Frost.com - Automotive and Transportation Research http://www.frost.com/c/10046/home.do - Automotive and Transportation Research Sat, 24 Feb 2018 2:27:34 Iranian Automotive Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCBF-01-00-00-00 The Iranian passenger vehicles (PV) market is projected to grow, recording a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% during 2016 2022 with the potential lifting of sanctions and the entry of foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers. By 2022, the B segment, with a 46% market share, will be most preferred segment cannibalising on the D segment for its value-added features. The B and D segments are dominated predominantly by Iranian OEMs and locally built cars, whilst the premium segments include foreign participants. The Iranian government has introduced strong initiatives to cut emissions and modernise the car parc, which provides strong opportunities for local production. Iran disposed of about 320,000 end of life PVs as part of its scrappage programme in 2015 to reduce pollution and fuel consumption. The country plans to decrease the average passenger parc age to 20 years by the end of 2020 and to 15 years by the end of 2025. IKCO and SAIPA have a dominant position in the PV parc. The Light Duty Truck (LDT) market is fragmented amongst three state-controlled OEMs that operate across all segments. IKCO and SAIPA have more than 90% market share in the LDT segment. The domination of pickups and vans in the LDT segment will be challenged with the increasing penetration of COE trucks from Japanese brands. In the Medium and Heavy Duty Truck (M&HDT) segment, Bahman and SAIPA have a share of more than 70%. Iranian government initiatives towards the opening up of the mining sector for foreign investors will drive the demand for commercial vehicles in the mining and construction segment. Foreign brands such as Dongfeng, IVECO, and Volvo dominate the HDT segment due to the higher tonnage and power requirements. Local brands are preferred for distributing lighter materials. Due to its strategic location, Iran has the potential for accounting for a substantial share of international transit trade with the development of proper infrastructure. According to the 6th Development Plan, the country aims to construct over 1,500 km of free highways. At present, Iran has over 2,400 km of freeways, which are expected to increase to over 4,000 km by the end of 2020. Additionally, the country seeks to support knowledge-oriented enterprises for new and advanced technology development. The aim is to achieve a 4% research and development (R&D) contribution to the country s gross domestic product (GDP). The government plans to encourage producers to allocate 25% of their revenues to R&D activities in future. Foreigners will receive extra tax exemption if they can export 30 40% of their products out of Iran. Iran s seven free trade zones (FTZs) are placed at strategic geographical locations to act as hubs for imports and exports. Special bylaws regulate import, export, investment, banking, and labour laws.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This research report includes following segments:

  • Passenger Cars
  • Light duty truck (LDT)
  • Medium duty truck (MDT)
  • Heavy duty truck (HDT)
  • Bus

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Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the condition of the domestic automotive market in Iran? How automotive market is expected to evolve over time? 
  • What is the economic and political situation in Iran and what are the social and technology trends affecting the country and the automotive industry?
  • What is the business environment and what kind of investment opportunities does the country have to offer to a potential investor?
  • What is the condition of the  road and fuel infrastructure network in Iran? 
  • What are the key policies, taxation regulations and economic incentives in the automotive industry?

 

 

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Future of Smart Mobility Key City Profiles, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD62-01-00-00-00 The rise of new mega cities, population explosion, growing urbanization, lack of physical space, and environmental pollution are posing a challenge to cities all over the world. People travel more frequently and cover greater distances than before, leading to factors such as safety, reliability, and swiftness now becoming essential considerations in the purchase of any mobility solution. Intelligent Mobility (IM) enables users to be better informed and make safer and smarter use of available transport networks, while decreasing congestion and reducing the environmental impact of travelling. Many cities around the world have already made investments in various technologies to address their mobility challenges. Smart cities are cities built on smart solutions and technology that will lead to the adoption of intelligent and seamless transportation. This study examines the prevailing trends in the IM market at a global level. It focuses on various developments in this segment, including their current and future outlook. It also presents a general overview of car sharing, smart parking, autonomous vehicles (AVs), connected logistics, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), usage-based insurance (UBI), and connectivity. As billions of connected devices join the Internet of Things (IoT) in the next few years, various communication technologies will enable the transformation, and as well the easy accessibility, of complex hybrid intelligence in a transportation solution. IM integrates automated, connected driving with new mobility business models, helping to reduce fatalities, traffic congestion, and per capita carbon footprint. This study outlines the need for IM, an ideology that drives people from origin to destination, by leveraging state-of-the-art automotive technologies. It also examines prevailing trends in the global IM market and focuses on various developments in its segments.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The scope of the research includes:

  • Overview of the seven intelligent mobility segments (car sharing, smart parking, AVs, connected logistics, V2X, UBI, and connectivity)
  • Case studies and profiles of cities where unique intelligent transportation strategies are being adopted.
  • Key factors that disrupt the intelligent mobility market • Strategic imperatives for growth and success of a smart mobility market
  • Opportunities of growth and call to action
  • IM–Trends and Implications
  • Global and regional analysis of initiatives taken around the world to integrate IM and the future outlook.

Key Issues Addressed

  • How IM is a becoming a key area of focus for leading smart cities?
  • What are the global mobility challenges and how countries are addressing them?
  • What are the emerging disruptive technologies in the area of transportation? • Who are the stakeholders and what is their role in enabling IM?
  • Which are the cities that have adopted unique mobility services?

 

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Global Automotive Aftermarket Outlook, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K248-01-00-00-00 The global automotive aftermarket revenues will rise during 2018, largely driven by the growth in developing markets, opening up new opportunities for passenger car and light truck parts and service providers, especially in the emerging markets. This research compiles findings from various deliverables published by Frost & Sullivan Mobility Team over the past two years. While the report includes key highlights of the Global Automotive Aftermarket during 2017, it also covers 2018 outlook in North America, Europe, China, India, and Latin America. The research includes analyses of vehicles in operation, vehicle ownership, aftermarket replacement revenues for top part categories, and also information on eRetailing in the automotive aftermarket in different regions. Regional analysis also includes identification of influencers and opportunities related to the automotive aftermarket in each region under scope. It includes an analysis of Mega Trends impacting the global automotive aftermarket, with a specific focus on Digitization and Telematics in the aftermarket ecosystem. Specific conclusions and an outlook are also presented for each region, along with identifying strategic imperatives for different market participants, keeping the outlook at the forefront.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The aim of this study is to identify the size and direction of the global automotive parts and services aftermarket and its growth opportunities in 2018.

Key Features

The core objectives of the study are the following:

  • To calculate the size of the global automotive aftermarket through analysis of VIO and replacement rates  
  • To update the main Frost & Sullivan research findings for each region
  • To identify the main industry trends in each region
  • To determine which regions and segments will enjoy the highest growth potential
  • To analyze the effect of Mega Trends such as eRetailing and telematics solutions on demand for aftermarket parts and services
  • To predict major benchmarks that the global aftermarket will achieve in 2017 and beyond

