Frost.com - Automotive and Transportation Research http://www.frost.com/c/10046/home.do - Automotive and Transportation Research Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:14:04 Africa Wants to Place Itself on the Automotive Roadmap http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297418138 Africa is keeping investors on their toes with forecasts far from becoming reality. The inherent volatility and instability of African markets make growth predictions difficult. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 CES 2017 Automotive and Transportation Highlights http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1A3-01-00-00-00 Automotive OEMs, tier 1 suppliers, semiconductor and technology companies' announcements at CES 2017 are channeled across 4 pillars, namely, Electrification, Connected Services, Infotainment/HMI, and Automated Driving. Digital speech assistance, user-based feature personalization, data monetization channels, and tier 1 suppliers' initiatives to provide end-to-end solutions are the key concepts showcased at CES 2017. Autonomous driving and contextual connected services are the key areas for AI. Start-ups and technology companies are focusing on AI, while OEMs and tier 1 suppliers are partnering with these companies to develop autonomous driving technology. This research service provides an in-depth analysis of automotive ecosystem participants' announcements at the CES 2017 show. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Latin American Passenger Vehicle Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K184-01-00-00-00 Senior management and CEO-level executives in the Latin American (LATAM) automotive value chain state as-a-service models focusing on the future of connected cars and harnessing Big Data to better serve consumers as the two biggest themes and top-of-mind-issues in the passenger vehicle market today. However, the LATAM automotive market declined by about 3.5% in 2016 to account for just below 5.0 million units. While Brazil witnessed a decline of almost 20%, dropping below the 2.0 million units mark, Mexico had a record year, reaching over 1.6 million vehicles. In addition, Argentina and Chile returned to the growth trajectory in 2016. Competition for the top spot intensified in 2016, and the year witnessed a number of market share changes. Also, a shift away from cars and towards SUVs was a key trend. As a part of this outlook study, Frost & Sullivan identifies the key disruptive trends that will shape 2017 in the LATAM passenger vehicle market, including: Digital Transformation of the Industry Technology Innovation and Regulations Growing Vehicle Segments Start-up Boom in LATAM OEMs Enter Mobility Landscape Market Differentiators: Standard and Advanced Vehicle Features Used Cars eRetailing to Change Face of Aftermarket The study analyses and presents forecasts for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and market. Over the last few years in LATAM, the automotive market has also witnessed immense disruption and changes to traditional structure. The study identifies some of these key companies to watch (C2W) in 2017 (e.g., Canal da Pe a, Itaro, EasyCarros, InstaCarro, Sirena, Moovit, plus 10 others). These companies represent a defining business model that has a unique perspective, strength of vision, and that are extremely innovative, thus improving the entire automotive industry. The angle of digital transformation impacting the automotive industry is also discussed through trends and case studies in LATAM. Furthermore, deep-dives provide outlook and disruptive trends for vehicle powertrain technologies, electric vehicles, connected cars, vehicle features, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), urban mobility, and the aftermarket in LATAM. The study then concludes with key predictions for 2017. Key Questions This Study Answers: What is the 2017 market growth forecast, and in which countries is key movement expected? What are the major advancements emerging concerning powertrain, electric vehicles, connected cars, ADAS, and in-vehicle features in the LATAM region? What are the top disruptive trends, and how will digital transformation affect the market landscape in LATAM? What will the new business models and market strategies for sustainable growth look like? Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Electric Vehicle Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCC9-01-00-00-00 This study offers key highlights from analysis of the global electric vehicle (EV) market in 2016 and identifies the upcoming 2017 trends, specifically for the most dynamic markets of Europe, North America, China, Japan, and South Korea. Regional analysis offers EV sales in 2016 and estimated sales in 2017 by EV type: battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The study discusses the development of charging infrastructure and the standard adopted by each of the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Adoption of different types of technologies with reference to range, features, and batteries is discussed. The study also outlines how the market will transform in 2017 in terms of geographic growth. Research Scope The objective of this study is to provide the following: An executive outlook of the growth opportunities in the global EV market for 2017 A strategic overview of the trends that will influence the global EV market in 2017 A summary of the performance of EVs in 2016 and its impact on 2017 An outline of market trends and forecasts for EV sales in 2017 A detailed description of key EV models The EV industry is moving towards a change in which the OEMs are focusing on long-range EVs that will provide 