- Automotive and Transportation Research - Automotive and Transportation Research Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:36:33 The Impact of EVs and PHEVs on the European Automotive Aftermarket, Forecast to 2025 This study focuses on the ramifications for the European aftermarket because of EVs and PHEVs in the vehicle parc. Analysis is done on how replacement parts demand and aftermarket revenue will be altered due to EVs and PHEVs. The geographic scope of the study is Europe and the base year is 2017. The deliverable explains the impact of the latest service offerings and technological advancements of OEMs like outdoor charging and battery ownership to improve the ownership experience. It sheds light on the changing focus of parts suppliers in the age of EVs/PHEVs and investments in R&D to adapt to this development. At the same time, it also highlights emerging participants in the IAM channel who have created products like battery diagnostics and charging, particularly for the EV market. Another key focus of this study is to give a detailed account of the competencies of IAM service technicians and their skill requirements in the future to prevent losing out to the OES channel. The goal of the study is to forecast the possible revenue changes to the aftermarket due to multiple parts missing from EVs. Focus is on ignition and exhaust parts which are the most impacted. The study provides details on EV fleet procurement and charging infrastructure development initiatives by city councils and transportation departments in multiple European cities and how they affect service volume.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

The objective of this study is to research, analyze and predict the effect of EVs/PHEVs on parts and services in the European automotive aftermarket. It also seeks to:

  • Understand the key demand drivers of policies, tax rebates, technology developments, charging infrastructure and consumer demand for the adoption of EVs in Europe.
  • Understand the maintenance schedule of EVs and how it impacts the total cost of ownership and compare it with ICVs. It also details service packages of multiple OEMs.
  • Highlight market leaders and first movers in the EV ecosystem and analyze parts and service trends and revenues in the era of EVs/PHEVs.
  • Understand and compare training programs introduced by aftermarket leaders and OEMs to create a large talent pool for EV technicians capable of handling high-voltage equipment and well versed in data interpretation. The study also talks about how the demand for service technicians will change in the years to come and how remuneration will increase for specialists.
  • Understand the impact of EVs and PHEVs on vehicle servicing by analyzing service volumes, service types, service personnel and service technology. It also aims to understand who would benefit the most from EVs/PHEVs — the OES or the IAM channel.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100
The Logistics Industry Sheds Old Inefficiencies, but Powers Ahead with New Technologies and Innovative Business Models Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:41:50 +0100 Innovations in Emissions Reduction, Electric Vehicle Propulsion, Graphene Applications, Carbon Fiber Components, Software, Pressure Sensors, and Autonomous Vehicles This Mobility Technology TOE highlights advancements in emissions control and reduction, electric vehicle propulsion, graphene applications, carbon fiber components, predictive maintenance software, global positioning software, pressure sensors, and autonomous vehicles. Innovations include eco-friendly mobile generator reduces emissions at ports, an electronic device to monitor nitrogen dioxide emission reduction performance, a highly efficient propulsion solution for electric vehicles, an automotive component made from graphene, a carbon fiber manufacturing technology that enables development of strong components, fully autonomous vehicles for geo-fenced environments, decentralized vehicle registry based on blockchain, an application-specific pressure sensor technology, and a portable high-precision global navigation satellite system. 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: Emissions control, oxides of nitrogen (NOx), graphene, carbon fiber, predictive maintenance software, global positioning systems, autonomous vehicles, pressure sensors, blockchain platforms, vehicle propulsion, mobile generator, electric vehicles, global navigation satellite system, GNSS, GPS Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Increasing Sales of EVs and PHEVs to Challenge North American Automotive Aftermarket Participants Mon, 8 Oct 2018 05:57:52 +0100 Helicopter Taxis Set to Take-off or Crash Land? Mon, 8 Oct 2018 05:56:10 +0100 Malaysia Election Results: What it means for automotive industry Mon, 8 Oct 2018 05:47:04 +0100 One Belt, One Road Implications for Connectivity and Regional Trade, Forecast to 2030 Lack of seamless connectivity and poor infrastructure remain the major challenges for trade and logistics in many countries in the Eurasian region. China s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is expected to improve connectivity by inter-linking the transport infrastructure across East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, East Africa and European countries. It will help China to overcome some of the problems associated with its domestic economy such as a decline in export competitiveness due to increasing labor cost and excess capacity. Further, it will lead to improved connectivity to support the international expansion of domestic companies of the major trading partners along OBOR. Developments of projects relating to OBOR are likely to be undertaken in phased manner at different time periods due to financial constraints, local administrative hurdles, pending clearances from government agencies, and, in some cases, public unrest due to a lack of transparency in funding allocation i.e., absence of international standards on transparency, the rule of law, and adequate financing for projects. Macroeconomic stability, long-term impact on employment, industrial growth, infrastructure finance, and the capacity to service debt funds secured from international and infrastructure development institutions of participating OBOR countries are some of the key factors likely to determine the success of this massive exercise. Clarity relating to dispute handling mechanisms concerning OBOR related projects is expected to remain an important factor in determining the success of the projects. To this end, an international commercial court is being set up in Beijing to resolve any project related disputes.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The aim of this insight is to research and analyze the key developments relating to the China's One Belt, One Road initiative and assess the likely implications to the economy, trade, freight transportation, and warehousing sectors across Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Research Highlights

