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    Technology overview of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles
    OEMs, suppliers, governments, and investors around the world are pouring effort, time, and money into accelerating the adoption of electrified vehicles in the automotive markets, in addition to making these new energy vehicles more efficient, more feature-packed, and safer than ever before. Automobiles have always represented freedom and convenience from the time they entered mass production and the century-long evolution of the supporting ecosystem has only made their adoption and usage more...
    Power electronics: Inverter technology and market overview
    The ability to improve the performance and driving range of an electric vehicle (EV) while bringing their cost down to the level of a conventionally powered vehicle is one of the main focus points for automakers around the world. As the proposed bans of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles come ever closer in several markets, the automotive industry is racing against time to achieve this goal. While several steps are being undertaken by automakers, the efficiency and performance of a tra...
    E-motors—OEM technology and integration strategies
    Over the next 10 years, the rapid pace of development in the alternative powertrain domain will flood the automotive industry with varying powertrain options. The market share for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will decline, replaced by alternative powertrain technologies. These technologies, which include mild-hybrid electric vehicles (MHEVs), full hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), and hydrogen fuel-cell elect...
    Thermal solutions – From proliferation to consolidation
    A word that is used a lot these days in most sectors of the global automotive industry is ‘consolidation’. Bringing together multiple components or making a single component multitask by performing the tasks of multiple parts is seen as a way of lowering power demand, reducing weight, shrinking the amount of space required for installation or integration, and improving the overall system efficiency. In this report, different aspects of the automotive thermal domain are discussed to see ho...
    Turbocharger market growth and ICE life-cycle impact
    Forced induction, which includes turbocharging and supercharging, was once largely seen only in the domain of high-performance, sophisticated engine configurations. Today, it is a key powertrain component technology for a wide range of vehicle applications and segments. In the past, the most vital design requirement that encouraged the use of forced induction in high-performance vehicles was to increase peak engine performance. Now that this technology has advanced in its integration, control...
    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.
    Legislation and incentives impacting plug-in EV uptake
    The purpose of this report is to provide a biannual summary of legislation and incentives driving the uptake of PEVs in major automotive markets of interest. This report complements the Legislation and Incentives Database and is organized as follows. An overview section containing high-level tables comparing the availability and effect of key stimuli across all countries A “deep-dive” section for each country, which summarizes legislation and incentives in the context of PEV s...
    Transmission oil cooling approaches in powertrains
    The automotive transmission is one of the most critical parts of any vehicle's drivetrain system. Transmission design has undergone many upgrades and design improvements over the decades since the first multi-speed manual transmission made an appearance. The modern transmission is now a very sophisticated piece of kit with intelligent control units, predictive and self-learning programming, multiple gears (8 to 9 speed are becoming common, with 10-speed transmissions now making an appearance)...
    Engine cooling technologies for emission reduction
    Increasingly more stringent emission and fuel efficiency regulations globally, changing consumer sensibilities, cost considerations, government policies, and so on have been driving the shift towards more eco-friendly and sustainable forms of propulsion technologies. While components such as engine cooling radiators have been in existence for years, they are now complemented by newer technologies that include cooled exhaust gas recirculation, intelligent engine cooling, and more radical innovati...
    New BEV market entrants
    The global automotive industry is witnessing a massive transformation on all fronts. The new technology areas—Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electrified (CASE)—are greatly changing the entire concept of the automobile. Among the CASE technologies, increasing air pollution levels and the necessity to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels for propulsion have prompted all stakeholders across the mobility value chain to adopt the electrified powertrain technologies. Strong regulatory tai...
    Low-voltage battery technology
    This report delves into the sphere of automotive low-voltage starter and auxiliary batteries, and we analyze the technical aspects and market dynamics of one of the most ubiquitous components in an automobile. Automakers and suppliers have already realized the benefit of going in favor of twin battery configurations, especially more so as they enable OEMs to adhere to extremely rigorous industry norms regarding emissions and sustainability that already are or coming into effect in the very near ...
    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 secrecy around Apple’s car venture, a lot remains unknown or unconfirmed about the project from the manufacturing location(s), potential partners, and projected volume. This research note ...
