Frost.com - Automotive and Transportation Research http://www.frost.com/c/10046/home.do - Automotive and Transportation Research Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:33:44 Renault Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn, Shares His Vision on the Future of the Automotive Industry with Frost & Sullivan http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297243206 Sarwant Singh, Senior Partner, and Franck Leveque, Partner, in conversation with Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO, Renault-Nissan Alliance at CES Show 2017 on the future of the Auto industry, Nissans key announcements and his expectations on 2017 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Stringent Emission Regulations to Drive South Korean Powertrain Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P941-01-00-00-00 The study aims to give a detailed overview and analysis of the trends in the powertrain market in South Korea with additional focus on trends in the development of green vehicles and their infrastructure. Research Scope Country overview including regulatory and macro environment factors, transportation infrastructure analysis, energy supply and demand analysis, electricity demand and generation, and ambient air quality/pollution Green vehicle fiscal policy in South Korea including monetary incentives for EVs (consumers, vehicle manufacturers, and infrastructure developers), non-monetary incentives for consumers, and government commitment to EVs (investments, subsidies, plans, and government fleet mandates) Type and characteristics of charging systems in South Korea including electric vehicle charging infrastructure by charging type, by location, and by portability; public charger cost analysis; pricing trends and forecast of charging stations; public charging network forecast (2015-2025); original equipment manufacturer (OEM) charger network partners and activities Hydrogen fueling station infrastructure including supply system, cost split analysis, cost reduction techniques adopted by OEMs, hydrogen fueling station forecast, hydrogen fueling station partners and activities Market measurements include forecasts for vehicle and powertrain system including forecasts by segments, by powertrain systems, and various technologies for gasoline and diesel powertrains. Technology roadmap and model-wise CO2 analysis for each of the key players such as Hyundai, Kia, General Motors, Renault Samsung Motors, Mahindra SsangYong, BMW, and Tesla are provided. The base year for the study is 2015, with the forecast period being 2016 to 2025. Key Questions This Study Will Answer 1. What are the various regulatory and macroeconomic trends that have an impact on the powertrain market growth in South Korea? 2. What are the key trends in terms of the encouragement and incentives for green vehicles in South Korea? 3. What are the types and characteristics of charging infrastructure under development in South Korea including EV and hydrogen infrastructure? 4. What are the top trends in the powertrain market in South Korea from 2015 to 2025? 5. What is the current and future market size for various powertrain systems in South Korea? 6. What is the technology roadmap for the different types of powertrains and their impact on carbon dioxide emissions of the models of key OEMs? Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Amazon's Alexa: In-vehicle Sales Channel Evolution in Piggyback http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297234930 Two top global car manufacturers Ford and Volkswagen have announced during CES 2017 that they will be integrating Amazon Alexa in their cars in future. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Success of Web-based Fleet Management Systems Telogis, a case for SaaS-based Telematics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297217486 The North American commercial vehicle telematics market is piped for exponential growth with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate and the realization of the latent productivity improvements of telematics solutions; the region offers immense potential opportunities for growth to market participants. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Real Driving Emissions: Implementation and Its Impact on Current Technology http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297212222 The Diesel gate scandal created a mighty havoc in the automotive industry due to emission regulation violation with a defeat device. World Harmonised Light Vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) and Real Driving Emissions (RDE) procedures have been proposed in early 2008 and have been sitting on the regulators table. The emission scandal gave an impactful push to changes in vehicle testing procedures from being an idea to reality. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Driver Monitoring and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-0D-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE presents developments and innovations in advanced river assistance systems, including system-on-chip vision technology, vision analytics, camera-based driver monitoring systems, and systems to monitor head or eye movement. 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 need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Advanced driver assistance systems, driver condition monitoring, head tracking, eye tracking, cameras, image sensors, computer vision, analytics Fri, 6 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 CEO Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership - Ashok Leyland http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=E100-01-00-00-00 Recruitment and retention of qualified personnel, effective implementation of growth strategies, insufficient understanding of industry transformation and growth strategies, and navigating through a volatile global economic and regulatory environment are the main internal challenges for most CEOs. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Competitive Profiling of Automotive Aftermarket eRetailers in Europe http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA7-01-00-00-00 This strategic market insight covers the competitive profiling of automotive eRetailers in the European region. The scope includes major pure play eRetailers in the European automotive aftermarket segment. The focus is on the comparative benchmarking of key eRetailers based on various factors such as revenue, business model, geographic presence, and product coverage. The study also offers an overview of their revenue snapshots, business strategies, strategic positioning, value propositions, SWOT analyses, and current and future plans. OEM and supplier activities in aftermarket eRetail, global eRetail trends by region, revenue split by region, and emerging business models in automotive aftermarket eRetail are also covered. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of the Global On Demand Bus Transit Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297189918 The traditional bus market and its operations have remained relatively unchanged over the last century. Public buses have been characterized by fixed routes, scheduled time departures, and low prices. Highly accessible and affordable, buses have played a key role in the public transit systems. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Ageing Car Parc in Europe Paves Way for the Evolution of OEM and Independent Aftermarket (IAM) Relationship http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297190301 Globally, vehicles older than 2-3 years are taken to the independent market (IAM) for servicing due to competitive parts and service pricing. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Impact of Brexit on Automotive OEMs in the United Kingdom http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297186377 Despite the odds, since the referendum at the end of June, vehicle sales in the United Kingdom have consistently been on the rise Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Analysis of the European OES Channel http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC0F-01-00-00-00 The aim of the study is to research, analyse, and forecast the size of and the trends in the European automotive OES channel from 2015 to 2022. As older cars migrate to the independent aftermarket due to an ageing vehicle parc in Europe, OEMs have to strategise their aftersales programmes to maintain their market share (estimated at 38.0% in 2015). Telematics-enabled aftersales facilities will give OEMs an advantage over the independent aftermarket, which might not be equipped to diagnose and repair in-vehicle technology. The post-warranty eRetail of parts will help OEMs shorten the route to the customer and help build better customer relationships. Customer loyalty will also guard against migration to the independent aftermarket. This trend can be seen in countries such as France and Germany, which are expected to record less than a 2.0% loss in OES channel market share, which is comparably lesser than the market share loss of other automotive markets in Europe. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Cycling for a Greener Tomorrow - Public bike sharing experiences rapid growth as a part of sustainable mobility drive around the globe http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297183286 Rapid motorization across the globe over the past three decades has brought about perceptible changes in the environment and climate as a result of increased carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Turkish Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Market, 2012 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC5F-01-00-00-00 This research service presents a detailed analysis of the truck market in Turkey and focuses on medium and heavy duty truck segments. This study assesses the market from 2012 to 2021. The market has been segmented by tonnage and axle type, and covers the key models, average product-price range, and vehicle specifications in the various segments. Information related to regulations and Mega Trends that are affecting the truck market have also been analyzed; they are supported by market drivers and restraints for the truck sector. Truck parc and export regions have been discussed to provide an estimate of finance options and truck fleet distribution. Strategic recommendations and future expectations for OEMs in this market have also been depicted. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Start-ups Disrupting Global Connected Truck Market, 2016 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K07E-01-00-00-00 This research service aims at identifying, analyzing, and profiling start-ups disrupting the Global Connected Truck Market. The major markets considered for analysis include Fleet Management Solutions, Digital Freight Brokering, Video Safety, and Autonomous Trucks. From the initially identified exhaustive list of companies within the major markets, top 20 performing start-ups have been shortlisted using a preliminary screening methodology. Identified top 20 are then rated against each other using Frost & Sullivan's Start-up Evaluation Radar. Growth opportunities have been clearly mapped with a call to action for stakeholders for improved decision making. The study period is from 2016 to 2025. The study features start-ups across the globe, covering North America, Europe, LATAM, Middle East, South Africa, Hong kong, Singapore and India within the identified hot beds. The study highlights importance of Start-ups and how they will complement OEMs, Telematics Service Providers (TSPs), and other value chain partners. It also covers key attributes of start-ups, reasons for investing (2.6x quick ROI, 20-30% reduction in R&D spends, 3-5 years reduction in time to market), modes of funding (OEMs in freight companies - MAN in Fr8, freight brokerage in TSPs - Daimler's partnership with TimoCom, and Otto by Uber), key criteria for choosing a Start-up with examples and case study. Top-20 companies are identified and profiled in detail. Each company profile covers information such as employee count, brief business description, unique service proposition (USP), Key customers, key partnerships, Installed base, distribution of installed base by end-user segment and region, in estimated revenue for 2016, funding received, notable achievements, key reasons for investment, pricing model, package pricing, package description, target industry, and target customer. 