Automotive

Format: 2017-02-22
Format: 2017-02-22
January 02, 2017 | 82 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11326

Overview of the global automotive external airbags market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global automotive external airbags market to grow steadily at a CAGR of above 10% by 2021. One of the key factors for the growth of this market is the increase in pedestrian deaths due to distracted driving. The primary reason for distraction is the high usage of cell phones while traveling. The overall traffic fatalities can directly or indirectly be attributed to the use of cell phones while traveling on the road. According to this market study, texting while driving is six times more likely to cause an accident than drunk driving. The exponentially rising number of pedestrian deaths due to distracted driving will propel the growth of the automotive external bag market during the forecast period. 

Integration of pedestrian protection system (PPS) with other in-vehicle systems is one of the rising trends in the industry. Current collision avoidance systems using forward-looking sensors are extremely ineffective in poor weather conditions. To complement, the demand for better and more efficient systems vendors introduced laser headlights. Laser headlights are of a much higher lumen capacity and have a longer range even under poor weather conditions. The use of multiple laser diodes also helps to concentrate the beam in a narrow point (at the phosphorous element), to generate maximum utility from the power consumed. It is expected that laser headlights could come equipped with auxiliary inputs for the current advanced collision warning, excellent collision braking, adaptive cruise control, and advanced driver assistance systems in the next few years.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Currently the market in growing due to the increase in awareness of passenger safety among OEMs. The key focus areas for manufacturers will be cost and product differentiation in


Overview of the global electric vehicle battery thermal management system market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global electric vehicle battery thermal management system market to grow tremendously over the forecast period, registering a CAGR of close to 38%. The EV powertrain has currently found applications in normal internal combustion engine vehicles such as 48V system, start-stop/micro hybrid system, and regenerative braking system. This has significantly surged the workload on batteries, subsequently increasing the demand for a BTMS solution that allows a wider operating temperature range, improves the lifespan of the battery, and increases the range of EVs. Also, various suppliers and OEMs are integrating power electronics components into the same TMS module such as belt starter generator, electric drive, and inverter-converter modules. Therefore, the integration and sharing of a common TMS for battery and other electric drive components such as motor and power inverters is gaining prominence. This will not only make the BTMS pack more compact and cheap but will also minimize the overall weight of the electric drivetrain.

The launch of high-density batteries and fast chargers in the EV market have augmented the heat generation in battery packs. Such high-density batteries occupy less space and have a minimal surface area, which reduces the dissipation of heat. Subsequently, the heat is quickly generated in cells and higher amounts. PCM and gas injection heat pump (GIHP) system are the latest trends gaining traction in the market. The PCM is used to limit overheating, while the GIHP increases the battery temperature to permissible levels in cold weather conditions.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is highly fragmented with the presence of a few key vendors like LG Chem, Bosch, Valeo


December 29, 2016 | 74 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11299

Overview of the global motorcycle e-call market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the motorcycle e-Call market to grow exponentially at a CAGR of around 212% by 2021.The key driver responsible for this growth is the rising number of motorcycle collisions causing fatalities over the past few years. The lack of protection for the rider and the vehicle is one of the primary reasons for such high fatality conversion rates. In addition to normal crashes, improper lane changing also results in severe injuries or fatalities to motorcyclists. Improper lane changes can be life threatening for motorcyclists as the driver in the other vehicle may not respond favorably to the unsafe and unindicated lane change attempts by the motorcyclists. In such a scenario, the e-Call system reduces the service response time thereby reducing the risk of conversion of accidents into fatalities.    

One of the latest trends gaining traction in this market is the development of development of intelligent e-Call systems.  The demand for a better and efficient e-Call system is compelling the major players in the market to develop intelligent e-Call systems. Companies in the e-Call market are trying to build a system that does not depend on the user's smartphone for communicating an emergency signal to the call centre. Instead, the embedded mobile connection module and location detection triggers the rescue chain during an emergency.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

At present, the motorcycle e-Call market is at a nascent stage and is expected to gain traction from 2017. As the motorcycle e-Call market is comparatively new, there are only a few vendors competing for this space. The growing number of suppliers in the passenger cars segment will be crucial as they will extend their product for the motorcycle segment. This will spur the competition among the existing players during the


December 29, 2016 | 70 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR11323

Overview of the global sports utility vehicle (SUV) market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global sports utility vehicle (SUV) market to grow at a CAGR of more than 19% during the forecast period. At present, the SUV market is witnessing high volume sales of small and crossover SUVs owing to their affordability and low cost of ownership. In the recent years, the automotive industry has observed the launch of diverse segments of SUVs including entry level SUV, 4×2 SUVs, 4×4 SUVs, medium-sized SUVs, premium medium-sized SUVs, and luxury full-sized SUVs. Several automakers are also introducing new lines of utility vehicles such as multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) and cross-utility vehicles (CUVs), which has led to an overall increase of the client base of the global SUV market. With the shift in the consumer requirements for an off-roader is further fueling the growth of SUVs in the global automotive market.

One of the latest trends gaining traction in the market is the increasing demand for small and compact SUVs in emerging markets. The leading automakers are focusing on developing entry-level, small size and medium-sized SUVs to extend their customer base and increase their product portfolio. They are launching new vehicle concepts, such as crossover SUVs, which has an SUV-like stance but ride like a sedan. The rapid development and production of small and compact SUVs will be a key factor in fueling the growth of SUV market in the coming years owing to their massive sales.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global SUV market comprises several global as well as regional automakers. The competitive environment in this market is very high due to the presence of extensive SUV portfolios of players. APAC is the fastest-growing region in the SUV market and holds high growth


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 | 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


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