    Exhaust aftertreatment report
    An internal combustion engine (ICE) as a pure source of power would soon no longer be the choice of powertrain design. In the short to medium term, ICEs will venture into some form of hybrid and range extender platform for mainstream applications. Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) is currently the standard test cycle for the EU market and is directing emission legislation in critical markets, such as Greater China, Japan, and India. This new test procedure has an influ...
    Automotive Show Report - IAA Mobility
    IAA Mobility 2021 took place in Munich, Germany, from September 7-12.
    Thermal management of e-propulsion architecture
    The transition toward alternative propulsion technologies has been gaining momentum in several major automotive markets globally. Increasingly more stringent emission and fuel efficiency regulations globally, changing consumer sensibilities, cost considerations, and government policies have been driving the shift toward more eco-friendly and sustainable forms of propulsion technologies. The most recent discourse has centered around battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), which seem to be poised to ...
    HVAC in electric vehicles
    As demand for electric vehicles (EVs) gains traction in certain mature global markets, manufacturers are drawing up long-term strategic e-mobility road maps, moving beyond simply adapting the platforms and component architecture from existing vehicles for their electric products. Most legacy manufacturers are now investing significant resources for the development of ground-up battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and multi-energy platforms, as well as research into all types of battery, motor, an...
    Advanced internal combustion engine technologies
    Adoption of gasoline stop-start engines is expected to peak in 2022. However, from 2023 onward, a significant rise in adoption of hybrid propulsion systems is expected. Demand for inline-4-cylinder (L4) engines will have significant downsizing to inline-3-cylinder (L3) engines. A similar downsizing trend follows for V-8 to V-6, and V-6 to L4 engines. Global demand for fuel injectors in gasoline direct injection (GDI) and multiport fuel injection (MFI) + direct injection (DI) fuel systems is ...
    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.
    Driveline torque management - Sourcing and technology dynamics
    Reducing emissions and improving fuel economy have become the focus areas for automakers while developing driving solutions. Along with that, the modern drivetrains should also offer a comfortable and dynamic driving experience. Consequently, driveline systems are expected to house features that can enhance stability and safety as well as improve fuel efficiency. Driveline and drivetrain systems include components that transfer power from the transmission and deliver it to the drive wheels. T...
    Electrically driven coolant pumps
    Electrification of components like coolant pumps has been gaining traction as a design strategy to improve emissions and fuel efficiency. The rising volumes of electric vehicles (EVs) has been the other main driver for electric coolant pumps. When the transition of propulsion technology to full EVs is completed, electric main pumps should give way to multiple auxiliary pumps. All research in this report is based on the IHS Markit September 2020 Global Electric Water Pump Forecast, which covers ...
    Alternative fuels—CNG, LPG, and ethanol
    Increasing concerns regarding air pollution, climate change, and depleting oil resources are bringing alternative automotive fuels to the forefront. In the search for alternative sources of propulsion, researchers around the world have developed capable competencies in areas such as electrification, alternative fuels, hybridization, hydrogen, and nitrogen. Success in alternative fuels aims to hasten the move away from the conventional, hydrocarbon-powered internal combustion engine (ICE) technol...
    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.
    Powertrain Technologies for Hybridization and Range Extension
    Traditional internal combustion engines (ICEs) are expected to no longer be the norm in the short-to-medium term, as new-generation engines find ventures into some form of hybrid and range-extender platform for mainstream powertrains. The Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is currently the standard test cycle for the EU market and is directing emission legislation in critical markets such as mainland China, Japan, and India. This new test procedure has an influence on re...
    Engine Cooling Module Component Technology
    There has been a lot of conversation around the advent of alternative-propulsion systems and how the age of the internal combustion engine (ICE) is almost over. According to most industry experts, the transition from the ICE to electric propulsion will be gradual, as the roadblocks to mass application of alternative propulsion are tackled. Moreover, there will likely be a transition period between the two technologies, with significant volumes of full hybrids acting as a bridge. The ICE is ex...
    Thermal Management of EV batteries
    Demand for better driving range, vehicle performance, and faster charging has been the fundamental driver behind the research and development (R&D), which is being poured into the next-generation electric vehicle (EV) products. As sales in the more mature markets, such as Europe and mainland China, continue to gather steam and the interest in e-mobility grows even in nascent markets such as India, automakers are not treating alternative propulsion vehicles, such as battery-electric vehicles ...
