Frost.com - Automotive and Transportation Research http://www.frost.com/c/10046/home.do - Automotive and Transportation Research Mon, 21 Aug 2017 3:40:03 Indian Commercial Vehicles (CV) Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8F3-01-00-00-00 This study involves a unique methodology of analysis of various end-use application segments in commercial vehicles, their usage pattern, replacement cycles, and expected growth in the end-use industry, coupled with Mega Trends such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, urbanization, changing safety and emission norms, new tax reforms, changing trends in the usage pattern, and the resultant effect on the demand of commercial vehicles across the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) range. The scope of the study includes commercial vehicle goods carriers (excluding 3W) and passenger carriers (excluding cars and vans) as defined by the Society of Indian Automobiles Manufacturers (SIAM). For goods carriers, the various end-use industry sectors that drive the demand for commercial vehicles include cement, Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants (POL), Steel, mining, construction material, agriculture, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Fast Moving Consumer Durables (FMCD), automobiles, import-export containers, and market load. For the passenger carrier segment, the various end-user applications include school, staff, tourist, intra-city, and intercity buses. Total Units in Operation (UIO) for all the above end-user applications have been estimated. Estimated growth in end-use applications, coupled with vehicle replacement patterns in each segment, is used to estimate the demand in each segment. Apart from end-use applications, the Indian commercial vehicle industry is also affected by a number of factors as follows which are used to further iterate the demand for commercial vehicles. One of the fastest growing GDPs in the world, leading to higher demand for goods and services Changing safety and emission regulations with the country moving to Bharat Stage-IV (Euro IV) norms in April 2017 affecting the purchase cost of vehicles Implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) in July 2017 which effectively makes the whole of India a single market with no state barriers or differential taxation Increasing restrictions on overloading, thereby, increasing the demand for higher GVW vehicles Mega Trends such as urbanization, which is increasing the demand for last-mile connectivity Key questions this study will answer are as follows Historic analysis of the commercial vehicles industry in India from FY2009 to FY2016 Key participants in the industry and their market shares for FY2016 and FY2017 Market shares of various participants in each segment categories of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) and Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles (MHCV) End-user demand drivers of commercial vehicles in India Estimated impact of each application segment in the demand for commercial vehicles Impact of Mega Trends and how it will impact the growth of commercial vehicles GVW-wise forecast of commercial vehicles, including goods carriers and passenger carriers till FY2022 Year-on-year forecast of all segment from FY2018 to FY2022 Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Vehicle-to-Everything Technologies for Connected Cars http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BA-01-00-00-00 Advancements in wireless communication technologies, sensor fusion, imaging technologies, Big Data, and analytics have created opportunities for automotive manufacturers to discover a wide range of solutions for multiple applications. Miniaturization of electronic components, advancements in navigation, and adoption of smart devices is expected to fuel advancements in the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications industry. Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication is be expected to be pivotal in the development of Internet of Things (IoT). Connected cars in the long term can be expected to interact not only among themselves, but also with the environment around, thereby leading to various forms of vehicular communication. Though government initiatives, evolving ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) applications, and technology advancements may drive opportunities, high initial investment and lack of suitable infrastructure are some of the key factors that hinder widespread adoption. This research service focuses on capturing applications of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and V2X. It also accesses communication technologies, which would be suitable for V2X communication based on cost analysis. Key questions addressed in the research service: What are the various applications of V2V and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)? What are the different types of communication technologies that can be adopted in V2X? What are the factors influencing adoption of V2X communication? What is the suitable communication technology for V2X communication? What is the application pipeline for V2X communication? Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Future of Amazon in the Automotive Industry, 2017 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K17B-01-00-00-00 Amazon has established itself as a global powerhouse in the online retail space. In some locations, it sells everything from books and electronics to even food. It has been able to continuously innovate in terms of its logistics, products offerings, and customer interaction experience. Sellers have been using Amazon to sell automotive products, including spare parts and accessories, and it is stepping up its game to take on established players who sell parts online. Amazon has also created a dedicated portal called Amazon Vehicles to educate customers about vehicles and provide relevant parts, accessories, and services. The next step in the evolution is to sell vehicles, but whether it will be new or used and whether it will be in North America or Europe is what industry players are watching. Digital retail is a growing trend, and brick-and-mortar businesses are increasing their online presence to meet customer demand. There will definitely be an increase in the number of automotive retail businesses both new and used car and an increase in competitiveness by offering more value to the customer through an online onslaught. Even though the path forward for Amazon in revolutionizing the automotive retail space, significant challenges exist. In markets where OEMs can sell directly to customers, they will be able to increase profit margins considering there are no middlemen, including Amazon. OEMs can independently develop, maintain, and innovate their online sales presence since selling on Amazon requires abiding by its rules. Supply chain and logistics complexities are reduced significantly because OEMs can manage this process entirely on their own. Amazon promotes its Fulfillment by Amazon tag, but this will be prove to be difficult for it to store inventory. Amazon will have to battle already-established new and used car businesses to create a name for itself in this space. It also has to