Frost.com - Automotive and Transportation Research http://www.frost.com/c/10046/home.do - Automotive and Transportation Research Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:11:56 Transformation in the Mobility Service Ecosystem: To Embrace or Exit http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298085500 The fleet vehicle leasing industry has come a long way starting from a strategic move by OEMs to offload surplus inventory using the financial model of leasing to what it is now- a full-service leasing solution. During its evolution, the industry has given way to varied segments of service providers, such as independent leasing companies, OEM captives, and other indirect channels of brokers and dealers. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Combine Harvester Machinery Market of Select Countries, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9D0-01-00-00-00 This deliverable analyzes the global combine harvester machinery market for select countries and provides a global combine harvester machinery market forecast, discusses market drivers and restraints, challenges and opportunities, and the competitive landscape from 2016 to 2024. The study covers 5 key regional markets North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and ROW and provides forecasts for each of them till 2024. It also provides the Mega Trends and evolving technologies in the market. Connected and autonomous combine harvesters with advanced precision agriculture technology components will be a strong trend in the markets in North America and Europe. These regions have high demand for high horsepower machines equipped with technologies such as aerial inspection, crop modeling, remote machine management, field planning, and sensors to provide farm data analysis and monitor field condition. Meanwhile, Asia-Pacific and Africa are expected to drive the demand as farm mechanization is lower than 60% in these regions. Pursuing emerging markets will be the immediate target for established vendors, especially in India, China, and Africa as they provide next waves of opportunity through vast potential of the market. The ongoing promotion and support of increasing mechanization of small-scale farms from central and regional governments will propel the market growth. Unavailability of farm labor, government subsidy programs, and favorable credit policies will boost farm mechanization. OEMs have been working toward technology fitment in a wide range of combine harvester models and actively working toward launching connected and autonomous combines, which will improve overall combine harvester adoption. OEMs are also expected to invest toward making technologies and precision agriculture more economically feasible. Products that deliver value in terms of cost of ownership will be preferred over feature-rich premium products.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The geographic scope of the study is global, which covers 12 key regional countries—US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Algeria, China, India, and Thailand. 

Research Highlights

Companies mentioned in the competitive landscape of this study include AGCO, Sampo Rosenlew, CLAAS, CNH Industrial, YTO Group, John Deere, KUBOTA, Mahindra & Mahindra, SAME Deutz-Fahr, TAFE, YANMAR, Rostselmash 

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the existing market structure of combine harvester equipment across the globe?
  • Which are the emerging markets for combine harvester and why?
  • What are the growth drivers, challenges, and opportunities in this global market?
  • What are the technology trends across the global market?
  • What is the outlook for the global combine harvester market in 2024?
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000
Future Trends in Luxury Electric Vehicle Market in North America and Europe, 2016 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD46-01-00-00-00 Stringent emission regulations have pushed luxury OEMs to electrify their offerings to adhere to the standards. Although battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are being touted as sustainable alternative transportation solutions, low adoption can be attributed to lack of consumer awareness and common misconceptions about electric range and e-technology. While a set of tech savvy consumers and green environmentalists are the early adopters, OEMs need to offer more than a product to attract consumers across varying demographic segments. Moreover, the luxury space is evolving more rapidly than its internal-engine powered counterpart owing to the influential impact of the ACEC trend. The future of luxury automotive banks on the Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared Mobility (ACES) trend. Automakers are ever agile in the space of luxury electric cars, integrating next-gen technological features owing to the support of autonomous, connectivity, and mobility trends. Automakers are embracing these trends and luxury electric vehicles are undergoing a major transformation in terms of features and branding. On the autonomous trend front, luxury OEMs will be subjected to a first wave of application of inductive charging and business models based on in-car experiences. But the impact on connectivity and HMI innovations is vital for brands looking towards differentiating themselves. AI-based personal assistance and AI-based proactive navigation to eliminate range anxiety and optimal use of battery charge will be a few examples of features included in the car. With regards to HMI, intuitive touch-based systems are set to become a norm. Women-centric designs will also be in the radar of premium makers, especially in the SUV segments. In the prospect of autonomous shared mobility economy only 2 distinctive segments will survive premium and low cost. Therefore, it becomes essential for OEMs to look beyond the product and lean on customer experience (CX) to not only better enable a sustainable revolution but to also diversify their offerings to stay ahead of the competition.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Benefits

This study captures future trends in luxury electric vehicles and discusses about challenges to OEM's and their remediation strategies.

Key Issues Addressed

  • How will the automotive Mega Trends impact the luxury EV landscape and ecosystem?
  • How are brand positioning and design of perceptive attributes helping OEMs convey their message for electrified products?
  • What are the various challenges faced while adopting a trend and how can OEMs overcome it?
  • What are the new features that will evolve and come into play with the impact of autonomous, connectivity, and mobility trends?
  • How are the OEMs evolving beyond their current offerings to provide value and incentive luxury electric vehicle adoption?
Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000
ASEAN Logistics Market Disruptive Innovations, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9D6-01-00-00-00 By 2025, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is expected to be the next destination for global participants, replacing China, with its geographic proximity, large consumer base, and low costs attracting traders. Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam (the CLMV countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion) are emerging as an attractive destination for investors. The ASEAN marked its 50th anniversary in 2017, striving to move forward as a single market and production base. Implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will unify ASEAN members under a single cluster, making it an attractive hub for investors. An integrated transport and mobility infrastructure in the region offers a new dimension for the growth of the ASEAN. Trade activities are expected to record tangible advances with the support of participating governments. A growing consumer base, due to urbanization in ASEAN and enhanced by digital penetration, drives online business model adoption by industry players, encouraging the integration of both local and international logistics providers. The top 10 disruptive trends identified in the field of logistics in the region are expected to enhance ASEAN s position as an international leading business hub. The innovative trends are expected to be interrelated, boosting the growth of the logistics industry in ASEAN. Significant growth is forecast in the logistics industry across ASEAN during the next decade driven by the logistics trends. Development of a logistics master plan in ASEAN countries is becoming a key requirement for the countries initiatives to facilitate a Strategic Transport Plan at a regional level as a part of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration. The transport plan and frameworks enhance the growth of cross-border logistics, enabling seamless connectivity and creating opportunities for goods offering effective trade facilitation to stakeholders. This will be further enhanced by the adoption of technology solutions such as eCommerce and app-based crowdsourced logistics platforms, leading the supply chain activities from insourcing to outsourcing, rail and freight transportation. Rising urbanization and uberization trends also boost the growth of start-up companies as part of the supply chain model in ASEAN. Blockchain is a global trend that has influenced ASEAN s supply chain management. The rise of blockchain in ASEAN is expected to facilitate logistics management and accelerate trade growth along with the support of rapid adoption of digital technology by stakeholders in the region. The logistics industry in ASEAN is forecast to be more agile and anticipatory by 2025, allowing service providers to address the rising demand with cost- and time-effective solutions. Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 OEM Strategies for Particulate Matter (PM) Emission Reduction in Direct Injection Gasoline Engines, 2017 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD5D-01-00-00-00 The aim of this study is to research, analyze, and represent the particulate emission control strategies of key global OEMs for powertrain technologies in vehicles with direct injected gasoline engines. The prime objectives of this study are: Providing a strategic overview of the European and North American powertrain approaches for PM emission reduction; Discussing the role of combustion optimization technologies, fuel system changes, particulate filters, and other technologies for PM reduction and their relative significance at different OEMs; Listing key technology trends, market drivers, restraints, and challenges for PM reduction systems covered as part of this study; emphasizing the effectiveness of these systems as an emission reduction technology, discussing the suitability of these under different applications; Profiling OEMs, including their PM control approaches for GDI engines in the current and future portfolio, technology preferences, technology, and development strategies. The PM reduction target for OEMs will get more stringent with stronger air quality control measures and testing procedures. An analysis of the technology adoption roadmaps of major OEMs reveals that manufacturers such as PSA, Renault-Nissan, Toyota, and Ford are likely to meet their targets, whereas other OEMs such as Daimler, BMW, and Hyundai will have to expand their strategies to meet these norms. In-cylinder optimization includes modifications of fuel systems, software improvements, as well as fuel composition. Major OEMs BMW, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and Daimler are adopting in-cylinder optimization in parallel with exhaust treatments to reduce PM emissions. Changing from New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) to Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is currently a big hurdle for OEMs to attain reduced emissions and enhanced performance. WLTP test cycles would begin to phase in into the automotive market and OEMs will look to implement cheaper and innovative technologies that would help the use of WLTP cycles.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the various technological strategies being pursued for PM reduction in GDI engines?
