roll out adaptive front steering in some of its top-selling models across Europe and North America. Despite the recent positivity in the adaptive steering market, a few challenges still exist. One of the major challenges of the adaptive steering market is the fact that at least 2 of the 3 types of adaptive steering solutions will cease to exist in future due to developments in steer-by-wire and the impending roll out of level 4 autonomous driving, which keeps the driver out of the loop. This research service explores the future of the adaptive steering market as the industry migrates from a traditional manually driven vehicles to semi-autonomous vehicles and eventually autonomous vehicles with the driver out of the loop. The objectives of the study are as follows: Determine the market for adaptive steering and factors affecting the market. Determine the take-up rates of different types of adaptive steering by vehicle segment. Identify new technological trends in the industry which will impact the future of adaptive steering market. Determine the level of consumer awareness, preferences, and consumer willingness to pay for adaptive steering solutions across various vehicle segments and key countries. Some of the key questions this report will try to answer: How is the adaptive steering market expected to grow? How are the take-up rates of different types of adaptive steering expected to change in 2025 from 2017? Which vehicle segments will lead the growth of the adaptive steering market and which type of adaptive steering these segments will be using? What are the industry best practices adopted by key adaptive steering suppliers? What are the consumer awareness levels for adaptive steering solution? The study covers North American and European regions, with the base year being 2017 and forecasts up to 2025. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Comparative Benchmarking of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of ICE and Electrified Powertrains http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K179-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K179-01-00-00-00 With dynamic automotive landscape and various powertrains in the mix, it is necessary for customers and other business in the ecosystem to align their strategy with the cost of ownership of the vehicle. The study is a dynamic model which can calculate TCO (Total cost of ownership) of a vehicle over the time frame of 2016 to 2040. Data for 5 countries (US, UK, Norway, Netherlands, France and Germany) has been analyzed and forecasted including cost of the powertrains, cost the car, insurance & taxes, battery cost per KWh, operational cost (maintenance and fuel expenses), depreciation on the car, incentives and rebates for different vehicle segments till 2040 has been calculated and included in the model. Users can manual set the parameters to calculate the ROI on various powertrains within a given time frame. This tool can be utilized to understand the various costs involved in owing an ICE vs. HEV vs. PHEV vs. BEV vs. FCEV of two different fuel type Gasoline/Diesel for either an individual use or to be used in fleets. The model was developed with a simple user interface with varying parameters covering a wide spectrum of possibilities to understand the cost involved in owning and running a car. Kindly refer to the assumptions and usage guide before accessing the tool. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:29:43 +0100 Global Mobility Market, Strategic Insight 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCF2-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCF2-01-00-00-00 This research service analyzes the global mobility market and discusses the 2017 outlook. The study delves into the evolving business models, market consolidations and partnerships, regulatory reforms being undertaken, and advanced technology trends. It analyzes market trends and captures growth potential and avenues. This study will benefit automotive value chain participants, including mobility service providers, OEMs, car rental and leasing companies, financial service providers, technology solution providers, and a host of other industry participants looking to understand current mobility market trends and their implications. The study looks at 6 collaborative business models car sharing, P2P carhsaring, corproate carsharing, e-Hailing, integrated mobility, and ridesharing. Market analysis is done for 2016 through to 2025. One of the primary reasons for the popularity of these business models is that they help combat pressing issues such as congestion and pollution, which many cities across the globe are facing. The key metrics discussed in the study are the members and the vehicles for the applicable business models. The research service also discusses key trends that affect these segments. The mobility market will see a lot of activity in terms of investments/mergers and acquisitions among the various stakeholders. Automakers will be one of the most important stakeholders as they are trying to look at alternative streams of revenue from the mobility market. There is lot of room for innovation in the shared mobility space - both for mobility operators and technology software providers - who can keep updating their offerings to provide a more wholesome customer experience. For the carsharing, integrated mobility, and e-Hailing market segments, the geographic scope covered is global, while for ridesharing and P2P carsharing, the scope is North America and Europe; for corporate carsharing, the regional scope is Europe. Key Questions this Study will Answer: 1) Are mobility solutions targeted at a particular audience? What are the key events affecting their growth? 2) Is the customer mindset about vehicle ownership changing? How will it impact mobility market growth in 2016? 3) Is ridesharing competing with carsharing? Are both services poised to grow at the same pace? 4) Governments, municipalities, and corporates are looking to reduce cost, parking demand, and carbon footprint. What steps will mobility service providers take to meet the aforementioned demands? 5) What are the upcoming technology solutions influencing mobility market trends? How will existing service providers adapt to the shift in technology trends? 6) Which OEMs are partnered with key global mobility service providers? Will the entry of more OEMs affect the growth of existing market participants? Mon, 4 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Tire Pressure Monitoring Connected Cars Glass Coatings, Self-driving Shuttles, Head-up Displays, Car Tracking, and Cyber Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-15-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-15-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE profiles developments and advancements in tire pressure monitoring for fleet operations, connected car communications, automotive glass coatings, self-driving shuttles, head-up displays, car tracking and location, and automotive cyber security. 