be able to convince customers of the idea of buying cars online. The top 5 questions that this study will answer are: What business opportunities in the automotive industry is Amazon pursuing? What are the key advantages that Amazon has, and how it can leverage these to create a substantial impact in the automotive industry? What are the key trends in new and used car sales in select regions, and how could Amazon disrupt these markets? How will Amazon use its advanced artificial intelligence software and hardware devices to empower automotive OEMs and customers? How would Amazon penetrate other areas of the automotive industry, including in-car connectivity and autonomous technology, and compete with the established players? Wed, 9 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Tracking Driver Behavior, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Battery Management, and Lightweight Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-14-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE profiles advancements in tracking driver behavior, artificial intelligence, smart parking, personalized autonomous driving, vehicle cyber security, software for autonomous vehicles, road condition monitoring, recoding of vehicle-related data, and lightweight materials. The purpose of the Automotive and Transportation (A&T) Technology Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly A&T TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 8 noteworthy innovations, written by a qualified TechVision automotive engineer affiliated with SAE International (the Society of Automotive Engineers). The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Autonomous vehicles, biometric sensors, driver behavior, cyber security, video recording, smart parking, personalized driving, cameras, gyroscopic sensors, artificial intelligence Fri, 4 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Future of Big Data Analytics, Related Business Models, and Automotive Use Cases, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0E9-01-00-00-00 The automotive Big Data analytics ecosystem will be a confluence of several related sectors from sensor manufacturers, wearable's companies to telecommunications providers in addition to traditional ecosystem. This research provides an in-depth analysis of the Big Data analytics initiatives across the automotive digitalization pillars. OEMs and Tier Is will continue to invest in Big Data analytics companies during 2017 to 2020. Partnerships and collaboration are critical for data monetization. The future roadmap of digitalization in the automotive industry is expected to move rapidly from digital services to car-as-a-service to mobility-as-a-service , transforming the car into an element of a connected living solution by 2030. In the year 2016, digitalization underpins the transformation of business activities, process improvements, and the development of new competencies and business models across five key pillars within the automotive industry Connected Supply Chain, Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, Connected and Autonomous Cars, Digital Retailing, and Mobility as a Service (MaaS). The study analyzes the strategies, growth analysis, competitive landscape, business models, and future focus areas of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), technology companies, startups, and Tier I suppliers. Digitalization in the automotive industry will have a spiral effect on other industries. OEMs and Tier Is realized that digitization along with IoT, technology partnerships, software capabilities, and customized solutions will be the way forward for the global automotive industry from the year 2016 to 2025. OEMs digitalization strategy will rely heavily on data analytics and it must include vehicle digitalization, organization digitalization, customer focused strategies, and future mobility concepts in addition to targeting new business models. New investments from OEMs will be leveraged for innovations and transformations in 2017. Automotive OEMs and Tier Is will execute agile IT projects and leverage digital and BDA expertise from new startups. In addition to OEMs and Tier I suppliers initiatives, this study covers a detailed list of startups and technology companies across the five key pillars. Key Questions this Study will Answer: Why is Big Data important in the era of automotive digital transformation and where it can help in terms of features and services? What are the key markets for startups to venture into and what is the current revenue potential of those markets? What is the current level of involvement of key global OEMs and what are the available opportunities? Considering automotive digitalization, how much will the automotive industry spend from technology and software perspective? What are the revenue opportunities and business models in automotive digitalization and Big Data analytics? Thu, 3 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Strategic Transition from Products to Services in the Automotive Industry, Forecast to 2030 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC29-01-00-00-00 The global automotive product to service market will be driven by mobility, connected services, and value-added upgrades. New business model disruptions are expected and they will extend the automotive service revenue pool up to $ 1.3 trillion. 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 service models, namely, mobility-as-a-service, connected services, aftersales service, and autonomous vehicle services. The aim of this research service is to identify disruptive business models and offer strategies to different tiers in the automotive domain. It assesses the passenger car market up to 2030 and highlights key growth opportunities. Key questions that this study will answer: How will automotive business models evolve by 2030? What are the sustainability strategies adopted by OEMs and other market participants for the short to long terms? How will automotive mobility and shared models impact traditional car sales? What will be the key selling points for OEMs? From where should they expect the maximum revenue yield? What are the key market challenges and strategies for future sustainable models for OEMs? Wed, 2 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Key Automakers Autonomous, Connected, and Electrification Strategies, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K16B-01-00-00-00 The study discusses the scope of Research & Development in Autonomous, Connectivity, and Electrification (ACE) technologies that can be leveraged to transform the business for automotive manufacturers. As the automotive industry is facing narrowing margins, the need to look to other revenue streams and also keep the customer committed to the brand is paramount. This can be achieved by providing an enhanced experience across the life cycle of the customer's ownership. Moreover, manufacturers need to look beyond seeing themselves as mere product suppliers and start focusing on creating a new identity as providers of mobility services, which will open the door for lucrative new digital revenue streams. Automotive manufacturers are currently focusing on building fully connected and completely autonomous