Automotive

Format: 2017-01-21
Format: 2017-01-21
December 28, 2016 | 56 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11289

Overview of the global marine outboard engines market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global marine outboard engines market to grow moderately during the forecast period, registering a CAGR of over 4%. The market for outboard engines is largely dependent on the sales of the power boats, where the procurement of a boat primarily depends on per capita penetration. With the strong revival of the US and European markets, there have been rapid innovations in boats, terms of versatility and usage and which can appeal to a variety of consumers based on their interests and budgets. Also, the rising popularity of boat shows is another major contributor to the global market. Wakeboard and ski boats, aluminum fishing boats, personal watercraft, fiberglass runabouts, and pontoon boats account for the majority of the powerboat sales, especially in the US market. Also, the growing trend towards recreational boating and increase in preference for personal watercrafts will further contribute to the growth of the marine outboard engines market by 2020.

Owing to the high costs of new boats, several young consumers are opting for pre-owned boats in the US. These powerboats have a lifespan of over 10-12 years and second owners usually go for an engine upgrade as per the new emissions standards or to increase the aesthetic appearance of their boats. Such advancements are likely to drive growth in the marine outboard engines market as more consumers will opt for replacement of engines. Also, many OEMs are coming up with advanced automotive technologies, such as two-stroke indirect fuel injection, four-stroke fuel injection, four-stroke throttle body fuel injection, and electronic control modules to augment fuel economy benefits to the consumers.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global marine outboard engines market is extremely competitive with a restricted number of


December 28, 2016 | 73 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11302

Global outlook of the automotive adaptive emergency brake lights market

Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global automotive adaptive emergency brake lights market to grow steadily during the forecast period and in terms of units, post a CAGR of more than 9% by 2021. This industry research report identifies the rise in adoption of electronic components by automotive manufacturers to differentiate their products to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this market in the coming years. Intense competition in the automotive industry is inducing companies to improve various parameters including safety, performance, stability, and comfort by replacing the conventional mechanical components with automotive electronics. The adaptive emergency brake lights systems have the option to be disabled or activated based on the preference of the consumer and will be one of the major components preferred by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to differentiate vehicle variants.

Driven by constant innovation and development in the systems' architecture and functionality, the coming years will witness a significant adoption of advanced brake lighting systems in commercial vehicles as well. The American auto component makers WABCO and ZF TRW have already developed and introduced a new technology for commercial vehicles known as evasive maneuver assist (EMA). Using radar-based collision avoidance technology, this system identifies obstacles in the front of the vehicle and unavoidable rear-end collisions and sends alert signals to the driver in the form of audio and


December 28, 2016 | 56 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11305

Overview of the global automotive sunroof market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global automotive sunroof market to grow at a CAGR of more than 11% during the forecast period. The increased demand for safety, comfort and aesthetic features has led to several technological advancements in vehicles like the installation of sunroofs. Sunroofs help the vehicle to have a better air circulation and provides the car with better illumination and brightness during the daytime, which subsequently increases the comfort level of passengers inside. At present, several manufacturers have started using smart glasses in vehicles, keeping in mind the security issues. Smart glass is lightweight, and increases the fuel efficiency of vehicles, offers more control on light and heat emission, reduces the use of heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit to maintain the inner temperature of the vehicle. OEMs such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW are increasingly using smart glass in the sunroofs of their vehicles, which will subsequently lead to positive development of the market over the next four years.