This study specifically focuses on the development of economic corridors relating to BRI with  focus on improving connectivity with Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and East Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Current and expected growth trends in trade are analyzed to evaluate potential implications for cross-border trade, connectivity, multimodal logistics, and the overall trade growth. New trade routes along the OBOR would enhance multimodal transportation across Asia, Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and Europe, resulting in estimated trade volumes with China to around $3 Trillion by 2030.

Some of the key findings of the study include the following:

  • Infrastructure developments across all modes of transport would result in a shift in the modal mix from a road-dependent modal to a more balanced modal. This shift will augment the establishment of a sustainable transport system and encourage the usage of multimodal transportation. Connecting network of maritime terminals with inland ports and the development of major distribution and logistics hubs in the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe will help handle cross-border trade volumes. Rail-road connectivity in landlocked Central Asian countries will service major distribution hubs and economic zones.
  • The availability of adequate transport infrastructure is expected to have a favorable impact on promoting the economic development of countries due to the development of economic zones and industrial parks, innovation centers, logistics parks, bonded warehouses, and cold chain logistics facilities. Moreover, investments in industrialization tend to move into locations with adequate transport infrastructure. Development of industrial cities and special economic zones along the Silk Road is expected to boost the demand for specialized logistics services such as cold chain logistics, built-to-suit warehouses, and on-demand transportation services.
  • With rising labor cost issues, Chinese manufacturers are shifting their industrial bases to the country’s interior and other landlocked regions such as Chongqing and Chengdu, to reduce the cost of production. In some cases, projects are relocated to low-cost ASEAN countries. Thus, efficiency of connectivity becomes an important part of their expansion strategy to move raw materials and finished goods across regions. Development of the Silk Road across the region will facilitate manufacturers to establish better connectivity with key export destinations with sufficient transport mode options such as high-speed rail, highways, and modern ports. These factors would enable them to experiment on multimodal transportation.
  • The trade between Asia and Europe is significant and growing at a consistent pace. Driven by the high demand from Europe, automotive, consumer electronics, cosmetics, and toys are some of the major industry clusters that will benefit from the Silk Road. Most manufacturers would rely on third-party service providers to manage their logistics services. The logistics companies will prepare solutions including transportation and distribution, warehousing and fulfillment, integrated logistics, and multimodal transport solutions to meet the growing needs.
  • eCommerce is growing at a rapid pace, and China is one of the most preferred destinations for online shoppers worldwide, especially those from Europe, driven by the lower prices and wide variety of product offerings. Fulfillment of online orders within shorter timelines and at lower costs still remains a major challenge in the cross-border eCommerce industry. With development of the new routes, the transport time and costs between Asia and China would be reduced significantly.