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: Connected cars, tire pressure monitoring, 5G, automotive glass coatings, self-driving shuttles, head-up displays, car tracking, car location, cyber security, behavior-based insurance Fri, 1 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Navigation Data Standard (NDS) in the Global Automotive Navigation Market, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD0F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD0F-01-00-00-00 The automotive navigation market offers maps in multiple formats; this proves detrimental to the advent of passenger cars with autonomous functions as there is no data standard. Autonomous cars require maps with current information, and as a result, these maps need to be updated a few times an hour. A navigation data standard (NDS) would therefore help ensure the seamless updates of such maps over the air. A standard format enables interoperability and allows map makers, system integrators, Tier-I companies and OEMs to collaborate with ease. The automotive industry is moving towards map standards to enable seamless over-the-air updates; however, there are some challenges that need to be addressed before navigation data standards (NDS) are globally adopted and have a widespread reach. This study provides an introduction to navigation data standards (NDS) and investigates the adoption of NDS in the global automotive industry. It studies the trends and regional perspectives towards the adoption of navigation data standards (NDS) particularly in Europe and North America. It also assesses the capabilities of key original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers in the automotive navigation space, and their approach to the adoption of navigation data standards. This research also discusses the evolution of various business models and presents key OEM profiles along with the NDS-compliant products supported by them and the strategies employed by them. It also features key automotive supplier profiles with highlights about their position in terms of the NDS Association, company partners, products, map suppliers, and customers. The NDS Association consists of different regulatory bodies, which include the steering committee, technical committee, and working groups. The research lists the potential market opportunities for participants in the global automotive navigation space and strategic imperatives for NDS market participants. This study will also answer key questions such as: What is the navigation data standard (NDS) Association? Why are navigation data standards (NDS) required in the global automotive navigation market? What are the regional differences in terms of adoption of navigation data standard (NDS)? Fri, 1 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Latin America New Mobility Business Models, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K10F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K10F-01-00-00-00 The mobility market in Latin America is rapidly moving towards offering new mobility business models that are focused on an on-demand, integrated, multi-modal mobility network, driven by changing demographics, preferences, and technologies. Mobility in Latin America, although rapidly changing, still focuses heavily on traditional modes and personal vehicle ownership. However, Latin America has been experiencing disruption over the past 3-5 years. Business models embodying the sharing economy are rapidly growing. These solutions are becoming an additional alternative to everyday mobility. While in some cases this is primarily complementing vehicle ownership, signs of replacing ownership is also selectively being witnessed among some demographics. The aim of this study is to research, analyze, and forecast the market for new mobility business models in Latin America and discuss the growing trends in shared and integrated mobility towards 2023, focusing on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Research Scope: New Mobility Business Models: Carsharing, Bike Sharing, Ride Sharing, E-Hailing, Integrated Mobility, Corporate Mobility Geographical Scope: Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico Study Period: 2016 2023 A change to the mobility ecosystem towards solutions that are on-demand is providing new opportunities and the market is witnessing the entry of a number of new non-traditional stakeholders. This wide-scale disruption is heavily impacting traditional market structures and the positioning of traditional ecosystem participants among new competition is leading to the need to respond to changes in terms of regulations, investment, and market structure. This study focuses on 4 key markets - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico and discusses various new mobility models including bike sharing, carsharing, e-hailing, integrated mobility, and corporate mobility. It provides insights into the market structure, the competitive landscape, and also market trends and forecasts towards 2023. The study presents the growth in mobility infrastructure and mobility-related regulations as these aspects form the bedrock for the functioning of new mobility business models. The study then concludes by presenting the overall disruption and transformation that the landscape is experiencing in LATAM, with several company exhibits, growth opportunities, key conclusions, and Frost & Sullivan's top predictions towards 2023. Key Questions This Study will Answer: What are key trends impacting the evolution of new mobility business models in Latin America? How are each of the key regions placed with regards to new mobility business models? Which new mobility business model is expected to have the highest growth potential and what is the forecast for the various select models? Which are the key market participants across the regions and under each of the new mobility business models? What are the business models that are followed? What is the current structure and future outlook for infrastructure related to urban mobility in Latin America? What are some of the key regulations impacting change and what are the imperatives for success and growth in this space? What are the key study conclusions and future outlook for new mobility business models in LATAM? What are the key growth opportunities and which are the companies disrupting the value chain? Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Digitization of Heavy-duty Truck Retailing, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K178-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K178-01-00-00-00 This study analyzes the global truck retailing digital transformation market. Truck retailing and its business model is obsolete and is ready for an overhaul. Digitization will be the solution to help drive change in the truck retail business model and the strategies of leading OEMs/dealers. Digitalization in truck retailing will impact 5 key areas retail evolution, customer journey, after-sales/supply chain optimization, truck as a service (TaaS), and sales operations. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100