The growing production of customized sunroof tracks is a major trend gaining traction in the global automotive sunroof market. Manufacturers are introducing customized parts, which are designed and built using special machinery as per the customer requirements. For instance, Whitehall produces customized sunroofs that are 700 mm-1,000 mm lengthwise, 100 mm widthwise, and the height ranges between 20 mm and 500 mm. They manufacture products that are ISO 9001:2000 and TS 16949 certified and ship them based on customer requirements and location.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global


December 28, 2016 | 87 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11306

Overview of the global ethanol bus market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global ethanol bus market to grow at a CAGR of more than 10% between 2017 and 2021. Countries across the globe have come up with stringent emission norms to minimize global warming by reducing emissions. Governments are making efforts worldwide to minimize the negative effects of global warming and reduce GHG emissions. As greater number of countries are implementing emission standards, the use of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles like the ethanol bus is expected to increase during the forecast period. Hybrid powertrain systems are rapidly gaining momentum in several countries as they reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions. Hybrids have become the most viable alternative to emission-related issues where major OEMs have shifted their focus to the development of various hybrid vehicle models. With the rapidly growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles among consumers, the use of ethanol buses will subsequently increase during the forecast period.

At present, the market is witnessing a gradual industrial shift towards the use of second-generation ethanol. Second-generation ethanol is made from cellulosic feedstock and has better energy balance than the first-generation ethanol as the cellulosic feedstocks consume lesser fossil fuel energy in the production process. Cellulosic ethanol is likely to reduce GHGs by over 86% compared to its first-generation counterpart, which is likely to have reduced GHGs of up to 52%. With cellulosic ethanol


December 28, 2016 | 48 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11292

Overview of the global flex-fuel engine market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global flex-fuel engine market to grow at a CAGR of more than 3% between 2016 and 2020. End users are increasingly opting for vehicles that are more fuel-efficient. Such requirements have prompted several vendors to come up with the electrification of critical mechanical components to improve the performance of the engines of the vehicles. Flexible fuel vehicles are designed to run on gasoline or gasoline-ethanol blends of up to 85% ethanol (E85). The use of ethanol in flex-fuel engines as a fuel choice is playing a crucial role in curbing GHG emission. The key feature of flex-fuel vehicles is their capability to function with a mixture of fuels such as gasoline and ethanol. Some of the major factors leading to the growing penetration of flex-fuel engines are a rise in the number of flex-fuel stations, an increase in the volume of the number of flex-fuel vehicles by automakers, and the growing competition from other alternative fuel engines such as electric vehicles, biodiesels, and fuel cells.

One of the latest trends gaining traction in the market is the growing penetration of E85 vehicles in luxury brands such as Audi and Mercedes. Audi A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI Flex is the first Audi model car equipped with a flex-fuel engine, which can also operate on gasoline, ethanol, as well as both the fuels simultaneously. Similarly, Mercedes is also developing C180 model equipped with flex-fuel engines, which has a 1.6L turbo petrol engine and is likely to come up with 158 hp. The entry of such luxury brands as Mercedes-Benz and Audi in flex-fuel vehicles market will augment the overall growth of flex-fuel engine market during the forecast period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global flex-fuel engine market comprises several prominent vendors such as Ford, Volkswagen,


December 27, 2016 | 55 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11282

Overview of the global automotive differential market

Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global automotive differential market will grow steadily during the next four years and in terms of units, will post a CAGR of more than 6% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the rise in demand for SUVs and crossovers in several countries around the globe as one of the primary growth factors for the automobile differential market. The increased preference for comfortable rides over long distances and the availability of extra boot space has resulted in a significant rise in demand for crossovers and SUVs in the US. Additionally, the decreasing interest rates for car loans that enabled people to purchase expensive vehicles also led to the rise in sales of SUVs in the country. One of the major automotive companies Toyota, has already planned to shift its production to Mexico to meet the demand from Canada and the US and another major automaker General Motors has planned to launch more SUVs and crossovers in the US in the coming years. This increase in demand for luxury vehicles will increase the adoption of AWD systems for safer handling, in turn, driving the market’s growth prospects.

The rise in penetration of electronic limited slip differentials (eLSD) will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market in the coming years. The increased focus of automotive OEMs to replace the mechanical parts with compact electrical components for fuel-efficiency will result in the adoption of e-LSD in several mid-segment cars as well.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market consists of several well-established players and small-scale


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