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 Automotive Cybersecurity Emerges as a Strategic Priority in an Era of Connected and Autonomous Commercial Vehicles http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958860 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958860 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:49:55 +0000 Automotive Electrification Presenting New Opportunities to Logistics and Supply Chain Companies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958845 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958845 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:46:10 +0000 2018 LA Auto Show Highlights http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958817 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958817 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:30:27 +0000 Automechanika Frankfurt 2018: Workshop Connectivity Takes Centrestage http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958635 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298958635 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 04:19:03 +0000 European Advanced Suspension Market, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME33-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME33-01-00-00-00 Advanced suspension systems were touted to be the next big thing in the automotive industry when they were launched a couple of decades ago. However, owing to the high cost of these systems, their market penetration has remained confined to premium vehicles. Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been offering passive suspension systems that offer benefits such as high temperature stability, lighter weight and lower costs as standard equipment. As these systems have fixed damper settings, they are not capable of offering the right combination of comfort and ride and handling features, which consumers and OEMs expect. Also, OEMs have been facing a tough challenge to meet the stringent emission norms; some OEMs have been liable for financial penalties for not meeting these targets. In order to tackle these shortcomings, OEMs have started offering advanced suspension systems, such as the active and semi-active suspension systems, which offer the right balance of comfort, and ride and handling features. Although the European automotive market is expected to stagnate over the short and medium term, there are still many opportunities to be explored by advanced suspension system suppliers in the OEM market. The European market has always been receptive towards the latest in automotive suspension technology, as European customers seek a balance between comfort, and ride and handling. There is also a growing need for luxury vehicles equipped with advanced suspension systems, such as the active and semi-active suspension solutions.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • To provide a strategic overview of the European adaptive and active suspension market, including key technology trends and key OEMs’ choice of suspension
  • To provide insights what types of advanced suspension systems are used by which MY2018 vehicles
  • To develop an actionable set of recommendations
  • To highlight business opportunities and challenges for OEMs and suppliers

Research Highlights

This research service explores the current advanced suspension market as the industry migrates from passive suspension systems to more sophisticated suspension systems offering superior driving dynamics. The study provides a detailed model-wise listing of the suspension systems used by key OEMs in various models alongside a description of the working of those systems. The study covers all types of advanced suspension systems in Europe such as electropneumatic; electrohydraulic; magnetorheological and electromechanical systems.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the types of advanced suspension systems preferred by different OEMs in Europe?
  • What other vehicle features are offered in addition to adaptive dampers by OEMs in Europe?
  • Who are the key market participants and market leaders in the advanced suspension market and what are their preferences in terms of advanced suspension solutions?
  • What are the different vehicle models by key OEMs that use advanced suspension systems? Are these systems offered as standard or optional equipment?

Author: Kamalesh Mohanarangam

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000
Impact of Autonomous Trucks on Telematics Services, Forecast to 2035 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K332-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K332-01-00-00-00 Imagine driving down a freeway and finding trucks with no drivers travelling at highway speeds. Advancements in autonomous driving technologies will soon make fully autonomous driverless trucks a reality on highways. Autonomous trucking can broadly be categorized into 5 levels (Level 0 Level 4) based on the following levels of automation - driver-assisted, partial automation, conditional automation and fully automated. Level 2 driver-assisted automated trucks are already poised to enter the market, as they are currently being developed and tested in several countries. Many of the components enabling Level 2 autonomous trucks are already commercially available. Some countries like the US and regions like Europe might even deploy Level 3 partial automation trucks. Conditional automation and fully automated trucks will not enter the market until 2030. Even though autonomous trucking technology is advancing rapidly, its usability in highly complex and unpredictable city roads has not yet been demonstrated. A more likely scenario is that these autonomous trucks will be utilized on highways and freeways, which are much easier to predict. It is expected that these trucks will run between Transfer Hubs , delivering and picking up cargo. Drivers are then expected to make the last mile deliveries. With the advent of such a game changing technology, the future of many supporting industries will undergo massive changes. The telematics industry will be directly affected by this industry-defining transformation. Key telematics services such as vehicle management, driver management, fleet management, and safety & security solutions are expected to evolve from their current applications and find new and diverse applications. While some telematics service providers will gain from these changes, some will lose market shares. Services that support the vehicle system and fleets to operate better will benefit from autonomous technologies, whereas services that aid in driver management and related solutions will be negatively affected, as the role of drivers will reduce with higher automation levels. However, at least for the next three decades, drivers will be necessary. Their work load will reduce as will the stress of driving; essentially, their roles and responsibilities will evolve but not be done away with. The study discusses in detail the ways in which the higher automation in the trucking industry will affect the telematics industry and the new challenges and opportunities that come along with it. It also discusses how telematics service providers can better equip themselves in a new era of telematics services. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Future of Sedans in North America, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K32C-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K32C-01-00-00-00 This research service provides an overview of the future of sedans and discusses how the decline in sales within the segment is expected to change in the future. The sedan segment has been a popular choice among consumers in North America with 77 models being sold as of 2015. This number has since dropped to 75 despite growth in the number of models in the premium segment due to the phase-out of models in mass market segments. This is directly linked to the decline in oil prices over the years, which has sharply increased the sales of crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks. This research service categorizes sedans into 4 major categories based on their size, namely: Sub-compact Sedans: Vehicles with length lesser than 4300 mm, including vehicles such as Audi A3 and Nissan Versa Compact Sedan: Vehicles with length greater than 4300 mm and lesser than 4500 mm, including vehicles such as Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla Mid-size Sedan: Vehicles with length greater than 4500 mm and lesser than 5000 mm, including vehicles such as Toyota Camry and BMW 5 Series Full-size Sedans: Vehicles with length lesser than 4300 mm, including vehicles such as Dodge Charger and Chevrolet Impala Despite crossover popularity, some sedans have managed to secure better sales in 2017, than they had in previous years. Automakers have continued to show interest in the segment, introducing new models and variants. A key area that most OEMs have focused on is the premium sedan segment. The research also discusses the potential future of sedans and where these models are expected to be popular, accounting for the rise in fuel prices and the shift to electrification. The research highlights how OEMs have moved from the sedans phased out between the years 2015 and 2017 and what models have replaced these vehicles in production facilities. The study also lists future models expected to be launched in the sedan segment and what categories they are to be introduced in. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Future of Global Shared Driverless Vehicles Market, Forecast to 2031 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K298-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K298-01-00-00-00 The rapid rate of urbanization in many parts of the world has heavily stressed their urban transport system. Many areas are underserved by transit systems due to the lack of first and last mile connectivity, inaccurate scheduling, low availability of cabs, expensive ride services, and traffic congestion. Alternative modes of transportation, that offer first and last mile connectivity, will improve the ridership and efficiency of mass transit systems. The ownership of privately owned vehicles is expected to fall by 50 percent, and they could possibly be taxed during peak hours of operation in urban areas. Over the next five to ten years, shared mobility could emerge as the transportation of the future. Companies in the shared driverless vehicles(SDVs)/shared autonomous vehicles(SAVs) market have been conducting vehicle test pilots since 2015, with North America and Europe alone accounting for 85% of them. Comprehensive testing of SDVs in regular traffic conditions and adapting them to changing traffic ecosystems will enable them to leverage available traffic data to make real-time decisions regarding necessary adjustments in their routes and scheduling. Top companies in the market have also tested their vehicles at annual events such as International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in October 2018 and on main roads in cities such as Renmark and the city of Playford in Australia. There are SDVs carrying only commodities in Mountain View, California, US, to deliver goods from the neighbourhood shopping areas to the consumers. Countries like Japan and China have started mass producing SDVs for deployment in late 2018 and early 2019. SDVs will help build a consistent commuter base once they improve their safety measures and trustworthiness among end users. The market can potentially reach $10.40 billion by 2031. This study provides the competitive structure of the major industry participants, insights into the key components and technologies employed, analyses of market drivers and restraints, company profiles, revenue forecasts, and the estimated revenue split in market segments and regions. Author: Guruguhan Nataraj Wed, 9 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Light Vehicle Leasing Market in Italy, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME86-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME86-01-00-00-00 Vehicle leasing is seen as a solution to the growing number of challenges faced by companies with regard to their mobility needs. Amongst others, these include challenges associated with vehicle funding, fleet maintenance, and, more importantly, residual risk handling. Businesses in the present market conditions are focused on their core products/services and seek to outsource all other support activities. Mobility is a significant department starting from fleet purchase to remarketing at a competitive price and for each of the segments in the value chain, unless an expert team is on the job, issues such as cost spikes, utilization mismatches, irregularities in fleet maintenance, and risks of dips in residual value can crop up. This study sheds light on the market size across passenger vehicle (PV) and light commercial vehicle (LCV) segments and provides sales/parc data for the total market and fleet and company car (true fleet) segments. The company car segment is discussed in detail, with a focus on the actual development and the growth potential of financial lease, operational lease, and outright purchase. The analysis takes into account historical data and current market conditions and insights and opinions from market participants to provide a five-year outlook on growth opportunities (over the 2017 2022 period). In addition to market data (PV and LCV) for new registrations and portfolio, the study provides actual competitor data (portfolio) for the leading leasing service providers in the country. Competitor data is available for both the leasing segments (operational and financial) for the base year, 2017. The evolution of any industry depends on factors such as transformational trends that are linked to the macroeconomic factors of the region and the emerging business models that reflect innovation in mobility solutions, such as rental, car sharing (peer to peer, corporate, traditional), integrated mobility, and alternative powertrain (petrol, diesel, BEV, PHEV, FCEV, Others ). The study covers these evolutionary trends that are expected to shape the market. For leasing providers and other companies that share the leasing ecosystem, interest lies in the growth opportunities that they need to look at and leverage and the strategic imperatives that aid in their pursuit of growth and success. Overall, the study provides a 360 degree understanding of the leasing space (region-specific) and offers a detailed account on the key trends, market overview, and outlook. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 05:56:40 +0000 Light Vehicle Leasing Market in Portugal, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME7F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME7F-01-00-00-00 Vehicle leasing is seen as a solution to the growing number of challenges faced by companies with regard to their mobility needs. Amongst others, these include challenges associated with vehicle funding, fleet maintenance, and, more importantly, residual risk handling. Businesses in the present market conditions are focused on their core products/services and seek to outsource all other support activities. Mobility is a significant department starting from fleet purchase to remarketing at a competitive price and for each of the segments in the value chain, unless an expert team is on the job, issues such as cost spikes, utilization mismatches, irregularities in fleet maintenance, and risks of dips in residual value can crop up. This study sheds light on the market size across passenger vehicle (PV) and light commercial vehicle (LCV) segments and provides sales/parc data for the total market and fleet and company car (true fleet) segments. The company car segment is discussed in detail, with a focus on the actual development and the growth potential of financial lease, operational lease, and outright purchase. The analysis takes into account historical data and current market conditions and insights and opinions from market participants to provide a five-year outlook on growth opportunities (over the 2017 2022 period). In addition to market data (PV and LCV) for new registrations and portfolio, the study provides actual competitor data (portfolio) for the leading leasing service providers in the country. Competitor data is available for both the leasing segments (operational and financial) for the base year, 2017. The evolution of any industry depends on factors such as transformational trends that are linked to the macroeconomic factors of the region and the emerging business models that reflect innovation in mobility solutions, such as rental, car sharing (peer to peer, corporate, traditional), integrated mobility, and alternative powertrain (petrol, diesel, BEV, PHEV, FCEV, Others ). The study covers these evolutionary trends that are expected to shape the market. For leasing providers and other companies that share the leasing ecosystem, interest lies in the growth opportunities that they need to look at and leverage and the strategic imperatives that aid in their pursuit of growth and success. Overall, the study provides a 360 degree understanding of the leasing space (region-specific) and offers a detailed account on the key trends, market overview, and outlook. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 05:56:40 +0000 Light Vehicle Leasing Market in Spain, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME87-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME87-01-00-00-00 Vehicle leasing is seen as a solution to the growing number of challenges faced by companies with regard to their mobility needs. Amongst others, these include challenges associated with vehicle funding, fleet maintenance, and, more importantly, residual risk handling. Businesses in the present market conditions are focused on their core products/services and seek to outsource all other support activities. Mobility is a significant department starting from fleet purchase to remarketing at a competitive price and for each of the segments in the value chain, unless an expert team is on the job, issues such as cost spikes, utilization mismatches, irregularities in fleet maintenance, and risks of dips in residual value can crop up. This study sheds light on the market size across passenger vehicle (PV) and light commercial vehicle (LCV) segments and provides sales/parc data for the total market and fleet and company car (true fleet) segments. The company car segment is discussed in detail, with a focus on the actual development and the growth potential of financial lease, operational lease, and outright purchase. The analysis takes into account historical data and current market conditions and insights and opinions from market participants to provide a five-year outlook on growth opportunities (over the 2017 2022 period). In addition to market data (PV and LCV) for new registrations and portfolio, the study provides actual competitor data (portfolio) for the leading leasing service providers in the country. Competitor data is available for both the leasing segments (operational and financial) for the base year, 2017. The evolution of any industry depends on factors such as transformational trends that are linked to the macroeconomic factors of the region and the emerging business models that reflect innovation in mobility solutions, such as rental, car sharing (peer to peer, corporate, traditional), integrated mobility, and alternative powertrain (petrol, diesel, BEV, PHEV, FCEV, Others ). The study covers these evolutionary trends that are expected to shape the market. For leasing providers and other companies that share the leasing ecosystem, interest lies in the growth opportunities that they need to look at and leverage and the strategic imperatives that aid in their pursuit of growth and success. Overall, the study provides a 360 degree understanding of the leasing space (region-specific) and offers a detailed account on the key trends, market overview, and outlook. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 05:56:40 +0000 Global Digital Freight Brokerage Market Opportunities, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K252-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K252-01-00-00-00 Empty miles account for about 40-30% of all trips made by commercial trucks globally. This translates to fuel waste, non-productive emissions, wasted driver hours, inflated operational costs as well as unnecessary road congestion. Empty miles are primarily on account of empty-back hauls due to the inherent opacity and slowness of the traditional road-freight brokerage process. Digital brokerage solutions- whether load boards or automated-on-demand solutions, popularly referred to as Uber for Trucks , have tremendous potential to solve the problem of empty miles. Frost & Sullivan s study K252-18: Global Digital Freight Brokerage Market Opportunities, Forecast to 2025 examines the potential that digital brokerage solution have till 2025. Reduction in empty miles translates to reductions in transportation costs, emissions, traffic congestion while improving fleet profitability and driver wellness. A slew of technology start-ups focused on road-freight brokerage are being well-funded by the venture capitalists community. In 2017 alone, funding for digital brokerage solutions crossed $1 Billion across regions. The trend has kept up in 2018 with the following being some of the top news-making investments in digital freight brokerage companies: $1.9 Billion investment by Softbank, Google and others in Manbang Group, China in April 2018 $60 Million investment in Series D round of funding for CragoX, Brazil in August 2018 $185 Million Series C round of funding in Convoy, The United States in September 2018 $27 Million Series D round of funding in Blackbuck, India in October 2018 Mergers and acquisitions have also been rife in this industry with Chinese digital brokerage rivals Yunmanman and Huochebang merging in November 2017 to create Manbang group, valued at over $2 Billion. Traditional logistics and brokerage companies have also sought to tap into the digital economy with UPS shelling nearly $2 Billion to acquire Coyote Logistics, The United States in 2015 and then went on to acquire Freightex, Europe in 2017 to expand its digital brokerage coverage. However, digital brokerage solutions are yet to be whole heartedly embraced by fleets across regions with instances of strong resistance/ backlash even being reported. Example is the Chinese truckers demonstration against Manbang in June 2018 where they accused the platform for squeezing margins amid a scenario of rising fuel-prices. There have also been well-funded start-ups that showed tremendous potential starting as early as 2015 but ran into operational issues such as Cargomatic Inc, The United States and TruckMandi, India. While Cargomatic has managed to secure fresh funding in September 2018, TruckMandi is now defunct.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • How will freight brokerage market evolve by 2025? What will be the market share of various solution types?
  • What will be the technology focus of key brokerage providers in each region?
  • What are the key concerns of shippers and carriers in using mobile freight brokerage solutions?
  • What are the various digital freight brokerage solutions available presently? How do they compare against one-another?
  • What is the projected market revenue opportunity for freight brokerage solutions in 2025?