  • What impact do the newer emission regulations have on the future of powertrain technologies?
  • How will these technologies penetrate different segments in key global OEM line-ups for Europe and North America?
  • What are the advantages and considerations (e.g., cost of system, integration issues, PM emission levels and efficiency gain) that OEMs weigh before adopting PM emission control systems?
  • What are the PM reduction strategies of key OEMs in Europe and North America and what are their preferred technologies?
  • What are the pertinent indices to measure the performance of these systems?
  • How will these systems evolve over the coming years to meet future regulations? 
Tue, 5 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000
Strategic Analysis of Global Market for Electric Motors for xEVs, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD24-01-00-00-00 This research service focuses on the market sizing and the regional analysis of adopting electric motors for electric/hybrid vehicles. Research Scope (Base year 2016, Study period 2013-2025, Forecast period 2017-2030) Geographical Scope (Europe: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, China, South Korea, North America: The United States & Japan). Tue, 5 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Unmanned Marine Vessels, Autonomous Vehicles, ADAS, and Connected Cars http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-18-00-00 This Automotive and Transportation TOE identifies and discusses innovations in unmanned vessels and underwater vehicles, acoustic sensors for underwater navigation, LiDAR sensors for autonomous vehicles, machine vision technology for ADAS (advanced drive assistance systems), and connected vehicle platforms. The purpose of the Automotive and Transportation (A&T) Technology Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly A&T TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 8 noteworthy innovations, written by a qualified TechVision automotive engineer affiliated with SAE International (the Society of Automotive Engineers). The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Unmanned vessels, autonomous underwater vehicles, unmanned surface vehicles, machine vision, ADAS, connected cars, LiDAR sensors, vehicle navigation, obstacle detection Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Analysis of Infotainment and HMI Strategy for Mass Market OEMs, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD70-01-00-00-00 The automotive industry is reliant on the infotainment market, as HMI plays a key role in the interaction between users and the vehicle. Key HMI technologies that dominate the mass market include large touchscreen interfaces with touch gestures, hybrid instrument clusters and connected navigation to name a few. Although availability of advanced HMI solutions such as air gestures and HUDs are restricted to luxury OEMs, mass market OEMs are offering value for money solutions to entice customers. The study includes OEM s current infotainment; multimedia features, output and input HMI are benchmarked across selected models in their range. The flagship from each OEM s portfolio is analysed and their features are listed out. Major HMI trends are analysed along with their advantages, suppliers and OEM adopting the specific technology. Highlights of the market participant s connected services are discussed along with the services offered by each OEM. The onset of autonomous cars is set to usher in a new chapter for infotainment and connected services. As drivers have reduced responsibilities and are free to use infotainment services, increasing the role of infotainment in the automobile. OEMs are investing in infotainment and HMI to ensure a smooth transition to an autonomous future. HMI solutions are taking centre stage as OEMs are looking at converging industries to bring solutions such as augmented reality, virtual assistants, and biometrics. User interface share the limelight with other HMI; as a seamless experience with minimal lag is key to ensuring user satisfaction. A simple menu structure with minimal buttons and an intuitive interface is preferred. Find out what solutions Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Mazda, Kia, Subaru and FCA in this study. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Impact of Autonomous Driving on Steering Development Technology in Europe and North America, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD82-01-00-00-00 Electric power steering (EPS) is more of less a standard fitment across most of the vehicle models. However, autonomous driving poses several interesting challenges to the steering technology community. First, once vehicles start to operate by themselves, steering systems will expect to cater to loss-of-assist mitigation in order to provide a safety net as and when the EPS powerpack fails to provide assist for steering the vehicle. This will therefore force steering suppliers to migrate from fail safe systems to fail operational systems for steering. Second, autonomous driving does not require humans to drive the vehicle, in which case the use of steering wheel is made redundant. This then allows OEMs and steering suppliers to concentrate on technologies that will help either eliminate the steering wheel or allow the steering to retract to the dashboard if not required. Keeping these in mind OEMs have showcased future cockpit concepts, but to realize such concepts steer-by-wire must be the system of choice for OEMs. However, the major stumbling block for the steering suppliers is the regulatory compliance. As per regulation automatically controlled steering function (ACSF) becomes operational, this shall be indicated to the driver and the control action shall be automatically disabled if the vehicle speed exceeds the set limit of 10 km/hr by more than 20 percent or the signals to be evaluated are no longer being received. Any termination of control shall produce a short but distinctive driver warning by a visual signal and either an acoustic signal or by imposing a tactile warning signal on the steering control. Regulations like these and the Vienna convention (UN ECE R79) which does not allow for hands off driving are being modified in order to incorporate autonomous functionality of vehicles. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Australian Jobs, Forecast to 2030 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P966-01-00-00-00 AI market in Australia is currently in a nascent stage. With several new companies and new technologies entering the market it is expected to see accelerated growth from 2020 2030. This study examines the current and future trends in the AI market in Australia. It also examines closely the key technologies aiding the market growth and key competitors in the market. The study also provides information on the impact of AI on the Australian economy and labor market with focus on various industries where AI is to be implemented. This includes Healthcare, Information Technology, Education, Retail, Manufacturing and Financial Services. The study also gives detailed profiles of major Global Companies and Australian start-ups active in AI market, their activities, and areas of focus. In terms of future of AI in Australia this RS examines the impact of AI on the Australian economy and labor market and the future of industries with AI implementation. The section on customer experience transformation gives detailed case studies of Chatbot implementation by key OEMs involved in AI activities in the country. In addition the Appendix section gives a data on the Job Growth Outlook in Australia for 2015-2030 for each of the key business sectors in Australia.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This RS aims to present an overview of the current and future trends and developments in the Artificial Intelligence Market in Australia during 2011–2030. This includes

  • Introduction to AI and its key technologies
  • Overview of the AI Market in Australia
  • Major Global Companies Active in AI and Activities in Australia
  • Impact of AI in the Australian Economy and Labor Market
  • The Future of Industries with AI Implementation
  • Analysis of profiles of key players and their activities in AI Market
  • Market Forecasts 2017 to 2030
  • Impact of AI implementations on Job Markets across various Industries

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is Artificial Intelligence? What is its Evolutionary process in Australia? What are the Key Classifications and types of AI systems in the country?
  • Which are the key technologies aiding the growth of AI in Australia?
  • Which are the key competitors in the AI market and what are their focus areas?
  • What is the likely impact of AI to Australia’s economy and Job generation?
  • What is the future of Industries which are expected to adopt Artificial Intelligence?