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the main factors that will influence the size of the global automotive aftermarket in 2018?
  • How does the industry outlook vary from region to region? What is the estimated replacement demand for each region, both in units and dollar revenue?
  • What developments in the global automotive aftermarket in 2017 will have an impact during 2018?
  • What is the outlook for eRetailing in each region during 2018?
  • How are emerging regions being served, or underserved, by automotive parts and services suppliers?
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Innovations in Automotive Remote Diagnostics, Tire Monitoring, SoC AI-powered Autonomous Cars, Lithium-iron-cobalt Batteries, Fuel cell Buses, Self-healing Corrosion-resistant Coatings, Stereoscopic Cameras, Autonomous Delivery of Goods, and Hyperconnected Cars http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-1A-00-00 This Mobility Technology TOE highlights advancements in remote diagnostics, tire pressure and tread depth monitoring, system-on-chip AI-powered autonomous vehicles, lithium ion cobalt batteries with greater energy capability, fuel cell buses, self-healing coatings, stereoscopic cameras for autonomous vehicles, autonomous delivery of goods, and ultra-connected cars. The purpose of the Mobility Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 10 noteworthy innovations. The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Autonomous vehicles, remote diagnostics, tire monitoring, system-on-chip, artificial intelligence, lithium batteries, fuel cells, self-healing coatings, electrocoat, stereoscopic cameras, connected cars Fri, 2 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Indian Passenger Vehicles Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9AB-01-00-00-00 Driven by aggressive pricing and an increasing number of exports, passenger vehicle (PV) production in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.0% from FY2015 to FY2020. New models like Hyundai Xcent, Hyundai Creta, and Maruti Baleno launched at aggressive pricing in different segments are responsible for driving the Indian PV market. Also, the launch of entry-level sedans and entry-level SUVs by major global OEMs like Honda, Hyundai, Ford, and Renault has made it more convenient for buyers to select the most advanced vehicles at lower costs, thereby increasing business margins. Rapid fluctuations in fuel prices and growth of public transport are expected to restrain the Indian PV market growth in the future. With the narrowing price difference between gasoline and diesel variant vehicles and newer technologies being introduced in gasoline engines, the share of diesel vehicles is likely to decline in the near future. The overall inflation remains high due to a persistent rise in fuel prices and this is expected to continue for the next few months or a year. The used car market in India is set to grow at a CAGR of 11% from 3.45 million units in 2016 to 5.8 million units in 2021. The organized sector is expected to reach a market share of 25% in 2021 from 20% in 2016 due to the shift in focus where customers will be more likely to pay more to get reliable cars at a reasonable price than go for the cheapest, yet unreliable deals. Customers are increasingly using the online channel because they want to be better informed before making a decision. This also connects them to a seller at a quicker pace. The effect of this increasing use of the online players is such that around 10% to 20% of sales for unorganized dealers are currently completed with the help of online platforms. Despite Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) incentives and the introduction of the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAF ) norm, the share of electric vehicles (EVs) and full hybrid electric vehicle (FHEV) is expected to remain low at around 1% to 2% even by 2020. The primary reason for this will be the sluggish infrastructure and possible high cost of batteries. Another reason is that average displacement of Indian engines is relatively low and they are typically fuel efficient, capable of achieving fuel efficiency with an expanded proportion of mild hybrid vehicles. The aftermarket in India is currently unregulated for both parts and services. Because there is no mandatory standard for products sold in the aftermarket, the production and import of counterfeit products cannot be checked a huge challenge. In parts manufacturing, the unorganized sector does not adhere to government stipulations and poses a significant threat to the organized sector due to price competitiveness. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 UAE Logistics Market Growth Insights and Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9EA-01-00-00-00 Government investment plans and infrastructure development initiatives are expected to support economic growth in the UAE. Despite uncertain regional economic conditions and low oil prices, UAE has managed to dampen the effects of such uncertainties with the help of economic diversification initiatives undertaken by the government. Logistics infrastructure is increasingly becoming important due to UAE s emergence as a transshipment hub for Europe-Asia trade. Investments are being made in infrastructure development which is expected to strengthen the competitiveness of the logistics market. Investments related to EXPO 2020 would attract foreign investments and further improve the investment climate in the country. In order to handle the increasing demand for logistics services, several initiatives have been undertaken to develop Logistics parks, Free Trade Zones near airports and seaports. Airport and sea port modernization are being undertaken with a view to automate the existing processes, one such example being virtual corridor in Dubai, which is an automated customs procedure connecting seaports, airports, and free zones on a single platform, enabling free movement of goods, and making the processes more efficient. UAE is at the forefront of adopting new technologies. Warehouses are becoming automated with the aid of robotics and automation, and companies are experimenting on autonomous vehicles and drone deliveries for efficient and faster last mile deliveries. Many tech-based start-ups are emerging with robust delivery solutions across various eCommerce logistics segments. These start-ups help eCommerce companies, as well as the traditional brick and mortar stores, deliver at low costs. Hyperloop, drones, autonomous vehicles, Block Chain, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence are expected to transform the logistics market during the forecast period.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The aim of this insight is to research and analyze the key developments and trends related to economy and trade and the freight transportation, logistics, and warehousing sectors in the UAE.

