Frost.com - Automotive and Transportation Research http://www.frost.com/c/10046/home.do - Automotive and Transportation Research Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:32:09 Global HD Defense Trucks Market Trends, Forecasted to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K01E-01-00-00-00 Escalating conflicts, heightening tensions, and increasing polarization are spurring the growth of defense budgets across the globe. Civil conflicts from within and terrorism are driving defense vehicle procurement. While procurement is expected to vary by region, Africa, APAC, and the Middle East will emerge as key regions in market growth. Technological advancements will be focused on by manufacturers and Tier Is, and potential technology areas such as hybrid-electric vehicles and digitization of data will push the defense industry to leverage the commercial sector to modernize and enhance the capabilities of defense trucks. The autonomy of trucks, connectivity, technologies for vehicle performance improvement, and leveraging data to reduce costs overall will shape defense truck market over the next ten years. Rising operational costs on the battlefield due to fuel will drive militaries to focus on hybrid and electric trucks in the long term while perceived benefits of fuel efficiency gains and a move towards autonomous vehicles will result in the higher adoption of automated transmissions. Autonomous defense trucks will rise in adoption due to the multi-dimensional benefits offered lower fuel costs, minimal involvement of personnel, and thus lesser risk of threat to lives. Increasing payload will necessitate optimization of weight and performance of suspension; enhanced mobility will emerge as one of the critical criteria due to operational costs stemming from fuel and associated transportation costs. Subsystem suppliers for sensors collecting data on vehicle and personnel, and software applications for analytics and in use of actionable data, will be key in digitization of services. Connected devices will thus facilitate the digitization of data, enhancing survivability and the monitoring of real-time information to provide actionable information. The adoption of Internet of Things ( IoT) technologies will gain in preference as a result of increased fleet utilization and sharing of data to improve productivity. Cybersecurity will be key in successful development and deployment of IoT technologies. A broad range of opportunities exists for the commercial sourcing of components and subsystems, such as sensors, to be integrated into systems by prime contractors in the defense truck market - the inclusion of new military capabilities in future trucks will push manufacturers and subsystem suppliers to increasingly integrate more commercial components such as electronic and energy storage modules. The commonality of components will increase in the industry in order to reduce total ownership costs. Modularity will extend beyond systems such as chassis and cab to telematics services through 2025 and beyond; enhanced tactical range, reduced logistics footprint, excess capacity and less training for maintenance will spur the drive for modularity. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Competitive Benchmarking of OEM Mobility Strategies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC5A-01-00-00-00 The trend of digital disruption is set to revolutionize the automotive industry. The value is shifting from individual consumption to collaborative consumption. OEMs are joining this trend and are looking at alternative sources of revenue. In the short-medium term, they are likely to launch their own mobility services in partnership with mobility start-ups that provide these services. The next major trend is the launching of their own mobility sub-brands, under which all the mobility-related projects will be unified. In the medium-long term, more traction will be seen in terms of launching self-driving cars and connected living solutions. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Automotive Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communication Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC57-01-00-00-00 This research service aims to answer the question of which technology 802.11p or cellular is best suited for V2X communication. It also features a detailed analysis of each technology and various suppliers in the market and assesses what key OEMs are offering. It focuses on key regions where V2X technology is being implemented. An overview of the various trials taking place in the V2X market has also been provided, coupled with regional conclusions. Readers can expect to understand the difference between communication technologies, such as 802.11p and cellular, and benefit from analytical insights about the state of trials in different regions. They have also been provided with an assessment of OEMs offerings, supplier capabilities, and their respective product portfolios. Tue, 7 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Mexican Diesel Engine Filters Aftermarket, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K14E-01-00-00-00 The diesel engine filters aftermarket in Mexico is experiencing growth that is driven by a revamp in the United States and domestic economy. It is characterized by growth in the GDP, mining, construction, and transport industries. Old bus and truck fleets in Mexico drive the filters aftermarket growth mainly for locally manufactured products, while premium brands capture market share due to the sales of new bus and truck units. Because of increasing competition from domestic Mexican companies and low-cost Asian imports, Tier I companies are redesigning new market strategies that are aimed at maintaining their market shares. Extended warranties are a key market strategy and are tied to official technical services obligations, mining and construction company stakeholders, and training programs for third party mechanics, drivers, and transport. Donaldson, Fleetguard (Cummins Filtration), Caterpillar, and Baldwin dominate the filters market, while the Mexican company Gonher is the most important nationally owned company with good growth perspectives. Imported low cost parts, mainly from Asia, are threatening the Mexican diesel engine filters market due to price wars and low quality. Moreover, many cloned parts are imported from Asian nations and are labeled with Tier I company brands, which are also affecting brand reputations. In order to fight this challenge, the Mexican Filter Manufacturers Association (AMFFI), together with its associates, is developing media and marketing campaigns to alert consumers about this issue and inform users about the dangers of using low-cost cloned parts to the diesel engine lifecycle. Although the filter market is at mature stage, the main market participants are currently investing in R&D activities in order to develop cutting-edge technologies, to differentiate from Tier II and Tier III companies, and to adapt to the new technological developments of diesel engines. This research service provides segmentation and forecasts of market size, channel analysis, company profiles, market shares, several breakdowns, drivers and restraints, and key trends. Tue, 7 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Material Innovations for the Automotive Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-0E-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE profiles developments and opportunities in innovative automotive materials and key processes and applications for them, such as renewable polymers, fiber-reinforced composites, carbon fiber wheels, cellulosic nanomaterials, 3D printing epoxy resin, heat resistant circuit board material, selective laser melting to create metal lattice structures, and processing ceramic-metal composites. 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 Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Automotive materials, polymers, fiber-reinforced composites, 3D printing, epoxy resin, selective laser melting, metal lattice structures, ceramic-metal composites Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Highlights http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297269382 Crossovers, luxury vehicles and performance editions of vehicles Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Future of the United States http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=NEE6-01-00-00-00 Frost & Sullivan's research service on The Future of the United States offers a comprehensive analysis of the Mega Trends that will impact American citizens and businesses through 2025. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts highlight the imminent challenges and opportunities for growth stemming from the following trends: Social, Higher education, Politics, Industry, Health, wellness and wellbeing, Urbanization, Infrastructure, Mobility, Energy, Security and defense, Economics, Connectivity, Smart is the new green The study also offers strategic recommendations and predictions backed by relevant facts and statistics.--BEGIN PROMO--

