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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Changing dynamics of automotive interiors
    Rising traffic in metros and cities was already forcing people to spend more hours commuting before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020. The pandemic forced people to stay at home to protect themselves from the virus; however, the pre-COVID-19 normalcy will likely return as the intensity of the pandem...
    Passive safety systems in the era of automated driving
    According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 1.3 million people die, and 20–50 million people suffer nonfatal injuries every year, because of road traffic accidents globally. Passive safety systems, mainly airbags and seat belts, have played a vital role in reducing the impact of these...
    Automotive Show Report - CES 2022
    CES 2022 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States from January 5-7, with around 400,000 visitors, 744 exhibitors, and 936 speakers.
    19-Jan-2022 Report
    Why sunroof demand is going through the roof
    The idea of offering sunroofs in vehicles emerged around the same time automakers started equipping their vehicles with proper roofs and doors. A sliding panel to open a part of the roof system was a way to reconnect with the open sky like in the good old days, as the modern vehicle made occupants f...
    Imagining the ‘Apple Car’
    While Apple is yet to confirm or deny exploring vehicle development under the codename Project Titan, also referred as Chromium, a vast array of automotive stakeholders and commentators have been inquisitive of what may materialize from the so-called ‘Apple Car.’ Due to the sec...
    27-Oct-2021 Report
    Automotive Show Report - IAA Mobility
    IAA Mobility 2021 took place in Munich, Germany, from September 7-12.
    16-Sep-2021 Report
    Global interiors market
    As vehicles become the third living space after home and office, the quality of their interior has emerged as one of the key factors for consumers when deciding on a new vehicle. Automakers are responding to this trend by intensifying their efforts to deliver greater in-vehicle experience. As a r...
    Technologies driving seat comfort
    What originated as a stationary, spring, and padding-covered component—designed with the intent only to provide a surface for occupants to sit—has evolved into a comfort statement in modern vehicles. Car seats have undergone significant innovations over time, especially considering that the stan...
    Automotive Show Report - Shanghai
    The Auto Shanghai 2021 was the 19th International Automobile Industry Exhibition and took place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center Shanghai in China from 19-28 April 2021.
    24-May-2021 Report
    Passive safety technologies
    Automakers equip modern vehicles with a variety of safety systems that can be broadly divided into two groups: active or passive. While active safety systems assist a vehicle in preventing accidents, passive safety systems protect occupants of the vehicle and other road users in the event of an avoi...
    Automotive interior trims
    The history of automotive interior trims can be traced back to the days of horse-drawn carriages, when wooden boards were installed in front of the coachmen to protect them from debris thrown up by horses. These wooden boards have evolved into the instrument panels of today. These panels contribute ...
    Automotive Show Report - CES 2021
    This report highlights high-level themes represented at the show and summarizes announcement details by company with key insights for how the technologies presented impact automotive and technology strategies and industries.
    22-Jan-2021 Report
    Seating Materials Report
    Automotive fabrics (fabrics) have advanced significantly over time; once used primarily due to their durability, fabrics now contribute substantially toward enhancing cabin aesthetics. Similarly, once considered the epitome of in-cabin luxury and accessible to only a handful of affluent car buyers, ...
    Automotive Show Report - Beijing 2020
    The focus of the 2020 Beijing Motor Show were intelligent cars and alternative drive systems. All renowned automotive manufacturers and suppliers as well as numerous startups participated in the 2020 show. 
    28-Oct-2020 Report
    Impact of autonomous vehicles on automotive interiors
    Autonomous vehicles (AVs) utilize fully automated driving systems to operate independently without human intervention. These vehicles interact with the dynamic environment and respond to external stimuli in real time to navigate. Autonomous technologies available today require some form of human ...
    Global Door Trim Panel Report
    Door trim panels refer to the lightweight structure on the inside of a vehicle’s door. While they primarily act as an interface between the occupant and the inner workings of the door, they play a significant role in the evolving car interiors. Door trim panels contribute toward occupant protectio...