Key Features

  • To provide an overview of the key factors driving economy and trade
  • To analyze the role of the transport and logistics sector in driving the country’s economy
  • To identify the initiatives undertaken by the government to improve efficiency and reduce logistics costs
  • To furnish a detailed analysis on the advancement in digital technologies
  • To provide an in-depth analysis of how the traditional value chain is transformed as a result of technology advancement, eCommerce growth, regulatory changes, and investment
  • To identify the emerging opportunities as a result of economic and technology transformations and how they are expected to change the competitive environment
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Global OHV Engine Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9D1-01-00-00-00 This deliverable analyses the opportunities in the off-highway vehicle(OHV) engines market and provides market forecasts, drivers and restraints, challenges and opportunities, and the competitive landscape from 2016 to 2022. It also provides the Mega Trends and evolving technologies in the market. Engine manufacturers will increasingly embrace the future Mega Trend of Zero Emissions by expanding their portfolio of engine power options. To meet the stringent emission regulations, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the markets of North America and Europe are incorporating advanced technology in engines. These regions are experiencing intense demand for high horsepower machines equipped with advanced technologies that provide farm data analysis and monitor field condition.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

OHV telematics will be the most dominant technology in the global OHV engine market. In addition to the high-end machineries, the small and medium machineries will also be equipped with advanced telematics components. Meanwhile, Asia-Pacific and Africa are expected to be the biggest demand generators, as farm mechanisation is lower than 60% in these regions. India, China, Africa, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be the primary focus markets for established vendors, as these countries will provide the next wave of opportunity due to their vast untapped potential.

The recovery of end user markets such as farming, construction, and mining will boost market growth over the forecast period. Ongoing hybridisation and electrification in the off highway segment and the need for compact equipment will further propel the market. New regulations such the Euro VI will require engine manufacturers to incorporate novel technologies in a wide range of engine models.

Companies mentioned in the competitive landscape of this study include Caterpillar, Cummins, Deere & Company, Deutz, Friedrichshafen, Kohler, Kubota, MAN, MTU, Volvo, Wartsila, Weichai Power, and Yanmar. The geographic scope of the study is global, and covers five key regions — North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific & South Asia, and Middle East & North Africa.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the existing market structure of OHV engines across the globe?
  • What are the emerging markets for OHV engines and why?
  • What are the growth drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global market?
  • What are the technology trends across the global market?
  • What is the outlook for the global OHV engine market in 2022?
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Strategic Analysis of Indonesia Commercial Vehicle Industry, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P99F-01-00-00-00 The commercial vehicle market in Indonesia has been shrinking from 2014 to 2016, with the market experiencing its lowest decline in 2016. Consequently, the production has also witnessed a decline over the years. Small Commercial Vehicles (SCVs) account for the largest segment in both sales and production. Japanese brands have the widest commercial vehicle distribution and service network in Indonesia. During the forecast period, the Indonesian commercial vehicle market is expected to witness a positive growth, despite challenges in terms of increased down payment rate, restriction on subsidized fuel, increasing price of raw materials, and global economic crisis. In all, 80% of Indonesia s vehicle sales are financed, but in 2012, Indonesian Central Bank (ICB) raised the minimum down payment from 10% to 25% for CVs and 30% for passenger vehicles. This is likely to have a serious negative impact on overall vehicle sales in the country throughout the forecast period. However, OEMs can overcome these challenges and restraints due to the various trends supporting the growth of the commercial vehicle market. This includes stable politics and positive economic growth, Indonesia emerging as a manufacturing hub, positive implications of AFTA and AEC, government FDI promotions, and growth of alternative fuel commercial vehicles. Indonesia has been on the path of political stability and reformist democracy, contributing to the country s significant GDP growth for over the last 4 years. The government projects a continued steady growth in the short to medium term.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This study aims to research, analyze, and forecast the commercial vehicles market in Indonesia during 2012-2025. The scope of the study is