Author: Silpa Paul

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Global Electric Bus Market Opportunity Analysis, 2017 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2B7-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2B7-01-00-00-00 The growing impetus on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission regulations, drop in battery prices, and purchase subsidies on electric vehicles (EVs) are certain to accelerate the growth of electric buses across the globe. Rapid technology developments with respect to battery chemistry, powertrain architecture, and motors are propelling the market, which will witness collaborations among incumbent automakers, start-ups, and new players. Battery-electric buses are expected to have a larger market share, followed by fuel cell electric buses, by 2025. Reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) of electric buses compared to diesel buses, coupled with the push for developing the charging infrastructure, will make electric buses a profitable option by 2025. The global electric bus market size was ~81,968 units in 2017. This number is expected to grow to ~148,080 units in 2025 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7%. China alone sold ~80,615 units in 2017. India and Latin America (LATAM) will be the fastest growing markets between 2017 and 2025 with a CAGR of 132% and 139.4% respectively. Developed regions such as North America and Europe which already have access to electric bus technologies will make a sizable contribution to the conventional hybrid and plug-in hybrid bus markets. However, fully electric buses will be the most preferred technology in developing regions as they will be late in adopting eBuses and are expected to leapfrog to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Although the uptake of natural gas powered buses will increase in the near future in North America, Europe and, to some extent, in China, it will not have much impact on the growth of the electric bus market in the medium and long terms. FCEVs are expected to gain momentum post 2020 as performance and costs improve, and as H2 infrastructure starts building up. Higher adoption of electric powertrains is evident in the transit bus segment where charging stations are easier to establish due to the fixed routes. However, with advanced batteries and high power charging technologies reducing charging time, coaches will also have a significant share of electric powertrains in the long term post 2020. Fuel cell coaches will also find traction post 2022. Growth in the electric bus market is influenced by subsidies and incentives by national and local governments a critical reason for China s supremacy in this market. Other key factors are the establishment of quick charging infrastructure and the development of highly capable batteries. The increasing need for reducing emissions, especially in highly-populated cities, will necessitate the adoption of electric buses in the intra-city passenger transport segment. Growing battery capacities, coupled with aggressive developments in charging infrastructure technologies, are expected to increase the adoption rate of electric powertrains in the coaches segment. Author: Vineeth Purushotham Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Analysis of the Pakistan Automotive Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME29-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME29-01-00-00-00 The economies in developed countries have either stabilized or declined over the past few years. As a result, automotive companies are struggling to grow their sales in these markets. End-customers are either continuing to use their existing vehicles or are looking at alternative modes of transport. To sustain growth, automotive OEMs are continuously looking at new markets for expansion. Pakistan is one such market which holds significant growth potential. With an extremely low penetration rate of approximately 13 cars per 1000 inhabitants and a rapidly growing urbanization rate of 40.5%, Pakistan has huge potential to grow its automotive market. So far, only three manufacturers Suzuki, Honda and Toyota assemble vehicles in the country, and these Japanese OEMs obviously dominate the domestic automotive market. The Pakistan government is keen to incentivize new and existing OEMs to introduce new models to enable end-customers to expand their choices. The presence of only three OEMs gives an opportunity for new OEMs to enter the market and satisfy the unmet need for end-customers. A change in the government s automotive policy is expected to spur local OEM investment in the country in terms of assemblers and thereby contribute to an increase in sales. This is expected to further propel growth in downstream industry activities, especially automotive servicing and parts. End-customers struggle with poor vehicle quality, inferior technology, and outdated model designs offered by the three existing manufacturers. Further, the high cost of financing is detrimental to the purchase of new vehicles as end-customers are hindered from buying new cars, which forces OEMs to continue producing old models because of lack of growth. The aim of this study is to provide an overall perspective on the passenger vehicle market in Pakistan. It discusses the capabilities of vehicle manufacturers, how the market is currently positioned in terms of vehicles sales, who are the leading OEMs and, most importantly, how is the market expected to change in the future.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the best performing brands, models, and segments in the Pakistan automotive industry? 
  • What are the industry dynamics in terms of vehicle assembly and who are the leading OEMs in the market that manufacture or assemble vehicles? 
  • What does the future hold for Pakistan in terms of automotive growth and how will production and sales help support this? 
  • How are new mobility solutions, in terms of car-sharing and ride-sharing, growing in the industry? 
  • If they are expected, how will regulations change in the next few years and how will this impact the automotive industry?

Author: Viroop Narla

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Asian Innovations in Logistics, Forecast to 2030 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA4B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA4B-01-00-00-00 Innovations in logistics are aplenty with APAC fueling a lot of this activity from its home ground. From self-running trucks to automated contracts, the supply chain is ripe for innovation and homegrown APAC start-ups are plowing the way. The market is seeing the rise of these new breed of participants along key future themes, including artificial intelligence, autonomous technologies, digital platforms, and Blockchain. This is expected to create a lot of disruption in the value chain and give rise to new business models and potentially even lead to disintermediation within the supply chain. For instance, the industry is making a conscious shift from asset-centric models to more digital asset-light approaches, enabling new types of services such as on-demand, real-time, and agile last-mile delivery solutions suited for the uncertain nature of the urban supply chain. Looking ahead to the future, autonomous technologies such as drones and autonomous trucks are also expected to plough the road, as they drive efficiency through cost savings from less fuel consumption. Approximately 200,000 trucks are expected to be making autonomous deliveries by 2030. Blockchains will introduce more trust and transparency into the supply chain improving business process agility. Finally, artificial intelligence approaches will lend new cognitive capabilities to moving and thinking assets in the supply chain.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

This study offers a detailed analysis on each of these thematic viewpoints with timelines of impact, empirical evidence, and key participants to watch to benefit from these revolutionary transitions. Discover how these segments are disrupting the market:

  • Digital freight brokerage: Trace the trend of “Uberization of logistics” based on crowdsourcing and shared economy models.
  • Artificial intelligence: Gain an insight into when the technology will become mainstream from regulatory and commercial perspectives; also spot how it is being used for last-mile connectivity and enabling new agile business models in the supply chain.
  • Autonomous fleet: From mobile autonomous forklifts to autonomous trucks, understand why the logistics industry is focusing on this segment.
  • Blockchain: Identify ways in which the technology is being used to enable contractual relationships.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Which are the major technology trends disrupting the logistics space?
  • How are these technologies giving rise to new supply chain models?
  • What are the implications of these themes on the supply chain?
  • What drivers and levers should be tracked to monetize these opportunities?

