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 North America and Europe Rear View Mirrors Market, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K025-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K025-01-00-00-00 Piloted driving is rapidly being offered by most OEMs for a particular stretch. All major OEMs have a definite plan to launch an automated vehicle by at least 2025, while trying to differentiate themselves by how the automation is delivered to the customer. Automakers face the inevitable shift from today's brand loyalty into more functional and lifestyle models of the future, where consumers are likely to employ Automobiles-as-a-Service, giving rise to alternative business opportunities within the automotive industry. Keeping in tune with the changing demographics in the automotive industry, regulators have modified the regulation on mirrors, allowing OEMs to offer digital exterior and interior mirrors supplementing traditional mirrors. Digital mirrors, also known as hybrid mirrors, are extremely important to migrate the control from vehicle to driver and vice versa in a smooth and hassle-free manner. However, the advent of advanced driver assistant systems (ADAS) with technologies such as heads-up display, blind spot detection, and lane keeping assist have partly made traditional external mirrors and, to an extent, interior mirrors redundant in highway traffic. Growing consumer preference for convenient technologies is likely to result in doubling the take rate of level 2 automated driving enabled vehicles in 2016. This research service explores the future of the rear view mirrors market as the industry migrates from a traditional mirror to an intelligent mirror that offers various other capabilities such as a continuous video feed of the surroundings. The objectives of the study are as follows: To determine the impact of current technology and vehicle segment trends on the interior and exterior mirror segments To identify the main Megatrends that shape the interior and exterior mirror segments To identify key technologies that will drive the evolution of interior and exterior mirrors To analyze the positioning of eMirrors To sketch the future outlook of the market with conclusions Some of the key questions this report will try to answer: How have interior and exterior mirrors evolved over the years? How do various Megatrends in the automotive industry converge on enhancing the technologies used in interior and exterior mirrors? What technologies influence the various components of interior and exterior mirrors? What are the various interest levels of industry participants in the interior and exterior mirror segments? What are the expected adoption rates of interior and exterior eMirrors by 2025? The study covers North American and European regions, with the base year being 2016 and forecasts up to 2025. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Mobility Market Strategic Profiles of Key Participants, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MBDD-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MBDD-01-00-00-00 The Sharing Economy is a global Mega Trend disrupting several industries, including the automotive sector, by shifting value from individual to collaborative consumption. With ever-increasing population density, urbanization, pollution, congestion, and connected lifestyles, the industry is witnessing a new wave of products and services that help improve the efficiency of the transportation network. The world is moving away from a car ownership-centric model to one that is car access-centric, where cars can be used by the hour. This research study looks at 3 such collaborative business models car sharing, eHailing, and ridesharing in 2016. One of the primary reasons for the popularity of these business models is that they help combat pressing issues such as congestion and pollution that many cities across the globe are dealing with. The study also explores the impact the different business models have on the environment in terms of kilometers reduced from the road, reduced tons of carbon dioxide, monetary savings from ride on demand (ROD) off reduced mileage, and cars removed from the road. The key metrics discussed in the study are the members, vehicle, and revenue for each business model. The market shares of the participants in the carsharing and eHailing segments have been discussed. For the ridesharing segment, the market shares of different business models are explored. The study also offers profiles of the key market participants in each of these segments. It discusses key trends that affect these segments. There is a lot of room for innovation for in the shared mobility space for mobility operators and technology software providers that can keep updating their offerings to provide a more wholesome customer experience. The base year for this study is 2016 and the study period is from 2016 to 2025. For the carsharing and eHailing market segments, the geographic scope covered is global, while for ridesharing, the scope is North America and Europe. Key Questions this Study will Answer: Is the customer mind-set on vehicle ownership changing? How does it affect the growth of the mobility market in 2016? What are the profiles of key participants in each segment? What will be the impact of the various mobility models on car ownership and the environment? How is each mobility service market segmented? What are the upcoming technology solutions influencing mobility market trends? How will existing service providers adapt to the shift in technology trends? Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Screenless Displays http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D79C-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D79C-01-00-00-00 Advancements in screenless displays have created opportunities for display manufactures to discover a wide range of solutions for multiple applications. Miniaturization of electronic components, advancements in wireless communications and navigation, and adoption of smart devices across various industries is expected to fuel advancements in the screenless display industry. Advancements in screenless displays can have a high impact across various applications. Though construction of 3D images, evolving form factors, and high data privacy features may drive opportunities, high initial investment and lack of consumer awareness are some of the key factors that hinder widespread adoption. This technology and innovation report focuses on capturing developments in visual image, virtual retinal, and synaptic interface screenless display forms. The report also includes other screenless display forms- holographic displays, heads-up displays, smart eye wear, and brain-computer interface. Key questions addressed in the technology report: What are the various categories of screenless displays? What are the different types of screenless display solutions that can be adopted in various applications? What are the factors influencing adoption of screenless display? What are the key patent and funding trends? What are the key innovations propelling R&D in screenless displays? What is the R&D pipeline for screenless displays? Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Analysis of Top 30 Features of Mass Market and Luxury OEMs in North America, 2016 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NFB6-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NFB6-01-00-00-00 Government mandates on safety and emission regulations are driving auto Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to offer advanced technology features in cars. Advancement in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), in-vehicle connectivity, and electric vehicle technology has enabled OEMs and suppliers to continuously innovate and provide new features to customers. The goal for auto OEMs is to build safe and comfortable cars. This can be achieved by autonomous cars that can interact with other cars, offering an extremely safe travelling experience. In the process of doing so, partnerships between auto OEMs, suppliers and technology companies are expected to increase. These partnerships are expected to open up ideas for new business models that offer data-based services to customers. A majority of the top 30 features identified in this study are currently available across very few models, owing to the high technology cost; however, they have a great potential to penetrate across multiple models and hence, are worthy of investing into. Therefore, automotive OEMs and suppliers must watch out for potential opportunities to invest in the top technologies to gain a competitive edge. Research Aim: The aim of this research is to identify the top 30 features in automobiles in both luxury and mass-market segments in North America and predict their penetration rates in 2025. Research Scope: Classifying the top 30 features identified in this research under 6 technology clusters: Powertrain, Chassis, Safety, Comfort, Connected Car, and Electric Vehicle Technologies Providing penetration rates of top 30 features for mass-market and luxury vehicle segments covering 22 automotive brands for 2016 and 2025 predictions Highlighting the feature-spread across brands and segments Understanding various stakeholder strategies in 2016 and 2025 Looking into driving forces such as government regulations and customer preference driving each technology cluster Highlighting stakeholders current (2016) and future (2025) investment activities toward building technological competency across the 6 clusters Indicating the relative growth rate across the top 30 features identified Key Questions this Study Will Answer: 1. What are the top 30 automotive features across mass-market and luxury segments in North America and what will be their respective penetration rates in 2016 and 2025? 2. How are the identified top 30 features spread across different segments within mass-market and luxury segments? 3. What are the relative adoption rates of the top 30 features in mass-market and luxury segments in 2016 and 2025? 4. What is the relative technology maturity rate of the top 30 features and what are the various stakeholder strategies for 2025? 5. What are various growth opportunities and strategic imperatives that Frost & Sullivan has identified for auto OEMs and suppliers? Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Autonomous Vehicles, Connected Cars, and Vehicle-to-vehicle Communication http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-10-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-10-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE profiles key developments in connected cars and V2V communication, including autonomous vehicle software, cyber security for connected cars, V2V truck connectivity, smart-phone enabled driver assistance, a compact component aging sensor for commercial and passenger vehicles, and Gigabit-class LTE chipset for car connectivity. 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, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, autonomous vehicles, commercial vehicles, fleet management, passenger cars, cyber security, driver assistance, lane departure warning, collision avoidance Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Mobile Apps in the North American Trucking Industry, 2016 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K06C-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K06C-01-00-00-00 Smartphones are not only a gateway for information, they are also increasingly becoming business enablers for the trucking industry. They are driving up efficiency and opening up new opportunities in the trucking ecosystem with a spurt in the growth of dedicated mobile apps for trucking. While only a few drivers attached to large fleets get access to telematics services, owner operators and drivers of small fleets are likely to gain from a slew of mobile-based services due to over 80% smartphone penetration. The North American trucking apps market is becoming an increasingly crowded space, with more than 70 major dedicated trucking apps and a host of new apps being launched every day. Stakeholders across the supply chain including manufacturers, warehouses, 3PLs, shippers, brokers, carriers, drivers, owner operators, truck stops, fuel stations, repair shops, and end customers are set to benefit profoundly due to these dedicated services at their fingertips. While on-demand freight matching apps are likely to disrupt the on-road logistics industry, the innovation of fleet optimization apps and driver utility apps are expected to bring in efficiency, convenience, and visibility at various levels for all stakeholders like never before helping trucking become more nimble and dynamic in response to present day real-time and just-in-time transportation management needs. The North American trucking apps ecosystem has the potential to become a $35.4 billion market by 2025. New participants backed by blue-chip companies and OEMs with large purses are likely to be major disrupters, having the advantage of learning from the mistakes/best practices of the incumbents. This research service is based on trucking apps available as of 2016, and their sustainability is assessed for the period 2017 2020. The geographic scope is North America. Key Questions this Study Will Answer: 1) What are the challenges in the North American trucking industry and how can mobile technology help overcome them? 2) How can the app ecosystem be segmented and what services do these app segments offer? 3) What is the revenue/growth potential of the app segments? 4) What are the key apps in the market and what are their unique service propositions? 5) What are the top 20 apps to watch for during 2016 2020? 6) What new apps likely to be launched during 2017 2020 are expected to disrupt the trucking app ecosystem? Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Start-ups Disrupting the Global Automotive and Mobility Industry, 2016 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K128-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K128-01-00-00-00 The study identifies and analyzes various start-ups in the automotive space across various verticals - ranging from connected car technologies to aftermarket solution providers. Start-ups are identified based on their solutions and their globe reach. Frost & Sullivan has examined the evolution of the shortlisted start-ups and their offerings to customers. In-depth profiles have been created for those companies expected to disrupt the market. Most of the start-ups in North America come from Silicon Valley, California. Automotive start-ups have been beefing up their presence in the Detroit area to attract engineering talent from traditional automakers and directly engage with OEMs in their facilities. Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Intelligent Mobility Future Business Models in Connected and Autonomous Mobility http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K11E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K11E-01-00-00-00 This research study focuses on providing all the presentations from Frost & Sullivan's two-day workshop event held in July 2016 in London, called Intelligent Mobility 3.0, Future of Business Models in Connected and Autonomous Mobility. These include presentations from Frost & Sullivan Europe team and a host of other companies, such as Daimler, General Motors, TomTom, Arriva, Mira and more. The focus of this entire workshop was on analyzing the impact of connectivity and mobility in the automotive and transportation industry and identifying emerging business models to offer broadening mobility solutions. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 13:14:19 +0100 UK Automotive Aftermarket, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K175-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K175-01-00-00-00 This report covers the Class 1-3 vehicles aftermarket in terms of volume (in million units) and value ($ million) across the UK. The base year for analysis is 2016 and the forecast period is 2017 to 2023.This research compiles findings from various deliverables published by Frost & Sullivan over the past 2 years. It covers growth prospects for the UK automotive aftermarket. The research includes analyses of vehicles in operation, vehicle ownership, e-retailing in the automotive aftermarket, and service providers in the region. It includes an analysis of new business models and e-retailing in the aftermarket ecosystem. It also has profiling of major aftermarket players such as Euro Car Parts, Parts Alliance, Kwik Fit, and The Rapid Group. UK is expected to overtake France and become the 3rd-largest market in Europe after Germany and Italy. IAM dominance is expected to continue, as the average vehicle age rises over the next 7 years, thereby leaving a relatively older VIO. Brexit is expected to have an impact on inventory management, availability of skilled labour, import and export regulations. As a result, new vehicle sales is expected to grow at a very minimal CAGR of -1.0%, which will have a low impact on total VIO. Close to 72% of the total VIO is said to be more than 3 years old, enabling periodic maintenance and MOT and therefore, aftermarket revenue at the manufacturer level is expected to have a CAGR of close to 1.8% during 2016 2023. Penetration of e-retail for automotive parts and services in the UK is expected to have a CAGR of 10.5% during 2016-2023. The growth is triggered by the strong penetration of internet / smartphone usage and the discounts available on online retail. This study's objectives are to: 1) Analyse vehicles in operation and average vehicle age to understand the main demand factors driving automotive parts and service sales in the UK automotive aftermarket. 2) Estimate the total market opportunity based on a top-down analysis of vehicles in operation, replacement rates, and available pricing data. 3) Identify the top automotive parts distributors and service providers in the UK. 4) Provide insight into policies and regulations that would influence the business environment and strategy Key Questions this Study will Answer: 1) What is the short- to medium-term outlook for the UK automotive aftermarket? 2) What are the key market trends in the UK? 3) Which products and services will offer the highest future growth opportunities? 4) How is the competitive landscape changing? 5) What is the structure of the UK automotive aftermarket? Who are the key industry participants? Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Game-changing Automotive Policy Developments in Africa, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCD9-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCD9-01-00-00-00 Game-changing Automotive Policy Developments in Africa Automotive Investment Policy Review for Africa and its Impetus to OEMs As Africa speeds up its efforts to industrialise, the automotive sector has attracted attention from a number of governments on the continent. With over 1 billion inhabitants and a growing consumer base, the potential upside for automakers is extensive. If new vehicle sales on the African continent grow to 7 units per 1,000 inhabitants, a feat in itself, total new vehicle sales will reach approximately 7.7 million units annually, making it the 4th largest new car regional market after China, the United States, and Europe and larger than Japan, which was at 4.3 million units in 2016. In response, various governments have released policies specific to the automotive sector to industrialise their respective sectors. These policies follow international best practices and incentivise export-driven assembly and manufacturing through financial and non-financial means. South Africa has been the major African participant, with production investments and output expanding strongly since the 1990s. Following suit, Morocco, Kenya, and, most recently, Nigeria have attracted investments from various automakers. Nigeria s automotive sector has expanded the fastest since the release of the NAIDP in 2013. The number of manufactures now exceeds 5, but due to market constraints, production output has dwindled. Morocco s sector has focused on investments from Renault, with output growing annually. Peugeot plans to commence operations in 2019 this investment is likely to have a significant impact on the wider sector and turn Morocco into a highly competitive production location. Kenya has struggled to kick-start its automotive sector; the country lacks a sector-specific policy, while inadequate regulations and management have had a negative effect on production and competitiveness. Apart from these sector-specific concerns, most African automotive sectors face a number of challenges restraining growth. Challenges include the import of used cars, small local markets, exchange rate, and labour volatility, along with the inability of policies to be fully implemented. New entrants such as Ethiopia and Algeria are furthermore placing a strain on the sectors in Kenya and other markets as manufacturers seek improved competitiveness. Africa s automotive sector needs to be assessed holistically to prevent country-specific ambitions from spoiling the industry s growth potential. This research service provides details on tax incentives, export and import credits, and all other means of incentivising the automotive industry offered by the South Africa, Kenyan, Moroccan and Nigerian governments. It is the first time that Africa s major automotive policies are summarised in one document, allowing comparisons and analysis. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:30:19 +0100 North American Class 1-8 Starters and Alternators Aftermarket, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0D2-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0D2-01-00-00-00 This research service covers Class 1-8 vehicles starters and alternators aftermarket in terms of volume (million units) and value ($ million) across the United States and Canada. It discusses unit shipment, revenue, average price, distribution channel share, and market share. The base year for analysis is 2016 and the forecast period is 2016 to 2023. The unit shipment of the North American starters and alternators aftermarket is expected to decline moderately in the coming years. Increase in Vehicles in Operation (VIO), coupled with rising average vehicle age will help in restricting the decline of unit shipment during the forecast period. This study covers classification of sales by starters and alternators, new and remanufactured, and by Classes 1-3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Overall, unit shipment will decline marginally, considering the fact that the market is mature and the overall market is consolidated. However, due to the increase in average price per unit, the revenue will grow marginally. Key channel partners are warehouse distributors and retailers in the Class 1-3 segment and warehouse distributors and Original Equipment Service (OES) in the Class 4-8 segment. OES share in the Class 4-8 segment is expected to increase in the future, while in Class 1-3, warehouse retailers will be providing a tough competition to warehouse distributors. The Class 1-3 segment s remanufactured parts will be the major contributor to the overall market s decline. Class 1-3 new parts and Class 4-8 parts are expected to grow marginally during the forecast period. Overall, average unit price is expected to increase marginally during the forecast period across all segments. The major participants are Remy International, BBB Industries, Motorcar Parts of America, Denso, Robert Bosch, and Prestolite Electric. As this is a mature market with declining unit shipment, market shares of participants are expected to fluctuate due to competition during the forecast period. Improving on factors such as fill rate, application coverage, and big customer accounts will enable growth, as a major part of the revenue would be through private label brands. Key Questions this Study will Answer 1. What will be the unit shipment of the total Class 1-8 starter and alternator market in terms of new and remanufactured, and in terms of different classes? 