  • To provide a strategic overview of the commercial vehicles market, including key technology trends, market trends, and market drivers and restraints
  • To provide market size for pickups, LCVs (SCVs, LTs), and MCVs, HCVs, and bus (LBs, MHBs) segments by OEM and sales breakdown for 2012–2025
  • To provide forecasts for current and future roadmaps for commercial vehicles by segments for 2012–2025
  • To provide competitor analysis, including competitive factors, competitor market shares, and product portfolio analysis and capabilities
  • To provide a strategic analysis of the commercial vehicles market from an OEM’s perspective

Key Issues Addressed

  • How is the business and economic environment as a whole impacting the sales of commercial vehicles?
  • How are commercial vehicles classified and how is the market structured?
  • Who are the market leaders and what are their market shares?
  • What are the technology trends?
  • Is there potential for growth within the market?
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Automotive OEMs Global Manufacturing Facility Investment Strategies, 2010 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1EB-01-00-00-00 The need to optimize manufacturing investments, better utilization of production facilities, and improving production plant performance are becoming paramount, as they enable manufacturers to start delivering high volumes of vehicles with a variety of models that are preferred in the market and they will also open the door to lucrative revenue streams. Focused regional investment, effective utilization of production facilities and significant spending on next-generation technologies will play a key role in Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) achieving their present objective of building cars that can change the form and function, compared with what is being offered now. A majority of spending by OEMs is expected in manufacturing and assembly with minor spending increases on technologies. Further, increased investment on technologies would help auto makers transform the processes and systems of factories, which will result in improved plant productivity to compete against rivals and also help maintain an edge with customers. However, identifying the right technology, assessing the value potential and risk of investing in the technologies become crucial for return on investment. Apart from this, auto manufacturers are also focusing on rightsizing their existing production plants to bring down the capital cost in operating their facilities. In the current scenario, automakers are spending higher on manufacturing and assembly to increase capacity and assemble higher volumes of existing products, while replacing old equipment continues to be a priority for the manufacturers and the same industry trend can be expected to continue in the coming years. With an objective to channelize the investments in the regions that provide higher capital gains and with a clear long-term strategy to strengthen the North American operations, leading OEMs have started to limit their investments outside North America and a notable number of manufacturers are planning to increase US-based production significantly in the next two years.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What technologies are the primary focus for original equipment manufacturers while investing in manufacturing plants?
  • Why have the selected OEMs pledged $275 billion for manufacturing investments between 2010 and 2022
  • What is the correlation between the manufacturing investments targeted and growth expectations?
  • Why are future facility investments divergent among the benchmarked OEMs, with Ford and GM being the only automakers forecasting a similar investment strategy as 2010–2014?
  • Mexico was one of the key regions for many OEMs to invest for the long term. Where does it stand today?
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
CES 2018 Automotive Expectations http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298201927 Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Strategic Analysis of Truck and Bus Driver Simulator Market, 2016 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD89-01-00-00-00 Skilled driver shortage and reduction in fleet liabilities is major driver for the driver simulator market. The challenges include high initial investment, replication of complex road environment, and driving pattern in virtual driving condition. European Directive 2003/59/ EC of European parliament deals with initial qualification and periodic training of drivers. It allows drivers maximum of 8 hours of 20 hours of individual driving on top-of-the-range simulator. Majority of European countries allow usage of simulators for driver training. The Netherlands, France, Poland, and Denmark offer strong potential for deployment of simulators in Initial qualification module with favorable regulations and large qualifying driver population. France, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway with large number of active truck licenses in circulation and favorable regulation offer strong potential for deployment of simulator in periodic training. However, only few European countries have developed their own directives for usage of simulators and training syllabus for simulator-based training. Driver training institutes can act as mass market for simulators; however, lack of clear guidelines, lack of standardization of simulators across Europe, training syllabus, and high investment are deterring usage of simulators in driver training. Harmonization of simulator definition, standardized regulations, and government policy support can provide much needed impetus to the market promoting development of scalable, modular, low-cost simulator. In future OEMs, research institutes and fleets will drive the demand for driver simulators. Simulators are widely used in OEMs in evaluation of electronic safety systems, vision enhancement system and accident reconstruction. In research institutes, simulators are used as trial of innovative research projects where there is a huge cost differential between successful realizations. Additionally, it is used in improvement of computer-assisted development systems and test new components with integration under a range of operating conditions in research environment. The simulator program can be used to standardize driver experience and to study multiple drivers on testing novel road layouts, study driver distraction in vehicles with driverless technology. In fleets, simulators are used to provide driver training in the areas of eco-driving, defensive driving, and critical driving conditions. Effective driver training can help fleets improve operational efficiency through reduced fuel consumption, reduced CO2 emissions, and lower vehicle maintenance costs. Additionally, drivers are trained to handle unpredictable events like collision prevention and autonomous or distracted driving.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