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. High value proposition for all ecosystem partners. 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 are the key criteria that venture capitalists and potential investors look into while investing in start-ups? Why do they attract more investments compared to established organizations? 2. What are the key markets for start-ups to venture into and what is the current revenue potential of those markets? 3. Who are the key participants and what are their unique service propositions? 4. How have the shortlisted companies performed so far in terms of the technology, installed base, business models, and partnerships to attract investors? 5. What are the 5 major growth opportunities for stakeholders in the Connected Truck market? Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Digitising Freight one truck at a time http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297176410 Logistics, quite simple as the definition "the commercial activity of transporting goods from one place to another" may sound, is an extremely complex industry. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Europe Private Vehicle Leasing Market Strategic Analysis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MBB6-01-00-00-00 The retail automobile market in Europe is undergoing a transformation in terms of the vehicle ownership model. The need of the current generation is moving toward mobility alone, and not ownership of the vehicle. This has opened up the market for several retail financing products, one of which is the private leasing contract. The benefits in a private lease such as maintenance-free possession, low risk on residual value, and options at the end of contract are attracting customers looking for affordable alternatives. Will this demand be met with enough supply and drive growth of the private lease market in Europe? This research service is based on actual figures focusing on private leasing for the period 2013 to 2015. A forecast of market growth is provided for the period 2016 2020. The geographic scope is EU-26, and vehicle segmentation covers light vehicles, i.e., passenger vehicles (PV) and light commercial vehicles (LCV). Key Questions this Study Will Answer: 1. What is private vehicle leasing and where does it fit in the vehicle financing ecosystem? 2. What are the distribution channels providing the private leasing product, and how is it categorised? 3. What is the business environment of the vehicle leasing market in Europe? 4. What is the penetration of private lease contracts in the retail segment? 5. What factors are likely to drive and determine the growth of the private leasing market between 2016 and 2020? 6. Which are the key participants offering private leasing product, and what are their profiles? 7. Which are the key customers responsible for growth in the private leasing market? 8. How is the mobility market expected to evolve with innovative mobility models? Increase in vehicle density on the road, lack of parking slots, and high maintenance costs are transforming the mobility market in Europe. Travel is the key demand and not the asset (car) hence, customers are looking for alternative options to owning a vehicle. Customers wish to keep up with the trend in terms of new cars every 3 4 years. Also, the preference in flexible mobility options is pushing customers to look for alternatives to owning a car and maintaining it. Firstly, the need of the customer is changing, so what is in it for private lease products? Is it an opportunity for leasing providers? Secondly, leasing companies have mostly covered so many corporates across the region that there is little left for them to explore. How is this going to change the arena of the private leasing market? Rising costs of owning a vehicle inhibit customers from replacing their cars and make them look for alternatives such as public transport, car rentals, and taxis. A few of these options are comfortable but expensive. So, an option of mobility at an affordable price along with comfort would fill this requirement gap. Leasing companies have already started focusing on this retail financing segment to expand their market share early with a first mover advantage. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Uzbekistan Automotive Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCC0-01-00-00-00 The study aims to research, analyze, and forecast the automotive market in Uzbekistan according to 3 segments: passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and buses and minibuses. Research Scope Macroeconomic figures and market trends (social, political, economic, and technological trends influencing the automotive market in the country) Business environment and investment climate (policies, regulations, taxation, cost of doing business) Infrastructure (road and fuel network development in the country) Market structure (benchmarking of the top market players, automotive production, sales and imports volumes in key segments covering passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and buses and minibuses) Production, sales, and aftermarket (key local producers, suppliers, distribution network, sales channels, pricing, and vehicle taxation) Growth opportunities (trends driving development of the automotive industry and creating future investment prospects) Recommendations for potential market entrants that allow effective and profitable growth Uzbekistan can boast of well-developed automotive production, making the country one of the leading vehicle manufacturers in Central Asia, supplying its cars and commercial vehicles to various foreign markets. As the most populous country in the region, Uzbekistan is projected to note increase in domestic demand among a growing population. Locally established joint ventures with foreign partners like General Motors, Isuzu Motors, and MAN Truck & Bus bring cutting-edge technology in the automotive sector and boost innovativeness through knowledge sharing. Detailed description of the market situation in the passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and bus and minibus segments is provided (vehicle classification and parc size, market breakdown by powertrain / transmission / wheelbase etc.) Business models, growth prospects, competitive landscape and future focus are discussed for key OEMs on the market (GM Uzbekistan, SamAuto, MAN Auto-Uzbekistan etc.) The base year of the study is 2015, with studying period going from historical data from 2010 to forecasting of future developments to 2020. Key Questions the Study Will Answer 1. What is the condition of the domestic automotive market in Uzbekistan? How is production and sales figures developed over time? How is the situation expected to evolve? 