    Spring Automotive Client Briefing - Europe - Presentations
    These presentations were given at the 2020 IHS Markit Spring Automotive Client Briefing - Europe (webinar) on  EV Charging Infrastructure and Connected Car.
    24-Mar-2020 Report
    Instrument Panel Report and Forecast
    Instrument panels (IP), commonly known as dashboards, were initially mounted on horse-drawn carriages. With a primary aim of protecting the coachman or driver from debris thrown up by horse’s hooves. These dashboards, as the name suggests, were plain wooden boards. While the primary function of th...
    Automotive Show Report - CES 2020
    This report highlights high-level themes represented at the show and summarizes announcement details by company with key insights for how the technologies presented impact automotive and technology strategies and industries.
    20-Jan-2020 Report
    Automotive Show Report - Los Angeles
    The Los Angeles (LA) Auto Show is an annual car show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in late November or early December.
    03-Dec-2019 Report
    Automotive Show Report - Tokyo
    The theme of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show was “Open Future” focusing on cutting edge futuristic technologies including future mobility, flying cars, next-generation personalized mobility, autonomous driving, connected vehicles, and new energy-based vehicles.
    06-Nov-2019 Report
    Autonomous driving implications on seats
    The yesteryears of the automotive component industry were governed by limited functionality and design. With minimal or no technology penetration, component development was majorly driven by the mechanical outlook that gradually paved the way for technology inroads. For instance, seating systems, wh...
    Fall Automotive Client Briefing - Detroit - Presentations
    These presentations were given at the 2019 IHS Markit Fall Automotive Client Briefing in Detroit, Michigan.
    24-Sep-2019 Report
    Automotive Show Report - Frankfurt
    The 2019 International Motor Show (IAA) took place at Frankfurt Am Main from 10–22 September 2019.
    20-Sep-2019 Report
    Autonomous driving implications on Instrument Panel
    The manufacturing sector globally is on the cusp of another ‘disruption’ driven primarily by technology. The automotive industry, being no different, has been at the receiving end of the technology penetration and we are already witnessing new inroads leading to the vehicles of tomorrow. Within ...
    Automotive Show Report - New York
    The 2019 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) took place at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, the US from 19–28 April 2019.
    01-May-2019 Report
    Automotive Show Report - Geneva
    The 2019 Geneva show was majorly focused around future trends for the automotive industry and conceptual technologies—electrification of vehicles and connected mobility, driverless vehicles, packages of digital services, and transportation services.
    19-Mar-2019 Report
    The Global Seat Assembly Report and Forecast
    The automotive industry has been on a progressive voyage since its inception, adapting to the various shifts in process and technology over time. From the early coachbuilding days to when Ford introduced the assembly line practice in the early 1900s for series production, the “automobile” has un...
    Automotive Show Report - NAIAS
    The 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) took place at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, United States from 12-27 January 2019.
    23-Jan-2019 Report
    Automotive Show Report - CES
    The annual CES continues to host the world’s automotive innovators to highlight the most cutting-edge technologies the industry can offer.
    14-Jan-2019 Report
    Automotive Show Report - Los Angeles
    The Los Angeles (LA) Auto Show is an annual car show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in late November or early December.
    07-Dec-2018 Report
    Seat Value Chain Mapping
    When it comes to manufacturing, the automotive industry is one of the prime examples of a sophisticated production network simplified to perform complex tasks to build quality products for consumers. As one of the early adopters of innovative production processes, such as the acclaimed “assembly l...
    Leather in Automotive Interiors
    Once considered to be the epitome of in-cabin luxury and accessible to only a handful of affluent car buyers, leather has come a long way as an upholstery material of choice in today’s automotive interiors. Owing to commercialization and advancement in the leather-making process, the global footpr...
    27-Jan-2017 Report
    The Seating Systems Report
    The Seat Adjuster Forecast describes the tier-1 supplier of the seat adjuster for longitudinal (backwards-forwards) adjustment of the front and rear seats (if applicable), split into manual and power adjusters. The installation volume reflects the number of adjuster sets per seat position (e.g., o...
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