2. What will be the revenue of the total Class 1-8 starter and alternator market in terms of new and remanufactured, and in terms of different classes? 3. What is the average price of Class 1-8 starters and alternators at the manufacturer level, by new and remanufactured, and by Class? 4. What is the distribution structure of the total Class 1-8 starters and alternators market like as a whole and also by new and remanufactured, and by class? 5. What are the market shares of the major participants in the total Class 1-8 starters and alternators as well as what are their shares in the new and remanufactured segments as well as what are their shares in various classes? Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Blockchain Technology Revolutionizing Automotive Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K13A-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K13A-01-00-00-00 Scope of the Study Blockchain was conceptualized by Satoshi Nakamoto. Blockchains are a new data structure in which data is replicated at every node on the network to create permanence and resilience. There are ~600+ digital currencies and ~70+ digital assets built on platforms such as Ethereum and Counterparty. The Blockchain ecosystem includes exchanges, wallet providers, payment service providers, blockchain platform providers, consortiums such as R3 CEV. Blockchain works on decentralized platforms. Transparency, elimination of third parties, cost reduction, micro-payments, cryptographic security, and immutability are the key benefits of blockchain solutions. Blockchain is expected to be one of the key pillars of digitization across various industrial verticals. The financial sector is the pioneer in exploring and adopting blockchain solutions for smart transactions. Healthcare, insurance, networking, and transportation are some of the other sectors focusing on blockchain. The study provides an in-depth analysis of the automotive key functional areas (such as smart manufacturing, supply chain logistics, retailing and leasing, mobility, connected living, and IoT) that can use blockchain technology. Blockchain will disrupt the automotive industry and will create growth opportunities, monetization avenues, and facilitate digital transformation. This research study includes the following segments: Scope: The aim of this study is to research and analyze the implications of blockchain technology for the automotive industry. This study identifies various automotive key functional areas that can be leveraged using blockchain technology and their growth potential. Covered Automotive Key Functional Areas: Smart manufacturing, supply chain logistics, retailing and leasing, mobility, connected living, and IoT Geographic scope: Global Objectives of this Study: To provide an overview of the blockchain technology across various industry verticals To provide an in-depth analysis of the automotive key functional areas that can use blockchain technology To furnish a detailed analysis of the blockchain penetration rate for the automotive industry To identify the blockchain growth opportunities and companies to action pertaining to the automotive industry Key Questions Answered: What are the various industries disrupted by blockchain technology? How does the blockchain technology revolutionize the automotive industry? What are the various use cases that blockchain technology can support in the automotive industry? Who are all the key participants involved and what is the future outlook for blockchain technology in the automotive industry? Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Vehicle Platforms and Fuel Strategies of Car Manufacturers in India http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P94D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P94D-01-00-00-00 This research service focuses on various modular platform and fuel strategies of car manufacturers including competitive analysis, technology proliferation, and key manufacturer profiling. Car manufacturers in India are currently investing in modular platform development to minimize costs, enhance customer value, and offset the cost impact of emission compliance. Investments of over 21,000 crores in new vehicle platforms are expected to result in a 30% decline in the number of platforms by 2023. Apart from direct material cost reduction through economies of scale, modular platforms are also expected to decrease the product development time and improve the model refresh cycles of car manufacturers. As a result, Frost & Sullivan anticipates that this reduction in product development time will also reduce the product lifecycles and thereby directly affect market dynamics. With regards to fuel strategies, Frost & Sullivan anticipates a decline of conventional powertrain technologies and a rapid adoption of mild hybrid powertrains. This is expected to be a key strategy of car manufacturers to meet emission requirements while facilitating the market demand for high fuel efficiency. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Competitive Profiling of Automotive eRetailers in Americas Region, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K147-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K147-01-00-00-00 Since the introduction of eCommerce, the automotive aftermarket has been undergoing a paradigm shift, considering the market dynamics. The significant changes are: existing offline participants concentrating on sales through the online channel, online participants procuring parts directly from manufacturers, in addition to improving their Business to Business (B2B) business, in addition to their Business to Customer (B2C) business, and offering services as products through tie-ups with independent garages. Thus, the entire automotive aftermarket is undergoing significant changes right from manufacturers to garages. Considering these dynamics, it is vital for all stakeholders in the automotive business to understand the online channel s current scenario and how the future would evolve, to sustain and improve their business in the automotive aftermarket. The North American region alone contributes to more than half of the global automotive eRetail revenue. This signifies the importance of the North American region in the automotive eRetail market. The scope of the study includes major pure-play eRetailers and mass eRetailers in the North and South American automotive aftermarket segment. The focus is on the comparative benchmarking of key eRetailers based on various factors such as revenue, business model, geographic presence, and product coverage. The study also offers an overview of their business strategies, strategic positioning, value propositions, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analyses, and current and future plans. Global eRetail trends by region, revenue split by region, and emerging business models in the automotive aftermarket eRetail are also covered. Research Aim: The goal of the study is to understand the key trends and profile key participants activities in the automotive eRetail aftermarket channel. Research Scope: To research, analyze, and predict key trends in the automotive eRetail aftermarket in 2016 To understand the business strategies of key participants in the automotive eRetail aftermarket To bring out the key trends impacting the automotive industry and their effects on the aftermarket To gauge the impact of the services offered in eRetail and their subsequent impact on the automotive eRetail aftermarket Key Questions This Study Will Answer: What are the major challenges in automotive eRetail and how are these being addressed? What are the major trends in automotive eRetail? What are the effects of eRetail in the automotive industry and other related industries such as logistics? Which are the key participants and what are their strengths and weaknesses? How will the automotive eRetail channel shape up in the future? Frost & Sullivan has determined that both pure-play automotive eRetailers and mass eRetailers will have significant growth and most of the eRetailers will concentrate and improve their B2B customer business. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Competitive Benchmarking of Select Startups in the Global Automotive Aftermarket, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K174-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K174-01-00-00-00 The global automotive startup ecosystem is witnessing rapid growth. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are continuously scouting, investing, and acquiring startups that will be relevant to their businesses in the long term. Frost & Sullivan segments the start-up ecosystem into Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Telematics, In-Vehicle Technologies and ePlatforms. The report focuses on key funding patterns, OEM interests, partnerships and product capabilities. The study also focuses on business strategy and future investment avenues. Service aggregators and app-based start-ups part of ePlatform have greater penetration, scalability and recurring revenue stream compared to Telematics and in-vehicle technology startups. Service aggregators received $130 million in funding, while electric vehicle infrastructure accrued $380 million in 2016. For the ePlatform segment, distribution channel and channel enablers such as garages, mechanics and retailers are the key to deploying last-mile service to the consumer and providing a well-rounded service. While telematics-based aftermarket solutions depend on retail and auto repair shops for their market penetration. In-vehicle technologies are relatively in their nascent stage and are expected to grow once their prototypes are market ready. Government policies, safety regulations and real world behavior are the deterrents of this segment. The report also sheds light upon product benchmarking and distribution channel benchmarking across segments. Regional technology trends and growth potential for the next 5 years are some of the highlights covered as part of the benchmarking. The base year for this analysis is 2016, and the forecast period is 2016 to 2023. Funding is provided in US dollars. The study concentrates on key global regions falling under developed markets such as North America and Europe and emerging markets such as India, and China. Key Questions This Study Will Answer 1. What is the spectrum of OEM interest, funding and investor numbers in the start-ups? 2. What are the product technologies and future investment avenues for the start-ups in the aftermarket? 3. What are the potential revenue hotspots where new entrants can invest in the near future? 4. What are the key service channels and partnerships in the aftermarket supply chain? 5. What are the potential legislations and regulations that could float or sink the start-ups in an economy? Frost & Sullivan has determined that the service aggregators segment is likely to be the highest growth segment in developed and emerging markets, with a few companies already worthy of immediate acquisition or several companies on the cusp of significant growth or game-changing innovation. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Powertrain Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDD-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDD-01-00-00-00 2016 was a pivotal year for powertrain technologies globally as the fallout from Volkswagen s Dieselgate scandal continued to reverberate. Diesel sales are declining in some regions as electric vehicle sales boom. OEMs are under pressure to meet fleet emission mandates and consumer demand for advanced technologies to improve performance. This study provides an analysis of powertrain technologies, discusses powertrain industry highlights from 2016, and looks at the trends that will shape the industry in 2017 and beyond. Major markets covered are the Europe, North America, Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey. Technologies and trends including engine downsizing and rightsizing, direct injection, turbocharging, and aftertreatment systems are examined. Shifts in acceptance of diesel engines and hybrid, battery electric, and fuel cell powertrains are discussed. Significant vehicle, engine, and transmission launches are detailed. Key questions this study will answer: What are the overall growth trends for vehicles of various fuel types? Have the sales diesel cars taken a hit? What are the implications of the new emission and testing regulations on the growth of diesel engine technologies? What are the current e-mobility trends? What factors are working for and against its growth and what are they developments to expect in the coming years? What are the technology trends to look for in the industry as it moves towards stronger emission regulations? What powertrain strategies are being adopted by different OEMs in order to comply with upcoming emission and fuel economy standards? What are the latest technologies that will help to optimize internal combustion engines to meet fuel efficiency standards? The study concludes with strategic recommendations for market participants on new testing procedures, diesel investments, alternative propulsion technologies, and market focus. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Outlook of Select ASEAN Automotive Markets, Forecast to 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P968-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P968-01-00-00-00 This study aims to provide a detailed overview and analysis of the trends in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) automotive market, with a focus on trends in the 3 key markets of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Research Scope This ASEAN automotive outlook includes key market trends in 2017 The Malaysian, Indonesian, and Thai automotive outlooks include the total industry volume (TIV) in 2016, a segment-wise breakdown for 2016 and 2017, key original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and market share for 2016 and 2017, key market trends in 2017 and key takeaways. The base year for the study is 2016, and the forecast is for 2017. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: What is likely to be the automotive market performance and outlook in ASEAN in 2016 and 2017? What is likely to be the automotive market performance and outlook in the three key automotive markets in the ASEAN in future? What are the key trends affecting the automotive market in ASEAN during 2017? Which vehicle segments are preferred and which have a higher growth potential in these markets in 2016 and 2017 ? Which are the key OEMs in the ASEAN automotive market in 2016 and 2017? What are the Key takeaways for the three key markets of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand during the forecast period? Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Analysis of the Global Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC21-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC21-01-00-00-00 This study discusses the global plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) market till 2025. The geographical scope includes North America, Europe, and Asia (China, Japan, and South Korea). The possibilities of future engine, battery, and electric motor technologies have been discussed. The position of the PHEV in the automotive market and its future market share has been derived, along with the analysis on future emission standards. The strategic positioning of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with respect to PHEVs has been profiled. Future trends and analysis on year-over-year growth by region and vehicle segment, along with OEM market share and fuel type analysis, have been included in this study. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Africa Wants to Place Itself on the Automotive Roadmap http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297418138 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297418138 Africa is keeping investors on their toes with forecasts far from becoming reality. The inherent volatility and instability of African markets make growth predictions difficult. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 CES 2017 Automotive and Transportation Highlights http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1A3-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1A3-01-00-00-00 Automotive OEMs, tier 1 suppliers, semiconductor and technology companies' announcements at CES 2017 are channeled across 4 pillars, namely, Electrification, Connected Services, Infotainment/HMI, and Automated Driving. Digital speech assistance, user-based feature personalization, data monetization channels, and tier 1 suppliers' initiatives to provide end-to-end solutions are the key concepts showcased at CES 2017. Autonomous driving and contextual connected services are the key areas for AI. Start-ups and technology companies are focusing on AI, while OEMs and tier 1 suppliers are partnering with these companies to develop autonomous driving technology. This research service provides an in-depth analysis of automotive ecosystem participants' announcements at the CES 2017 show. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Latin American Passenger Vehicle Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K184-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K184-01-00-00-00 Senior management and CEO-level executives in the Latin American (LATAM) automotive value chain state as-a-service models focusing on the future of connected cars and harnessing Big Data to better serve consumers as the two biggest themes and top-of-mind-issues in the passenger vehicle market today. However, the LATAM automotive market declined by about 3.5% in 2016 to account for just below 5.0 million units. While Brazil witnessed a decline of almost 20%, dropping below the 2.0 million units mark, Mexico had a record year, reaching over 1.6 million vehicles. In addition, Argentina and Chile returned to the growth trajectory in 2016. Competition for the top spot intensified in 2016, and the year witnessed a number of market share changes. Also, a shift away from cars and towards SUVs was a key trend. As a part of this outlook study, Frost & Sullivan identifies the key disruptive trends that will shape 2017 in the LATAM passenger vehicle market, including: Digital Transformation of the Industry Technology Innovation and Regulations Growing Vehicle Segments Start-up Boom in LATAM OEMs Enter Mobility Landscape Market Differentiators: Standard and Advanced Vehicle Features Used Cars eRetailing to Change Face of Aftermarket The study analyses and presents forecasts for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and market. Over the last few years in LATAM, the automotive market has also witnessed immense disruption and changes to traditional structure. The study identifies some of these key companies to watch (C2W) in 2017 (e.g., Canal da Pe a, Itaro, EasyCarros, InstaCarro, Sirena, Moovit, plus 10 others). These companies represent a defining business model that has a unique perspective, strength of vision, and that are extremely innovative, thus improving the entire automotive industry. The angle of digital transformation impacting the automotive industry is also discussed through trends and case studies in LATAM. Furthermore, deep-dives provide outlook and disruptive trends for vehicle powertrain technologies, electric vehicles, connected cars, vehicle features, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), urban mobility, and the aftermarket in LATAM. The study then concludes with key predictions for 2017. Key Questions This Study Answers: What is the 2017 market growth forecast, and in which countries is key movement expected? What are the major advancements emerging concerning powertrain, electric vehicles, connected cars, ADAS, and in-vehicle features in the LATAM region? What are the top disruptive trends, and how will digital transformation affect the market landscape in LATAM? What will the new business models and market strategies for sustainable growth look like? Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Electric Vehicle Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCC9-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCC9-01-00-00-00 This study offers key highlights from analysis of the global electric vehicle (EV) market in 2016 and identifies the upcoming 2017 trends, specifically for the most dynamic markets of Europe, North America, China, Japan, and South Korea. Regional analysis offers EV sales in 2016 and estimated sales in 2017 by EV type: battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The study discusses the development of charging infrastructure and the standard adopted by each of the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Adoption of different types of technologies with reference to range, features, and batteries is discussed. The study also outlines how the market will transform in 2017 in terms of geographic growth. Research Scope The objective of this study is to provide the following: An executive outlook of the growth opportunities in the global EV market for 2017 A strategic overview of the trends that will influence the global EV market in 2017 A summary of the performance of EVs in 2016 and its impact on 2017 An outline of market trends and forecasts for EV sales in 2017 A detailed description of key EV models The EV industry is moving towards a change in which the OEMs are focusing on long-range EVs that will provide 200+ miles on a single charge. This will require a higher battery capacity and reduced charging time to compete with conventional cars. EVs with a 200 mile range will be launched by GM (Chevrolet Bolt) and Tesla (Model 3). Most of the leading OEMs will re-launch their flagship models as second-generation models. BMW i3 and Ford Focus Electric will be launched with a facelift. 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, Faraday Future, and Mission Motors. 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. Key Questions the Study Will Answer What are the current and future market trends of the EV market? How will the market transform in 2017 in term of the geographic growth? What are the current and future market trends in the EV charging infrastructure market? Which models are likely to be launched in next 2 to 3 years? What are the incentives available on purchase of EVs in Europe, North America, and China, and how will they impact the price of an EV? Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2017 Global Automotive Aftermarket Outlook http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K15D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K15D-01-00-00-00 Global vehicles in operation will increase significantly over the 2017 2018 period, driving new opportunities for passenger car and light truck parts and service providers. This research compiles findings from various deliverables published by Frost & Sullivan over the past two years. It covers growth prospects for the global automotive aftermarket in North America, Europe, China, India, and Latin America. The research includes analyses of vehicles in operation, vehicle ownership, eRetailing in the automotive aftermarket, and service providers by region. It includes an analysis of Mega Trends impacting the global automotive aftermarket, with a specific focus on eRetailing, remanufacturing, and start-ups in the aftermarket ecosystem. Conclusions and an outlook are presented for each region. The study s objectives are to: Calculate the size of the global automotive aftermarket through analysis of VIO and replacement rates Update the main Frost & Sullivan research findings for each region Identify the main industry trends in each region Determine which regions and segments will enjoy the highest growth potential Analyze the effect of Mega Trends such as eRetailing and telematics solutions on demand for aftermarket parts and services Predict major benchmarks that the global aftermarket will achieve in 2016 and beyond Key questions this study will answer: What are the main factors that will influence the size and direction of the global automotive aftermarket in 2017? How does the industry outlook vary from region to region? What is the outlook for eRetailing in each region during 2017? What developments in the global automotive aftermarket in 2016 will have an impact during 2017? How are emerging regions being served, or underserved, by automotive parts and services suppliers? Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Autonomous Driving Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCCA-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCCA-01-00-00-00 With the autonomous vehicle industry racing from zero to warp speed, every aspect of the driving world is set for innovation and transformation. Automakers face the inevitable shift from today's brand loyalty into more functional and lifestyle models tomorrow, where consumers employ automobiles-as-a-service, thus, giving rise to alternative business opportunities within the automotive industry. Moreover, a competitive value and differentiation will evolve from driver-centric features and existing cabin designs to new and innovative spatial considerations and user experiences. Growing consumer preference for convenient technologies is likely to result in doubling the take rate of level 2 automated driving enabled vehicles in 2016. In 2017 significant investments are likely by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in areas of artificial intelligence and cognitive cloud computing solutions that can enable them achieve level 4/5 autonomous driving in the next 5 years. Retrofitted automated driving solutions and AD deployment in shared mobility (taxi) platforms are expected to grow phenomenally. Perception improvement sensors such as mechanical LiDARs are expected to penetrate at a strong pace into autonomous test programs in 2017 as the progress of solid-state LiDAR diminishes. A few key questions this study intends to answer are as below. 1. What are the top trends that will drive the automated driving market in 2017? What impact will these trends have on the market? 2. What are the key developments in the automated driving market to watch out for in 2017? What are the companies to watch in 2017? 3. What was the size of the total automated driving market in 2016; how is it expected to grow in 2017 and by 2025? 4. What is the impact of regulatory and macroeconomic trends on market growth? 5. What are the opportunities available for automated driving vendors (OEMs, disruptors, suppliers, and startups) in 2017? The perfect sensor suite for highly automated driving, requirement of accurate high definition mapping of the globe, hostile legislation in most parts of the world for AD, and inadequate infrastructure growth are some of the important areas that need to be addressed for a smooth transition toward full autonomy in the global automotive industry. The journey from merely human-operated cars to completely autonomous ones is not a sudden leap, but is a gradual progression. Pioneering semi-automated vehicles is an important milestone toward achieving level 5 automated vehicles. Start-ups and technology leaders are driving fast-tracked innovation in automated vehicle technologies, thereby forcing OEMs, technology providers, and disruptors to partner, acquire, or upgrade Research and Development (R&D) to contend. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Connected Car Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCEF-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCEF-01-00-00-00 The 2017 connected car outlook offers a 360-degree perspective of the global connected car market, answering questions such as: Where are the avenues for growth opportunities? What trends are affecting the growth of the market in different regions? It discusses the outlook for technologies such as biometrics, human-machine interface (HMI), vehicle-to-everything (V2X), satellite communication, virtual assistants, and over-the-air (OTA) updates, to name a few. The research highlights market, technology, and regional trends so the reader will understand where opportunities await in the market. Top trends include data-enabled use cases, data monetization, voice recognition as HMI through personal assistants, biometrics for personalization and authentication, business and revenue model strategies, and growing software dependency. The forecasts for connected car unit shipments are provided from 2016 to 2022 along with penetration for HMI technologies such as gestures, digital instrument clusters, and head-up displays (HUDs). Global telematics subscribers have been forecast for the same period, along with the market share for automotive operating systems such as GENIVI Linux, QNX, Android, and Microsoft. In this year s outlook, the Frost & Sullivan team has analyzed the start-up space that is disrupting the global connected car market including information on funding, technology domain, and unique selling points as well as major initiatives by big players such as Ford, BMW, JLR, Tesla, and GM. Start-ups act as tools to enter the car data monetization space from various verticals, such as developing new apps and hardware/interfaces (smartphone pairing), or offering services like prognostics and apps related to customers and cars. Automotive suppliers are trying to capture and sell car data by leveraging their software and hardware platforms. Connected car features (infotainment, telematics, input and output HMI) across regions such as Europe, North America, Brazil, and China have been benchmarked (over 40 features listed). The research is split across domains such as infotainment, connectivity, telematics, and aftermarket connected car analysis. OEM solutions are benchmarked against infotainment systems, HMI solutions, and app-based models. Overall, the study includes multiple exhibits offering in-depth analysis of select OEMs, Tier I suppliers, and other value chain disruptors. Highlights from 2016, predictions for 2017, and a holistic view of the global connected car market are presented. Key Questions This Study Addresses: What are the major HMI and connected car market and technology trends? Where are the major growth opportunities? What moves can companies make to capitalize on these opportunities? What are the top trends for each