2. What is the economic and political situation in Uzbekistan and what are the social and technology trends affecting the country and the automotive industry? 3. What is the business environment and what kind of investment opportunities does the country have to offer a potential investor? 4. What is the condition of the road and fuel infrastructure network in Uzbekistan? 5. What are the key policies, taxation regulations, and economic incentives in the automotive industry? 6. How does the car sales network and aftermarket distribution function in the country? Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 An Insight on Use of Drones in Global Logistics Industry, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8FE-01-00-00-00 Logistics service providers are exploring new delivery methods to increase their operational efficiency due to the integration of E-commerce and logistics services. Drone technology provides the best option for logistics service providers to tackle supply chain problems, which usually involve last-mile connectivity and labor issues. Lack of regulatory development in the United States and Europe has forced/pushed future delivery drone operators to search for alternative locations to test the drones for delivery uses. Recent developments surrounding drone technology have generated positive signs that the technology has the potential to be adapted into logistics delivery services between 2017 and 2020. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Digital Transformations in the Global Logistics Industry, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P960-01-00-00-00 Technological changes have led to the convergence of industries and the transformation of the business processes related to supply chain management. The need to improve logistics efficiency is being driven by the modernization of transportation infrastructure, changing consumer purchase patterns, and the emergence of new business models. With the declining cost of technologies related to Automatic Identification Data Capture, Autonomous Vehicles, Augmented Reality, Big Data, and Cloud Computing, the global logistics industry is being transformed in terms of the transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, and e-logistics services offered by service providers. This study provides a detailed assessment of the impact of these technologies on the logistics industry. Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Analysis of the Automotive Keyless Access Systems Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA6-01-00-00-00 With convenience features such as car sharing, mobility services, and connected living increasingly driving the vehicle access market, virtual keys are expected to play a vital role in the automotive industry going forward. The transition from legacy vehicle access systems to advanced systems leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), biometrics, and Near-field Communication (NFC) requires the participation of specialist industry participants such as cybersecurity companies and mobile application developers. This research service provides an overview of the technology and trends driving the vehicle access market and also presents an in-depth analysis of automotive OEMs current and future offerings. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 2016 ASEAN Value for Money Database http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P955-01-00-00-00 The ASEAN automotive market is one of the key global markets where there are constant dynamic developments. These markets are characterized by low motorization and high congestion especially in the metros. National and global OEMs in the region make constant efforts to persuade buyers through aggressive marketing tactics. New and facelifted model launches, incentives, and schemes are some of the tactics adopted. Value for money offered is one of the key purchase criteria, which is critical for stakeholders to understand and act upon. Frost & Sullivan develops Value for Money database for the key markets of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand on a yearly basis through regular inputs from local dealers. The ASEAN Value for Money Database provides a detailed overview of the value for money offered to customers by the top 20 vehicle models (based on Sales Volume in 2015) in each of the key ASEAN markets of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand in 2015. The Parts price, labor costs data for this exercise were gathered based on interviews with local dealers, parts price costing sheet and visiting local websites. The fuel cost used in this study is the weighted average pricing for 2015. The database offers detailed information on the price of each of the model variant, along with the highest sales volumes, cost of parts, cost of labor, fuel cost, and total cost of ownership for five years. It includes the following sections Executive Summary, Top 20 Models-Malaysia, Workings-Malaysia, Top 20 Models-Indonesia, Workings-Indonesia, Top 20 Models-Thailand, and Workings-Thailand. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 06:22:23 +0000 Automotive Interiors and Environmental Monitoring - Automotive and Transportation TOE http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-0C-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE identifies developments and innovations in automotive interiors and environmental monitoring, including cabin air quality sensors, innovative seats, image sensors, lightweight materials, navigation systems, dashboards and instruments, and human-machine interaction. 