Key Features

  • To provide an overview of the China's OBOR initiative and identify the measures undertaken by governments to improve freight transportation efficiency and reduce logistics costs
  • To provide an in-depth analysis on the development of economic corridors and analyze the role of transportation and logistics sector in driving growth
  • To provide a holistic view on how the trade is expected to transform as a result of infrastructure developments, cross-border eCommerce growth, and development of economic zones
  • To assess the expected changes in China's trade with the Silk Road participating nations by 2030 and provide implications for the overall logistics growth in these regions
  • To analyze the industry segments that would pop up along the routes and identify the potential opportunities for the logistics participants.
Thu, 4 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Personal Air Mobility is Reaching for the Skies Mon, 1 Oct 2018 05:27:18 +0100 Toyota-Uber Deal Raises Stakes in Hyper-Competitive Autonomous Ridesharing Space Mon, 1 Oct 2018 05:21:09 +0100 Innovations in Virus-fighting Genes, Composite Coatings, Human-machine Interactions, Driver Assistance Systems, and Batteries This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts developments associated with virus-fighting genes and composite coatings. It also focuses on innovations in human-machine interactions, driver assistance systems, and battery electrolyte manufactured from post-combustion carbon dioxide. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Nanodiamond, composite coatings, CCUS, carbon capture, deep learning, driver assistant system Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Strategic Automotive Profile of BYD, 2017 2025 Companies in the global automotive industry are moving aggressively toward alternative fuel technologies. Some of these include bio-diesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), hydrogen fuel cells, electric vehicles, and hybrid electric vehicles. The intention of this shift is to primarily to reduce harmful emissions from vehicles. In addition, companies also want to reduce their dependence on conventional fuels, as their cost is expected to keep rising, making it more expensive for car owners to drive. In this regard, electric vehicle technology and electric vehicles are being aggressively developed and sold and are expected to be the most popular form of alternative fuel transportation within the next 7 to 8 years. In terms of regional dynamics, China is pushing the electric vehicle agenda the most among other countries. It is already the world's largest producer of these vehicles and is pushing for international expertise to partner with local companies to encourage development and production of these vehicles. Several major global automakers have already committed to the Chinese electric vehicle market, including Volkswagen and Hyundai. There are also some homegrown electric vehicle companies that are actively pursuing a giant piece of the domestic and global market share. BYD is a specialist automotive manufacturing company based in China. Its core competencies are electric vehicle technology and vehicle manufacturing. As it is at the forefront of this development, Frost & Sullivan's profile of BYD will provide a comprehensive view of this company's activities, not only in China but around the world. The report will present an overall view of what BYD has been able to accomplish so far and what is in store for the company till 2025. Even though governments are actively incentivizing the development and sale of electric vehicles, there are still some significant challenges that remain for them to become popular in the market. They are still quite expensive compared to conventional fuel vehicles. The cost of the battery technology is currently restrictive for private car owners, unless incentives are provided for buyers. In order for consumers to buy more electric vehicles, companies have to ensure that there are sufficient charging stations for people to travel stress free. Furthermore, electricity generation is also critical; long-term supply of electric power to charge these vehicles needs to be ensured so that new electric cars can be continuously sold.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • To dive deep into the key operational strategies of BYD with focus on the corporate structure, R&D strategies, localization strategies, production capabilities, and sales performance
  • To provide an overview of BYD’s product portfolio of new energy vehicles, including product planning, development and positioning
  • To discuss the role of BYD in partnerships with ride sharing, car sharing, and technology companies
  • To explore the regional sales activities of BYD
  • To furnish the market size and forecasts for BYD’s current and future global electric vehicles for 2018 to 2025
  • To analyze the competitive factors, competitors’ market shares, product capabilities, and supply chain structure of BYD
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Asia-Pacific Light Vehicles Leasing Market, Forecast to 2022 Company cars are an important factor of consideration for big corporates while trying to provide their employees with a stable mobility solution. However, the cost and effort required to maintain a fleet is important, as businesses try to increase productivity on their core products/services. Vehicle leasing companies offer services to tackle the problems related to vehicle funding, fleet maintenance and, more importantly, residual risk handling for corporates. This has resulted in cutting down on unnecessary cost spikes related to fleet maintenance, and has also given rise to a regulated market structure in the value chain for the leasing companies, which is driving their growth.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

Frost & Sullivan operates a dedicated team to track the shift from ownership to usage with a focus on units registered as company cars. This study is focused on the light vehicles leasing market in the APAC region. The base year is 2017, and trends have been forecast until 2022. It starts with an overview of the existing market scenario, followed by trends that are shaping the leasing market. It details market size across the passenger vehicle (PV) and the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segments, and provides sales/parc data for the total market and the fleet and company car (true fleet) segments.

The company car segment is discussed with a focus on actual development and the growth potential of financial lease, operational lease, and outright purchase. The analysis takes into account historic data and current market conditions and insights and opinions from market participants to deliver a 5-year outlook on growth opportunities (2018–2022). In addition to market data pertaining to PV and LCV for new registrations and portfolio, the study details actual competitor data (portfolio) for the leading leasing providers in the APAC region. The key countries covered in the study include Australia, India, China, Japan, and South Korea.