200+ miles on a single charge. This will require a higher battery capacity and reduced charging time to compete with conventional cars. EVs with a 200 mile range will be launched by GM (Chevrolet Bolt) and Tesla (Model 3). Most of the leading OEMs will re-launch their flagship models as second-generation models. BMW i3 and Ford Focus Electric will be launched with a facelift. A number of start-ups will launch their plans to introduce EVs into the market, which will mainly focus on competing with Tesla. Some of the companies include Lucid Motors, NextEV, Faraday Future, and Mission Motors. The Middle East, South Africa, South America, and a few countries in Asia-Pacific commenced sales of EVs in 2016. Though the market is not very attractive for the automakers, the Middle East is likely to become a hub for premium EVs. Key Questions the Study Will Answer What are the current and future market trends of the EV market? How will the market transform in 2017 in term of the geographic growth? What are the current and future market trends in the EV charging infrastructure market? Which models are likely to be launched in next 2 to 3 years? What are the incentives available on purchase of EVs in Europe, North America, and China, and how will they impact the price of an EV? Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2017 Global Automotive Aftermarket Outlook http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K15D-01-00-00-00 Global vehicles in operation will increase significantly over the 2017 2018 period, driving new opportunities for passenger car and light truck parts and service providers. This research compiles findings from various deliverables published by Frost & Sullivan over the past two years. It covers growth prospects for the global automotive aftermarket in North America, Europe, China, India, and Latin America. The research includes analyses of vehicles in operation, vehicle ownership, eRetailing in the automotive aftermarket, and service providers by region. It includes an analysis of Mega Trends impacting the global automotive aftermarket, with a specific focus on eRetailing, remanufacturing, and start-ups in the aftermarket ecosystem. Conclusions and an outlook are presented for each region. The study s objectives are to: Calculate the size of the global automotive aftermarket through analysis of VIO and replacement rates Update the main Frost & Sullivan research findings for each region Identify the main industry trends in each region Determine which regions and segments will enjoy the highest growth potential Analyze the effect of Mega Trends such as eRetailing and telematics solutions on demand for aftermarket parts and services Predict major benchmarks that the global aftermarket will achieve in 2016 and beyond Key questions this study will answer: What are the main factors that will influence the size and direction of the global automotive aftermarket in 2017? How does the industry outlook vary from region to region? What is the outlook for eRetailing in each region during 2017? What developments in the global automotive aftermarket in 2016 will have an impact during 2017? How are emerging regions being served, or underserved, by automotive parts and services suppliers? Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Autonomous Driving Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCCA-01-00-00-00 With the autonomous vehicle industry racing from zero to warp speed, every aspect of the driving world is set for innovation and transformation. Automakers face the inevitable shift from today's brand loyalty into more functional and lifestyle models tomorrow, where consumers employ automobiles-as-a-service, thus, giving rise to alternative business opportunities within the automotive industry. Moreover, a competitive value and differentiation will evolve from driver-centric features and existing cabin designs to new and innovative spatial considerations and user experiences. Growing consumer preference for convenient technologies is likely to result in doubling the take rate of level 2 automated driving enabled vehicles in 2016. In 2017 significant investments are likely by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in areas of artificial intelligence and cognitive cloud computing solutions that can enable them achieve level 4/5 autonomous driving in the next 5 years. Retrofitted automated driving solutions and AD deployment in shared mobility (taxi) platforms are expected to grow phenomenally. Perception improvement sensors such as mechanical LiDARs are expected to penetrate at a strong pace into autonomous test programs in 2017 as the progress of solid-state LiDAR diminishes. A few key questions this study intends to answer are as below. 1. What are the top trends that will drive the automated driving market in 2017? What impact will these trends have on the market? 2. What are the key developments in the automated driving market to watch out for in 2017? What are the companies to watch in 2017? 3. What was the size of the total automated driving market in 2016; how is it expected to grow in 2017 and by 2025? 4. What is the impact of regulatory and macroeconomic trends on market growth? 5. What are the opportunities available for automated driving vendors (OEMs, disruptors, suppliers, and startups) in 2017? The perfect sensor suite for highly automated driving, requirement of accurate high definition mapping of the globe, hostile legislation in most parts of the world for AD, and inadequate infrastructure growth are some of the important areas that need to be addressed for a smooth transition toward full autonomy in the global automotive industry. The journey from merely human-operated cars to completely autonomous ones is not a sudden leap, but is a gradual progression. Pioneering semi-automated vehicles is an important milestone toward achieving level 5 automated vehicles. Start-ups and technology leaders are driving fast-tracked innovation in automated vehicle technologies, thereby forcing OEMs, technology providers, and disruptors to partner, acquire, or upgrade Research and Development (R&D) to contend. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Connected Car Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCEF-01-00-00-00 The 2017 connected car outlook offers a 360-degree perspective of the global connected car market, answering questions such as: Where are the avenues for growth opportunities? What trends are affecting the growth of the market in different regions? It discusses the outlook for technologies such as biometrics, human-machine interface (HMI), vehicle-to-everything (V2X), satellite communication, virtual assistants, and over-the-air (OTA) updates, to name a few. The research highlights market, technology, and regional trends so the reader will understand where opportunities await in the market. Top trends include data-enabled use cases, data monetization, voice recognition as HMI through personal assistants, biometrics for personalization and authentication, business and revenue model strategies, and growing software dependency. The forecasts for connected car unit shipments are provided from 2016 to 2022 along with penetration for HMI technologies such as gestures, digital instrument clusters, and head-up displays (HUDs). Global telematics subscribers have been forecast for the same period, along with the market share for automotive operating systems such as GENIVI Linux, QNX, Android, and Microsoft. In this year s outlook, the Frost & Sullivan team has analyzed the start-up space that is disrupting the global connected car market including information on funding, technology domain, and unique selling points as well as major initiatives by big players such as Ford, BMW, JLR, Tesla, and GM. Start-ups act as tools to enter the car data monetization space from various verticals, such as developing new apps and hardware/interfaces (smartphone pairing), or offering services like prognostics and apps related to customers and cars. Automotive suppliers are trying to capture and sell car data by leveraging their software and hardware platforms. Connected car features (infotainment, telematics, input and output HMI) across regions such as Europe, North America, Brazil, and China have been benchmarked (over 40 features listed). The research is split across domains such as infotainment, connectivity, telematics, and aftermarket connected car analysis. OEM solutions are benchmarked against infotainment systems, HMI solutions, and app-based models. Overall, the study includes multiple exhibits offering in-depth analysis of select OEMs, Tier I suppliers, and other value chain disruptors. Highlights from 2016, predictions for 2017, and a holistic view of the global connected car market are presented. Key Questions This Study Addresses: What are the major HMI and connected car market and technology trends? Where are the major growth opportunities? What moves can companies make to capitalize on these opportunities? What are the top trends for each region? How will the aftermarket participate in the connected car market? Wed, 8 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 E-Retailing of Tires Projected to Gain Strength in the NA and EU Tire Aftermarket http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297382726 Tire retail will be revolutionized by growth of new business models in the next 5 to 7 years. E-retail will be growing as customers continue to enjoy the convenience and discounts offered by e-retailing. Growing tire e-retailing will compel offline retailers to adapt to the trends in tire retailing. Mon, 6 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Digital Transformation of the Automotive Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K079-01-00-00-00 Research Scope In 2015, automotive industry investments in key focus areas were about $19.57 billion. Growing digitalization and advancements in technology will increase the investments to $82.01 billion by 2020. The rapid pace of digitalization is transforming the component hardware-driven automotive sector to a software and solutions-focused industry, accelerated by consumers evolving digital lifestyle expectations and demands for new and innovative services. The future roadmap of digitalization in the automotive industry is expected to move rapidly from digital services to car-as-a-service to mobility-as-a-service , transforming the car into an element of a connected living solution by 2030. In the year 2016, digitalization underpins the transformation of business activities, process improvements, and the development of new competencies and business models across five key pillars within the automotive industry. Connected Supply Chain Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 Connected and Autonomous Cars Digital Retailing Mobility as a Service (MaaS) The study, Digital Transformation of the Automotive Industry, analyzes the strategies, growth analysis, competitive landscape, business models, and future focus areas of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier I suppliers. Digitalization in the automotive industry will have a spiral effect on other industries. OEMs and Tier Is realized that digitization along with IoT, technology partnerships, software capabilities, and customized solutions will be the way forward for the global automotive industry from the year 2016 to 