Market Overview

Collaboration will define both personal and professional lives

Over the next 10 years, several social, technological, political and economic forces will reshape the business and lifestyle patterns of society in the United States. As Millennials age into management roles and government positions, they will wield significant influence on the American community. Consequently, organizations will re-prioritize competitive dimensions in order to adapt to changing customer dynamics.

Connectivity will penetrate industries and daily life through the Internet of Things. Cities will invest in smart technologies to forge new avenues for commerce and collaboration. This collaboration will lead to greater asset sharing, enhanced inter-business partnerships and strengthened employer-employee relationships. Subsequently, cybersecurity will emerge as a critical point of focus and technologies will become more proactive, adaptive and collaborative to protect against new risks. In spite of several challenges such as mounting student debts and aging infrastructure, the evolution of smart cities, advances in security technology and new jobs created by automation will revive the American dream.

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CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in the Americas, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K186-01-00-00-00 Economies across the Americas are undergoing intense disruption. Digital transformation, competitive complexities, and changing customer demands are fostering new business models and strategic responses. This offers visionary CEOs the prospect of reshaping the business landscape and accelerating unique growth and innovation opportunities. Frost & Sullivan's annual survey of CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in the Americas, 2016 offers insights into how business leaders are dealing with this volatility and future-proofing their growth. About 75% of survey respondents cite revenue growth as their top growth objective over the next five years. They are adopting a variety of strategies to drive this agenda, even as they grapple with a volatile economic environment characterized by rapid and widespread technological transformation. The digital transformation of their business ecosystems highlights the need for new alliances and partnerships. While more than 40% of CEOs believe that they will rely on strategic partnerships to drive their organizations growth in the next three years, more than half acknowledge that they lag behind in effectively implementing such strategies. Rapidly changing customer behavior and demand, the growing importance of global connectivity and Big Data/intelligent data analytics, and the increasing relevance of new business models are also themes that have been discussed by CEOs in the survey. What are the ways in which organizations are responding to this environment? What are the complementary strategies they are adopting? Which best practices are fostering growth? Who are the disruptive innovators that are embracing and creating new opportunities? Today, disruptive innovators have transformed almost all industries across the global business landscape. Companies that do not embrace this disruption and fail to focus on innovation and growth, integrate new business models, and align with customer needs will find themselves increasingly marginalized. Key Questions the Study will Answer: What are the key growth objectives for organizations over the next five years? Are companies achieving their growth objectives? If not, what is holding them back? What are the top 10 growth opportunity themes for the future and which ones are organizations most likely to leverage? Which major strategies have driven maximum growth for organizations in the past three years and which strategies are organizations most likely to rely on to drive growth in the next three years? In what direction are stakeholder expectations evolving and what are some of the strategic responses that organizations are adopting to address these demands? What do organizations identify as being their most significant external and internal challenges? How do companies rate their growth and innovation performance? Which top technologies, Mega Trends, and business models have the potential to disrupt organizations? Which companies are identified as the most disruptive industry innovators? Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Active Aerodynamics Systems to Drive Long-Range Electric Vehicles Penetration http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297250326 Europe has set ambitious target to vehicle manufacturers for carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction. By 2021, their fleet will have to reach an average of 95 gram per kilometre (g/km). Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K15B-01-00-00-00 Asian economies are in the midst of intense disruption. Digital transformation, competitive complexities, and changing customer demands are fostering new business models and strategic responses. This offers visionary CEOs the prospect of reshaping the business landscape, and accelerating unique growth and innovation opportunities. Frost & Sullivan's annual CEOs Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 is an in-depth survey of business leaders from a wide cross-section of industries, with the overarching themes of growth, innovation, and leadership. It offers insights into how Asia's business leaders are tackling this volatility and future-proofing their growth. Revenue growth is the number 1 growth objective for CEOs over the next five years. Organizations, however, cite growth strategy implementation as a critical challenge. The CEO survey reveals the areas in which CEOs and business leaders need to improve their performance to steer a course of growth amidst increasing competitive pressures. Digital transformation is highlighted as a dominant growth, innovation and leadership catalyst over the next five years. However, the CEO survey indicates that the speed of technology change represents a real and immediate challenge, while also revealing the strategies CEOs are employing to drive maximum gains from digital disruption. Growth, competition, technology advances and changing stakeholder demands are germinating new business models. However, respondents indicate difficulties in integrating and strategically executing new business models. The CEO survey details some of the key emerging business models and evaluates whether companies have been able to effectively integrate these new business models into their organizations to drive growth. Disruptive innovators have transformed virtually every industry across the global business landscape. Organizations that do not embrace this disruption, fail to focus on innovation and growth, integrate new business models, and align with customer needs will find themselves increasingly marginalized. Frost & Sullivan's CEO s Perspectives on Growth, Innovation, and Leadership in Asia, 2016 provides vital insights into the ways organizations are strategically responding to this environment. It spotlights emerging technologies, Mega Trends, and business models that are creating unparalleled opportunities for sustained growth, disruptive innovation, and visionary leadership. Key Questions the Study will Answer: What are the key growth objectives for organizations over the next 5 years? Are companies achieving their growth objectives? If not, what is holding them back? What are the top ten growth opportunity themes for the future and which ones are organizations most likely to leverage? Which major strategies have delivered the most growth to organizations in the past three years and which strategies are organizations most likely to rely on to drive growth in the next three years? In what direction are stakeholder expectations evolving and what are some of the strategic responses that organizations are adopting to address these demands? What do organizations identify as being their most significant external and internal challenges? How do companies rate their growth and innovation performance? Which top technology, Mega Trends and business models have the potential to disrupt organizations? Which companies are identified as the most disruptive industry innovators? Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Connected Truck Telematics Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K189-01-00-00-00 The study aims to analyze and forecast the global connected truck (commercial vehicle telematics) market outlook for 2017. The major focus is on market trends and transformational shifts (truck digitization; Tier I progression from a product to a truck services provider; aftermarket technology enablers inching towards an autonomous trucking era; trucking apps unwinding revenue opportunities; disruption from digital freight brokers; business and technology drivers for logistics innovation; regulations/mandates; and regional trends (Europe, North America, Latin America, China, Republic of South Africa, India, Russia, Turkey, Australia, and Japan) in services, solutions, and technologies for specific segments such as light commercial vehicles, medium commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles. The study highlights revenue opportunities created by fleet management systems (FMS), digital freight brokering, autonomous trucks, Big Data, and video safety systems. The FMS market is further analysed by segment, application, and region. Additionally, the study covers the prospect of business software solutions integrated into mainstream FMS packages and 2017 growth/revenue analysis for vendors and regions. Market measurements have been analysed for 2016, 2017, and 2025: global telematics installed base snapshot, telematics penetration by segment, and year-on-year growth rates by region. An extensive list of start-ups in the connected truck space have been identified and listed under the potential sub-markets. Strategies, growth analysis, competitive landscape, and future focus were discussed for after-market vendors (e.g., Verizon Telematics, Omnitracs, TomTom Telematics, Geotab, OnCommand, and Trimble Navigation), and original equipment manufacturers (e.g., Volvo Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Fleetboard, MAN, DynaFleet, Scania, Paccar, Hino, Isuzu, and Tata) pertaining to 2017. The base year for the study is 2016, with a forecast period from 2017 to 2025. The following are key questions this study will answer: What are the top trends that will drive the connected truck telematics market in 2017? What impact will these trends have on the market? What are the key developments in the connected truck telematics market to watch out for in 2017? What are the companies to watch in 2017? What was the size of the total connected truck telematics market in 2016, and how is it expected to grow in 2017 and by 2025? What is the impact of regulatory and macro-economic trends on market growth? What are the opportunities available for connected truck vendors (aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers) in 2017? Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 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