Key Conclusions

The evolution of any industry depends on factors such as transformational trends that are linked to the macroeconomic factors of the countries and the emerging business models that reflect innovation. The market size and forecast for private leasing is also analyzed. For leasing providers and other companies that share the leasing ecosystem, interest lies in the growth opportunities that they need to look at and the strategic imperatives that aid in their pursuit of growth and success. Overall, the study provides a 360 degree understanding of the leasing space (country-specific), and offers details on key trends and outlook.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Australian Automotive Aftermarket Trends, 2018 The Australian automotive aftermarket parts distribution is witnessing a steady growth; Australia has some of the leading Original Equipment Suppliers (OES) who are continuously on the lookout for establishing their mark in the region s aftermarket space with mergers and acquisitions in the region. Frost & Sullivan explores Australian aftermarket space- key competitors, distributors & suppliers and their revenues. This Research profiles giant automotive retailers in aftermarket and also the respective distribution scene. The research report also gives insights on supplier- retailer partnerships or joint ventures, key retailers acquisition and trends of eRetailing in aftermarket.There has been significant shift in dynamics in the Australian region due to eventualities and developments such as major OEMs moving out of Australia or shutting down (Holden being the last), Bapcor Group acquiring Bursons Auto Parts, Super Cheap Auto having joint venture with Bosch AutoCrew being the region s first connectedworkshop , eCommerce giant Amazon entering the Australian eRetailing market among others.This research includes an analysis of vehicles in operation, vehicle ownership, aftermarket replacement revenues for top part categories, and also provides information on eRetailing in the automotive aftermarket in Australia.Analysis of Mega Trends such as autonomous vehicles impacting the Australian automotive aftermarket, with a specific focus on eRetailing in the aftermarket ecosystem, is also included in the research. Specific conclusions and an outlook are also presented, along with identifying strategic imperatives for different market participants, keeping the outlook at the forefront. The Australian automotive aftermarket is in the mature stage of its market cycle where revenue growth has been plateauing. With auto parts eRetailing gaining penetration, there will be a major shift in focus from local retailers to online shopping for parts. In addition to digitization, the country is also expected to experience the impact of global Mega Trends such as autonomous vehicles and electrification, which will eventually trickle down to consumer parts retail in the aftermarket. Aftermarket Parts Revenue $ 11 Billion Aftermarket eRetailing Revenue $ 0.48 Billion The base year for this analysis is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2025. All revenue and financial information is provided in AUD.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • The aim of this study is to identify the size and direction of the Australian automotive parts and services aftermarket, and its growth opportunities until 2025.

Key Features

The core objectives of the study are the following:

  • To calculate the size of the Australian automotive aftermarket through analysis of Average Vehicle Kilometers Traveled, Average Age of Vehicle and VIO
  • To update the main Frost & Sullivan research findings for the Australian automotive aftermarket
  • To identify the main industry trends in the region
  • To determine which segments will see the highest growth potential
  • To analyze the effect of Mega Trends such as e Retailing solutions on the demand for aftermarket parts and services
  • To predict major benchmarks that the global aftermarket will achieve in 2018 and beyond