Discover how these trends are disrupting the market and the traditional industry’s business model with this Frost & Sullivan research.

Author: Archana Devi Vidyasekar

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Advancements in Wireless Communications for Transportation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D84E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D84E-01-00-00-00 With several global technology developments, wireless communication for transportation and logistics sector has gained interest from several major tier organizations. Many major challenges have been addressed by the wireless communication technologies in the past 5 years and these include reduction in cost (cheaper hardware and communication, new business models), increase in coverage, and most importantly creating a record of implementation cases. Increasing awareness in technologies such as big data analytics, and Blockchain has garnered higher interest from various stakeholders globally leading to newer opportunities. The report captures developments in low-power wireless communication with emphasis on transportation and logistics sector. The scope includes mainstream communication protocols such as LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IoT, LTE-M Category 1 (LTE-M Cat 1). These technologies will impact the application sector in the next 2 to 5 years. Key modules covered in the report are highlighted below: -Technology Landscape -Commercial advancements -Key drivers and challenges -Global trends -Prospective applications -Strategic insights about the market and emerging trends Sat, 29 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Analysis of Thailand s Commercial Vehicle Industry, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9A1-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9A1-01-00-00-00 This study aims to research, analyze, and forecast the commercial vehicles market in Thailand from 2017 to 2022. This analysis includes commercial vehicles market overview , market network & dealerships, regulatory environment, key industry sectors outlook total commercial vehicle market, segment market share and competitive analysis, external challenges: drivers and restraints-total commercial vehicles market, forecasts and trends-total commercial vehicles market, commercial vehicle industry & OEM profile, growth opportunities and companies to action, and conclusions and future outlook. The commercial vehicle market in Thailand has been shrinking from 2014 to 2016. In 2017, the market finally saw a positive growth. During the forecast period, the Thai commercial vehicle market is expected to see a positive growth despite challenges in terms of high household debt, decreased agricultural commodity prices, and high motorization rate. However, OEMs can overcome these challenges and restraints due to positive trends such as continuous infrastructure development, growing tourism, and growing middle-income earners and small- and medium-sized enterprises.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This study aims to present an overview of the current and future trends and developments in the CV market in Thailand during 2013-2022 and includes:

  • Market overview of the Thai CV market including sales breakdown and production breakdown by segment, region and brands, and industry outlook of the value chain by 2022
  • Market network & dealerships details with dealership analysis and listings by region
  • Regulatory environment including emissions and safety, vehicle and driving regulations
  • Key industry sectors outlook for the industries affecting the Thai commercial vehicle market including agriculture, industry, and services
  • Segment market share and competitive analysis including competitive environment and market share analysis for market participants across all the CV segments
  • Commercial vehicle industry & OEM profiles for key CV manufacturers in Thailand
  • Analysis of the key drivers and restraints for the period of 2018-2022
  • Market forecasts and trends from 2018 to 2022

Key Issues Addressed

  • How is the business environment of the automotive industry affecting the sales of commercial vehicles?
  • How are CVs classified and how is the market structured?
  • Who are the market leaders and what are their market shares?
  • What are the technology trends?
  • Is there potential for growth within the market?
Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
European and North American ADAS L1 and L2 Market, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K25D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K25D-01-00-00-00 The demand for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that help drivers monitor, warn, and assist in braking and steering tasks will increase over the next decade, stimulated largely by regulations and consumer interest in safety applications that help protect drivers and reduce the likelihood of accidents.The European Union and the United States mandate that vehicles be equipped with autonomous emergency braking systems (AEBs) and forward collision warning systems (FCWs), starting 2020. Consumers are becoming increasingly interested in ADAS applications that promote comfort, convenience, and safety as well as those that assist with parking or monitoring of blind spots. The proliferation of these functions will provide the necessary impetus to migrate to semi-autonomous vehicles and, eventually, fully autonomous vehicles. However, to make this happen, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier 1 suppliers must be in a position to better delineate the benefit and value proposition to consumers. At present, consumers are forced to opt for bundled packages that could comprise ADAS functions they do not require. OEMs should empower customers by allowing them to choose ADAS functions of their choice, which will result in the following: 1) more customers will benefit from the advantages ADAS offers and 2) uptake rates of the various ADAS functions will see a drastic increase.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The base year for this research service is 2017, and numbers are forecast up to 2025.

Key Features

  • Provide a strategic overview of the European and North American ADAS L1 and L2 market that includes key technology trends and drivers and restraints for systems such as lane departure warning (LDW), adaptive cruise control (ACC), blind spot detection (BSD), night vision (NV), forward collision warning (FCW), and park assist (PA)
  • Offer market size and forecast by type of technology, OEM, and region (2017-2025)
  • Analyze competitive factors, market shares, and product portfolios and capabilities
  • Develop an actionable set of recommendations for OEMs and suppliers for market entry

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the current and future scope of L1 and L2 ADAS applications across the passenger cars market in Europe and North America?   
  • What standard L1 and L2 ADAS functions do OEMs, suppliers, and regulators consider? What are the industry challenges that restrict widespread adoption?
  • Which major OEMs and suppliers are likely to lead the market? What are their strategies for the next 5 years?
  • What are the best practices of the key OEMs and suppliers?
  • What are the limitations to the adoption of ADAS technology-based applications? What are the growth prospects for these applications?

Author: Manish Menon

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Truck-as-a-Service Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDB5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDB5-01-00-00-00 The confluence of technologies in the trucking industry is providing a platform for various stakeholders to build service and solution-based revenue models. As commercial trucks increasingly integrate telematics devices, a plethora of services beyond tracking, from prognostics to asset management to driver behavior management, are being enabled. The industry view holds that digitaliizing the freight brokerage process has had the greatest impact on improving freight efficiency, reducing empty miles and emissions, as well as lowering the cost of trucking. As a result, a slew of digital brokerage solutions are being funded across major truck markets in an effort to usher in digital brokerage. As consumers increasingly adopt digital channels of interaction with leading OEM brands and for purchases, digitalization of truck retailing is an eventuality that traditional truck OEMs are embracing starting with spare-part sales. Big Data and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) are offering opportunities for business solutions based on the examination of data. Be it monitoring the total-cost-of-ownership or deciding between leasing or outright purchases, past data can now be analyzed to make intelligent decisions. Developments in autonomous driving technology would result in the creation of autonomous driving services, such as platooning technology, which can be offered on a subscription model. Platooning is touted to result in fuel savings of 4 11% per truck. Digital freight brokerage, telematics services, business analytics, digitalization of retail and platooning are expected to rapidly expand the TaaS market from $13.26 billion in 2018 to over $79.42 billion in 2025. Digital freight brokerage is expected to be the biggest service revenue opportunity with a revenue potential of $54.24 billion. The global telematics devices market is expected to grow from 25.7M units in 2018 to 73.1M in 2025, growing at a CAGR of 16.1%. This will translate into service revenue growth from $5.14 billion in 2018 to $16.51 billion in 2025. With rising connectivity, data security becomes a core issue. Governments and the truck industry will have to work together to make digitally-enabled service solutions more pragmatic, safe, and environmentally friendly. Increasing use of light-weighting features will make room for the additional payload to accommodate new devices.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key new revenue opportunities emerging in the truck market?
  • What is driving the shift of trucking from a product business to a service business?
  • What is the futuristic strategy orientation of key truck OEMs?
  • What is the revenue potential of digital freight brokerage and truck telematics services in 2025?
  • What is the revenue potential of digital retailing and business analytics in the trucking industry in 2025?
  • What are the key initiatives, in terms of new products, that industry stakeholders need to take?

Key Conclusions

Into 2025, the trucking industry will experience high integration of real-time diagnostics, online booking of services and repairs, remote repairs, assisted repairs, and remote diagnostics and prognostics. OEMs will look to tap into these opportunities for revenue growth by investing in start-ups involved in digital technologies.

Author: Silpa Paul

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Metal 3D Printing Revolutionizing Modern Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88E-01-00-00-00 Metal 3D printing has experienced increased demand in the additive manufacturing market. However, the high cost of printers, slow speed, and limited part size have somewhat limited the volume opportunities for metal 3D printers in industrial applications. The rapidly evolving manufacturing industry has recognized the significance of additive manufacturing technology and has initiated R&D projects and set up dedicated teams to further improve and expand the technology capabilities to meet future end-user needs. The metal 3D printing market is becoming one of the fastest growing market segments in the digital era, and the trend is expected to continue moving forward. The focus of 3D printing has moved from hobbyist to industrial and business applications with metal 3D printing in the limelight at present. While plastic 3D printing technology using 3D printing techniques, such as fused deposition modeling (FDM) is the largest market segment, metal 3D printing is gaining attention. The growing demand for metal 3D printing is highly driven by the ability of the technology to manufacture highly customized metal alloys at affordable prices and the ability to combine various separate parts into a single unit. Key applications include: aerospace, automotive and healthcare industries.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key questions answered in the study:

• What is the significance of metal 3D printing?

• What are the key funding trends and focus areas?

• What are the manufacturing innovations driving adoption?

• How do end-users leverage the benefit of metal 3DP?

• What are the growth opportunities beyond 2020?

• What is the future of metal 3D Printing?

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
ADAS Market for Passenger Cars in China, 2017 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA13-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA13-01-00-00-00 In 2017, the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) market for passenger cars recorded 15.5 million in unit sales. The market is expected to experience rapid growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.6% during 2017 2025. Sales volumes are likely to increase to 69.4 million units in 2025. As an emerging market, the ADAS market for passenger cars in China had a penetration rate of 10% in 2017. Currently, most ADAS features are warning-based applications. The limited involvement of domestic suppliers and moderate-to-high ADAS costs are lowering market adoption in China. The China New Car Assessment Program (C NCAP) added the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) test with a score rating of 11%. This requirement is likely to accelerate ADAS product penetration and demand in China during the long term. Global ADAS suppliers have a strong collaboration with global automotive OEMs. For instance, the ADAS market for passenger cars in China was dominated by Robert Bosch AG, Continental AG, and Denso, with a combined market share of 62.6% in 2017. Thus, Yatai APG and Suzhou INVO Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd., (Invo) are the key domestic ADAS suppliers in China leading with a share of 7.2%, jointly. Key ADAS products are adopted by foreign automotive OEMs such as Audi AG, BMW AG and Mercedes-Benz. Domestically, Chinese automotive OEMs have started ADAS penetration. For example, Great Wall Motors and Geely Auto are offering ADAS product installation selection to buyers. This research service discusses the ADAS market for Chinese passenger cars. It evaluates the various market dynamics such as drivers and restraints, market share and competitive analysis. It also provides market forecasts and trends, supplier profiles, and growth opportunities. The study closes with conclusions and a future outlook.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The aim of this study is to research and analyze the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) market in China. Applications include adaptive cruise control (ACC), blind spot detection (BSD), forward collision warning (FCW), lane departure warning (LDW), night vision (NV) and park assist (PA). The study presents the current scenario in the passenger car market and provides a forecast of ADAS sales up to 2025.