vehicles, as drivers expect next-generation digital technologies in their cars. As autonomous and connected technologies go hand-in-hand in building efficient self-driving cars, connected car technologies will create a drift in the automotive ecosystem to help automakers make a seamless shift from semi-autonomous driving to fully autonomous driving in the future. In order to match the market expectation, OEMs objective is to build cars that can change the form and function, as opposed to what is being offered now. Moreover, in the race to reduce the carbon footprint, OEMs are focusing on unique, customized strategies in building electric vehicles that help in achieving sustainability. Creating smart mobility solutions by conceptualizing the idea of sharing electric vehicles by optimizing cross-company collaboration is another area of focus for automakers to generate revenue. Hence, OEMs are in the process of building next-generation electric vehicles with autonomous driving capability, which will ultimately create a synergy between OEMs and transportation companies in developing a cost-effective business model that leads to a win-win partnership. Moreover, several OEMs are seen as partnering with companies to provide an on-demand network of cars, object recognition, and development of HAD maps. Automakers are keen on building their next-generation infotainment platforms by partnering with key players in this space. A significant portion of these R&D investments is spent on building cutting-edge technologies in ACE segments. Key European OEMs together account for the highest investment in R&D, followed by major Asian and American automakers. The decision of having an in-house R&D team and R&D outsourcing or partnership depends on the technology competence and innovation activity of an automaker. Maintaining a right balance between in-house development and outsourcing R&D functions will be a critical factor for gaining a competitive edge in the market. Tue, 1 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Emerging Global Marketplace for Intellectual Property (IP) http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7CD-01-00-00-00 Increased focus to maximize the return from investments in R&D is driving increased participation in the IP marketplace across the value chain. This research service provides an overview of the IP markets value chain and dynamics of the global IP marketplace. The study analyzes existing and emerging business models employed by market participants. The study also covers key issues concerning IP markets and recent developments in this space across the globe. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 2016 US HD Fleet Managers Voice on Advanced Truck Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1E8-01-00-00-00 The aim of the study is to measure and analyze the current levels of and the changes in familiarity, desirability, and willingness to pay for advanced truck technologies by US Class 6-8 fleet managers. The study focuses on actionable insights in terms of the purchase decisions of fleet managers, offers insights focusing on key demands, satisfaction, and willingness to pay with respect to new technologies such as powertrain, safety, and telematics. Total cost of ownership, downtime reduction, regulation compliance, driver shortage, and equipment utilization are emerging as the dominant factors influencing fleet managers desirability and willingness to pay for advanced truck technologies. Growing awareness, impending regulations, and the enhanced value proposition of technologies that offer multi-dimensional benefits such as data for analytics are expected to drive the market. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers of advanced technological solutions will need to highlight 'beyond-core' benefits to influence purchase decisions. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 TOP50 Key Markets for Connected Truck Services, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K156-01-00-00-00 This research service aims at analyzing the Global Connected Truck Market and identifying key countries of growth and opportunity for connectivity services. The Connected Truck Market is burgeoning into a mammoth industry with services and ecosystem players increasing year-on-year. The services are consolidating under the common platforms and increasing number of service providers offer Software-as-a-Service model resulting in a scalable service model that can stretch across national and regional borders. Autonomous and Driver Comfort services in the industry also center around an existing framework of connected services such as telematics and fleet management services. With the immense amount of activity in the industry, this research service provides an insight into the Global Market Readiness for connectivity services such as Fleet Telematics, Routing and Scheduling Software, Platooning Kits, Digital Freight Brokering, Video Safety, Driver Comfort and Convenience Services and Digital Payment and IoT Services. In all, 107 countries have been analysed and ranked for suitability using Frost Parameters. Furthermore, TOP 50 markets have been analyzed for the connectivity services for Market Readiness Vs. Acceptability. Growth opportunities have been clearly mapped with a call to action for stakeholders for improved decision making. Why Connected Truck Market? By 2020, more than 35 million of trucks globally will be connected. Nearly 40% of fleet managers feel connected trucks are a must have . With smart roads and smart cities, smart trucks will be a necessity. High value proposition for all ecosystem partners. Future trucks allow the user to easily pay for fuel, toll, parking, infotainment, and many more in real time. Key Questions this study will answer: What are the regions most conducive for Connected Services Globally? Which country is high on opportunity relative to exiting readiness? Which services to concentrate on for different countries for existing ecosystem participants? Where to seed new technology to test in live ecosystems? Which countries are most suitable for Mass Deployment? Which countries are most suitable to establish a Niche Segment? Which countries offer opportunity as Nascent Markets and Challenging Markets? Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:14:35 +0100 North American Class 1-8 Turbochargers Aftermarket, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1B0-01-00-00-00 This report covers Class 1-8 vehicles turbochargers aftermarket in terms of volume (in million units) and value ($ billion) across the United States and Canada. It discusses unit shipments, revenue average price, distribution channel share, and market share. The base year for the analysis is 2016 and the forecast period is 2017 to 2023. The North American turbochargers aftermarket is expected to show an increase in unit shipments in the coming years. Increase in Vehicles in Operation (VIO) coupled with rising average vehicle age will help in improve unit shipments during the forecast period. Legislations pertaining to emissions will be the major driver across segments. Overall unit shipments will experience an increase considering the fact that the market is expanding and the overall market is dominated by few major suppliers. In addition, due to increase in average price per unit, the revenues will experience a marginal growth. Key channel partners in the class 4-8 segment are the OES channel and the warehouse distributors. OES holds similar stronghold on class 1-3 segment as well due to the guarantees and buy-back programs associated with the OE dealerships. Class 4-8 segment s remanufactured parts will be the major contributor to the overall market. Class 1-3 new parts and Class 4-8 parts are expected to grow during the forecast period. Overall average unit price is expected to increase marginally during the forecast period across all the segments. The major players are Cummins, Inc., Honeywell International, and BorgWarner among others. Remanufactured turbochargers are expected to become the most sought after turbochargers in both the passenger cars as well as the commercial vehicles. This is due to the price sensitivity, competitive pricing, and streamlined processes ensured by the OEMs to attract fleets. As this is a mature market with increasing unit shipments, market shares are expected to remain almost unchanged unless there is a merger or acquisition during the forecast period. Key Questions This Study Will Answer Total Class 1-8 turbochargers units, by new and remanufactured, by Class Total Class 1-8 turbochargers revenue, by new and remanufactured, by Class Average Class 1-8 turbochargers pricing at manufacturer level, by new and remanufactured, by Class Total Class 1-8 turbochargers distribution channel analysis, by Class Total Class 1-8 turbochargers major participants market shares, by Class Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Latin America Used Car Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K185-01-00-00-00 The used car market in Latin America is expected to undergo significant changes over the next 5 7 years. Upcoming technologies and business models are likely to completely transform the way used cars are bought and sold. In 2016, 18.4 million units were sold. Unit sales are expected to reach 22.4 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 3.4%, although this market varies from one country in the region to another, depending on factors such as domestic economy, market informality, regulations on emission standards, as well as used car sales legislation and customer protection. The market is experiencing a number of transformative shifts influenced by economic disruptions that affect new car sales, new regulations to formalize the used car market, new channel distribution, and technology innovations. Research Scope This research study focuses on used car sales segmented as follows: Sales channels: Dealerships, individuals, online, and auction sales Vehicle age Powertrain: Gasoline, Diesel, Alternative fuels and Hybrids and Electric Vehicles Market share by OEM and by most sold models Ratio of new and used car sales Value proposition by market participants The market size for 2016 is provided for each segment and forecasted till 2022. It also features the market shares of leading competitors, which include Volkswagen, Fiat, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, GM, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, and Renault. The study highlights industry challenges and growth drivers and restraints for the period 2016 2022, and analyzes the market from an end-user and geographic perspective. The research covers selected Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru. The study also presents key market trends, growth opportunities, OEM strategies to compete with independent dealerships, new business models being implemented, and macroeconomic implications for the market. It offers an analysis of current and future market trends affecting the region, including: new sales channels, new powertrain options, financing strategies and CPO programs offered by OEMs and independent and franchised dealerships, as well as market disruptors and companies to watch in the future. Finally the study provides conclusions, growth opportunities, and strategic recommendations. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What are the key trends and factors determining the demand for used cars in Latin America? Could electric vehicles and hybrids become popular by 2022 as a mainstream alternative to gasoline vehicles? How are automotive manufacturers promoting their used car business? How is the convergence with online used car aggregators promoting the used car business? What are the key drivers and restraints within the used car market? What is the growth potential of the market? How will the demand for used cars shape up until 2022? Why Partner with Frost & Sullivan? Robust and proven research methodology resulting in high-quality findings: Frost & Sullivan has established relationships with leading participants in the automotive and intelligent mobility industries with which it performs primary research for its research services. Long experience researching and tracking automotive and mobility markets, generating reliable information. Frost & Sullivan has published studies year on year on this industry for 15+ years and employs analysts with previous experience in the industry, generating data you can trust. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 $345 billion Autonomous, Connectivity and Electrification (ACE) R&D Spend by key Automakers by 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297726094 $345 billion Autonomous, Connectivity and Electrification (ACE) R&D Spend by key Automakers by 2025 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Gamification in the Automotive Industry, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0E8-01-00-00-00 Gamification technologies help businesses to drive sales, improve return on investment (ROI), support employee interaction, and provide high customer satisfaction, and they are preferred across major industry verticals such as healthcare and automotive. The increasing penetration of smartphones, customized services, tech-savvy customers, the growing digitalization, and technology advancements compel the automotive industry to integrate gamification technologies. Wearables, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), biometrics, gesture recognition, graffiti walls, rotoscope technology, QR codes, holographic projection, cloud-based mobile, and Web applications are the key gamification technologies used across the automotive digitalization pillars of digital retailing, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS), connected and autonomous cars, industry4.0, and connected supply chain. The market will record a CAGR of 23.20%, from $1.8 billion to $14.5 billion (2016-2025). Telematics and connected services, eco games and the growing social network, and OEM and technology companies' collaborative solutions and converging technologies, such as the advent of AI, machine learning, and biometrics, are the key trends driving gamification in the automotive industry. The convergence of gamification technologies in automotive provides an exciting space for OEMs and tier 1 suppliers to pursue different forms of products and services. For example: Nissan's Nismo Watch and Bosch's Kuri digital assistant. Globally, NA and EU lead the way