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the main factors that will influence the size and direction of the Australian automotive aftermarket in 2018?
  • What are the automotive outlook changes (Sales, VIO) that are likely to occur by 2025?
  • What were the developments in the Australian automotive aftermarket in 2017 and what is their impact?
  • What is the outlook for eRetailing between 2017 and 2025?
  • What will be the emerging trends in the Australian automotive aftermarket space between 2017 and 2025?
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
India s First Global Mobility Summit Highlights Government Commitment to Developing a Sustainable Mobility Ecosystem Wed, 12 Sep 2018 05:35:25 +0100 Global Automotive Cybersecurity Market, Forecast to 2025 This study analyses the strategies, competitive landscape, business models, and future focus areas of OEMs, tier-I suppliers, and security start-up companies in the automotive cybersecurity market. Increasing vehicle connectivity has given rise to the risks of potential cyber-attacks in the industry. This has drastically increased customer awareness and need for robust cybersecurity solutions in connected vehicles. OEMs have started taking the cybersecurity issue seriously and are evaluating ways to ensure the deployment of strategic security measures across the automotive value chain. Partnerships and collaborations are playing a vital role for OEMs, as they lack the necessary capabilities within the organisation. Companies such as Groupe PSA, Jaguar, and BMW are proactively identifying ways to ensure strong security mechanisms in their next-generation connected vehicles through partnerships and ethical hacking programs. The automotive cybersecurity market is nascent and is currently in its experimental phase. Connected cars are the primary use cases of automotive cybersecurity. Cybersecurity-embedded cars are already in production and about 60% of connected cars are expected to have built-in security solutions by 2025. Though connected cars will be early adopters, Frost & Sullivan expects autonomous vehicles and connected trucks to become critical use cases for automotive cybersecurity in the future. Hence, it is necessary for OEMs to gear up security adoption in connected trucks, as cyber attacks in this segment tend to be massive and extremely harmful for organisations. With the growing need for security in connected vehicles, industry participants (tier-I suppliers, technology providers, semiconductor companies, and security start-up companies) are expected to increase market investments to $2.7 billion till 2025. Automotive cybersecurity will remain a key concern in the coming years and OEMs have to aggressively engage and partner with ecosystem participants to ensure a holistic cybersecurity approach across the automotive value chain. Tier-I suppliers will continue with the trend of start-up acquisition strategy in order to maintain a competitive advantage in the market. Pure-play security start-up companies will intensify market competition through OEM partnerships and continuous product innovations.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the different business models adopted for vehicle cybersecurity and which one will garner value in the current and future ecosystem?
  • How does the competitive landscape look like? What are the different strategies adopted by OEMs, tier-I suppliers, and security startups?
  • What is the addressable opportunity for automotive cybersecurity from 2017 to 2025?
  • How is the cybersecurity demand in passenger and commercial vehicles?
  • What is the impsact of regional regulations on the market?
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Strategic Analysis of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance In 2017, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance sold an estimated 10.6 million passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles (LCVs), making it the best-selling automotive group in the world. Such an achievement stems from the Alliance s commitment to driving maximum synergies, while enabling individual brands to retain their distinct identities and realise sustained revenue growth. Renault sold more than 3.76 million vehicles in 2017, establishing a strong presence in emerging markets: Russia, India, Iran, Turkey, and Brazil. Nissan sold more than 5.8 million vehicles, while Mitsubishi (in which Nissan has a controlling stake) racked up sales of 1 million in vehicle, with China and the US being the largest markets for both companies. Renault and Nissan have generated strong synergies over the years in the purchasing, engineering, and manufacturing spaces. a. Purchasing: Since 2009, the Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organisation (RNPO) has been responsible for 100% of all Alliance purchases. The convergence of platform, powertrain, and component development has helped RNPO generate very high economies of scale for the Alliance. b. Engineering: The joint development of a modular vehicle platform the Common Module Family (CMF) is aimed at reducing manufacturing costs across the Alliance c. Manufacturing: In emerging markets, such as Russia, India and Brazil, the Alliance has worked in unison to boost market penetration. In 2010, the first joint manufacturing facility was set up in India, to manufacture Renault, Nissan and Datsun vehicles. d. LCV: Renault, which also manufactures for Fiat and Nissan, has a strong presence in the global van market, while Nissan has a light truck business unit. The LCV unit was spun off into a separate business unit in 2017, to grow LCV sales worldwide.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

Future of the Alliance: In September 2017, the Alliance announced its ambitious six-year plan. Highlights of the Alliance 2022 plan are: 

  • 9 million vehicles to share four platforms
  • Powertrain sharing to increase from 30% to 75%
  • 12 pure electric models
  • 40 vehicles with autonomous drive technology
  • Robo-vehicle ridehailing service operator

Key Conclusion

Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi have come together to form Alliance Ventures, a venture capital unit through which they intend to spend $1 billion in the next 5 years on innovative technology and new business models.