Key Features

  • To provide a strategic perspective of the ADAS market for passenger cars in China, including market drivers, market restraints and SWOT analysis
  • To estimate the size and sales potential of the ADAS market for passenger cars in China towards 2025
  • To provide a competitive analysis about different ADAS suppliers and ADAS segments, including market shares and key company portfolios
  • To estimate potential ADAS penetration in the Chinese passenger car sector
  • To present an actionable set of recommendations for stakeholders to grow in the ADAS market for passenger cars in China

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the current ADAS-related legislation announced by the Chinese government?
  • What is the importance of ADAS and what are the benefits of adopting such applications?
  • What is the current value of ADAS unit shipments in China? What is it estimated to be in 2025?
  • What are the key opportunities in the ADAS market in China?
  • Which are the key leading automotive OEMs and ADAS suppliers in China?

Author: Chan Ming Lih

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Global Farm Equipment Telematics Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA2F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA2F-01-00-00-00 This study offers strategic analysis of the nascent market for the global farm equipment and global farm equipment telematics market in global geographies. It provides an overview of market trends, growth prospects, and key sectors for growth. It includes a market structure and outlook, market potential and opportunity analysis for the global farm equipment telematics market. The base year is 2017, with forecasts from 2018 to 2023. Farm equipment manufacturers (original equipment manufacturer) will continue their dominance over the global telematics market throughout the forecast period. The manufacturers like Deere & Company, Kubota Agricultural Machinery, and CNH Industrial are expected to focus on open platform technology and digitalization of the farming industry. Tier I suppliers and non-traditional participants are expected to enter into the market, which will intensify the competition. With the increasing number of farm equipment leasing companies/rental companies, they will look for onboard telematics through partnerships. Mergers and acquisitions will be key competitive development in the market throughout the forecast period. Many OEMs are expected to enhance their technological upgradation by acquiring the smaller companies and partnering with Tier I suppliers. New aftermarket vendors will foray into the farm equipment telematics market and acquire significant market share post 2020. The report analyses the farm equipment telematics market by volume. Regions covered in the report are (North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Rest of World). The study gives the market sizing for each of the region considered in the study. The report also covers the ecosystem and key features in demand for the global farm equipment telematics. The study sheds light on the market share analysis for the global farm equipment telematics. This report will give a holistic view of the global telematics market and will be useful for farm equipment manufacturers, telecommunication companies, data analytics companies, investors, PE Firms and banking industries, research firms, government and legal organizations. Frost & Sullivan s research services are based on secondary and primary research data. Secondary research includes information that was extracted from existing studies and project material within the Frost & Sullivan database, which includes data and information gathered from technical papers, specialised magazines, seminars, and Internet research. As primary research, more than 10 interviews were conducted over the phone by senior consultants/industry analysts with original equipment suppliers, regulation authorities, and Tier I suppliers.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What factors are impacting the farm equipment telematics market?
  • How has the farm equipment telematics market historically performed?
  • What is the growth potential in the global farm equipment telematics market?
  • What is the total market size of the farm equipment telematics market?
  • What are the technologies involved in the specific segments of the farm equipment telematics market?
Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Replacement Demand Analysis for Class 1-3 HVAC Components in North America, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K314-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K314-01-00-00-00 The North American automotive HVAC components aftermarket is expected to show marginal growth in unit shipment in the coming years. Increase in Vehicles in Operation (VIO), coupled with rising average vehicle age and adverse climatic conditions will be the major drivers for the growth of unit shipment during the forecast period. This study covers eight product sub-types namely compressors, condensers, heater cores, evaporators, radiators, expansion valves, accumulators and receiver driers, and radiator fans and motors. Overall unit shipment will experience marginal growth, considering the fact that the market is mature and the overall market is consolidated. Due to the marginal decline in average price per unit, the revenue will experience relatively lower growth. Key channel partners in this segment are warehouse distributors and retailers, as this product is a heavily Do-It-For-Me (DIFM) market segment. The OES channel has a significant share in certain components and eRetailers have very marginal shares with respect to this product category. The retail channel is expected to gain share marginally from WDs during the forecast period. HVAC components compete primarily on the price factor and a few major channel partners offer parts through their respective private label brands. All the eight product sub-types are expected to have marginal growth due to increasing product durability. The major participants are Spectra Premium, SMP, LKQ, APDI, GPD Omega, UAC, TYC Genera, CSF, Continental Automotive, Dorman Products, and Denso. As this is a mature market with marginally increasing unit shipments, market shares are expected to fluctuate due to increasing competition during the forecast period. Improving on factors such as fill rate, product availability, application coverage, and gaining big customer accounts will enable growth.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This research service covers the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) components aftermarket for Class 1-3 vehicles in terms of volume (in million units) and value ($ Million) across the United States and Canada. It discuss about unit shipment, revenue average price, distribution channel share, and market share. The base year for analysis is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2024.

Key Features

The following are the key forecast that this study will provide:

  • Total Class 1-3 automotive HVAC components aftermarket units by product type
  • Total Class 1-3 automotive HVAC components aftermarket revenue by product type
  • Average Class 1-3 automotive HVAC components aftermarket pricing at manufacturer level by product type
  • Total Class 1-3 automotive HVAC components aftermarket distribution channel analysis by product type
  • Total Class 1-3 automotive HVAC components aftermarket major participants market shares by product type

Author: Vasanth Raj

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Automotive Sensors - Innovation Impact and Roadmapping http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D88B-01-00-00-00 Sensor technology is a key enabler of advanced systems used in vehicle safety and control in the automotive sector. Automotive manufacturers are leveraging electronics systems for enhancing the vehicle performance, passenger safety and comfort. Sensors and actuators are being integrated into automotive control systems to achieve performance optimization and enhance the durability and reliability of the vehicle. Sensing technologies such as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), image, touch, touchless, gesture recognition, inertial, pressure, micro-electromechanical system (MEMS), magneto-resistive and biometric-sensors and gyros are covered in this report. The innovation report discusses sensor-based innovations in automotive industry and captures the impact of current and future applications in vehicles. Key topics include: Technology and market dynamics Technology capabilities of various sensors Key sensor innovations and its impact Funding scenario Growth opportunities Companies to Watch Roadmap Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Sustainability Trends Benchmarking of Global Automotive Companies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D898-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D898-01-00-00-00 Over the past decade, the topic of sustainable development has gained importance across various sectors. The development of this topic has been driven by increasingly stringent regulations in different industry sectors, higher potentials for product diversification and increased public awareness. In the automotive industry, which is in the focus of this research study, sustainable development is of particular importance. Stakeholders of this industry need to not only comply with environmental standards and meet societal requirements, but also maintain a competitive edge in a rapidly-changing business environment characterized by fluctuating customer demands, new legislations and stiff competition. Major global automotive companies have been constantly developing and adopting novel sustainability strategies and tools in order to improve its overall sustainability performance. This research service offers insights on the following: Profiling and benchmarking of various sustainability strategies developed and adopted by global companies in automotive sector Overview of sustainability measurement index/tool developed by various companies Key sustainability targets set by the companies and its focus areas of development A snapshot of the companies alignment towards United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) Key product development activities related to sustainable development A snapshot of sustainability certifications, standards and other recognitions received by various companies Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 North American Commercial Vehicles Aftermarket Overview, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2B5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2B5-01-00-00-00 The goals of the study are to analyze the North American medium and heavy duty (Class 4 8) commercial vehicles (CV) aftermarket and to project this market s future outlook and the opportunities it offers to different participants in the value chain. The study discusses the impact of various factors based on economic, legislative, operational, technological, and aftersales trends on the CV aftermarket industry. It also examines how these factors influence the below elements. Aftermarket dynamics, such as freight demand and new revenue stream opportunities Aftermarket related factors, such as new vehicle sales, average age of vehicle, and vehicle miles traveled Consumer behavior, such as preference towards value label and remanufactured parts The impact of the above elements on each other and on various stakeholders of the aftermarket such as OES players, IAM suppliers, distribution channel participants, fleet operators, garages, and third-party service providers are also discussed. This study also covers major disruptions in this market and discusses the implications on the aftermarket participants, which are as listed below. OES (Original Equipment Supplier) participants are targeting to eat into the market share of the IAM (Independent Aftermarket) channel, through their private label parts for all make and model vehicles Connected ecosystem stakeholders across the value chain are partnering with TSP (Telematics Service Providers) Electric and Autonomous vehicles All major OEMs have vehicles under trials and are expected to account for a significant share of sales by the end of forecast period Right to repair Enables IAM players to have access to technical details and repair procedures, which were earlier restricted to the respective OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) The study additionally discusses what drives the connected ecosystem and digitization related trends such as prognostics, in-vehicle sales and service scheduling, adoption of technology by service chains, and telematics solutions.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • To research, analyze, and predict key strategies for all aftermarket stakeholders in the CV aftersales market
  • To understand the impact of key factors and their respective sub-factors on CV aftersales business opportunities
  • To present key trends impacting the trucking industry and how they affect the aftermarket
  • To understand the shift in OEMs’ approach towards aftersales and services
  • To assess the current and expected future changes in the CV aftersales market with respect all stakeholders

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the major factors affecting the CV aftermarket and what is their impact?
  • How are the stakeholders adapting to the changing dynamics and what are the opportunities available?
  • Which are the replacement parts that would experience growth or decline?
  • What are the emerging trends in parts sales and vehicle servicing?
  • Will the CV aftermarket have a significant impact with the introduction of electric and autonomous vehicles?