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 need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Control cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones. Keywords: Particulate matter sensors, cabin air quality, automotive seat architecture, image sensors, light materials, augmented reality, navigation, dashboard instruments, human-machine communication Fri, 2 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Frost Perspective: Trump s Impact on Trucking Local Effect, Global Implications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297133804 After Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of United States in January, the global commercial vehicle industry will be watching his policy decisions over the first 100 days of his term and thereafter with great attention. Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Frost Perspective: 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show Highlighting Electric, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicle Innovations http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297134097 The annual Los Angeles Auto Show is one of the biggest automotive events in North America. This year, automakers showcased several new crossover and SUV models aimed at satisfying increasing customer demand for such body styles. Thu, 1 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 North American Medium-Heavy Duty Natural Gas Truck and Bus Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K105-01-00-00-00 Development of the natural gas market across North America is set to grow due to the shale gas revolution, abundance of LNG, and stricter emission and noise regulations expected in the near future. Furthermore, growth of fuelling infrastructure and increased government incentives across major US states will accelerate market growth; however, the low oil prices and high upfront costs will restrain the fleet adoption rate. This research service captures the key emerging trends in the North American natural gas market for trucks and buses in Class 4-8 vehicles, school buses, transit buses, and other buses (which include coaches and specialty buses). It also analyses and assesses the product strategies and engine and ignition technology strategies of major original equipment manufacturers. Additionally, it also discusses the penetration of CNG, LNG, and Propane across different classes of vehicles along with the pricing trends in these market segments. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Car Finance Industry, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MBB5-01-00-00-00 Car finance companies are moving towards digitising the car-buying process, from providing buying assistance to delivering the car at the doorstep. Technology and process innovations are happening across the value chain, starting from Point of sale (POS) to providing secure payment methods. Companies are changing to provide affordable and instant car finance, which would ultimately result in increased car sales. Also, new business models like Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding are making car finance accessible to a large number of people. This study discusses the key trends and new business models that can shape the car finance industry in the next 5 years. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Automotive LIDAR Market for ADAS and Automated Driving, Global 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MB5C-01-00-00-00 This research service discusses LIDAR as a part of the ADAS sensor suite in the future generation of automated passenger vehicles. With OEMs accepting LIDAR as an integral part of the solution for partial to fully automated vehicles, this study details the type of LIDAR that would be best suited for enabling active safety and automated driving. This study also discusses the market penetration of LIDAR-based solutions in the passenger vehicle market and the OEMs that possess a large revenue potential. Suppliers catering to participating OEMs have also been compared in order to evaluate which of them is better equipped to cater to OEMs needs. Finally, the price point of a LIDAR solution that could be commercially viable by 2022 is discussed. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Analysis of the Global 48v Power-net Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC85-01-00-00-00 OEMs are looking for various means to reduce the CO2 emissions required for 2020 and 2025. The 12v power-net can no longer sustain the electrical load that present day top-end vehicles use. Any new addition to the electrical load will require an increase of the power-net capacity. Therefore, OEMs are considering migrating to a 48v power-net, thereby using 2 voltages. The 48v power-net also manages to reduce vehicle weight, thereby reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Heavy-duty functions are expected to port to the new 48v power-net.--BEGIN PROMO--


The objectives of this study are:

  • Provide a strategic overview of the 48v market which includes need for 48v and market overview for 48v
  • Provide 48v market size and forecasts in key regions from 2015 to 2025
  • Provide key challenges to be overcome before the launch of 48v power-net
  • Analyse best-case practices within the 48v market

The study will answer several key questions:

  • Which of present day chassis, powertrain, and comfort applications would be incorporated as first-wave and second-wave technologies for 48v?
  • Is 48v a better cost-efficient system compared to PHEVs to realize 2020 and 2025 emission and fuel consumption norms?
  • Despite being the largest EV market, will China be a major region in Asia for the 48v system because of stringent fuel consumption norms for 2020 and beyond?
  • Will 48v see any takers from the American, Japanese, or Korean OEMs that themselves need to adhere to the upcoming stringent emission and fuel consumption norms in different parts of the world?
  • Which Tier-I suppliers have a better product portfolio to enable migration to 48v and the interest levels from Tier-II suppliers?

This study investigates the current and future market for 48v power-net in the passenger vehicle market including adoption challenges. The study period is 2015 to 2025, while the forecast period is 2015 to 2025.

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