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Domain Controllers: Shaping Ecosystem Dynamics in Autonomous Technology Development Fri, 7 Sep 2018 01:48:45 +0100 Global Autonomous Driving Market Evolves at Dizzying Speed, Drawing on Synergies with Connected, Shared, and Electric Mobility Fri, 7 Sep 2018 01:40:56 +0100 48v Architecture: A Cost-effective Proposition for OEMs to Meet Growing Emission Norms Fri, 7 Sep 2018 01:35:20 +0100 Reassessing Vehicle Ownership in the Era of Shared Mobility Fri, 7 Sep 2018 01:25:32 +0100 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: Genesis of a New Era or a Myth-Busting in New Energy Vehicle Technology? Fri, 7 Sep 2018 01:21:25 +0100 Decentralized, Transparent, Secure, and Publicly Accessible: Blockchain Set to Transform the Automotive Arena Fri, 7 Sep 2018 01:19:23 +0100 Your Next Car Could Be A Flexible Subscription Model Fri, 7 Sep 2018 01:18:00 +0100 Saudi Arabia Logistics Industry Growth Insights, Forecast to 2024 The logistics industry in Saudi Arabia is evolving rapidly to meet the dynamic demands of customers, changing industrial landscape, and expansion of trade. Economic diversification initiatives, tax policy reforms, and FDI policies are encouraging open economy and private investment. Technology advancements and the nation s vision on economic diversification are creating opportunities across sectors such as retail, eCommerce, healthcare, and other non-oil based industries. The freight transportation sector is undergoing significant transformation driven by investments in port modernization, rail developments, and airport expansions, while the growth in eCommerce is driving the demand for built-to-suit and modern warehousing solutions. The new rail developments are expected to decrease the nation s dependency on road as the primary mode of transport and also reduce the time taken to transport goods from coast to coast. Linking of rail infrastructure with ports would also improve multimodal connectivity. Saudi Arabia is an import-based economy that is dependent on other nations for most products, except oil, for domestic consumption. Key imports include automotive, machinery, electronics, and, more importantly, food products. China, the US, and UAE continue to be the major import sources for Saudi Arabia. The nation s food-related demands are met from countries like Egypt, Pakistan, and India. These food products find their way inward via containers through sea and are then sold to the consumers via organized supermarket / hypermarket outlets. Saudi Arabia constitutes around 35% of the cold chain business in the GCC region, and is expected to benefit more from its economic diversification initiatives as such measures would bring in more food processing industries which would depend on cold chain logistics service providers for services. This study provides a detailed analysis of the key trends and their implications for the logistics industry segments in Saudi Arabia for the period from 2018 to 2024.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research scope

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

Key Issues Addressed

  • What opportunities lie ahead of the logistics industry, under the economic diversification initiatives undertaken by the government?
  • Investments in infrastructure developments and business friendly policies are attracting more manufacturing industries into the Kingdom, what are the opportunities expected to pop up for the logistics players?
  • What opportunities are emerging in the warehousing segment, given the hefty investments in the development of economic cities, industrial zones, and free zones?
  • Saudi Arabia being reliant on imports for its food and related products, how are logistics companies evolving to serve the needs of cold chain logistics?
  • Given the rapid growth in eCommerce and cross border eCommerce, what are the emerging opportunities for the logistics players?
Fri, 7 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Innovations in Zero Emission Catalytic Burners, Radar for Vehicle Localization, Ship Energy Storage, Diesel Hybrid Powertrains, Non-halogen Foam, Fiber-reinforced Plastic, Deep Learning, Predictive Analytics, and LiDAR This Mobility Technology TOE profiles innovations in zero emission catalytic burners, radar for vehicle localization, ship energy storage, diesel hybrid powertrains, non-halogen foam, fiver-reinforced plastics, deep neural networks, and automotive predictive analytics. 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: Zero emissions, catalysts, burners, radar, autonomous vehicles, ships, energy storage, diesel engines, hybrid powertrain, halogen, foam, fiber-reinforced plastic, deep neural networks, ADAS, predictive analytics Fri, 7 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Frost & Sullivan s point of view on thyssenkrupp Steel and Tata Steel Europe Joint Venture Thu, 6 Sep 2018 06:45:26 +0100 Impact of EVs and PHEVs on the North American Automotive Aftermarket, Forecast to 2025 This research study focuses on the changes to the aftermarket in North America due to the current and expected future proliferation of EVs / PHEVs. The deliverable analyses the effects on parts and services revenue from the EV / PHEV vehicles in operation. The geographic scope of this study is North America and the base year is 2017. The research offers information on OEMs and service offerings and technological advancements to stay competitive in the EV market. It follows the latest advancements in product offerings by suppliers, changes to the supplier mix and partnerships between suppliers to introduce new products for EVs. At the same time, the study also sheds light on start-ups who have developed new disruptive technologies and retailers who are in the business of retrofitting ICVs with EV components. Another key focus of this study is to give a detailed account of the competencies of IAM service technicians and their skills requirements in the future to prevent losing out to the OES channel. The study delineates the impact of policies taken by governments, municipal organizations and fleets and the effects they may have on the aftermarket. The objective of this study is to analyze the parts that are both negatively and positively impacted by EVs, enlist growth opportunities for the aftermarket and indicate the suppliers most impacted. The study provides valuable insights on EVS / PHEVs in fleets and OEM service contracts.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

Objectives: The objective of this study is to research, analyze and predict the effect of EVs / PHEVs on parts and services in the North American automotive aftermarket.