Author: Vasanth Raj

Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Analysis of the Drone Delivery Landscape and the Evolving Business Opportunities, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2B6-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2B6-01-00-00-00 This study provides a comprehensive insight into the drone delivery landscape. It discusses the evolution of delivery drones and the need for them today, as well as the macroeconomic trends favouring them. The technological challenges and supporting technologies to overcome them are included, and the various types of delivery drones and profiles of key participants are provided. The study offers an analysis of the current competitive landscape. The research segments the different delivery drones and analyses their capabilities. The different types of drones discussed include multicopters such as tricopter, quadcopter, hexacopter and octocopter, as well as fixed wing and transitional drones. The various futuristic application avenues for drones in the future and potential business models and revenue streams for the future are also discussed. The study also looks at the evolving commercial drone delivery regulations across the globe and identifies countries that have embarked on friendly regulations for commercial drone operations. The increase in the number of vehicles on urban roads and the associated traffic congestion makes it difficult for logistics, postal, courier, and eCommerce companies to deliver the goods at their intended destinations on time. This becomes a serious challenge when it involves scenarios like emergency response during hours of peak traffic. While the urban landscape poses such challenges for last-mile delivery, rural areas also pose unique challenges for delivery businesses. Most rural areas across the globe are plagued with poor road connectivity and infrastructure to facilitate last-mile delivery. In case of a natural disaster or a health emergency, it takes days and sometimes even weeks for first responders to reach such areas. Delivery drones can help in combatting such challenges prevalent in the last-mile delivery. The advent of the delivery drones poses a number of pertinent questions related to safety, regulations, privacy, traffic management, and key application areas. These questions gave rise to the key objectives of this study listed below: To capture the key milestones in drone delivery over the years To identify the key participants in the drone delivery market as of 2018 To comprehend the major challenges for commercialisation of delivery drones To identify the main technology enablers for delivery drones To identify the infrastructure required to support drone delivery operations To identify future application avenues for delivery drones Key conclusions and actionable recommendations Key Participants: Flirtey Flytrex Matternet Alphabet Amazon Prime Air DHL Drone Delivery Canada Elroy Air Fedex SF Holding Swiss Post UPS Volans-i Walmart Zipline Author: Joe Praveen Vijayakumar Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Analysis of the Canadian Automotive Aftermarket, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2D0-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2D0-01-00-00-00 This study covers the Class 1-3 vehicles aftermarket in terms of volume (in million units) and value ($ million) across Canada. The base year for the analysis is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2025. This research compiles findings from various reports published by Frost & Sullivan over the past two years. The study includes analyses of vehicles in operation, new and used vehicle sales, and parts replacement revenues in the automotive aftermarket. It discusses the growth opportunities and challenges offered by new business models and technologies such as eRetailing, telematics, as well as electric and autonomous vehicles in the aftermarket ecosystem. It also includes profiling of major aftermarket players such as Uni-select, Wakefield, Vast-Auto Distribution Lt e, Lordco Parts, UAP, Inc. (NAPA Canada), WORLDPAC, Spectra Premium, MAS Automotive Distribution, Mevotech, Gates Canada, and other establishments. The Canadian vehicle portfolio has a greater concentration of light trucks and SUVs owing to their high residual value and functionalities. This trend offers more revenue potential for the aftermarket players, as light trucks have higher priced parts, which increases the value per parts and services. Moderate economic growth, inflation, and higher interest rates are expected to dampen the growth of new car sales to less than 1% CAGR till 2025. The used vehicle sales, however, are expected to rise steadily during the forecast period. The share of 4-7 year old vehicles is likely to remain stable. The large population of out-of-warranty vehicles, fueled by the growth of used vehicle sales, boosts the revenue-generation opportunities for the independent aftermarket (IAM). Early adoption of technology-based business models and services such as eRetailing, service aggregations, and telematics-based prognostics will help increase the market share of aftermarket participants. The eRetail channel for automotive parts and services in the Canadian aftermarket is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% during 2017-2025. The growth is due to the strong penetration of Internet/smartphone usage and online discounts.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This study's objectives are to:

  • Estimate the total market opportunity based on a top-down analysis of vehicles in operation, replacement rates, and available pricing data.
  • Identify the top automotive parts distributors and service providers in the Canadian automotive aftermarket.
  • Provide insights into new business models and vehicle technologies and how it could disrupt the Canadian automotive aftermarket value chain.
  • Identify the growth opportunities and challenges that exist within the Canadian automotive aftermarket and how it would impact market participants.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the short- to medium-term outlook for the Canadian automotive aftermarket?
  • What is the structure of the Canadian automotive aftermarket? Who are the key industry participants?
  • Which products and services will offer the highest future growth opportunities?
  • How is the competitive landscape changing?
  • What are the impacts of Mega Trends such as eRetailing, electric vehicles, telematics, and ADAS/autonomous vehicles on the Canadian aftermarket? How is it going to affect the market participants?
Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Passenger Rail Connectivity Market in Europe and North America, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K320-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K320-01-00-00-00 With a strong resurgence in traffic volumes and shifting customer demands, the global railroads are finding themselves in the midst of change. Rail is becoming the favoured choice as cities seek the most economical and fuel-efficient modes of travel. Western Europe is the largest market followed by North America and Eastern Europe in the passenger rail connectivity market. Rail connectivity is still an emerging market, with a significantly large portion of rail assets remaining to be connected. Passenger rail connectivity involves a variety of technologies including mobile networks, global system for mobile communications for rail (GSM-R), onboard Wi-Fi, communication-based train control (CBTC) such as European Train Control System (ETCS II), and onboard infotainment systems through local networks. Rail industry participants are looking for methods to improve passenger rail traffic and revenues and are considering implementing rail connectivity projects to accomplish the same. Boosting rail mobile connectivity comes with relatively less investment, and the returns are significantly large and spontaneous. Western Europe and North America are experimenting Wi-Fi onboard and 4G LTE services to improve passenger connectivity while Eastern Europe still incorporates first-generation GSM-R for mainline. Participants from other parts of the world such as APAC have collaborated with their local network and mobile service providers to improve their returns in the passenger rail industry. The scope of this study is to allow digital technology companies around the world in aerospace, defense, automotive, and security industries to expand their product portfolio by helping them understand the market opportunities in the onboard passenger rail connectivity market. Passenger rail connectivity encompasses a gamut of communication systems and connectivity solutions including train-to-ground communication systems such as ETCS II, CBTC, GSM-R, onboard infotainment systems, applications, and mobile network connectivity, and all of these technologies are disruptive by way of their potential upgrades such as 4G LTE to 5G, next-generation ETCS, and next-generation GSM-R. There are plentiful opportunities in boosting the connectivity and passenger rail traffic and revenues consequentially. This study provides details on the existing participants and startups in the connectivity and digital solutions provider industries, a comparative analysis on the passenger rail connectivity providers, competitive benchmarking of the key industry participants, market drivers, market restraints, challenges in the connectivity market and methods to overcome them, strategic approaches to gain better share in the market, forecasts of revenue from all the segments considered, and the conclusions that can be drawn from this study. Author: Guruguhan Nataraj Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Key Insights into the Nordic Passenger Vehicle Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K32B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K32B-01-00-00-00 Industry analysis provides a brief overview of the Nordic automotive industry including its strength, weakness, advantages, and disadvantages over other European countries. It analyses the impact of macroeconomic factors such as regulations, taxation and GDP on passenger car sales. Section also provides an overview of the key technological shifts happening in Nordic market, which is expected to be the future focus area for major OEMs. The study analyses the sales, production and import statistics for Nordic countries. Sales is analyzed by volume for each automaker, to understand the brand performance in each country and by segment, to analyze which car segment has more consumer affinity and future trends. Production numbers are derived and OEM strategies in car production are analyzed for understanding future production trends. Sales of cars by country are analyzed with major focus on top selling OEM brands. Light vehicle registration is forecast till 2022 and evolution of leasing trend is analyzed. Leasing is analyzed against the cash/credit purchase to understand the penetration rate of leasing on overall light vehicle market. Also the current and future market prospects on the banning and adoption of EVs/alternate energy powered vehicles are highlighted in this section. EV outlook section provides detailed analysis of electric vehicle sales in Nordic by country. Best performing brands/models are found for each country and future market prospects are highlighted. In addition, an analysis of sales by segment for PEV is carried out to understand which EV car segment gains more consumer preference and market share. Status of charging infrastructure development is analyzed by country to map EV sales with infrastructure availability. It also provides an overview on the incentives offered for EVs in Nordic countries. It highlights how National policy and local policy can impact the adoption of EVs.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The aim of the study is to understand the Nordic passenger vehicle market dynamics and performance of major OEMs in the Nordic region. Study evaluates the segments of car sales. It also aims to understand the electric charging infrastructure deployment in Nordic countries, taxation and incentives provided for EV adoption in these countries. 

Objectives of the study include:

  • To understand the passenger vehicle sales trends.
  • To understand plans of government in banning ICEs.
  • To understand sales performance based vehicle segment and customer choice.
  • To analyse the impact of financial incentives on EV adoption.
  • To provide an overview of the incentives including their impact on the state EV penetration rate.
  • To analyse how the leasing trend could evolve in future.
  • To provide an overview of the key technology trends.
  • To draw conclusions and provide future outlook 
Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Big Area Additive Manufacturing: Technology Adoption Assessment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D894-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D894-01-00-00-00 Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques have become more popular in the recent times due to its ability to enable low cost objects, leading to saving considerable amount of time, labor, and material. The advent of large-scale additive manufacturing techniques, has further led to the development of more advanced technologies such as big area additive manufacturing (BAAM), which has smaller difference compared to traditional 3D printing methods. Globally, BAAM and other large-format 3D printing technologies are finding increased opportunities. Owing to the huge build volume enabled by BAAM, the technology may have high adoption by 2020. Several OEMs and research universities are buying BAAM machines for deployment in factories which enables them to save significant time and also to drive research and development initiatives. BAAM largely finds applications in automotive, aerospace, consumer markets and in the building and construction sector. In the construction industry, large-scale additive manufacturing has showcased tremendous benefits. Several companies are constructing houses and bridges using 3D printing technology. However BAAM is in the nascent stage of adoption in the construction sector. Key research focus areas include adhesives and materials used for BAAM, inkjet printing, high density 3D printing, as well as fused deposition modeling. Eco-friendly methods of using material in large-scale additive manufacturing have been adopted by Chinese firms enabling 3D printing with ink developed from recycled waste, thus ensuring zero waste. The technology and innovation report Big Area Additive Manufacturing: Technology Adoption Assessment covers technology development and adoption scenario driving the future of manufacturing. The report captures topics on technology and application landscape, key stakeholder initiatives, patent publication trends and funding scenario, and growth opportunities for BAAM. Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Autonomous Vehicles Application Landscape and Opportunity Assessment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D89B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D89B-01-00-00-00 With the global focus on optimizing commuters safety, there is high demand for technologies providing 360-degree view of surrounding vehicles to reduce accidents. An autonomous vehicle is poised to witness adoption of breakthrough sensing solutions such as solid-state LiDARs for depth sensing and Blockchain for data security. Autonomous vehicles can disrupt existing ownership and business model for OEMs as well as other stakeholders. Developments in sensing technologies such as solid-state LiDARs and sensor fusion are a major driver for advancing autonomous driving. Legal concerns and data security issues are hindering wide-scale adoption of autonomous vehicles. Governments globally are focused on developing robust frameworks for autonomous vehicles. The technology and innovation report highlights some of the key emerging application scenarios of autonomous vehicles in the near term. This report discusses various enabling technologies and application scenarios of fully-autonomous vehicles. Some of the key questions addressed in the report are highlighted below: 1) What is the impact of fully autonomous vehicles? 2) What are the key drivers and challenges of autonomous vehicles? 3) What are the key technologies enabling fully autonomous vehicles? 4) What are the applications of autonomous vehicles in the near term? 5) Which are key patent areas and companies providing technology solutions for autonomous vehicles? 6) What sort of strategies OEMs need to embrace to gain competitive advantage? Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Connected Truck Telematics Market in UK and Ireland, Forecast to 2019 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME6D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME6D-01-00-00-00 The United Kingdom and Ireland together constitute the largest and most mature commercial vehicle telematics market in Europe, and they are served by numerous international and local telematics companies. The market is fiercely competitive with participation from well-established international players and equally competitive local TSPs. About one in three light-, medium-, and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the United Kingdom and Ireland uses some sort of telematics solutions. The ratio is only estimated to increase as fleet management solutions are becoming more and more common among fleet operators and owners. An estimated 5.03 million commercial vehicles in the United Kingdom and Ireland are serving different transportation needs catering to industries from construction, transport and logistics, oil and gas, utilities, rental and leasing, municipalities and local governments as of 2018. Telematics penetration was estimated to be 1.510 million units, which bring the penetration rate to 30% in 2018, the highest in Europe. Just like any other market, the telematics market in this region must face its own challenges and merits. Despite universal challenges, such as driver shortages, justification on ROI, security concerns and local challenges specific to geographic locations (e.g., Brexit, GDPR regulations, decrease in foreign investments and technological challenges like multiple technology platforms), the telematics market is known to grow at a steady pace. This is in part due to the resilience that this market shows with promising optimizing fleet operations, fuel savings and thereby reducing operating costs. The technology enables fleet managers and operators to bring full visibility of their fleets and offers the ability to manage and control the entire fleet with a few clicks. Leading telematics service providers in the UK and Irish market include Microlise, TomTom Telematics, Masternaut, Teletrac Navman, Verizon, Trimble, Trackm8, Ctrack, Isotrak, MiX Telematics, Astrata, Transpoco, Blue Tree Systems, and other local market participants. OEMs play a major part in the telematics scenario as well. Through in-house telematics systems and through partnerships, OEMs like Daimler (Fleetboard), Volvo (Dynafleet), Scania, MAN and DAF are offering fully fledged telematics solutions in the market. They have already started to include their telematics solutions as a standard factory-fit unit to select models and soon are expected to standardize telematics solutions across all models. Although the commercial vehicle telematics market is highly fragmented in UK & Ireland, top 3 companies managed to accumulate an astounding 49% market share by the end of 2017 with OEMs contributing an additional 12.7% to the market share. Competition and contribution does not stop with TSPs and OEMs but extends across a wide value chain with companies from different domains entering the market to capture a share. UK & Ireland is found to be on a growing curve in terms of new telematics companies and in terms of growing demand for telematics solutions. This study will provide a comprehensive outlook on the UK and Irish CV telematics market and will provide meaningful insights to companies who wish to venture in or expand into this competitive-yet-rewarding market. Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Innovative Business Models in Automotive Finance and Insurance, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME52-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME52-01-00-00-00 The 24/7 connectivity and instant gratification are transforming the way we operate and automotive F&I is no exception to that. Automotive manufacturers, financial institutions, and technology companies are realizing the numerous advantages of integrating millennial-centric solutions and payment options for insurance and finance; fundamentally changing their business models to match the demand of millennial. The auto F&I industry is optimizing its processes, reducing operational costs, making processes faster and secure, and improving the customer experience by going digital. Various mobile applications and Websites for vehicle finance are providing personalized consulting services, resulting in customers taking informed decisions related to the total loan amount and EMI. Banks have understood the importance of the auto finance business in their balance sheets and are developing automated lending solutions either by themselves or through collaborations with fintech startups. JP Morgan Chase, Ally Financial Inc., and PNC bank are among the proactive banks to partner with fintech firms for improved digital customer offerings in auto finance. The auto insurance industry is also following the digitization wave with telematics powered UBI models. Start-ups with their digital solutions are disrupting the traditional business models with On-demand insurance. UBI has become a mainstream model for insurers and the F&I divisions of OEMs, as over 250 telematics programs are launched globally. On-demand economy including car-sharing, ride-sharing, and integrated mobility requires new kinds of insurance and dynamic business models. With telematics companies foraying in, the UBI carriers are ready for UBI 2.0 revolution. Fintech such as Cuvva, By miles, Snapsheet are revolutionizing the auto insurance with the online application, processing, and claim settlement solutions. In an effort to stay ahead of the disruption curve, it is imperative for participants to adapt to the technology-driven processes and focus on customer experience throughout. Innovations around the business model by creating customer touch points are vital to sustaining in the age of digitization.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The study covers major changes in traditional business models that have been observed since 2015, the effect of CASE technologies in auto finance and insurance and future business models that are to be implemented for growth. The study discusses the factors/trends affecting consumer expectations such as digitization and vehicle ownership trend.

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Strategic Overview of Automotive Aftermarket in Russia, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME55-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME55-01-00-00-00 This research study provides the growth prospects for the Russian automotive aftermarket, covering the Class 1-3 vehicles aftermarket in terms of volume (million units) and value ( million). The base year for analysis is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 2024. It includes analyses of vehicles in operation, new and used vehicle sales, and parts replacement revenues in the automotive aftermarket. The study discusses industry challenges and the growth opportunities offered by new and used car markets in the aftermarket ecosystem. It also includes the profiles of major aftermarket participants such as FIT service, Lada, Exist.ru, Emex.ru, Autodoc, Euroauto, and Autocity. Plunging oil prices, combined with international sanctions imposed on Russia, pushed the economy to a mild recession in 2015. The economy is on the road to recovery; however, the growth rate is expected to be moderate during the forecast period. Slow economic growth and reduced purchasing power lead to an increase in used vehicle sales and high concentration of >10-year-old vehicle parc. These vehicles have higher service requirements. Moreover, the rough terrain and harsh climatic conditions further increase the wear and tear of vehicles components such as suspension, brakes, tires, filters, and other components. This increases the revenue potential for aftermarket participants. The automotive sector is favored by various state support mechanisms such as scrappage schemes, trade-in programs, auto credit, and leasing subsidies. These schemes were effective to a certain level during the crisis period and, if extended, will benefit the auto sales market and bring it back to the pre-economic crisis levels in the long-term period. The introduction of various state measures such as tax exemptions and subsidies for logistics and certification procedures aims to drive localization and increase the level of automotive exports from Russia. These measures, coupled with low currency valuation, will make it profitable for foreign OEMs to establish production bases in Russia and increase their exports to European and Eurasian markets. This will further benefit the components ecosystem, as local suppliers are expected to collaborate with foreign manufacturers to gain the technical know-how involved in the manufacture of complex auto components.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

  • Estimate the total market opportunity based on a top-down analysis of vehicles in operation, replacement rates, and available pricing data
  • Identify the top automotive parts distributors and service providers in the Russian automotive aftermarket
  • Identify the growth opportunities and challenges that exist within the Russian automotive aftermarket and how they would impact the market participants

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the short- to medium-term outlook for the Russian automotive aftermarket?
  • What is the structure of the Russian automotive aftermarket? Who are the key industry participants?
  • Which are the products and services that will offer the highest growth opportunities?
  • How is the competitive landscape changing and how is it expected to evolve?
Thu, 20 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Strategic Analysis of the Indian Western Dedicated Rail Freight Corridor and Its Impact on Indian Logistics, 2017 2041 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCEE-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCEE-01-00-00-00 With the construction of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC), India would explore new opportunities along the corridor to best utilise its capacity and efficiency in the transportation of freight. Indian cold chain logistics will benefit from this due to the demand for fresh produce to be conveniently delivered to end users at their door steps. This would also allow import of goods on a global scale as people start demanding goods all-year round irrespective of domestic seasonal availability, as they can be transported and stored in refrigerated trucks and cold storage warehouses. Consumption of cold stored products is becoming increasingly popular in India, with a large working population seeking convenience in fresh produce that is preserved for longer shelf life. This growing need for cold stored products and off-season products around the year, is beneficial for setting up cold storage facilities in and around the dedicated freight corridors and in-freight trains. Cold chain logistics in India is fragmented and is highly unorganised, allowing international participants in the cold chain market to take charge of the market and have more organised distribution of consumer products. Opening the market for international participants would allow new, innovative logistics technology to be available in India and would enable existing participants in the Indian logistics market to adopt them through intelligent partnerships with the companies entering the market. Freight transportation in India is expected to have a 15% year-on-year increase for the next decade due to the growing demand for imported products for consumption and cold storage products among the urban working population. The existing volumes of cold storage trucks are highly insufficient with the demand being 60,000 reefer trucks and the current capacity at 10,000 reefer trucks. Upgrading freight trains to be cold-storage compatible and utilising trucks to cater to the first- and last-mile requirements would be the ideal for cold chain products to be efficiently delivered to end consumers in pristine condition.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

This research service provides company profiles of all key logistics solution providers, cold chain product distributors, cold storage companies, and online retailers for consumer goods in India. It also encompasses market shares of key companies in the industries considered, market drivers and market restraints, and key areas of growth opportunities. Challenges faced by these companies in India are explained in detail along with ideas on mitigating the situation to make these services more efficient and the products more reliable. The roles played by the ministries in India are also explained and the benefits for industry participants in cold chain logistics are included as well.