The aim of this study is to research and analyze the implications of driver simulator for the commercial vehicle industry. This study identifies various key functional areas where driver simulator can be deployed. Additionally, growth potential for simulators in different countries of Europe is provided.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key factors influencing driver simulator market in Europe?
  • What are the benefits of driver training simulators across different customer segment?
  • What are the country-wise directives/requirements for truck and bus simulator in Europe?
  • What are driver training requirements, cost, training syllabus, number of qualifying drivers country-wise in Europe?
  • Who are the key participants in the driver simulator market in Europe?
  • What is key product portfolio of different participants in the market?
Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Automotive Innovations in Connected Cars, Telematics, Self-healing Protective Coatings, Reinforcements, Wireless Charging, Lithium-ion Batteries, and Pressure Sensors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-19-00-00 This Mobility Technology TOE profiles advancements in connected vehicles, telematics for autonomous vehicles, self-healing protective coatings, sustainable reinforcement materials, enhanced lithium-ion battery electrodes, pressure sensors for harsh environments, and wireless charging. The purpose of the Mobility Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 10 noteworthy innovations. The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Connected cars, autonomous vehicles, self-healing coatings, lithium-ion batteries, electrodes, sustainable materials, reinforcement materials, pressure sensors, wireless charging; bi-directional charging, predictive learning Fri, 5 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Automotive OEMs Passenger Car and Light Duty Truck Lightweighting Strategies, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD5E-01-00-00-00 The carbon emissions target for North America and Europe is to achieve below 100 g/km (97 in North America by 2025 and 95 in Europe by 2021). Advances in powertrain technology are expected to significantly reduce CO2 emissions, but alternate methods must be employed in order to assist a fuel-efficient powertrain. Lightweighting strategy is expected to help reduce CO2 emissions. In 2016, the average vehicle weight in Europe was around 1,380 kg and the average vehicle weight in North America around 1,800 kg. Increasing SUV sales implies the need to reduce weight in order to achieve the CO2 emissions target before the deadlines.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

This study provides a strategic overview of the lightweighting strategies of major global automotive OEMs and the advanced materials expected to be implemented in future models of their current lineup. The research delves into the CO2 emissions standards that are expected to be met by 2021 in Europe and 2025 in North America, and the weight reduction goals manufacturers have to set for the next few years. The research also deals with material trends and areas on the vehicle where such materials are expected to be implemented between 2017 and 2025, while also highlighting the different strategies employed in passenger vehicles and light duty trucks. The research extends to discussing the various trends major that OEMs are likely to follow, based on body styles and segments. 