This research also seeks to:

  • Understand the key demand drivers of legislation, incentives, technology, infrastructure and consumer preference for the adoption of EVs in North America.
  • Comprehend the quantum of maintenance and service required by EVs and how it impacts the total cost of ownership.
  • Analyze parts and service trends and revenue in the era of EVs / PHEVs and study emerging services and the corresponding first movers in this ecosystem.
  • Identify the impact of EVs and PHEVs on suppliers, companies most affected and companies that are best positioned to reap benefits from EVs.
  • Study the impact of EVs and PHEVs on vehicle servicing by analyzing service volumes, service types, service personnel and service technology; as well as understand who would benefit the most from EVs/PHEVs – OES or IAM.
  • Provide information on new tools used to service EVs and profile emerging participants in the IAM service channel.


Thu, 6 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100
Mobility and Other Downstream Services Market, Forecast to 2030 Digital disruption is set to revolutionize the automotive industry. The value is shifting from individual consumption to collaborative consumption. OEMs are embracing this trend and are looking at alternative sources of revenue, such as shared mobility, connected car services, financial services, and logistics services. The demand for shared mobility services, such as carsharing, ridehailing and dynamic shuttle, is increasing, with these services expanding globally. OEMs are launching their own mobility services, partnering with mobility start-ups that are providing these services and are also launching their own mobility sub-brands under which all mobility-related projects will be unified. Frost & Sullivan observed increasing efforts from OEMS, Tier I suppliers and startups to enter the car data monetization space through various verticals, such as developing new apps, hardware/interfaces (smartphone pairing), and offering services related to the type of data collected. OEMs are partnering with technology companies to share data (only with customer consent) to recommended third-party service providers, such as insurance companies and smart parking service providers. Tier I companies are investing in start-ups that focus on data-driven platforms, AI, and ML to leverage IoT applications. Automotive manufacturers will continue to focus on Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric (CASE) strategies. Autonomous technologies will have a big impact on shared mobility and logistics. Drone technology has already emerged as an active R&D area in the broader automotive industry. There is also interest in aftermarket commercial applications, where a drone interacts with the vehicle to sense the environment and carries replenishment parts to specified locations in the warehouse once a lack of inventory has been confirmed. In the shared mobility space, autonomous technology can render huge cost savings to the end consumer.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Features

The aim of this study is to analyze the global market potential for these downstream automotive services. The analysis is based on the various markets listed in the introductory section of the study.

The main objectives of the study are:

  • To obtain a clear and detailed view of all 24 markets.
  • To enable comparative analysis of the market size and potential across the different markets.
  • To estimate the market potential between 2017 and 2030.
  • To understand the various trends that are driving the various markets.
  • To understand the impact of autonomous technologies on the various markets.
  • To estimate the market potential for MaaS providers.
  • To enable comparative analysis of the market size and potential across the different regions specified in the scope section of the study.
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Barometer of the Automotive Parts Industry in Poland Thu, 30 Aug 2018 02:44:00 +0100 Application of Big Data Analytics in Construction Industry, Forecast to 2022 Big Data solutions are emerging across the construction industry, driven by increased connectivity and Internet usage, the rapid proliferation of connected vehicles, and the continued investment in Big Data analytics innovations. However, the threat of data privacy and security continues to challenge potential adoption as businesses are still struggling to pinpoint how best to monetize these solutions. Some of the key challenges include a lack of reliable data sources, concerns about data security and individual privacy, and a lack of specific Big Data-related skills. With the progress in technology, construction and engineering companies are generating and also capturing more data than ever before. Data collection techniques have also evolved very rapidly. Presently, smartphones, drones, wearables, jobsite sensors, telematics, and GPS systems on heavy equipment and other mobile solutions are the preferred gadgets for data collection. All of this extra data being captured and recorded can become overwhelming as companies try and find ways to structure and analyze this data in order to make actionable decisions to improve their bottom line. With the advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in the construction industry, companies will be able to use a combination of internal and external data sets to predict future outcomes on projects. Data analytics will help firms determine the most profitable projects to pursue and how to manage them efficiently. This in turn will enhance the productivity by shortening construction times, lowering costs, and reducing risks. 5G connectivity has taken a huge step in the construction industry. Machine-to-machine communication will be among the key focus areas. Many market leaders have already started to explore the 5G opportunity in the construction industry. Volvo Construction Equipment will be the first in the world to trial 5G mobile technology collaborating with mobile operator Telia Company. This report further gives a brief overview of 5G technology and its implication for the construction industry.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

The research study discusses the following topics:

  • Overview of Big Data Ecosystem in the Construction Industry
  • How Big Data Can Transform the Construction Industry
  • Overview of Big Data Analytics in Construction Industry Productivity Management
  • Construction Tech and Market Players (Start-ups)
  • Drone Application in the Construction Industry
  • 5G in Construction Industry and its Implications
  • Pitfalls of Big Data in the Construction Industry

Key Features

The objective for the study is to present the current scenario and future insights into the Big Data market in the construction industry for global geographies. The study gives an overview of the Big Data Analytics market, exposing its restraints also a section with the start-ups disrupting the construction industry with Big Data.