    Lightweighting Opportunities in Electric Powertrain
    Although Lightweighting is not a new word in automaker's dictionary, it has gained increasing importance in recent years. The fact that lighter curb weight has dynamic and efficiency benefits has been around for decades, but only now it has come increasingly into focus. Lightweighting strategies are not limited to reducing the vehicle's weight, but they represent techniques to achieve an optimal balance between weight, performance, and cost. The customers of yesterday expected their vehicles ...
    Analysis of the Automotive High Voltage Battery Market
    Since the advent of electric vehicles (EV) in the mainstream automotive market, the ‘range’ of an EV has been the primary cause for speculation against the technology. OEMs are actively exploring options to improve the driving range of EVs to satiate consumer anxiety despite, as recent studies suggest, not needing it. With significant improvement in battery technologies in the past years, many OEMs are now offering EVs with a travel range of over 300 km on a single charge. Nevertheless, ...
    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. 
    IHS Markit Fall Auto Briefing 2020 - Autonomy, Electrification and Smart Cockpit drive new EE Architectures
    This report talks about the evolution of automotive electronics/electric architectures
    IHS Markit Fall Auto Briefing 2020 - Case study on growing automotive software complexity
    This report delves into how the vehicle is transforming from a mechanical device to software-driven electronics and where should automotive R&D focus for technology development
    IHS Markit Fall Auto Briefing 2020 - Connected Car - South America
    This presentation shows the South American outlook for connected car configurations and features, and the evolution of related technologies.
    IHS Markit Fall Auto Briefing 2020 - Digital transformation in the Connected Car
    This report deliberates on how the connected car market is expected to evolve post COVID and what are the opportunities in the 'new normal'
    IHS Markit Fall Auto Briefing 2020 - Introduction scenarios of higher levels of automation
    This report reviews the factors that influence the adoption of autonomy and ADAS features and the various strategies being pursued by OEMs
    Thermal Management: HVAC Modules and Controls - Market Dynamics
    Advancements in cabin thermal management design and related additional features have not only become central to passenger comfort and wellbeing, but also play a role in meeting fuel efficiency and emission targets. In most major automotive markets, regulations, which govern parameters, such as tailpipe emission and fuel efficiency, have been getting more stringent. It means that OEMs and suppliers alike are prioritizing efficiency optimization across every system that makes up the vehicle. IH...
    Automotive Fuel Systems
    Advanced fuel injection systems of today combine and control all functions, such as ignition, timing, cooling, and fuel delivery, by programming their operation for maximum power output at minimum fuel consumption. Modern injectors are major contributors to CO2 emission reduction and fuel savings and are produced in two types—conventional solenoid and piezo injectors. Two types of fuel injection systems are popular among gasoline engines—DI and MFI. The MFI + DI system is expected to also se...
    Mild Hybridization & 48V
    Automakers are exploring every possible way to improve fuel efficiency and reduce vehicle emission levels. The 48V mild-hybrid system has become an important technology, at least in the short-to-medium term, before automakers move toward pure electric propulsion. The relative simplicity of adopting 48V systems within existing vehicle designs and a low integration cost make the technology attractive for manufacturers. To take full advantage of the increased opportunity of 48V, engineers will have...
    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.
    The Automotive Turbochargers Report
    Turbocharging, once largely the domain of high-performance, sophisticated engine configurations, is now a key powertrain component technology for a wide range of vehicle applications and segments. In the past, the major design requirement encouraging the use of forced induction in performance vehicles was to increase peak engine performance in terms of horsepower (hp). Now that the technology has advanced in its integration, control strategy, and cost parameters to give value-for-money fuel effi...
    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.
    Advanced transmission & driveline technologies
    There has been tremendous development in the field of automotive transmissions over the past two decades, some of which include an increased speed number, expanded ratio spread, and improved efficiency and actuation quality. Electrification of automotive transmissions is the current strategy among various suppliers as a response to stringent legislation on emissions and fuel economy. Conventional automotive transmissions for internal combustion engines are generally classified into MT, AMT, AT, ...
    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.
    Manufacturing footprint of Thermal components
    Over the decades, the automotive industry has grown massively in terms of scale and reach, becoming a pan global industry. The industry has become a vital part of most global economies and societies—contributing substantial revenue, providing large-scale direct and indirect employment, while also providing business to downstream and upstream enterprises that support the industry. For the industry to function at optimum levels while remaining profitable, the supporting supply chain must func...