Research Highlights

This research identifies the weight reduction that can be achieved in key areas:

  • Body Chassis including components such as body panels, liftgates and doors.
  • Interiors including parts such as dashboard, seats and inner frames.
  • Powertrain including components on the engine such as cylinder block, oil pan, pistons. Within the powertrain segment, the research elaborates on the impact of various alternate powertrains on the weight of the vehicle, while also evaluating the advantages of future battery chemistries. 

Key Features

The study lists the strategies used by major OEMs for recent vehicle releases and the weight reduction achieved when compared to previous generation models. It also talks about anticipated lightweighting strategies likely to be used in future vehicles to be launched by these OEMs. The research includes information on major material suppliers and their OEM partners, in addition to a snapshot of lightweighting suppliers and their key focus areas.

Key Conclusion

In conclusion, the research predicts the weight of an average vehicle in the future, highlighting the weight reductions in key areas.

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000
Innovations in Structural Electronics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7FD-01-00-00-00 Structural electronics (SE) is referred to as a next-gen electronics technology involves printing of functional electronic circuitries across irregular shaped curves and architectures, including the human body. SE replaces bulky load-bearing structures within a circuitry with smart electronic components which can conform to complex shapes, ensuring optimum space utilization. SE offers different and better ways of implementing electronic functionalities into the products. In the short term, a key capability of structural electronics to reduce the weight of a product is set to disrupt the aerospace and automotive sectors. Also, structural electronics offers flexibility of components, enabling space optimization and connectivity of white goods and consumer electronic products. Advancements in material science to develop stretchable conductive materials, government funding, and application diversity play a vital role in driving advancements in the structural electronics industry. Key questions answered in the report 1. What is the significance of structural electronics technology? 2. What are the key drivers and challenges of the structural electronics industry? 3. Why would structural electronics dominate conventional electronics? 4. What are the key enablers of structural electronics? 5. What types of industries are likely to be impacted by structural electronics? 6. What sort of strategies OEMs need to embrace to strengthen technologies and acquire customers? 7. What is the future prospect of the technology? Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technologies Impacting the Future of Korea http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7F8-01-00-00-00 Korea is one of the world s biggest innovators in terms of research and development, patent activity, number of high-tech companies, value-added manufacturing, and researcher density per million of population. Korea s remarkable economic rise over the past decade can be attributed to the high amount of innovation and the rapid technology development. This report aims to outline broadly, those technologies that will disrupt the Korean innovation landscape in the near horizon. Ten technologies that we consider to be most impactful across a diverse technology areas have been profiled in this report, and they are Big Data technology 5G Smart Factories Rapid Charging Healthcare IT Digital Biomarkers Smart Water Management Electric Vehicles Lightweight Materials Bio-based Materials Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Future of Manufacturing, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K172-01-00-00-00 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can be leveraged to transform the production aspect and future potential of the automotive manufacturing business. While evolving technologies play a key role in fostering the automotive business, it becomes crucial for automotive manufacturers to stay connected in order to amalgamate different technologies like machine learning, Big Data, sensor data, machine-to-machine communication, and automation. This will make the best use of IIoT, which would in turn result in gaining a competitive edge and open new revenue streams for the auto makers in the market. Primary factors, like boosting operational efficiency, increasing productivity, and reducing the complexity of process in the industry plays a vital role in the adoption of IIoT by auto makers. Industrial Internet strives to create a connected enterprise by combining the information and operation department of the production facility. Cognitive systems and real-time analysis can interpret data from systems and components to valuable insights, with which automotive manufacturers can use it to improve the reliability of their output. This