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United States Automotive Technicians Choice, 2017 This study covers the independent automotive aftermarket vehicle service technicians choice of tools. The survey was conducted using a computer-assisted telephone interview methodology during July 2017. Respondents represent automotive repair shops throughout the United States. Shop types include new-vehicle dealership service departments, franchised auto repair shops, and independent auto repair shops. In total, 476 automotive technicians were surveyed for this study. To qualify as a respondent, an automotive technician had to work at least 32 hours per week and physically work on vehicles on at least a weekly basis.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The various tools covered in the research include:

  • Power tools (tools powered by a motor)
  • Hand tools: Devices for doing a particular job that does not use a motor, but is powered solely by the person using it
  • Handheld diagnostic tools: Devices that read a vehicle's onboard diagnostic and have reporting capability, specifically provides real-time data in addition to a standardized series of diagnostic trouble codes
  • Pneumatic or air tools: Devices that are activated by a gas, usually compressed air supplied by a gas compressor
  • Tool storage devices: Tool boxes, roll cabs, cart, or other units used for storing tools

The study identifies the most commonly purchased auto tools within the last year as hand and power tools—86% of the surveyed auto technicians report purchasing them in 2016. Outcome of the survey results also establish that reliability and quality are identified as the top influential factors across all auto tools surveyed. Other critical factors include warranty, availability, order accuracy, and past experience. This research also enquires about the respondents’ choice of distributor channel for purchasing the different tools and also compares brand perception of almost all of the major brands available in the market. The global automotive aftermarket is being influenced by different trends including evolving powertrain, digitization, and eCommerce; all of these trends are also having a visible impact on the tools that are being used for vehicle servicing and repair. These segments are covered in the discussion of the various drivers and restraints pertaining to the purchase decision of the tools.

Research Highlights

Major companies highlighted and benchmarked in the research include Aircat, Autel, Blue Point, Bosch, Channellock, Chicago Pneumatics, Cornwell, Craftsmen, DeWalt, GearWrench, Husky, Ingersoll Rand, Innova, Kennedy, Launch, Mac Tools, Macto, Makita, Milwaukee, NAPA, OTC, Snap-on, and Waterloo. Among these, Snap-on has been observed to be the most prevalent brand and its dominance in the auto tools market continues.


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Global Strategic Analysis of Usage-based Insurance Market for Passenger Vehicles, Forecast to 2025 The strategic analysis of the Usage Based Insurance (UBI) market offers a 360-degree perspective of the connected insurance policies 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 telematics-based pay as you drive (PAYD) and pay how you drive (PHYD) solutions. The research also looks into key market participants who are and will impact the future of the motor insurance market. UBI utilizes data that is gathered from smartphones, telematics devices, sensors, and applications analyzing driving behavior, including speeding and braking behaviors. Based on safe driving behavior (identified from the data gathered from an array of IoT devices mentioned above), a customer with a safe driving behavior is given a reward-based discounts or lower premium. This 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, and scenarios of technologies such as blockchain with case studies from top automakers. The forecasts for connected insurance policies are provided from 2017 to 2025 along with market share of telematics service providers and also insurance companies. The study also analyzes different devices required for data extraction and the pros and cons of each kind of device. Emphasis has been laid on smartphone as a sensor for data collection and the dongle market scenarios. Furthermore, this study features important case studies of telematics service providers and insurance companies by looking into company portfolio of solutions and services, key associations in the industry, and also future outlooks. Device preference for connected insurance and the movement towards embedded telematics units in Europe are highlighted for example, the eCall impact on insurance. Car companies are evolving from the business of merely manufacturing and selling cars to providing related services and multi-modal mobility solutions to target new customers and future-proof their business. This research service focuses on different new business models which are on demand. Association with the connected market is made which resonates with the addressable market. Specific angles to data monetization are analyzed, which translates into newer business models. Autonomous insurance philosophies and crash reconstruction using smartphone models and AI are also discussed in the study. Start-ups disrupting the insurance domain with innovative business models and on-demand schematics have been analyzed. Country profiles especially those of Italy and US have been analyzed as well and the next growth areas are identified as a part of this geographical research. Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100