Author: Guruguhan Nataraj

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
LA Motor Show 2018: Rev Up for Faster, Better, Newer Expectations are Sky high as Automakers Showcase High Performance Welded to New Design Vocabulary http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298908972 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298908972 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 06:02:04 +0000 Movers & Shakers Interview with Chance Richie, Founder and CEO of Mobiliti http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298908880 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298908880 Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:20:01 +0000 Analysis of Mergers & Acquisitions in the Global Automotive Industry, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2C8-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2C8-01-00-00-00 The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of M&As on the overall automotive industry. It analyzes the past and current M&As and their impact on participating companies and the automotive industry as a whole. Technological advancements in autonomous, connected, shared, and electric (CASE) vehicles are disrupting the traditional business models. M&As are utilized by both automotive and non-automotive companies to access innovation, intellectual property, and critical talent for the profitability and sustainability of their businesses. With Apple, Google, and Uber capturing software and technology space in the automotive industry, automakers have the choice of either transforming themselves into software developers or acquiring high technology providers to compete against the disrupters. Consumer electronics companies are making their way into automotive supply chains with the acquisition of auto tech companies. A case in point is Samsung s strategic $8 billion acquisition of Harman to build assets in electronics to fulfill the major requirements of autonomous vehicles. Auto OEMs, acknowledging the increasing interest of tech companies in the automotive industry, are exploring acquisition opportunities to bring innovation in-house and save production costs. As the growth opportunities and profit potential from CASE technologies is becoming clear, there will be more M&As, partnerships, and investments from industry participants to advance their market position in the new mobility landscape. The ongoing Daimler and BMW joint venture (JV) in the on-demand mobility space will change the competitive landscape in the shared mobility space. The JV, if approved, will encourage other OEMs to experiment with this strategy. They will view shared mobility services as new revenue streams and join the market with the acquisition of e-hailing service providers. Israel has become the most attractive market for acquiring startups, and has witnessed the acquisition of more than 105 startups in the last five years. Israel will continue to attract auto giants due to the presence of 600 auto tech startups, expertise in AI, communications, big data, and analytics. Auto OEMs, suppliers, and tech giants will acquire smaller firms with distinctive technologies to stay ahead of the competition. The aim is to save on product enhancement R&D using the existing capacity of the acquired firm. Auto OEMs, while acquiring tech startups, will also look for mergers or JVs in their traditional vehicle manufacturing sector to increase their profit margins, market share, and strengthen their presence in emerging markets.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • To provide a strategic overview of the current state of the industry with respect to M&As; covering major activities, focus areas, and their impact on the company’s revenue and market position.
  • To offer insights into the strategic initiatives taken by major companies; the ways in which they used M&As to tap into advanced auto tech and emerging business models.
  • To discuss the technological enhancements and their effect on business strategy ; the ways in which OEMs and tier 1 suppliers are using technology scouting centers to acquire startups in advanced auto tech.
  • To identify the major investment opportunities for companies, list potential startups that can be considered for acquisition or partnerships.
  • To understand the role of venture capitals and financial institutions undertaking M&A activity; the ways in which CVCs are used by their parent companies to acquire new business models.
Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Strategic Insight into the Global P2P Carsharing Market, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME26-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME26-01-00-00-00 Peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing has turned out to be one of the most innovative approaches to shared mobility today. With increasing environmental concerns and changing trends towards vehicle ownership, the P2P model has brought a whole new perspective to mobility and showcases one of the best examples of collaborative consumption today. In the last 3-5 years, P2P carsharing has witnessed a surge across the globe with increasing demand especially from young-generation users who seek unique experiences and vehicle owners who are attracted by the revenue benefits from renting their vehicles out. The global market today has more than 40 P2P carsharing service providers; this is a significant number if looked back into the recent timeline. The business models also aim to provide their own unique experiences while focusing on building greater trust among their communities through quality and reliability. Companies like Turo, Getaround, Drivy, and Snappcar are seeing a growing user base and an increasing number of vehicles on their platforms. On the other hand, specific P2P business models are also coming up which focus on a particular demographic set who like to experience driving exotic and luxury vehicles. Frost & Sullivan has noted a growing interest among OEMs to launch P2P vehicle sharing services, which opens up a new opportunity to build brand-focused communities for carsharing while offering greater value to vehicle owners. The market has also witnessed an increase in strategic partnerships and investments from OEMs and other investors. P2P carsharing has also been evolving over the years, driving change from a user experience perspective. Technology has been a backbone for the development of P2P carsharing business models. P2P service providers today offer telematics solutions and keyless vehicle access technologies, allowing for simplified and hassle-free exchange of vehicles between owners and renters. The market is poised to experience increased innovation towards providing a more enriching and fruitful experience with advancing technology, insurance coverage, and greater regulatory support from local governments. P2P carsharing is still in its early growth stage and, over the next 5-10 years, is expected be part of global Mega Trends such as Integrated Mobility.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The aim of this study is to analyze the global market potential for P2P carsharing. The analysis is based on the various regions and key countries that are witnessing a rise in P2P carsharing business models.

Key Issues Addressed

  • To provide a strategic overview of the global P2P carsharing market
  • To offer insights into the drivers for growth and success of P2P carsharing businesses
  • To provide a strategic overview of the key technology trends, market challenges, and market opportunities
  • To comparatively analyze P2P carsharing technologies and their adoption by P2P carsharing operators
  • To analyze key countries witnessing growth in P2P carsharing services
  • To predict the future of the P2P carsharing market from a global perspective up until the year 2030
  • To profile key market participants in the global P2P carsharing space
  • To offer strategic conclusions and recommendations
Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Innovations in Extended Range Electric Vehicles, Automotive Graphene Applications, De-icing Coatings, Ceramic Thermal Barrier Materials, Connected Cars, Haptics, Autonomous Cars, and ADAS http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-24-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-24-00-00 This Mobility Technology TOE highlights advancements in extended range electric vehicles, automotive graphene applications, de-icing coatings, ceramic thermal barrier coatings, connected cars, haptics, solutions for distracted driving, autonomous cars, and ADAS. The purpose of the Mobility Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 10 noteworthy innovations. The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Electric vehicles, extended range EVs, graphene, de-icing coatings, ceramic thermal barrier coatings, connected cars, haptics, distracted driving, autonomous cars, ADAS Fri, 7 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000 How Amazon And Other Retailers' Supply Chains Will Boost Use Cases For Autonomous Trucks http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298900187 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298900187 Wed, 5 Dec 2018 04:53:50 +0000 Strategic Overview of the Automotive Aftermarket in Poland, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDBE-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDBE-01-00-00-00 This study covers the Class 1-3 vehicles aftermarket in terms of volume (in million units) and value ( million) across Poland. The base year for analysis is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2024. This research covers the growth prospects for the Polish automotive aftermarket. It includes analyses of vehicles in operation, new and used vehicle sales, and parts replacement revenues in the automotive aftermarket. The research service discusses the challenges and the growth opportunities offered by new and used car markets in the aftermarket ecosystem. It also includes profiling of major aftermarket participants such as Inter Cars S.A, Auto Partner S.A, iParts Sp. z.o.o, E-autoparts, Oponeo.pl S. A, Autodoc, and Allergo. Low dispensable income, reduced import tariffs, and lack of emission restrictions have resulted in the rise of import penetration for used vehicles in Poland. The volumes of used vehicle imports is twice as much as new vehicle sales and this proportion has been stable since 2004. The high concentration of 10+ year old used vehicles results in increased emission of noxious exhaust gases and high frequency of vehicle component failures and accidents. These factors result in high demand for brakes, suspension, exhaust components, and collision parts. The stable economic growth and modest inflation levels are ideal conditions for growth in new vehicle sales. This is expected to create opportunities for OEMs eventually. The increasing average age of vehicles (over 12 years) and high concentration of used vehicles from Western Europe will support incremental long-term revenue growth for aftermarket participants in the parts and service category. With more than 20,900 workshops in Poland, independent workshops constitute a major portion of the automotive parts sales channel. eRetailers currently hold 15% of the market share. However, this is expected to grow as distributors in Poland are strengthening their positioning in the eCommerce environment.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

  • Estimate the total market opportunity based on a top-down analysis of vehicles in operation, replacement rates, and available pricing data
  • Identify the top automotive parts distributors and service providers in the Polish automotive aftermarket
  • To identify the growth opportunities and challenges that exist within the Polish automotive aftermarket and how it would impact market participants

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the short-to-medium term outlook for the Polish automotive aftermarket?
  • What is the structure of the Polish automotive aftermarket? Which are the key industry participants?
  • Which products and services will offer the highest future growth opportunities?
  • How is the competitive landscape changing and how is it expected to evolve?
Wed, 5 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
South African Electric Vehicles Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA21-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA21-01-00-00-00 The South African electric vehicle (EV) market is still in its infancy, but is expected to grow at a slow but steady pace over the next five years. South Africa s automotive sector is currently ranked 23rd in terms of manufacturing and is a key player in the international automotive value chain. The EV market is currently restrained due to a variety of factors which include unfavourable EV policy and a lack of infrastructure. International OEMs having a presence in the country have invested heavily in an attempt to grow the market locally. Their global strategies are slowly filtering down into the local South African market, with 20 BEV and PHEV offerings currently available. This number is set to increase over the next few years as more OEMs are introducing their EVs to the South African market. The charging infrastructure is currently lacking, but is expected to expand through upcoming projects, which are likely to necessitate the further uptake of EVs in the country. EV for public transport is currently under consideration within various cities across South Africa; the introduction of EVs will result in a sustainable and local sourcing of transport fuel.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The scope of this study is to cover the passenger EV market in South Africa. The base year of this study is 2017 and forecasts are done until 2022. The geographic scope of this study will only cover South Africa.

The core objectives of this study are the following:

  • Provide a strategic overview of the South African EV market, including key trends and opportunities.
  • Present market size and forecasts of the EV market, along with details of the existing scenario for the industry and the required plan of action.
  • Give a detailed analysis of competitive factors and market shares of key manufacturers and their current product portfolio and capabilities.
  • Evaluate attractiveness across the South African market and estimate how scenarios will evolve in this market by 2022.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the current status of the EV market in South Africa and what will be the future market scenario in the short, medium and long terms?
  • What is the market size in South Africa in 2017, and how is it expected to grow in 2018 and by 2022?
  • Who are the major market participants and what are their market shares?
  • What is the impact of regulatory and macroeconomic trends on market growth?
  • What is the growth potential for the EV market in South Africa?

 

Tue, 4 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Future of Mass Market and Premium Performance Vehicles, 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME36-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=ME36-01-00-00-00 This research service offers an overview of the future of performance vehicles in the mass market and premium vehicle spaces. Performance vehicles are vehicles designed and manufactured with particular focus on speed and acceleration. Performance vehicles are generally used as a test bed for advanced technology and span all major automotive segments. The key bodystyles that performance vehicles are designed in are: coupe, grand tourer, sports compacts, sports sedans, sports SUVs, and roadsters, but exist in the other bodystyle segments as well.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

This research primarily categorizes the performance vehicles under 4 major categories:

  1. Entry Performance: This category includes vehicles such as the Volkswagen Golf GTI and primarily exists in the mass market, costing between $15,000 and $40,000.
  2. Dedicated Performance: This category includes vehicles such as the Dodge Hellcat, and exists in both the mass market and premium spaces, costing between $35,000 and $85,000.
  3. Upmarket Performance: This category includes vehicles such as the BMW M5, and exists in the premium vehicle space, costing between $50,000 and $150,000.
  4. Luxury Performance: This category includes vehicles such as the Bugatti Chiron and exists in the premium and super premium spaces, costing more than $100,000 and upto a maximum of $3 million to $4 million.

Vehicle performance has been defined by vehicle top speed and acceleration. 10 years ago, Ferrari Enzo was the quickest accelerating vehicle reaching 100 kph in 2.3 seconds, while the fastest vehicle was the Bugatti Veyron Supersport reaching 415 kph. As of 2018, the quickest accelerating vehicle is the Tesla Model S which achieves 100 kph in 2.2 seconds, thereby creating a new breed of performance vehicles—ePerformance vehicles.

The research is divided into three segments which describe in detail the performance activities performed by major OEMs.

  1. Mass Market OEMs: This segment includes brands, such as NISMO, Gazoo Racing, Renault Sport, and Ford Performance.
  2. Premium OEMs: This segment includes brands, such as BMW M, Mercedes-AMG, Audi Sport, Polestar, and JLR SVO.
  3. Super Premium OEMs: This segment includes brands, such as McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin.

This research talks about how technology is expected to evolve in the performance segment, in the fields of powertrain, chassis, and material technology. This research also highlights the retail methods employed by these OEMs to sell and promote their performance vehicles.