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000
South African Logistics Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCD4-01-00-00-00 Global financial crisis, weak domestic demand, and other related factors have affected South Africa s GDP growth during past 3 years, continuing onto 2016. The GDP of South Africa accounted for 0.42% of world GDP in 2016. The economy is expected to grow at a rate slower than the population growth rate in 2017 and 2018, implying a lower standard of living in the time period, as measured by the GDP per capita. A better global economy, combined with stimulation efforts by the Government is expected to result in positive economic growth of the country from 2016. However, this growth is expected to below world s and sub-Saharan region s forecasts. Economic growth has been driven mainly by trade, tourism, and communications; South Africa s trade performance is expected to witness positive growth from 2016. With one-third of South Africa s export being commodities, changes in global demand for these commodities owing to muted domestic demand will have considerable effects on South Africa s export value in the future. Owing to potential US tariffs on imports from China and Mexico expected to have an impact on global trade flows, the exporters in these countries will look for opportunities in alternative markets which could, in turn, present export opportunities for African producers in American market. In order to achieve a spark in economic growth during 2017-2018, the government of South Africa has made significant investments on upgrading its ageing road infrastructure. This, in turn, is likely to boost the logistics market by 2020. South Africa s efforts in increasing exports of goods and services in the region and positioning the country as a hub for African regional and global engagement through trade agreements will necessitate complementary measures such as improved transportation and regulation for increased trade. Over 89% of freight in South Africa is over the road network; resources have been allocated for maintenance and rehabilitation of network throughout the country, while rail network accounts for 80% of total African infrastructure. Extensive rail network connecting with other networks in sub-Saharan region and neighboring countries provides major opportunity for businesses to prefer rail network over road if operational efficiency of former is increased. Increasing trade demands and improving infrastructure holds potential for businesses with long-term strategies. Market development for 3PL logistics players will depend on advanced technology-based solutions with better service offerings. With steady growth of international trade, South Africa s logistic sector is expected to witness 3.7% growth over the next 5 years; focus on promoting industries and exports is likely to drive opportunities for international logistics services in South Africa. South Africa's export trade with the rest of Africa is expected to double, as more agreements are signed and processed. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Infotainment and Human Machine Interface (HMI) Strategy of Premium OEMs, 2016 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD5B-01-00-00-00 The automotive industry is reliant on the infotainment market, as HMI plays a key role in the interaction between users and the vehicle. Key HMI technologies that dominate the mass market include large touchscreen interfaces with touch gestures, hybrid instrument clusters, and connected navigation, to name a few. Although availability of advanced HMI solutions such as air gestures and Heads Up Display (HUDs) is restricted to luxury OEMs, mass-market OEMs are offering value-for-money solutions to entice customers. This study includes OEMs current infotainment; multimedia features, output, and input HMI are benchmarked across selected models in their range. The flagship from each OEM s portfolio is analyzed and its features are listed out. Major HMI trends are analyzed along with their advantages, suppliers, and OEMs adopting the specific technology. Highlights of market participants connected services are discussed along with the services offered by each OEM. What is the future cockpit strategy for luxury market OEMs and what are the best practices followed across their models? The onset of autonomous cars is set to usher in a new chapter for infotainment and connected services. As drivers have reduced responsibilities and are free to use infotainment services, the role of infotainment in the automobile has increased. OEMs are investing in infotainment and HMI to ensure a smooth transition to an autonomous future. HMI solutions are taking centre stage, as OEMs are looking at converging industries to bring solutions such as augmented reality, virtual assistants, and biometrics. User interface shares the limelight with other HMI, as a seamless experience with minimal lag is the key to ensuring user satisfaction. A simple menu structure with minimal buttons and an intuitive interface is preferred. Luxury OEMs are also increasing their Research and Development (R&D) efforts to develop precision biometric driver monitoring, customization features using facial and eyelid monitoring, steering inputs, heart rate, and breathing pattern analysis. Increasing focus on authentication, personalization, driver monitoring autonomous hand over has flooded the R&D pipeline of OEMs with biometric solutions such as voice, heart rate, facial, iris, and finger print recognition. This study answers the following questions: What are the Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions adopted by mass market OEMs? What are the infotainment solutions by mass market OEMs? What are the luxury OEMs connected services highlights? What are their current offerings in the HMI and infotainment space across their portfolios? Which is the champion model in each luxury-market OEM and how are these models differentiating themselves from others in terms of HMI? Multi Media Information(MMI) is the simplest of the three German haptic controllers. Audi might abandon haptic for a touch-based three display approach in its upcoming A8 and other models to support autonomous scenarios. Command controller has been the central HMI strategy for Mercedes-Benz and for Electric Vehicles (EVs), Mercedes is adopting a full-touch approach (as shown on the EQ concept). Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Flying Cars Opening up the Airspace for Everyday Domestic Commute http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298042760 The flying car, which was confined to the imagination of human beings till now, has finally begun to transition from the realms of dreams to reality. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Applications of Biometrics in the Automotive Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298043468 Passenger vehicles are an integral part of everyday commute world over. Households in the United Kingdom with more than one car increased from 17 percent in 1986 to 32 percent in 2014. Western European countries such as Italy, France, Germany, and Spain have more cars per capita than the United States. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Kenyan Logistics Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD8A-01-00-00-00 Kenya displays significant potential for economic growth due to its strategic location in East Africa. Even though Kenya s growth has been slower than that of the African region, its Vision 2030 strategy is expected to enable its growth to World Bank s second rung of countries with highest gross national income. Two out of three Kenyans are estimated to have access to the Internet, which is higher than the African regional average of 18%, making ICT one of the rising sectors in the country. Opportunities to grow exist in the services sector. Its business, telecommunication, tourism and finance sectors have prospered over the last year. The increase in private consumption will enable the services sector to contribute more to the GDP in the future. Infrastructural developments in the transport and energy sectors, favorable business climate and growth of renewable energy sector are expected to spur GDP growth in the long term. While imports have been steady, the trade deficit has been affected by imports from East Asia into the East African market. The trade deficit is expected to continue despite expected growth through exploration of oil reserves and completion of infrastructural projects. While refined petroleum is a major source of energy in the country, Kenya s recent discovery of oil in the Turkana region is expected to reduce its dependence on imported petroleum products and narrow the country s trade deficit in the long term. Continual increase in private consumption and public infrastructural investments have aided in spurring economic growth in the country, exceeding the average among sub-Saharan African region over the previous eight years. In addition to making it an ideal investment destination, mega infrastructure projects planned for the future are expected to boost economic growth and position the country as a major economic hub in the Eastern African region in the medium term. While FDI decreased in 2016, the country has recorded the fastest increase in FDI across diverse domains such as real estate, renewable and geothermal energy, rail and roadways. Kenya s improved ranking of 92 in Ease of Doing Business for 2017 is expected to help it attract more foreign investment, aided by its strong links through various trade agreements with countries in Europe, the Caribbean Basin, APAC, as well as other third-world countries. The country s strategic location in East Africa, proposed infrastructure developments, move towards renewable energy, increase in private consumption and growth of eCommerce will propel Kenya in its economic growth and establish it as one of the key countries in the region. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Emission Control Technologies In Automotive & Transportation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D2-01-00-00-00 In a global scenario where urbanization increases the congestion of vehicles on the roads, which in turn increases the pressure on the environment, in particular to air pollution, necessitates the use of environmentally friendly vehicles in cities. Emissions Control Technologies (ECTs) can enable to reduce harmful emissions from vehicular exhaust gases, improve air quality and promote carbon neutral cities. ECTs are seen as a solution to solve the issues like air pollutions, greenhouse effect, acid rain, global warming and smog. Emission Control Technologies Market size is forecast to grow from 2017 to 2025. The implementation of stringent emission legislation will drive the emission control technologies market during the forecast period together with growing demand for advanced solutions. In 2017 NOx emissions control technologies, such as Selective Catalytic Reduction, Exhaust Gas Recirculation and Lean NOx Trap are dominant technologies due to necessity to meet new emission standards for NOx emissions. Furthermore, it is noticed that development and implementation of GPF technology is increased in the last two years. Apart of that, one of the directions of development is cold start catalysts which are effective work at low temperature in real urban driving conditions, such as cold start, slow driving, or frequent stops. Installation of emission control technology on existing vehicles can help publicly owned and operated bus companies to meet new emission standards and allow enter to Low Emission Zones. In terms of technology and adoption, the emission control industry needs to develop a retrofit technology with advanced catalyst systems, optimised thermal management, and high performance to meet new emission standards and to improve air quality. This research service, titles Emission Control Technologies in Automotive & Transportation (TechVision) , provides an overview of types of emission control technologies, its advantages, limitations and applications amongst light-duty diesel and gasoline engines and heavy-duty diesel engines. Additionally, it implies the challenges, drivers, and possible future scenario of the technologies development. The study has identified 8 emission control technologies that can reduce the release of emission particles by about 99%, such as particulate filters, closed crankcase ventilation, oxidation catalyst, selective catalytic reduction, exhaust gas recirculation and other sustainable emission control methods. The study deeply illustrates the following: Emission control technologies in the automotive sector overview, snapshot and current trends The factors driving adoption and development Technical and market drivers and challenges Key properties, drawbacks, major innovations, and research and development (R&D) of commonly used and emerging emission control technologies The road ahead for technology development Opportunities for growth Patent activity that provide an insight into notable activities of global participants Key stakeholders Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Frost Perspective: The Future of Super Luxury Vehicles 2016-2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298040660 Often the most desired automobiles in the world, super luxury vehicles offer the best in-cabin luxury, driving performance and technological superiority with a cost upwards of $100,000. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Autonomous Driving Development http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1B1-01-00-00-00 With the autonomous vehicle industry racing from zero to warp speed, every aspect of the driving world is set for innovation and transformation, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) development in autonomous driving is to bring that transformation, as it is capable of achieving more than what can be imagined. For situations that require hours of programming for dealing with one particular scenario while driving can now be dealt by a deep neural network, wherein the data scientist just needs to expose the DNN to thousands of images from which it can learn. For true enablement of Level 4 and Level 5 automated driving, the system should be functional in all weather and driving conditions. Deep learning is expected to be the most adopted approach to develop AI as it learns and starts to think by itself without the need of regular human intervention. This means that the AI will be capable of dealing with the several use cases displaying advanced levels of thinking which is required for autonomous vehicle to function in the real world. This is what is happening in AI development for robotics, which is briskly percolating for AD development. Using deep neural networks, the system can make decisions that provide a clear understanding of the driving scenarios and can make justified decisions when driving in the autonomous mode. Besides safety and autonomous driving, AI would be present in several aspects in the automotive industry such as speech recognition, computer vision, connected cars, and virtual assistants. OEMs in the market would like to partner with skilled startups to develop their capabilities to a broader sense. Advantages of using the AI approach include low lead time for development, ease of testing, addition of a wider range of use cases for autonomous driving, and reduced cost of development as compared to the traditional approach. Object detection, classification, and subsequent learning for decision making based on an internally learnt algorithm to help fasten development. The industry still remains uncertain of the actual power of AI. Direct access to cars enables hackers to compromise the security of the vehicle and user. Data ownership and usage rights are another key concern for end users. Currently, all data gathered are owned by the OEMs. It is difficult for the programmers to validate what the system has learnt after training. Several simulations are required to assess the software capability. Moreover, the industry today lacks a well-defined framework for use of AI in autonomous driving. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Premium Wiper Blades Offer High Growth in North America, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1C2-01-00-00-00 The North American wiper blades aftermarket is experiencing a major shift in demand from conventional to beam and hybrid product types, offering significant growth potential for suppliers that can properly position their products with distributors and consumers. The total wiper blades aftermarket will rise from approximately $883.5 million in 2016 to an estimated $1.04 billion in 2023; however, growth rates will be significantly higher in the beam and the hybrid segments. Frost & Sullivan bases its analysis of the North American wiper blades aftermarket on extensive interviews with suppliers and distributors. In addition, primary research is combined with ongoing customer surveys and field research to validate findings and capture key market trends. Where applicable, the study makes comparisons to Frost & Sullivan s previous research covering wiper blades to help identify recent trends. Research Scope: The research presents the current market size for the 6 product segments, namely: Conventional blades Beam blades Hybrid blades Rear blades Winter blades Specialty blades Unit shipment and revenue are presented where the product enters one of the tracked distribution channels, which include auto parts retailers, mass merchants, warehouse distributors, dealers, and online sellers. The study also estimates market shares for the top suppliers: Bosch Auto Parts, ITW Global Brands, Trico Products, Federal-Mogul, and Pylon Manufacturing. It also identifies the major growth opportunities and trends, including private labeling, brand licensing, direct importing, and joint ventures. The new wiper blades introduced by automakers over the last decade strongly impact the products sold in the aftermarket, which covers all replacements. In addition, wiper blade replacement remains one of the most under-performed vehicle maintenance services, suggesting a large, hidden, and unmet market need. The base year for the study is 2016, with historical data presented from 2014 to 2016 and forecasts covering the 2017-2023 period. The geographic scope includes the United States and Canada. The vehicle scope includes passenger cars and light trucks. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: What is the market size in units shipped and revenue? By how much will the market grow over the forecast period? Which product segments will drive growth and offer new opportunities to suppliers? Which distribution channels account for the most sales? How is the changing customer behavior affecting the growth outlook of various distributors? How is pricing for wiper blades changing? What are the factors that influence pricing? Which suppliers are poised for market share growth over the short term? Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Electric Vehicle Retail Strategies and Formats in North America and Europe, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD23-01-00-00-00 Electric vehicles are disrupting the industry with their unique value proposition. This has led various luxury OEMs to focus on expanding their EV product portfolio. Although battery electric vehicles and fuel cells are being touted as a sustainable alternative transportation solution, slow rate of adoption can be attributed toward consumer awareness and common misconceptions about electric range and e-technology. Inherent drawbacks hinder the adoption of these vehicles and the primary challenge lies with changing consumer perception towards EVs. Unlike conventional car purchase, EV consumers need to be educated about recharging to HMI solutions the car offers. OEMs need to enhance customer purchase experience and their journey. Moreover, with changing ownership trends with regards to electric cars is forcing automakers to restructure their retail concept. Owing to this OEMs are innovating their retail strategies toward futuristic digital stores and retail models ensuring adoption of VE tools such as VR and AR technologies. Furthermore, automakers are keen on enhancing customer purchase journey through retail strategy integration from various leading luxury brands and through the use of technology. Among performance, innovation, energy efficiency, luxuriousness, and ease of ownership, a strong brand positioning message is required in at least three of the parameters for the EV brand to be successful. Customer centric retail design which will integrate and digitize different platforms to ease the overall process, disrupting the market of EV retailing The segment also needs targeted marketing to women and baby boomers. This study analyses various retail strategies (current & future) of major luxury OEMs. Objectives of the study: To understand OEM s brand positioning for electric cars and their branding strategy. To evaluate their marketing strategies for current and future models. To capture various in-store digitization trends with reference to electric vehicles. To understand the consumer journey from look up till purchase and how OEM s retail features affect purchase decision. To benchmark automakers dealership staff training and certification. 6.To outline the various leasing plans adopted or devised by OEMs to aid in enhanced consumer experience. Key questions this study will answer: What is the total market for xEV traction motors till 2025? What are the various OEM e-motor strategies for various types of hybrid and electric vehicles? What is the future of eMotor sourcing trends and manufacturing focus of OEMs? What is the total market for xEV vehicles, forecast till 2025? How is the region wise market for eMotors and technology adoption till 2025? Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Latin American Commercial Vehicles Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1F0-01-00-00-00 The LATAM commercial vehicles market is experiencing a number of transformative shifts that are driven by social, economic, and technology disruptions impacting the region s logistics, primary economic activities, new regulations aiding for CV fleet renewal, new business models being adopted by OEMs and Tier 1 providers, as well as technology innovations reshaping the logistics industry. Notwithstanding the existing market challenges, Frost & Sullivan expects LATAM to record annual sales of more than 200,000 units by 2023. This research service covers Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru, and presents the key market trends, growth opportunities, transformational shifts, and market metrics. It also provides an analysis by new business models, powertrains, and top transformational shifts. The key market participants and detailed market outlooks in LATAM are discussed, and the key conclusions, recommendations, and Frost & Sullivan predictions for the market by 2023 are presented. Research Scope: The study covers the Latin American commercial vehicles market and its participants: OEMs, Tier 1 providers, telematics, and online freight brokering disruptors. The base year is 2016 and the study period 2015 to 2023. The truck segments included are Medium Commercial Vehicles and Heavy Duty Trucks in selected LATAM countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Competitive benchmarking analysis is done by fuel type, powertrain, OEMs, online and mobile freight brokering participants. The market size for 2016 is provided for each segment and forecast till 2023. It also features the market shares of leading competitors, which include Daimler (Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, DongFenf), Paccar (Kenworth, DAF), International, GM, Ford, VW/MAN, Scania, Volvo, and Hyundai. The study highlights industry challenges and growth drivers and restraints for the period, 2016 2023 and analyses the market from end-user and geographic perspectives. The research covers selected Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru. The study also presents key market trends, growth opportunities, OEM strategies to compete with the rising Asian participants, the new business models being implemented, and macroeconomic implications for the market. It offers an analysis of current and future market trends affecting the region, including: digitisation, new powertrain options, engine and chassis platformisation, and other strategies offered by OEMs, as well as market disruptors and companies to watch out for in future. Finally, the study provides conclusions, growth opportunities, and strategic recommendations. Key Questions this Study will Answer: What are the key trends and factors determining the demand for commercial vehicles in Latin America? Which are the top transformational shifts impacting the commercial vehicles market in Latin America? What are the key developments in the connected trucks market to watch out for during 2016 2023? What are the companies to watch out for in 2016 and in the future? How will digitisation and online and mobile freight brokering reshape the future of logistics in Latin America? What is the growth potential of the market? How will the demand for commercial vehicles shape up till 2023? Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Movers & Shakers Interview with otonomo http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298032066 otonomo was conceptualized as the marketplace and exchange for car data. With the dawn of the connected era, cars have become a rich source of data. Car manufacturers are investing billions of dollars in capturing these data. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Executive Analysis of the Fuel Cell Passenger Car Market, Forecast to 2030 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD50-01-00-00-00 Research Scope: The research focuses on the legislative measures that have been taken by the Government globally to implement and adopt fuel cell vehicles and bring in new business models for private and public sectors to develop the hydrogen fuel stations across the world. Private and public sectors have constantly provided investments and funding to OEMs, Tier I suppliers, and fuel cell developers to enhance the performance, efficiency, usability, and to reduce cost of adoption for fuel cell vehicles. In depth market sizing (scenario analysis, regional split, and market split) is provided to show how the market will grow in future. Fuel cell market breakdown by OEM (current and future) and OEM profiles are discussed to point out key partnership in co-developing the technology, key technology trends within OEMs to enhance performance and reduce cost of adoption. Supplier profiles show how key fuel cell stack and infrastructure providers help OEMs in adopting the technology by providing technical expertise. The base year of the study is 2016, the study period is from 2013 to 2030, and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2030. Geographical Scope: Europe: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; China; South Korea; North America: The United States; and Japan Research Aims and Objectives : Provide an in-depth analysis of fuel cell technology and strategic imperatives of upcoming fuel cell cars, hydrogen infrastructure, investment in technology, roadmaps, and technology advancement. The study will highlight current and future product planning of various manufacturers and growth potential. Key Questions this Study will Answer: What is the business environment of the fuel cell passenger car market? What kind of market dynamics and impact will it have on the automotive industry? What are the key strategies that OEMs in Europe, North America, and Japan plan to use to enter the fuel cell passenger car market? What are the infrastructure trends in Europe, North America, and Japan? What is the status of existing infrastructure development and how will it evolve in future? How will the fuel cell passenger car market evolve in the next 5 to 7 years when compared to the electric vehicle market? What are the OEM strategies to adopt fuel cell technology and its collaboration with key suppliers and market participants? What are the different types of regulatory standards applicable for fuel cell passenger cars and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure? What are the key growth opportunities for various OEMs, Tier I suppliers, and upcoming market participants to develop fuel cell infrastructure and fuel cell vehicles? Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 European Category Management Report Automotive Sensors Aftermarket, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD3E-01-00-00-00 The overall aftermarket replacement demand for the six automotive sensors (covered in this study) in Europe was estimated at 836 million in 2016; it is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% between 2016 and 2023 reaching 1.06 billion by 2023. Oxygen sensors is the biggest market in terms of revenues ( 321 million in 2016), while temperature sensors (oil, air, and coolant) is the biggest market in terms of unit shipments (9.4 million units sold in 2016). Increased OE installation of sensors, or multiple sensors per vehicle, to adhere to stricter emissions and safety standards and increasing vehicle age are the primary growth drivers for sensors replacement in the aftermarket. Oxygen sensors will continue to generate the highest demand, largely due to their higher installed base. Most vehicles manufactured after the 2004 model year have two oxygen sensors installed. Increased OE installation of MAP sensors that can measure both pressure and temperature (TMAP) is the primary reason for growth in this market. Bosch, Hella, Delphi, Facet, and SMPE are the top suppliers in the overall sensors aftermarket comprising 6 sensor types. Opportunities for Suppliers Suppliers should widen their sensor product range and prepare to target 4- to 10-year-old vehicles to avoid competition from low-cost products that are typically favored over >10-year-old vehicles Most sensors are mature products with limited technical training offered. Suppliers should invest in training and education at workshops to educate end customers on sensor brand recognition and maintenance patterns. Suppliers should also invest in strengthening OE partnerships to gain maximum penetration in the OES channel that accounts for 40-45% of the sensors aftermarket in Western Europe. This study of the European Passenger Car (PC) and Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) aftermarket covers the independent aftermarket and original equipment service (OES) or the dealer service channel in 28 European Union (EU) countries. It does not cover Russia and Turkey. Key questions this study will answer include: What is the current status of the sensors aftermarket in Europe? What the future holds for this market in the short, medium, and long terms? What is the size of sensors aftermarket in Europe in 2016? Where are the key growth opportunities? Who are the major sensor suppliers in the IAM and OES channels and what are the key opportunities of growth for sensor suppliers? How is the distribution landscape changing in the sensors aftermarket in Europe? Which are the sensor types that hold significant aftermarket potential? Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American Class 1-3 Steering and Suspension Components Aftermarket, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K22C-01-00-00-00 This study covers class 1-3 vehicles steering and suspension aftermarket in terms of volume (in million units) and value ($ million) across the United States and Canada. It discusses unit shipment, revenue, average price, distribution channel share, and major participants market share for four product types namely, ball joints, sway bar links, tie rod ends, and control arms. The base year for analysis is 2016 and the forecast period is from 2017 to 2023. The North American steering and suspension aftermarket is expected to show moderate growth in unit shipment in the coming years. Increase in Vehicles in Operation (VIO), coupled with rising average vehicle age, is the primary factor that drives the unit shipment during the forecast period. Overall unit shipment will grow marginally, considering the fact that the market is mature and that the overall market is consolidated. Additionally, due to the marginal increase in average price per unit, the revenue will experience a relatively higher growth. Key channel partners in this segment are warehouse distributors and retailers. The shares of OES and warehouse distributors are expected to decrease, whereas the share of retailers and eRetailers are expected to increase during the forecast period. Control arms and sway bar links product segments will drive overall market growth, whereas ball joints and tie rod ends are expected to decline marginally during the forecast period. Distribution groups with their increasing bargaining power will restrict the price increase due to which the overall average price is expected to grow marginally during the forecast period. The major participants are Federal Mogul, Mevotech, Dorman, and TRW. As this is a mature market with less scope for significant product differentiation and marginally increasing unit shipment, market shares are expected to diversify 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, as a major part of the revenue share would be through private label brands in the future. The following are the key points this study will cover: Total Class 1-3 steering and suspension unit and by product type Total Class 1-3 steering and suspension revenue and by product type Average Class 1-3 steering and suspension pricing at manufacturer level and by product type Total Class 1-3 steering and suspension distribution channel analysis and by product type Total Class 1-3 steering and suspension major participants market shares and by product type Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American Trailer Telematics Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1FB-01-00-00-00 The aim of this study is to analyze trailer telematics solutions in North America and present an overview of market growth opportunities and implications. Over the last decade, the logistics industry has undergone transformational changes by adopting effective management and utilization of fleets, manpower, warehouses, and assets. Though the industry had witnessed phenomenal changes that benefit stakeholders across the logistics ecosystem such as continuously improving and managing operations more efficiently, there are number of challenges that set back customers from experiencing the core advantages of an intelligent logistics platform. Telematics acts as a backbone for logistics because most information from vehicle data, driver information, to cargo status is delivered using a real-time telematics platform. Hence, data integration, documentation, and interpretation are vital to recognizing a return on investment (ROI) for customers. Given the evolving needs of fleet operators, telematics solution providers (TSPs) need to expand their portfolios by integrating with ecosystem partners in order to deliver a one-stop-solution. The integration of truck-trailer telematics, safety systems, and intelligent logistics software platforms to offer a one-stop-shop solution will be the future trend. The study features key market trends, competitive landscape, pricing and packaging of services and solutions, revenue forecast, and breakdown of solution contribution by trailer type. Growth opportunities have been clearly mapped with call to action for stakeholders for improved decision making. The study period is from 2016 to 2023. Why Connected Truck Market? 