region? How will the aftermarket participate in the connected car market? Wed, 8 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 E-Retailing of Tires Projected to Gain Strength in the NA and EU Tire Aftermarket http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297382726 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297382726 Tire retail will be revolutionized by growth of new business models in the next 5 to 7 years. E-retail will be growing as customers continue to enjoy the convenience and discounts offered by e-retailing. Growing tire e-retailing will compel offline retailers to adapt to the trends in tire retailing. Mon, 6 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Digital Transformation of the Automotive Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K079-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K079-01-00-00-00 Research Scope In 2015, automotive industry investments in key focus areas were about $19.57 billion. Growing digitalization and advancements in technology will increase the investments to $82.01 billion by 2020. The rapid pace of digitalization 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 digitalization in the automotive industry 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. In the year 2016, digitalization underpins the transformation of business activities, process improvements, and the development of new competencies and business models across five key pillars within the automotive industry. Connected Supply Chain Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 Connected and Autonomous Cars Digital Retailing Mobility as a Service (MaaS) The study, Digital Transformation of the Automotive Industry, analyzes the strategies, growth analysis, competitive landscape, business models, and future focus areas of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier I suppliers. Digitalization in the automotive industry will have a spiral effect on other industries. OEMs and Tier Is realized that digitization along with IoT, technology partnerships, software capabilities, and customized solutions will be the way forward for the global automotive industry from the year 2016 to 2025. Growing digitalization initiatives and pilot projects with software-centric focus from automotive OEMs and Tier Is will increase automotive IT spending from $37.9 billion in 2015 to $168.8 billion by 2025 (at a CAGR of 16.1%). More than 1700 new digital startups are expected to disrupt the automotive industry supply chain. In addition to OEMs, Tier I suppliers, and technology companies initiatives, this study covers a detailed list of startups and technology companies across the five key pillars. Key Questions this Study will Answer What are the key pillars of automotive digitalization? What are the key recommendations to automotive OEMs? Discuss case studies and initiatives from OEMs, Tier Is, technology companies, and startups focusing on digitalization. What are the key markets for start-ups to venture into and what is the current revenue potential of those markets? Who are the key participants and what are their unique service propositions (USPs)? Considering automotive digitalization, how much will the automotive industry spend from technology and software perspective? What are the opportunities for digital ecosystem participants (aftermarket, Tier Is, technology companies and OEMs)? Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Biomimicry Applications in the Automotive Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-47-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-47-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in application of biomimicry for the automotive industry. In the recent decades biomimicry is increasingly being recognized as a concept with potential to solve age-old issues. The TOE edition focusses on various technology innovations based on biomimicry for the automobile industry and provides insights on technology development and global funding scenario. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. 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: Biomimicry, automobile, biomimetics, composites, turbine, high strength materials, artificial photosynthesis Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technologies for Improving Vehicle Performance http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-0F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-0F-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE profiles advancements in automotive vehicle performance, including kinetic energy recovery, slit cycle engines, optimized fuel efficiency, mitigating heat loss, optimizing driving behavior, thermoelectric energy generation, barometric pressure sensing, and enhanced materials. 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: Kinetic energy recovery, split cycle engine, fuel efficiency, heat loss, thermoelectric generator, waste heat, barometric pressure sensor, PEEK, polyamide Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Thailand Logistics Industry Executive Analysis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8FC-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8FC-01-00-00-00 Thailand always enjoyed a robust economy until the political crisis during 2013 2014. During this time, the economy was badly hit and resulted in negative growth. A lot of investments and expansion in the industrial sector were put on hold due to the uncertainty of the economy. The crisis also affected the export market in 2013. However, significant growth was observed in 2014 with exports increasing, whereas imports reduced significantly. Again, in 2015, there was a decline in exports due to slow global economic recovery and the depreciation of the currency of trading partners. Most export goods experienced a decline, except for machinery. Thailand, with its central location in mainland Southeast Asia and the Greater Mekong sub-region, has potential to be a key logistics hub for companies setting up manufacturing bases in Indochina. With the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), further trade and service liberalization is expected to help boost demand for integrated logistics services and fuel the growth of cross-border trade. In addition, as the Thai Baht continues to strengthen, the Thai government plans to reduce the cost of production by improving overall logistics cost to remain competitive among ASEAN members. Thailand s transportation and storage sector is expected to grow at a faster pace with the disbursement of logistics infrastructure projects valued at $18 billion since end-2015. This research service provides insights into the developments of the Thailand logistics industry, key freight activities, and key drivers and restraints. It also discusses the impact of AEC and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the industry and the new opportunities expected to arise in the near future. The study answers the following key questions: What are the prevailing trends in Thailand s logistics industry and what will it look like in the years to come? What is Thailand s logistics industry performance in terms of freight volume? What are the key freight activities? What are the key growth drivers? What are the issues and challenges faced by market participants? What are the areas of improvement and what can be done? How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) affect the logistics companies in Thailand? What are the potential impacts of the TPP agreement on Thailand sectors? (The industries covered are automotive, electrical and electronics, and medical tourism) What growth opportunities are expected to arise in the near future that will enable market participants to gain market share? Thu, 2 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000