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Electric and Autonomous Vehicle Incentives in the US, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K300-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K300-01-00-00-00 The study identifies and analyzes the incentives provided by the federal and state governments to EV manufacturers, suppliers, and end customers in the United States. It evaluates how the incentives benefit the adoption and sales of EVs. It also attempts to determine the gap between incentives provided by the government to OEMs or customers for electric and autonomous cars and how it can be filled.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Understanding the key incentives for electric and autonomous cars in the US
  • Understanding how incentives have boosted EV sales over the past 3 years
  • Analyzing the impact of financial incentives on various brands’ performance
  • Providing an overview of the states’ direct and indirect incentives, including their impact on the state EV penetration rate
  • Understanding how US incentives vary among the top 3 EV markets
  • Analyzing how the incentives will have to evolve to manage government revenues and provide stable support to sustain the market growth of new technologies

Research Highlights

In-depth analysis of the federal incentives covers the benefits of direct and indirect incentives offered at the federal level to consumers, including their impact on the state EV penetration rate. The study analyzes the gaps in the federal incentive structure and sketches the plans for market evolution to help OEMs, suppliers, and customers develop or adopt autonomous and connected car technologies.
OEM strategies and insights explain the market scenario and EV sales. Impact analysis over the phase-out of federal tax credit for various OEMs has been carried out and strategic analysis has been performed to understand how OEMs with the tax credit disadvantage are trying to build plans to sustain sales. Advantages and disadvantages for the early and late technology adopters due to the federal tax credit structure have been analyzed. Estimates for the phase-out year of federal tax credit by OEM are also included.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the incentives, how are they structured, and why are they needed?
  • How are incentives impacting the sales of EV among OEMs/suppliers/service providers? How would their withdrawal affect sales and EV market adoption?
  • What are the various incentive formats that gained customer attraction and helped in boosting sales/adoption of EVs? Which of them, if regained/re-introduced, will help in EV adoption?
  • How should governments optimally improve their EV incentive programs to sustain market growth?
  • How long will financial purchase incentives be needed to sustain the EV market growth and how should it evolve to help OEMs/suppliers/customers to develop/adopt autonomous and connected car technology?
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Growth Opportunities of Telematics in North American School Bus Fleets, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2EC-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K2EC-01-00-00-00 The aim of this study is to analyse developments in the telematics market for school buses in North America (US and Canada) and present an overview of market growth opportunities and implications. Major focus is on trends such as pricing, package, business case, and solution types in addition to the significance of value-added services and telematics to the school bus telematics market. Key market trends and dynamics have been discussed. Moreover, a brief introduction and market overview about the school bus transportation market are given along with a comparison between Canada and US mandate, Frost & Sullivan's perspective on end-user analysis, and an installed bases contribution.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

The study highlights opportunities by fleets (small, medium, and large) and also growth opportunity outlook through OEMs’ impact and telematics integration. The breakdown analysis by solutions, fleet type-wise, and size-wise has been discussed for 2017. Market measurements have been analyzed for 2017 to 2025 (scenario analysis by installed base and addressable market). Market share details and competitive profiling have been provided for key vendors such as Zonar Systems, Synovia Solutions, Tyler Technologies. Key challenges pertinent to regulation requirements, role of video safety solutions, and dedicated tracking solutions have also been discussed. The study will be relevant for small fleets, medium fleets, and large telematics suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, school district-owned fleets, contractor-owned fleets, and other ecosystem vendors.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the current status of the school bus telematics market in NA? What is in the future for the school bus telematics market in the short, medium, and long terms?
  • What will be the potential school bus telematics market size from 2017 to 2025? What are the key solutions? What are the solutions to be launched in the near future?
  • Who are the major market participants? What is the level of involvement of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Telematics Service Providers (TSPs)? What business models and products can be used in the future to benefit stakeholders?
  • What is the business environment (dynamics, impact, use cases, and stakeholders) of the school bus telematics in North America? What is the significance and impact of software solutions and value-added integration?
  • What are the different trends in the school bus telematics market? What are the challenges that need to be addressed? 
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Legislation Impact on Global Light Vehicle Fleet Leasing Industry, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDE6-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDE6-01-00-00-00 The global vehicle leasing industry is currently facing pressure from legislators both directly and indirectly. Primarily, policy makers across the globe are drafting laws with an objective to curb vehicular pollution and decongest traffic. They impose laws in form of bans to vehicles powered by diesel engines, increase to annual vehicle ownership taxes, emission based taxes, and changes in tax calculation methodologies. These laws impact the vehicle leasing industry directly, creating challenges to both sales and operations. Mobility Budget, Cash for Car, Diesel Bans and Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) are notable policies that impact leasing industry directly. Second, there are certain legislations which are planned/ implemented in order to achieve specific goals which are not directly targeted at the automotive industry or fleet leasing services. However, those laws drive negative sentiment toward the industry. For example, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) which sets accounting standards for companies, changed the way of reporting operational leases in the financial statement. The law is applicable to multinational companies reporting in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The objective of IASB is to improve transparency and consistency in financial reporting by invoking IFRS 16, the new standard. The new standard demands all operational leases, not just cars, to be reported as assets and liabilities in the balance sheet starting 2019. Traditionally, companies have been reporting their operational leasing expenses as operating expenses in the income statement (not balance sheet), which helps them save tax. With the new standard demanding operational leasing to be reported similar to that of financial leasing as assets and liabilities in the balance sheet, companies are starting to doubt whether benefits of operational exist anymore. Additionally, a few countries are involved in the process of restructuring their tax system, which again created waves of negative sentiment on the vehicle leasing community. For instance, India replaced its old tax system with Goods and Services Tax (GST) system starting July 2017. This forced several lessees to file pre-closure on their leasing contracts, fearing exorbitant increases in monthly leasing fee. These new changes in policies create both challenges and opportunities in the market. Through this study, we aim to research all major legislations enacted/ proposed between 2017 and 2019 that are expected to shape the market. Overall, the study provides a 360 degree understanding of the new legislations and impact analysis on various industry participants including independent leasing companies, OEM captives, and lessors (multinational companies & SMEs). The impact is analyzed mainly in terms of trends in sales volume, emergence of any new mobility services. The study also provides recommendations in terms of impact mitigating strategies and challenges associated with compliance with the new standards. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Hybrid Manufacturing: Technology Roadmapping and Opportunities http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D875-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D875-01-00-00-00 Rapid proliferation of three-dimensional (3D) printing technology in the industrial arena has attracted manufacturers and consumers to adopt the technology widely. Also awareness of the technology has led to the innovative option of merging additive and subtractive additive manufacturing techniques. The hybrid manufacturing technique or system often comprises direct energy deposition, powder bed fusion and milling techniques. Addition of milling option to additive manufacturing provides high quality products with improved surface finish, thus resulting in improvised solutions for design engineers. The technical attributes of hybrid manufacturing overhaul existing conventional techniques and have created footprint in sectors such as oil and gas, aerospace, and automotive. Business models are also evolving toward leasing of machinery, providing hybrid systems as a service in the manufacturing arena. This will increase the bandwidth of industries that the hybrid manufacturing systems service. Aerospace is one of the major industries impacted by the introduction of hybrid 3D printers. The technology is expected to improve tolerances, geometrics, and surface areas. 3D printing itself can enable production of lightweight components. 3D printed metal parts can reduce the weight of an airplane by about 7%. The technology and innovation report assesses opportunities for hybrid manufacturing systems, and provides insights on technology development scenario for the near-, medium-, and long-term. Growth opportunities for hybrid systems in different applications are also assessed. The technology and innovation report addresses the following questions: a) What is the significance and attractiveness of hybrid manufacturing technology? b) What are the key factors influencing adoption of hybrid systems over conventional techniques? c) What are the market potential and key trends impacting opportunities? d) How does research and patent scenario impact development? e) Who are the major companies working in hybrid manufacturing and what is the impact of their development? f) What will be the technology development scenario in the near-, medium-, and long- term and related growth opportunities? Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Disruptive Innovations in European Logistics Industry, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA0F-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA0F-01-00-00-00 The economic environment remains strong due to increasing domestic demand, favorable employment conditions, and high consumer confidence levels. Growth momentum is expected to be sustained in 2018, with the regional economy expected to grow by 2.1% in 2018. However, trade tensions, increase in energy prices, and uncertain policy environment are expected to have a negative impact on business confidence. Increased supply chain networking, transshipment, expedited trade negotiations, and improving connectivity with Central Asia and East Asia Eurasia land bridge as part of One Belt, One Road program with regional transportation infrastructure initiatives are expected to enhance the efficiency of freight transportation in the region. The road freight transportation segment is the major contributor to the region s logistics industry, considering the total freight movement of goods compared to other modes of transportation. This segment is largely fragmented, with the regional service providers holding 15% of the market while the remaining 85% of this segment is controlled by medium- and small-sized service providers. eCommerce has emerged as a major driver of growth for both storage and warehousing segment and courier express and parcel segment. Europe contributed about 15% of global GDP and 20% of world trade in 2017. With key trade partners being located in North America, East and Southeast Asia and Africa, sea-borne trade is a major transportation mode in the region. The share of air and land transportation is expected to increase due to growth in hi-technology, pharmaceuticals, and eCommerce demand. The European logistics industry is considered to be an early adopter of technologies and innovations. With regard to the logistics industry, productivity, process efficiency and speed of delivery, and last-mile delivery costs have been the crucial factors that influenced the growth and profit margins. With the emergence of the digital environment, traditional service offerings are increasingly being replaced with innovative logistics solutions driven by digital technologies. Digitalization of core business operations with technologies is expected to facilitate the logistics service providers to transform their business by adopting innovative business models. This study analyzes key trends and their implications relating to Industry 4.0, emission regulations, cross-border trade, infrastructure modernization, and industry digitalization and their implications for the logistics and supply chain service providers. Specific digital technologies covered include augmented reality, autonomous transportation, blockchain, cloud digital platform, data analytics, drones technologies, Internet of things (IoT) robotic systems, and 3D printing. This research identifies the potential disruptive impact of the technologies on logistics segments such as freight transportation, logistics, warehousing, supply chain, and last-mile delivery solutions in the European region till 2025.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

Process efficiency and speed of delivery have always been the crucial factors for logistics service providers. With the emergence of digital environment, optimal and innovative logistics solutions are being offered by service providers; this leads to significant improvement in efficiency and productivity. This study analyzes the disruptive trends such as Industry 4.0, emission regulations, cross-border trade, infrastructure modernization and industry digitalization and their implications for freight transportation, logistics, warehousing, supply chain, and last-mile delivery solutions in Europe.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the major macroeconomic trends altering the European logistics industry landscape?         
  • What are the key disruptive trends that are likely to shape the future of European logistics industry segments?
  • What are the major digital technologies that are likely to transform freight transportation, warehousing, logistics, and supply chain solutions?                                            
  • What are the emerging business model-driven disrupting digital technologies that are expected to open up new business opportunities for the service providers?                      
  • What options available for the development of digitalization strategy? What is the expected adoption rate of digital technologies?

Author: Suriya Anjumohan

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0000