in terms of gamification across industry verticals. Gamification technologies are widely used for strategic maneuvering, social media engagements, training, marketing, and branding. Gamification deployment models include software-as-a-service (SaaS), custom software models (on-premise applications), and software and hardware-coupled deployment models (reward cards used in stores to redeem points). Business model adoption varies based on the application, platform, game mechanics, number of end users, components, and aesthetics. Pay Per View, Pay Per Click, subscription to access content, SaaS, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), long-term contracts, and fixed fees are some of the key business models. Scope: The aim of this study is to research and analyze the implications of gamification concepts and the influence of advanced technologies on the automotive industry. This study identifies how gamification technologies can be used across the key automotive digitalization pillars. Objectives: To provide an overview of the different types of gamification technologies, such as wearables, AR , VR, biometrics, and cloud-based applications. To offer a geographical analysis of the market across various industries To furnish a detailed analysis of the various gamification technologies used across the automotive digitalization pillars. To provide an in-depth analysis of the key automotive OEM, tier 1 supplier, and technology companies' gamification initiatives Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Analysis of Digitization's Impact on Farm Mechanization http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9A7-01-00-00-00 This study aims to research and analyse the new era of digital transformation in the farming industry and to assess the value proposition of these new technologies that address the expectations of farmers in transforming their business practices. Adoption of agricultural technology has become imperative for farmers, as they are facing tighter farm margins and declining commodity prices. The insights generated from the usage of technology in farming operations assist farmers in mitigating cost challenges and effectively improve production per acre. The inclusion of precision farming by adopting technologies such as Sensors, Drone Imagery, and Big Data analytics will have a positive impact on farming operations. Precision agriculture is slowly and steadily making inroads into developed countries, but is yet to make a mark in emerging economies. Variable rate technologies are one of the more commonly available technologies enabling better input optimisation. Frost & Sullivan s research shows that 85 90% of the new farm equipment sold in 2025 will have a precision agriculture component. Research Scope The market trends are analysed for a study period of 2016 to 2025, with the base year being 2016.Technologies covered in the study are Precision Agriculture, Big Data, IoT, and autonomous systems. Farm equipment including tractors, harvesters, and sprayers are covered under the product scope of the study. The growing trend of digitalization in farming and precision agriculture is the key focus area in this study. The precision agriculture ecosystem consists of tractor OEMs, seeds and fertilizer manufacturers, technology companies, and hardware and software companies. Companies mentioned in the competitive landscape of this study include John Deere, KUBOTA, Accenture, IBM, Intel, Videophone, Tech Mahindra, Mahindra & Mahindra, Trimble, Cisco, AT&T, CNH Industrial, and others. The geographic scope of the study is global, which includes: Europe (All 28 European countries), Russia, United States, Brazil, Mexico, Africa (Kenya, Nigeria, Algeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda), Asia-Pacific (India, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Australia). Key Questions This Study Will Answer What are the major trends in the adoption of digital transformation solutions and services in the farming sector? What are the upcoming technologies involved in the agriculture industries? What are the emerging business opportunities in the precision agriculture market? What are the major digital initiatives taken up by OEMs in the technology front? What are the drivers and restraints for digital technology adoption in the farming sector? What lies ahead for farm equipment manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers, and IoT service providers in the digital farming landscape? Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Driveline Systems Market in China, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD1D-01-00-00-00 As the Chinese government seeks to improve the air quality and make China the global hub for cutting-edge electric vehicle technologies, the government is promoting new energy vehicles (battery and plug-in hybrid vehicles) through regulations and subsidies. In order to avoid penalties and take advantage of the incentives, a growing number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are starting to look at driveline electrification as a solution. Moreover, there is a growing demand from consumers for technologies that offer superior performance, safety, and enhanced driving dynamics. Propelled by favorable government policies, increasing incentives, declining lifetime cost of ownership, and falling prices of batteries, the market for electrified driveline systems which comprises front wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% between 2016 and 2023. Towards the end of the decade global players are expected to offer superior electric vehicles at higher prices that cater to the individuals with higher disposable income. FWD is expected to continue to dominate the hybrid and electric vehicle driveline systems market and also, more OEMs are likely to offer FWD based eAWD solutions as this set up offers huge weight saving potential when compared to RWD-based eAWD. Interestingly, there is no preference among the OEMs to manufacture vehicles with RWD layout. This research service explores the future of the electrified driveline market as the industry migrates from traditional IC powered vehicles to an environmentally friendly electric and hybrid powered vehicles that offer superior driving dynamics. The objectives of the study are as follows: Provide a strategic overview of the Chinese hybrid and electric vehicle driveline market, including key technology trends, market drivers and restraints, and adoption goals Provide market direction of the driveline system in the passenger vehicle space by OEMs from 2016 to 2023 Provide growth trends across various segments Analyse competitive factors, product portfolio, and capabilities Develop an actionable set of recommendations Some of the key questions this report will try to answer are: 1. Which driveline layout is preferred by the various OEM groups manufacturing hybrid and electric passenger vehicles in China? 2. Is eAWD attractive in the electric and hybrid vehicle driveline systems market? 3. Which driveline solution is preferred in which segment of vehicles, and will it continue to remain popular by 2023? 4. Which layout type will see development over the medium and long terms? 