2025. Growing digitalization initiatives and pilot projects with software-centric focus from automotive OEMs and Tier Is will increase automotive IT spending from $37.9 billion in 2015 to $168.8 billion by 2025 (at a CAGR of 16.1%). More than 1700 new digital startups are expected to disrupt the automotive industry supply chain. In addition to OEMs, Tier I suppliers, and technology companies initiatives, this study covers a detailed list of startups and technology companies across the five key pillars. Key Questions this Study will Answer What are the key pillars of automotive digitalization? What are the key recommendations to automotive OEMs? Discuss case studies and initiatives from OEMs, Tier Is, technology companies, and startups focusing on digitalization. What are the key markets for start-ups to venture into and what is the current revenue potential of those markets? Who are the key participants and what are their unique service propositions (USPs)? Considering automotive digitalization, how much will the automotive industry spend from technology and software perspective? What are the opportunities for digital ecosystem participants (aftermarket, Tier Is, technology companies and OEMs)? Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Biomimicry Applications in the Automotive Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-47-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in application of biomimicry for the automotive industry. In the recent decades biomimicry is increasingly being recognized as a concept with potential to solve age-old issues. The TOE edition focusses on various technology innovations based on biomimicry for the automobile industry and provides insights on technology development and global funding scenario. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Biomimicry, automobile, biomimetics, composites, turbine, high strength materials, artificial photosynthesis Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technologies for Improving Vehicle Performance http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-0F-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE profiles advancements in automotive vehicle performance, including kinetic energy recovery, slit cycle engines, optimized fuel efficiency, mitigating heat loss, optimizing driving behavior, thermoelectric energy generation, barometric pressure sensing, and enhanced materials. The purpose of the Automotive and Transportation (A&T) Technology Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly A&T TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 8 noteworthy innovations, written by a qualified TechVision automotive engineer affiliated with SAE International (the Society of Automotive Engineers). The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Kinetic energy recovery, split cycle engine, fuel efficiency, heat loss, thermoelectric generator, waste heat, barometric pressure sensor, PEEK, polyamide Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Thailand Logistics Industry Executive Analysis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8FC-01-00-00-00 Thailand always enjoyed a robust economy until the political crisis during 2013 2014. During this time, the economy was badly hit and resulted in negative growth. A lot of investments and expansion in the industrial sector were put on hold due to the uncertainty of the economy. The crisis also affected the export market in 2013. However, significant growth was observed in 2014 with exports increasing, whereas imports reduced significantly. Again, in 2015, there was a decline in exports due to slow global economic recovery and the depreciation of the currency of trading partners. Most export goods experienced a decline, except for machinery. Thailand, with its central location in mainland Southeast Asia and the Greater Mekong sub-region, has potential to be a key logistics hub for companies setting up manufacturing bases in Indochina. With the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), further trade and service liberalization is expected to help boost demand for integrated logistics services and fuel the growth of cross-border trade. In addition, as the Thai Baht continues to strengthen, the Thai government plans to reduce the cost of production by improving overall logistics cost to remain competitive among ASEAN members. Thailand s transportation and storage sector is expected to grow at a faster pace with the disbursement of logistics infrastructure projects valued at $18 billion since end-2015. This research service provides insights into the developments of the Thailand logistics industry, key freight activities, and key drivers and restraints. It also discusses the impact of AEC and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the industry and the new opportunities expected to arise in the near future. The study answers the following key questions: What are the prevailing trends in Thailand s logistics industry and what will it look like in the years to come? What is Thailand s logistics industry performance in terms of freight volume? What are the key freight activities? What are the key growth drivers? What are the issues and challenges faced by market participants? What are the areas of improvement and what can be done? How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) affect the logistics companies in Thailand? What are the potential impacts of the TPP agreement on Thailand sectors? (The industries covered are automotive, electrical and electronics, and medical tourism) What growth opportunities are expected to arise in the near future that will enable market participants to gain market share? Thu, 2 