1. By 2020, more than 35 million of trucks globally will be connected. 2. Nearly 40% of fleet managers feel connected trucks are a must have . 3. With smart roads and smart cities, smart trucks will be a necessity. 4. Driver behavior and compliance will be the key aspects for fleet optimization 5. Future trucks allow the user to easily pay for fuel, toll, parking, infotainment, and many more in real time. Key Questions this Study will Answer: 1. What is the current status of the North American trailer telematics market, immediate and future prospects? 2. What will be the potential market size in 2023? What are the key solutions in the current scenario and what will be some of the upcoming solutions that will be in demand? 3. Who are the major market participants and what are their market shares? 4. What are some of the upcoming technological trends that will gain prominence? 5. What is the growth potential for the trailer telematics market in North America? Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Clinical Trials, Solar Receivers, Computer Vision, Driver Assistance Systems, and Cancer Treatment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-60-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE profiles innovations in clinical trials, solar receivers, and computer vision. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of driver assistance systems and cancer treatment. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Computer vision, clinical trials, cancer treatment, driver assistance system, photo-polymer material Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 US Advanced Suspension Market, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K22D-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 back. However, owing to the high cost of these systems, the penetration of these systems has remained confined to the premium vehicles. Many OEMs have been offering passive suspension systems that offer the benefits such as high temperature stability, lighter weight and lower cost as a standard equipment. Owing to the fact that these systems have fixed damper setting, these systems are not capable of offering the right mix of comfort, ride and handling characteristics that the consumers and the OEMs expect. Also, OEMs have been facing a tough challenge in meeting the stringent emission norms and a few OEMs have been liable for financial penalties for not meeting these targets. In order to tackle these short comings, OEMs have started offering advanced suspension systems such as the active and the semi-active suspension systems that offer the right balance of comfort, ride and handling. Until a few years back, the American customers were not receptive to electronic suspension but going forward, due to increased interest, many more models are expected to be equipped with advanced suspension systems. However, the penetration of such systems is likely to remain confined to the premium and sports segment vehicles owing to the high cost of these systems. Also, there is an increased interest among the consumers for systems that offer auto leveling and height control features. This research service explores the current advanced suspension market as the industry migrates from passive suspension systems to more sophisticated suspension systems that offer superior driving dynamics. The study gives detailed model-wise information of suspension systems used and also a detailed description of working of those systems. The objectives of the study are as follows: Provide an strategic overview of the USA s adaptive and active suspension market, including key technology trends, key OEMs choice of suspension Provide insights on which MY2017 vehicles are using which type of advanced suspension Develop an actionable set of recommendations To highlight the business opportunities and challenges for Western and Asian OEMs and suppliers Some of the key questions this report will try to answer are: 1. Which type of advanced suspension is preferred by which OEM in USA? 2. What other features are offered in addition to damping? 3. Who are the key participants/market leaders and what are their preferences? 4. Are advanced suspension system offered as standard or optional equipment? The study covers all types of advanced suspension systems in USA such as electro pneumatic; electro hydraulic; magnetorheological and electro mechanical systems. Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Electric Vehicle Platform Strategy of Global Passenger Vehicle OEMs, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD56-01-00-00-00 With emission regulations getting stricter around the world, long-range electric vehicles (EVs) have become the need of the hour. One way of improving range is by underpinning future battery EVs (BEVs) on dedicated EV platforms. This study delves into the key platform strategies that are expected to be adopted by global passenger vehicle OEMs and their approach towards EVs and EV infrastructure. This research also involves a comparative analysis of OEMs EV platform strategy through 2025 and highlights the trends that are arising as a result of the introduction of dedicated EV platforms in the OEM product portfolio. This study answers several key questions: What is the need for an EV, and what are the driving forces behind the need for a dedicated EV platform? How are OEMs addressing the challenge of the high development costs of dedicated platforms? What strategies are OEMs adopting to effectively use both existing ICE platforms and dedicated platforms? What vehicle segments are OEMs targeting to launch BEVs and PHEVs on dedicated and ICE platforms? What are the target segments among key premium and non-premium OEMs? How are dedicated platforms going to influence the vehicle range and battery capacity industry average? What changes are OEMs making to vehicles on dedicated platforms to differentiate them from existing ICE models, and why? What are top strategies among OEMs that are influenced by dedicated platforms? How are dedicated platforms driving the industry towards sustainable transportation? Given that this topic is a focal point for automotive OEMs to consider for future vehicle development, recommendations also are presented: Opportunities exist for global OEMs to partner with Chinese OEMs to develop China-specific models on dedicated platforms since EV demand in China is huge. The modularity of dedicated platforms can be exploited to launch SUVs in niche segments, such as between compact and midsize. Plug-in variants of existing models can help reduce time to market and meet regulations simultaneously. The EV platforms of the following OEMs are discussed in this study: BMW Group, Daimler Group, Volkswagen Group (VW, Skoda, SEAT, Audi, Porsche), PSA (Peugeot, Citroen, DS), Tata Group (Jaguar, Land Rover), Geely Group (Volvo), General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Future of the Global Online Freight Services Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P97D-01-00-00-00 The advent of the recent developments in the field of technologies such as Big Data and analytics, cloud platforms, and artificial intelligence, among others, has given rise to new marketplaces within the logistics market, including, online freight services. Providers of online freight services, including both traditional logistics service providers (LSPs) and logistics start-ups, leverage digital technologies to visualize, identify, track, and address the inefficiencies in the logistics value chain by offering Web or app-based innovative solutions. Logistics start-ups offer innovative service offerings in freight transportation, warehousing, distribution, and delivery services relating to e-Commerce fulfillment, last-mile delivery, freight and supply chain solutions, and warehouse aggregation. Anticipating potential disruptions in the market, the leading traditional LSPs are increasingly focusing on the development of innovative online service offerings with the support of in-house technology tools and human resources. With the influx of a large number of new entrants, the focus will gradually shift to service differentiation to deliver deeper insights, wider data capture across the value chain, and faster services at cheaper prices. With a comprehensive view of the global online freight services market, the study takes the reader through the evolution of the market, the technology enablers that play a crucial role in the disruption, the major categories of online freight service providers the digital disruptors, an in-depth analysis of the digital disruptor categories, and detailed profiles of the major companies. The study has been curated through secondary research, interactions with veteran and innovative hands-on industry experts, and a thorough analysis by Frost & Sullivan s team within the Transportation and Logistics Practice. The study covers a timeline from the evolution of online freight services in the late 2000s through the current scenario to forecast until 2025. Aim: The aim of the study is to research, analyze, and forecast the trends of the global online freight services market and its impact on the logistics industry. Objectives: Provide a strategic overview of the global online freight services market Offer an overview of the key technology trends and identify important market drivers and restraints Analyze the current and future online freight services market by type of service Develop an actionable set of key conclusions and recommendations for LSPs to enter the market and grow Key Questions Answered: What constitutes online freight services? What are the emerging business segments? What are the key trends driving the growth of online freight services? Which traditional logistics segments are likely to be affected by these new segments? How have online freight services evolved in the past decade? What is the expected route of transformation over the next few years? What are the consequential service offerings and business models of online freight services? How will the competitive dynamics change in the next few years? What impact will the disruption have on the overall logistics market? Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American Heavy Duty Truck Select Chassis Components Market Analysis 2016 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1D8-01-00-00-00 The North American Heavy Duty Truck Select Chassis Components Market study covering axles, suspensions, brakes, and driveline components offers an executive overview of the industry with volume and revenue forecast into 2025. It examines key trends in the North American trucking industry that will impact axles, suspensions, brakes, and drivelines. The study finds that notwithstanding price increases in components owing to technological upgrades and rising production costs, the heavy-duty truck select chassis components market comprising axles, suspensions, driveline and brakes is expected to grow from $1.57 Billion to $2.39 Billion by 2025. The axles market will experience the largest revenue growth at a 5.7% CAGR over the said years. While sales for the total heavy-duty truck market is expected to stay at current levels, the penetration of hybrid electric vehicles is anticipated to increase steadily at a CAGR of 46% from 2016 to 2025. Shrinking city spaces and emission tolerance levels, along with rising societal focus on health, wellness, and wellbeing, are propelling trucks toward driver-independent technologies and electrified powertrains. Electrification of the powertrain will have a significant impact on driveline component architecture. Frost & Sullivan s annual heavy-duty fleet manager survey revealed that 16-17% of fleets currently have/plan to have diesel-electric hybrid trucks. The fleet managers were willing to consider a premium of up to $34,000 for hybrid trucks. By 2025, nearly 4.6% of the heavy-duty trucks are expected to be hybrid/full-electric but this would require major advancements in battery technology. In this context, E-axles are a new technology, which is gaining traction for heavy-duty trucking applications. Further, the advent of in-wheel motors can eliminate the need for driveline, axles, and brakes. Thus, suppliers of these components must begin to invest in diversification to ensure survival post 2035. Chassis component suppliers will have to position their product strategy in line with the industry trends of electrification and digitization. Component design/architecture will need to be compatible with electric vehicle architectures. Integration of connected smart capabilities to hitherto low-technology components of axles, suspensions, drivelines, and brakes will help improve profitability of these component suppliers through value addition. Electrification of the powertrain threatens the very presence of conventional components like axles and drivelines in the truck. Suppliers have to diversify product portfolio to mitigate the risk of these components becoming redundant in the future. Over the medium term, light weighting will be a crucial operational strategy adopted by fleets. Suppliers have to seek to deliver value on this front in order to demand product price premiums. Further, as the industry moves toward a truck-as-a-service model, component suppliers will have to be equipped to be a solution provider in new and more diverse ways than just product and aftermarket parts sales. Mon, 6 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Radar Sensors, CMOS Image Sensors, Connected or Autonomous Vehicles, ADAS, Parking Space Detection, and Cyber Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-17-00-00 This Automotive and Transportation TOE highlights advancements and innovations in radar detection, CMOS image sensors, connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles, ADAS, cyber threat protection, and parking space detection. The purpose of the Automotive and Transportation (A&T) Technology Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly A&T TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 8 noteworthy innovations, written by a qualified TechVision automotive engineer affiliated with SAE International (the Society of Automotive Engineers). The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Radar sensors, metamaterials, beam forming, autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, cyber security, blind spot detection, data fusion, Intelligent vehicles; CMOS image sensors, parking space detection Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American Commercial Vehicle Tire Retreading Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K219-01-00-00-00 The North American commercial vehicle retreading market is expected to grow marginally to 15.1 million units by 2025 from 14.5 million units in 2016. Some of the key factors currently influencing the retreading market are improved quality of tread life, high supply of casings, increasing labor costs, and shortage of skilled technicians. One key risk faced by the retreading industry is quality improvements in Chinese tires. Moreover, consumers, particularly in the small/medium fleet category do not fully understand the cost-benefit analysis of retreads. Although on the positive side labor costs are on the rise but are not expected to have any significant impact on retreading. Casings being a fundamental part of retreading are in good supply currently. Prices of rubber and other raw materials have remained stable in recent years and are not expected to change much in the short term. On the regulatory side, import tariffs on new tires could be a considered again if further evidence of low-cost tires causing material injury in the US tire market as well as labor rates is expected to increase gradually due to policy expectations from new administration. Tariffs on new Chinese tire imports have been rejected by the US ITC owing to evidence supporting claims that the CV tire industry has not suffered material injury because of Chinese tires. Additionally, Chinese tires volumes are expected to remain stable in the CV tire market with no threat of decline in the short term. New Chinese tires, on an average, are half the cost of premium new tires. Without the proposed import tariffs, retread tires will continue to be undercut by new low cost tires. Cost competitiveness of retread tires will be vital in the long term. Despite some of the challenges, retreading offers lower cost per mile to fleets in the process improving their return on investment along with being more environmental friendly by promoting usage of waste. Retreaded tires outperform new Chinese tires, in terms of cost/mile, at any price point with Tier-I tires showing the greatest return on investment. Tier-I and Tier-II tires will take 2 retreads while Tier-III will take 3 retreads before outperforming a Chinese tire in terms of cost. Average price of new replacement tires are forecast to increase slightly as commodity prices return to normal levels. Average price of Tier-III or budget retreads is expected to grow faster than Tier-I and II, as these tires incorporate quality enhancements. Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Heavy Duty Trucking http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K154-01-00-00-00 Driver and technician shortage has emerged as the most important top-of-mind issue for fleet managers. This, coupled with concerns on economic outlook and operating margins, is predicating several choices that fleet managers are making with regards to advanced truck technologies. Potential benefits of safety, technology and lower operating costs will spur growth of autonomous trucking given issues to be resolved over liability, regulations and labor. Fleets involved in crashes are facing high-dollar jury verdicts currently with worsening severity of jury awards; in addition to this, safety profile of a fleet is focused more in a crash case than specifics of the accident. Access to data from safety systems will protect fleets from false claims and also aid in reducing insurance premiums owing to lower risk of accidents. Therefore, increased opportunities exist for prospective industry participants in integrating safety and fuel efficiency benefits across various technology platforms. Performing real-time computing for advanced safety technologies sensor data input will require sophisticated and reliable hardware platform with sufficient high performance computing abilities; cloud platform is expected to aid in functionalities such as distributed computing and distributed storage for deep learning model training and HD map production. The technical challenges of autonomous systems, in addition to the need for all digital components to communicate with each other continuously are expected to create gaps in the market for Tier 1 suppliers and semiconductor companies. Moreover, unfiltered, unbiased raw data will be preferred over traditional distributed processing in the future owing to the enhanced ability of the model to generate a complete view of the truck s environment through centralized processing. In the domain of in-vehicle networks, the demand for connectivity will force OEMs to look into new network technology such as Ethernet that can handle quick, large-volume, high-speed data transmissions to enable effective coordinated control across multiple functional domains in autonomous trucks. The inclusion of crash mitigating technologies and onboard cameras as standard features in trucks is expected to significantly reduce risk of collision, thereby reducing premiums. While insurance premium parameters are largely calculated based on fleet- or driver-related data, vehicle-related data such as autonomous driving algorithms, cybersecurity, and logic robustness are expected to feature in the calculations; liability for crashes is expected to shift to truck manufacturers. The aim of this research service is to provide a strategic overview of the heavy-duty truck safety technologies enabling autonomous driving, including analysis of key market trends, and technology trends, and integration of electronic architecture for autonomous driving. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North America and Europe Medium-Heavy Duty Truck Seating Systems Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K222-01-00-00-00 North America & Europe Medium-Heavy Duty Truck Seating Systems Market is expected to grow at CAGR 2.2% in 2016-2025. Driver shortage and retention, Health, Wellness and Wellbeing, digitalization and IoT, autonomous driving and light-weighting are the key trends transforming the seats market in the study period. With back pain being one of the major contributors to deterioration of driver health, seats will be customized and designed to minimize vibration on road and increase driver s career longevity. Proliferation of premium seats are set to nearly double in the next 9 years as fleet managers deploy superior seats that reduce occupational fatigue as a strategy to promote driver retention.Technological innovation will also lead to the push for certain premium features into standard seats by 2025. Increasing focus on safety of drivers will be major driver of premium seats with long-haul fleets being some of the key adopters of this segment of seats. However, standard seats with air-ride suspension will be preferred in the medium term with fleets focus on minimizing costs. Seating systems provide safety and comfort to driver through components such as head rests, arm rests, seat belts, airbags, lumbar support and suspensions. Seating systems are classified as standard or premium based on features offered by top manufacturers such as climate control, ventilation and damper adjustment. Standard seats consist of fixed or static seats as well as seats with air-ride suspension. In medium duty trucks, driver and passenger seats are included as bench seats, which comes into the category of standard seats. Premium seats are presently differentiated from standard seats only by comfort features. Safety features will be focused on by suppliers in the long-term. Comfort and ergonomic features are preferred by fleets; premium features are not preferred owing to higher price. In North America, since average lifetime of seats is marginally higher than average lifetime of trucks (7-8years), such parts are substituted in aftermarket by fleets when required. Around 19% of OE seats is estimated to be substituted. Premium segments preferred by few fleets currently owing to higher price and lesser focus on driver comfort. Average age of drivers in US is 49 for over-the-road truck driver (52 for private fleets). This can potentially drive penetration of premium seats into 2025. Preference for premium seats expected to increase gradually in market owing to factors such as driver retention, focus on health, wellness and well-being technologies, autonomous trucking, and driver safety. In Europe, fleets take onus to provide better seats for drivers to enhance driver comfort, safety. Average lifetime of seats is slightly higher than lifetime of trucks in Europe (8-9 years); seats are replaced rarely due to wear and tear. Aftermarket segment is estimated to be around 18% of OE market currently. The seats in Europe tend to last longer. Market for standard seating systems in Europe will slightly decline beginning in 2017. European fleets show a greater preference for premium seats that North American fleets. Growth in adoption of premium seats expected to result from factors such as health, wellness and well-being technologies, and addressing growing problem of driver shortage. 40% of German truck drivers are set to retire by 2027 and 84% of French truck drivers aged over 30. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Future of Tire Retailing in North America and Europe, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCFF-01-00-00-00 The report discusses the future of tire retail in North America and Europe and covers Class 1-3 replacement tires in passenger cars. The aim of the study is to envision the Future of tire retailing for the automotive aftermarket in North America and Europe. It discusses the demand forecast (2017-2023) in terms of volume (million units) and value ($ billion), while the base year of research is 2016. The primary focus of the research is on understanding and analyzing key trends in tire retailing across different regions, and also assessing how different market participants are responding. These trends include the adoption of eCommerce in tire retailing, downstream activity of tire suppliers, adoption of new business models, providing auxiliary services in tire retail, and the impact of the growing penetration of Tier-4 tires on the tire market. Along with benchmarking tire manufacturers and pure-play online tire e-retailers, it also includes identifying opportunities and challenges presented by each trend for individual channel participants. The demand for replacement tires is mainly being driven by the increasing vehicles in operation, along with the changing legislations on seasonal tires. While at the same time, models based on new urban mobility are also having their own impact on the average annual mileage of a car, and thereby influencing demand for tire replacement. Frost & Sullivan has analyzed all these factors for forecasting the replacement demand for tires in North America and Europe. Research Objectives: To identify and discuss key trends in aftermarket tire retailing To understand channel participants activity and benchmark industry best practices To identify opportunities and challenges presented by each trend for individual channel participants To understand key differences in market dynamics between North America and Europe To present an understanding of the demand drivers, and thereby forecast market demand to 2023 Key Questions This Study Will Answer: What are the key trends in the automotive aftermarket tire retail market? How are these trends going to impact the future of retailing in this category? What is the demand forecast for replacement tire sales in North America and Europe during 2017 2023? What percentage of sales will be accounted for by the online sales channel? How are the different market participants responding to evolution in the retail channel and what are some of the current best practices? What is the future of the tire retail channel and what business models are expected to have the most impact? What are the key growth opportunities and strategic imperatives for the future in tire retailing? Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Analysis of Steer-by-Wire, Europe and North America, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD64-01-00-00-00 Original equipment manufacturers (OEM s) are foisting autonomous driving technology on to the consumers. As features such as lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and parking assist gain further prominence, more steering technologies are expected to disconnect drivers from driving. One such technology which is expected to revolutionize the automotive industry is Steer-by-Wire (SbW). The steer-by-wire system comes with immediate and long-term benefits. As of today a SbW in current shape and form is a glorified Electric Power Steering (EPS) offering a quicker and more precise steering response and at the same time isolating road vibrations from, and improves the car s active lane control system. However, a pureplay SbW will eventually make it to the industry sooner rather than later, eliminating the mechanical linkage between the steering and the wheels. Future generations of SbW will offer weight savings, reduce maintenance costs, and finally make autonomous cars a lot easier to design. For decades SbW has been the norm in the aviation industry. In 2014, Nissan s luxury brand, Infiniti bought SbW to the market in its Q50 named as Direct Adaptive Steer. The system used by Infiniti is widely termed as the 1st Generation SbW. Turning the steering wheel sends an electronic signal to the steering force actuator, which sends data to the electronic control unit, which forwards it to the steering angle actuator, which in turn turns the wheels. However, the 1st generation of SbW used by Infiniti did make use of the steering column in order to provide a mechanical back up if and when the electronic system failed. A pureplay SbW will eventually eliminate the steering column in future which in turn will reduce a vehicle s weight and therefore boost fuel economy. Moreover, eliminating these components would make it cheaper to produce left- and right-hand drive versions of the same vehicle. SbW infinitely improves steering response and precision when compared to traditional mechanical set up. Moreover, considering future vehicles are expected to be highly autonomous vehicles, ADAS functions related to steering can be performed easily as these inputs become electronic mechanical inputs. Autonomous vehicles are finally coming of age with far reaching benefits and steer by wire is seen as the 1st step towards that age. This research service explores the future of the steer-by-wire as the industry migrates from a traditional manually driven vehicles to semi-autonomous vehicles and eventually autonomous vehicles with driver completely out of the loop. The objectives of the study are as follows: Identify the megatrends that will shape the future of Steer-by-Wire market. Identify the current regulations impacting SbW technology and the amendments drafted to modify those regulations to make SbW a reality. Comparative analysis of SbW with different steering systems as well as comparison between future generations of SbW systems. Determine how the development in autonomous driving will affect the future of SbW market. Some of the key questions this report will try to answer: How is SbW technology better compared to the current steering solutions? What are the regulatory framework for steering suppliers to adhere to provide fail safe to fail operational steering solution? How is the SbW solution expected to technologically evolve by 2025? Which are the future concepts that will require implementation of Steer-by-Wire in a vehicle? Which factors are expected to be key adoption drivers and restraints affecting the market adoption of SbW? The study covers North American, European and Asia Pacific regions. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Connected Car Security http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-24-00-00 This edition of the Future Tech TOE highlights the latest advancements in connected car security technology arena that are empowering innovators to secure autonomous vehicles from advanced threats in the connected ecosystem. The TOE provides an overview of the key challenges, industry initiatives, and key innovations related to over the air firmware updates (OTA) and electronic control unit (ECU) security. It focuses on global R&D trends in the connected car security technology space. The TOE also offers analysis of patenting trends for the technology, along with key funding initiatives with respect to connected car security globally. The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profile existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world. TechVision Information & Communication Technology cluster provides global industry analysis, technology competitive analysis, and insights into game-changing technologies in the wireless communication and computing space. Innovations in ICT have deeply permeated various applications and markets. These innovations have profound impact on a range of business functions for computing, communications, business intelligence, data processing, information security, workflow automation, quality of service (QoS) measurements, simulations, customer relationship management, knowledge management functions and many more. Our global teams of industry experts continuously monitor technology areas such as big data, cloud computing, communication services, mobile & wireless communication space, IT applications & services, network security, and unified communications markets. In addition, we also closely look at vertical markets and connected industries to provide a holistic view of the ICT Industry. Keywords: Connected car security, over the air (OTA) updates, in-vehicle intrusion detection, electronic control unit, end point security, connected components, threat detection, DDoS, telemetry data, in-vehicle communication network Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Automotive Data Monetisation Pricing and Business Models http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD48-01-00-00-00 This study analyses the strategies, growth analysis, competitive landscape, business models, and future focus areas of OEMs, data aggregators, usage-based insurance (UBI) companies, and tier 1 suppliers. OEMs, tier 1s, insurance companies, and data aggregators must focus on data services around smart mobility, connected cars, and autonomous vehicles (AVs) and must introduce new business models between 2022 and 2030. UBI companies, data aggregators, and aftermarket OBD II companies and the rise of Uber, Apple, and Google in the automotive market are pushing OEMs to finally realise the true potential of harnessing data and turning the same into successful business models. OEMs and tier 1 suppliers have realised that digitisation along with IoT, technology partnerships, software capabilities, and customised solutions will be the way forward for the global automotive industry. The growing number of digitalisation initiatives and pilot projects with a software-centric focus by automotive OEMs and tier 1s will increase automotive IT spending from $37.9 billion in 2015 to $168.8 billion in 2025 (CAGR of 16.1%). Connected cars, AVs, and ride sharing provides more use cases for data monetisation. Over the next decade, OEMs, data consumers, and ecosystem participants must focus on business models around location data, driving behaviour, HD mapping, vehicle usage, and environmental data types. In addition to OEM, tier 1 supplier, and technology company initiatives, this study covers a detailed list of start-ups and technology companies focusing on analytics and data aggregation. The total number of connected vehicles, activation rate, and consent rate are some of the key factors that help determine the automotive data monetisation market across various data types. Frost & Sullivan expects UBI to be the most mature use case that brings in more value from a car/year for OEMs (ever since it transitioned from an aftermarket to an OEM data-enabled service). In addition, this study analyses and answers the following key questions: What are the different data monetisation business models being discussed in the automotive industry and which ones will garner more value in the current and future ecosystem? What are the various use cases and data types expected to create value in the automotive industry? What are the different pricing models being evaluated? What is the expected price per use case? What is the addressable opportunity from data monetisation in 2017 and in 2025? Who are the key stakeholders involved? What are the key partnerships that need to be built to be successful? Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Start-up Innovations Disrupting the Automotive Aftermarket http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297968603 The automotive industry has witnessed incremental changes in the last five to seven years owing to technological developments and an ever-thinning line between the tech and auto industries Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100