5. Which OEMs and segments will drive the demand for eAWD in passenger cars? The study covers the Chinese electrified driveline market, with the base year being 2016 and forecast up to 2023. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Growth Opportunities and Implications of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate in North America http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCC1-01-00-00-00 The aim of this study is to analyze developments in the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) market for Commercial Vehicles in North America (US and Canada) and present an overview of market growth opportunities and implications. Major focus is on trends such as pricing, package, business case, and solution types in addition to the significance of value added services and telematics to the ELD market. Key market trends and dynamics have been discussed on topics such as certification, market potential, market opportunity, pricing and business case, compliance, and product trends. Also discussed is a brief introduction about the ELD market, a timeline comparison between Canada and US ELD mandate, Frost & Sullivan's perspective on self-certification, and a simple unbiased buyers' guide for ELD. The study highlights opportunities by fleets (small, medium, and large/enterprise) and also growth opportunity outlook through OEMs impact, market consolidation, and telematics integration. The breakdown analysis for solutions, services, and business cases have been discussed for 2016 and 2019, the full compliance phase. Market measurements have been analyzed for 2016 2023 (scenario analysis by installed base, ELD addressable market). Market share details and competitive profiling have been provided for key ELD vendors such as Omnitracs, Peoplenet, Zonar systems, Teletrac Navman, Geotab, KeepTruckin, Big Road (Fleet Complete), Rand McNally, J.J.Keller, Telogis (Verizon), Fleetmatics (Verizon), EROAD, VDO RoadLog, FleetUp, Gorrila Safety, and so on. Key challenges pertinent to self-certification requirements, data security, and AOBRD to ELD transition have also been discussed. The study will be relevant for owner-operator fleets, small fleets, medium fleets, and large/enterprise fleets, telematics suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, and other ecosystem vendors. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: 1. What is the current status of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) market in North America? What is in the future for the ELD market in the short, medium, and long terms? 2. What will be the potential market size from 2016 to 2023? What are the key ELD solutions? What are the key solutions to be launched in the near future? 3. Which are the major market participants? What is the level of involvement of OEMs and TSPs in ELD? What business model can be used in the future to benefit stakeholders? 4. How is the business environment (dynamics and impact) for ELD in North America? What is the significance and impact of self-certification and value-added integration? 5. What are the different trends in the ELD market? What are the challenges that need to be addressed? Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Electric Vehicles, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Safety systems, and Autonomous Vehicles http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D891-00-13-00-00 This issue of Automotive and Transportation TOE covers key developments in fleet driver safety, collision avoidance system, traffic management system, electric vehicle dynamic charging, V2X communication, and inventory management self-driving platform. The purpose of the Automotive and Transportation (A&T) Technology Opportunity Engine (TOE) is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly A&T TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 8 noteworthy innovations, written by a qualified TechVision automotive engineer affiliated with SAE International (the Society of Automotive Engineers). The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Fleet management, driver safety, collision avoidance, traffic management, vehicle to vehicle communication, V2V, vehicle to everything communication, V2X, autonomous vehicles, connected cars, inventory management, electric vehicles, dynamic charging Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 European Corporate Mobility Market, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC17-01-00-00-00 Corporate mobility is a relatively new term that defines a wide range of mobility services adopted specifically to cater to the mobility requirements of companies. Transport solutions for companies have traditionally comprised private cars for employees along with a few spare company vehicles and have essentially been about the total cost of ownership. However, with growing financial viability concerns in an increasingly competitive market environment along with a pressing need to reduce carbon footprint, corporates are seeking a shift of focus towards the total cost of usage and mobility. Whilst so far, leasing companies have primarily catered to transport solutions for organisations, a wide range of service providers such as rental companies, travel management companies, IT platforms, and OEMs are now offering new mobility services that shift the focus from ownership to usage to mobility. The study segments the corporate mobility market on the following lines: mobility spend, decision making structure, mobility policies, fleet management, acceptance of new mobility business models, and working patterns. The key markets under corporate mobility are carsharing, corporate carsharing, car rental, ridesharing, bikesharing, ride hailing, public transport, and integrated mobility. Under the private ownership model, fuel cards and payments cards were the main tools to improve fleet efficiency. On the other hand, under the usage and mobility model, mobility cards, mobility budget, and smart mobility are the strategic tools in enabling a behavioural change amongst employees. Flexible mobility, business travel, new corporate partnerships for travel and hospitality, business leisure, smartphone-based services, Internet aggregators, and real-time data analytics are expected to be the defining trends in the corporate mobility market. In-depth conversations with companies across five countries UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium have highlighted important considerations that lead to the adoption of corporate mobility services. The key areas are: reducing the need for travel, consensus on private ownership of cars, adoption of green vehicles, encouraging economical driving, and offering incentives. With the exception of France, all the countries offer significant opportunities in various aspects of corporate mobility services such as fleet and travel integration, integrated mobility, and mobility budget. Whilst France exhibits low interest in the adoption of such services, it has the highest experience in corporate mobility. The study comprehensively covers the key markets, drivers and restraints, strategic decision-making factors, growth dynamics, and market trends in various segments of the corporate mobility market, and identifies the to-go companies in each of the key markets. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Strategic Overview of the Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket in Europe, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDE-01-00-00-00 Commercial vehicles (CV) parc in the European market was estimated at 38.9 million in 2016 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.9% to reach 44.2 million by 2023. Eastern European countries, Germany, and the United Kingdom are expected to witness the highest growth in CV parc during the forecast period, which means greater aftermarket demand. The percentage share of 4 7 year-old vehicles in prime repair age is expected to grow from 17% in 2016 to 21% in 2025, triggering an increase in aftermarket demand. This will intensify the competition between independent aftermarket (IAM) and original equipment service (OES) channels for capturing a greater share of this market. This research service seeks to highlight opportunities in aftermarket expansion, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) optimization, eCommerce, telematics, and new logistics models that will support future industry growth. The study will also identify the OEMs that are better positioned to grow in the European CV aftermarket. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: What is the status of the CV parts aftermarket in Europe? What is the future for the CV parts aftermarket in the short, medium, and long terms? What is the size of the CV parts aftermarket in Europe in 2016? Where are the key growth opportunities? Who are the major part suppliers and parts distributors? What is the level of involvement of OEMs in the parts and service market? How is the competitive landscape changing in the CV parts aftermarket in Europe? Which are the countries in Europe that hold significant aftermarket potential? Wed, 5 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Future of Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D6EB-01-00-00-00 Increased population and pollution are largely contributing to energy crisis. In manufacturing and industrial power plants, a high amount of energy is wasted in the form of heat. Though some countries have restructured their electricity infrastructure with highly expensive processes, the electricity crisis still prevails. This energy and electricity crisis will be a threatening factor for social and economic growth. Energy harvesting is expected to play a major role in managing global energy demands and help in resolving related issues. Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting (TEH) technology comprising thermoelectric generators (TEGs) is a type of energy harvesting technology which is based on Seebeck effect. This aims to leverage thermal sources to generate electrical power and is intended for large-scale and small-scale applications. TEGs have the potential to impact many applications including: Automotive Collision avoidance, regenerative braking, powering auto components Industrial Gas pipelines, geothermal, smart grid cogeneration thermoelectric generators, solar thermal cogeneration Consumer electronics Thermal heat generation from electronic components such as smartphones Home and building automation Smart metering, security system, home entertainment Military and aerospace Military avionics, space telescope cameras, missile testing systems Healthcare Wearable and implantable brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) The technology and innovation report answers the following questions: 1. What is the current status of TEH market? 2. What are the factors that influence development and adoption? 3. What are the innovation hotspots and who are the key developers? 4. What are the patent and funding trends and how does it support development? 5. What are the applications enabled by TEH? 6. What is the market potential for TEH (forecast until 2025)? 7. What are the key needs that drive customer satisfaction? 8. Where do we see growth opportunities? 9. What are the key questions for planning strategic initiatives to drive adoption? Mon, 3 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Environmental Policies in India and Their Impact on the Automotive Industry, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD3A-01-00-00-00 This research service focuses on the various political and legislative measures that have been taken by the Indian Government to implement and adopt new green schemes and monitoring services. It provides an in-depth analysis of the various legislative measures taken by the current Union Government to impose new regulations and also the outcomes of adopting green technologies. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: What are the current political changes and the Union Government Committee? How is the central budget distributed within commercial, domestic, transport development, and rural development? How is the current government helping in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth? What is the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in driving the Indian Government to introduce environment policies? Which green schemes have been launched and which are their monitoring agencies? Who are the decision makers in the Union Government and what are the upcoming policies for nationwide and state wide implementation? What are the rural developments and which are their regulatory bodies? What is the current status of air pollution in India and what are its causes? What are the current and future legislations in India? How is the social media helping the government to spread awareness amongst the citizens and which are the few organizations that help in enhancing the air quality? Various policies such as the Smart City Project and urban transport and domestic policies are being implemented by the government to enhance the ambient air quality in urban and rural areas. The study identifies cities that have surpassed the air quality standards and also points out key legislative measures that have been adopted by the state government to impose regulations. By 2025, India targets 25% GDP growth along with the green policies that would help in enhancing the livelihood of its citizens. Social awareness campaigns have been supported by the government to implement these green policies in urban and rural areas. Key drivers of these policies are Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that help in educating citizens and adoption of policies nationwide. This growth is also expected to be propelled by favourable government policies, increasing incentives, and falling prices due to industrial growth. The base year of the study is 2016 and the forecast period is 2017 2025. Extensive analysis, which covers future market trends, is done in the study. The study concludes with a growth opportunity section that identifies the sectors that would benefit from the green policies that the Union Government is imposing. Public and private sectors will influence foreign investors to implement these projects in India; this could pave the way for new business models to come into India. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Silicon Photonics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7BB-01-00-00-00 The silicon photonics (SiP) is an emerging industry with a high level of collaboration between key stakeholders. SiP technology integrates complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), three-dimensional (3D) integration, and fiber optic communication technologies. The objective of the SiP technology is to leverage CMOS manufacturing capabilities to fabricate and manufacture photonic devices. The key to enable this is by using silicon as the medium. The innovations in SiP technology have evolved to address the needs of the data transmission market. High bandwidth requirement and high data rate for transmission are two key technical requirements that has driven the advancements in silicon photonics. Key factors that are decreasing the potential for silicon photonics are the inability of the manufacturing process to meet the cost performance demand. Constraints in development in this sector are mainly due to lack of standardized tools and specifications, testing schemes, integration, and packaging techniques. The industry participants are seeking technology development either through investment in research and development (R&D) or through acquisition strategies. Vertical integration is expected to drive the manufacturing and automation activities of large tier participants in the SiP industry. Major participants are expected to wield dominance across the SiP value chain through acquisitions. Optoelectronic product development is expected to be the major area to witness high level of research activities. Key questions answered in the report: 1. What is the current trend in silicon photonics? 2. What is the influence of mega trends? 3. What are the factors driving adoption and development? 4. What are the needs in the market that drive innovation? 5. What are the key R&D focus areas? 6. What is the patent and funding trend and how does it foster innovation? 7. Who are the key innovators? 8. Who are the key competitors and what is the intensity of competition? 9. What are key attractive markets for silicon photonics and where should we invest? 10. What is the impact of key innovations? 11. What is the road ahead for technology development? 12. What are the opportunities for growth? 13. What are the key questions for strategy planning? Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Strategic Analysis of Waymo's Future Autonomous Disruptive Capabilities for the Automotive Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1E7-01-00-00-00 Waymo, the autonomous technology company under the Alphabet conglomerate, is at the forefront of developing autonomous driving software for cars. Vehicles powered by Waymo's software help Alphabet complete its ecosystem of connected devices by serving as a data collection node when users are on the move. In a steadfast effort to enter the automotive industry, Alphabet Inc. has laid out a clear strategy targeting the connected and autonomous car spaces via Android OS for cars and Waymo, respectively. With Waymo completing more than 3 million miles of on-road driving and the introduction of the industry-first car without a steering wheel and pedals, it is expected to commercialize its technology ahead of competition. Innovation in the fields of autonomous technology and artificial intelligence is bound to transform the automotive ecosystem; Waymo s autonomous hardware and software are expected to catalyze this transformation, with cross-industry applications from shared mobility to logistics. The aim of this study is to understand the various application areas of Waymo s autonomous software, including shared mobility and logistics, and highlight the impact of Waymo's innovations on global automotive ecosystem. Key Questions this Study will Answer: What is the endgame of Alphabet Inc., and how does strengthening its portfolio of automotive products and services help achieve its goal? How important is Waymo's autonomous technology in strengthening Alphabet s automotive product portfolio, and what roles will companies in the Alphabet conglomerate play in supporting the development of Waymo? Why is on-road testing of autonomous cars important for Waymo, and how is it planning on increasing its test fleet? What parts of the automotive and transportation industries are Waymo expected to influence? What are various growth opportunities and strategic imperatives that Frost & Sullivan identifies for Waymo? Applications areas covered: Autonomous software licensing Autonomous hardware licensing Impact of Waymo on automotive retail Evolution of the global automotive ecosystem with and without Waymo Shared mobility Data as a service Logistics and last-mile delivery Public transportation Analysis covered in this study: Competitive landscape: autonomous technology testing/development Growth opportunities and strategic imperatives for success Waymo s milestones: who should take note and why? Benefit to the client: The study offers a complete Look into Waymo s recent activities and the most probable steps Waymo will consider for partnership, fleet, testing and application area expansion. It covers Waymo s ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared Mobility) vision and the impact of Waymo s autonomous technology across various spaces in the automotive value chain and across industries. Top companies that are working towards autonomous technology are highlighted, along with their partnership/acquisition efforts. Thus, this study would be of interest to various organizations ranging from automotive OEMs, suppliers, city municipalities, tech companies, dealerships, logistics companies, shared mobility firms, application developers, and public transportation providers. Countries/regions that would find this study useful: United States Europe: Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, Germany, France, United Kingdom China Singapore Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 European Category Management Report Automotive Filters Aftermarket, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCAF-01-00-00-00 This research service covers the replacement filters aftermarket for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in terms of volume (million units) and value ( million) across Europe. It discusses unit shipments, revenue forecasts, manufacturer level prices, distribution channel share, and market share. The base year for analysis is 2016 and the forecast period is up to 2023. Key Questions this Study will Answer What will be the unit shipment of the total replacement demand for different filter types, including air filters, oil filters, fuel filters, and cabin air filters? What will be the total replacement demand in revenue ( ) for different filter types, including air filters, oil filters, fuel filters, and cabin air filters? What is the price at the manufacturer level for the different types of filters under the scope of this study? How is this expected to change in the next 5-7 years? What is the distribution structure of the different filters under the scope of the study? Which channels are dominating the market and which is expected to gain/lose market share? What is the market share of major participants in the European replacement filters market for all filter types under the scope of this study? Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100