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Malaysia Logistics Industry Executive Analysis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8FD-01-00-00-00 This research service discusses Malaysia s logistics industry landscape between 2014 and 2020. The objectives are to identify and understand the logistics industry dynamics in terms of strategic location, the transport and storage sub-sector, and logistics services. The connectivity, capacity, and efficiency of the logistics industry is also analyzed and discussed. Malaysia s growth as a multi-sector economy over the past decade has been fuelled by the services sector. In 2015, the services sector accounted for more than half of the country s gross domestic product (GDP). As trade expansion and inflows of foreign capital quicken the pace of Malaysia s economic growth, the country s logistics industry has established itself as a significant element in national competitiveness, bringing with it associated economic multipliers. The momentum in the service sector was largely driven by the growth of wholesale and retail trade, which accounted for almost 18% of Malaysia s GDP in 2014. The transport and storage sub-sector grew at about 10% in the same year, making up 3% of Malaysia s economy. The logistics industry performance has experienced favorable growth over the years, owing to the manufacturing, wholesale and retail, and business services spending. Malaysia s strategic geographical position, excellent ports and connectivity, vast service capability provided by logistics providers, supportive legislative framework, and highly educated labor force are also growth factors driving the logistics industry here. These strengths favor Malaysia as a key logistics link to Asia. The country is strategically located in the center of economic activity, surrounded by the growing ASEAN community and several emerging Asian economies. Despite Malaysia s strengths, however, several core issues need to be addressed to support the continued growth of its logistics industry. This research provides insights into the developments of Malaysia s logistics industry. Following are the key questions it answers: What are the prevailing trends in Malaysia s logistics industry, and what will the industry look like in the years to come? What is Malaysia s logistics industry performance in terms of freight volume? What are the key freight activities? What are the key growth drivers? What are the issues and challenges faced by market participants? What areas need improvement, and what can be done? How will the Eleventh Malaysia Plan 2016 2020 affect the logistics industry? What is the impact of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) on the logistics industry in Malaysia? What growth opportunities are expected to arise in the near future that will enable market participants to gain market share? Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2017 Outlook of Global MD and HD Trucks Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K155-01-00-00-00 2017 will be a year like no other in global commercial vehicle industry. Product as a service will dominate industry narrative as proliferation of electronics and connected truck technologies create new logistics business models. Moreover, concerns on global economic and geopolitical stability along with concerns around strength of BRIC economies are creating needs for recalibration of business strategies. Green, safe, connected, and hence smart trucks will experience rising demand. Autonomous mobility and digital freight brokering technologies are expected to receive rising industry interest, and telematics technologies and business models will adapt to these changes. 2017 is also expected to experience rising product and market convergence as value truck segment rises in prominence globally. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Future of Asset Tracking in Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7A1-01-00-00-00 With the advent of Industry 4.0 and smart factories, it has become a necessity for industries to adopt advanced technologies to improve their manufacturing processes. Asset tracking and monitoring technology is currently adopted by industries for tracking and monitoring asset location and status. Sophisticated monitoring technology can also be categorized under plant asset management systems in which industries leverage such advanced technologies to prevent asset failure and to greatly improve asset performance. This transformational technology is playing a vital role in many key industries or applications such as logistics, warehousing, healthcare, automotive, fleet management, military, and industrial automation. The value and functionality of asset tracking technologies has increased owing to its ability to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) which is set to disrupt traditional manufacturing technologies. This technology and innovation research service entitled Future of Asset Tracking in Manufacturing reviews the recent innovations in asset tracking and evaluates its impact on various industries. Key questions covered in this report: What is the significance and impact of asset tracking technologies across different industries? What is the key industry trends propelling adoption? What are the factors influencing adoption - major drivers and challenges? What are the key innovations? Who are key stakeholders driving R&D initiatives? What are the key partnership activities? What are the future prospects and growth opportunities? How can organizations capitalize opportunities? Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 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