not only ensures quality but also improves overall efficiency while supporting manufacturers in introducing new value-added services to customers. Automotive manufacturers are implementing IoT concepts to create automated and seamless transactions in their production process by deploying sensors, initiate communication with multiple devices, and implant advanced analytics solutions to derive actionable insights. Auto makers need to take multi pronged approach to create relevant business model that embraces IoT-enabled capabilities. Apart from this, maintaining and updating complex systems from in-house/remote locations, possible cyber attacks over the connected networks, adhering to standards of local networks for bandwidth and latency, maintaining process integrity and IP protection, and making immediate investments in evolving technologies are possible challenges to IIoT adoption in a manufacturing facility. However, continuous monitoring of transformation needs would help the auto maker develop a proactive approach to overcoming these challenges.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the various IIoT initiatives and how are the functional requirements best understood to implement IIoT? What are the prevailing market trends for IIoT across vertical and horizontal market?
  • What is the plausible future agenda of IIoT bodies? Who are the key participants and what are their IIoT platforms? What does their analysis reflect about their suitability for product manufacturing?
  • What is the system architecture comprised of and what are these different layers? How can end-to-end industrial architecture for IIoT applications be conceptualized?
  • What does the road map for cloud adoption in manufacturing look like? What are the stages of industrial cloud adoption? How is the IIoT market penetration set to grow during 2016 to 2021?
  • Security concerns are the number one barriers to cloud adoption. How is the industry trying to overcome this? Which regions are expected to dominate IIoT adoption?
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Executive Analysis of Electric Truck Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1CB-01-00-00-00 This study provides an overview of the opportunities in the global medium heavy-duty electric truck market in the period 2016 2025. The study reveals that the Chinese electric truck market will be the global electric medium heavy-duty truck leader and is expected to be dominated by fully electric trucks with 61.1% market share, followed by plug-in hybrid with 28.5% and hybrid with 10.4%, by 2025. New energy powertrain adoption is likely to increase, especially among medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks in China which is mainly dominated by new trucks models. The North American electric truck market is expected to be dominated by fully electric trucks with 53.3% market share, followed by plug-in hybrid with 30.7% and hybrid with 15.9%, by 2025. The new GHG emission regulations are pushing hard to achieve CO2 and fuel economy standards to satisfy EISA lead-time requirement. The European electric truck market is expected to be dominated by fully electric trucks with 54.6% market share, followed by plug-in hybrid with 37.4%, share and hybrid with 8.0%, by 2025. Several Western European countries are planning to adopt the ICE ban from 2025 2030, with expanding low-emission zones planning to ban diesel and gasoline engines. List of market participants reviewed in the study include AVL, Allison, BAE Systems, BYD, BYD America, Brusa, Chanje, Charge, Daimler, Donfeng, E-Force, Eaton, Emerson, Ennova, Enride, FAW, Foton, Fuso, GINAF, GKN, Geely, Hino Motors, Hitachi, JAC, MAN, Mack Trucks, Medcom, Motiv Power, Nanjin IVECO, Nikola, Nissan, Remy, Renault, Scania, Shaanxi, Siemens, Smith Electric, TM4, Tesla, Toyota, Traktionssysteme, UQM Technologies, VIA, Volvo, ZF, eTraction and many more.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

Growing penetration of electric and hybrid powertrain technologies in commercial vehicles, especially within city limits, will drive the demand for new types of drivelines. eAxles and motors mounted adjacent to wheel hubs are new technologies that are gaining traction in heavy-duty trucking applications. Battery prices have decreased by about 50% since 2010 and are expected to further decrease by 50% in the next 4 to 6 years. In batteries, Lithium sulfur is likely to be adopted as the next battery chemistry; however, advancement in lithium-ion technology will be seen.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the current and future market trends of the electric truck market?
  • How will the market transform into by 2025 in terms of the geographic growth?
  • What will be the downstream implications for electric truck drivetrains in  trucks?
  • Which models are likely to be launched in the next 2 or 4 years?
  • What will be the technological and affordability trends of electric powertrain components like batteries, motors, and  charging systems?
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