    Exhaust Sensor Report - 2019
    The market for exhaust sensors will grow as a result of increasingly stringent emissions regulations and tough market forces that dictate cleaner vehicles under all operation conditions, along with tougher tests to make sure the newly certified vehicles adhere to standards under real driving conditions. As OEMs develop more advanced aftertreatment, sensors are needed as part of the operational feedback loop and to monitor these functions as part of on-board diagnostics strategies. As a result...
    Electric A/C compressor report
    Effective cabin thermal management is an integral part of passenger comfort and well-being in today’s competitive global automotive market. Automotive air conditioning has become part of the standard equipment list, even in the more value sensitive regional markets. The adoption has been driven by both the rationalization in the cost structure of the system components and evolving consumer expectations. The extreme and divergent weather conditions being observed around the world in recent y...
    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.
    Hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles and the refueling infrastructure market
    This report provides a comprehensive overview and outlook for FCEVs and the supporting refueling infrastructure market. It also explores positioning and growth opportunities for this niche alternative propulsion technology by providing in-depth analysis on key topics including: FCEV production forecast barriers to market adoption and opportunities component analysis the global hydrogen markets hydrogen refueling infrastructure forecast key players in the FCEV market BEV: ...
    Fall Automotive Client Briefing - Detroit - Presentations
    These presentations were given at the 2019 IHS Markit Fall Automotive Client Briefing in Detroit, Michigan.
    Automotive Show Report - Frankfurt
    The 2019 International Motor Show (IAA) took place at Frankfurt Am Main from 10–22 September 2019.
    Heat Recovery Systems in Full HEVs and BEVs
    This report provides an understanding of the heat recovery component technology and market trends for light vehicle full hybrid electric vehicles (full HEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), an in-depth demand outlook, and an overview of the leading players and market drivers—on both global and regional levels. This report will answer the following questions. What are the size and scope of the global full HEV and BEV heat recovery component market? What are the key drivers push...
    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.
    The Automotive Valvetrain Report
    With increasing vehicle volumes, governments are implementing stringent emission regulations across continents. Automakers are increasingly focusing on developing new technologies or improving existing technologies under the hood to not only reduce emissions but improve vehicle performance. The combustion engine has enough room for improvement—automakers are focusing on optimizing the gas exchange in the combustion chamber, which is expected to play a crucial role in complying with emission re...
    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.
    Onboard battery heating in Full Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (EVs)
    This report provides an understanding of the battery heating system component technology and market trends for light vehicle full hybrids and EVs, an in-depth demand outlook, and an overview of the main players and market drivers—on both global and regional levels. What are the size and scope of the global EV battery heating component market? What are the key drivers pushing the sector? What is the regional outlook for the sector? What are the challenges faced by the EV battery heati...
    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.
    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.
    Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Report
    Wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging has the potential to be integrated as either a supplement or replacement to plug-in EV charging. The EV market is expected to continue growing in the foreseeable future, creating a market for wireless charging. Wireless charging has a different use case than that of its plug-in equivalents. The following SWOT analysis highlights some of the key differences and considerations. Strengths Convenience Reliability (less fatigue, dirt ingress...
    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.
    Low/Zero Emission Zones Report
    A low-emission zone (LEZ) is a geographic area where access restrictions apply to certain polluting vehicles. LEZs primarily aim to control and improve the area's air quality, which means entry for vehicles with higher-than-permissible emissions levels is restricted or banned. In some LEZs, higher-polluting vehicles are allowed to enter after paying a fixed toll. Certain cities are working toward creating ultra-low emission zones (ULEZs) and zero-emission zones (ZEZs). Within these areas, onl...
    Heated Steering Wheel fitment in OE light vehicles is growing significantly
    This report provides an understanding of the heated steering wheel (HSW) technology and market trends for light vehicles, an in-depth demand outlook, and an overview of the main players and market drivers – on both global and regional levels. What are the size and scope of the global HSW market? What are the key drivers pushing the sector? What is the regional outlook for the sector? What are the challenges faced by the heated steering wheel sector? What is the business outlook for...
    Powertrain Systems - Engine Contribution to Lightweighting
    The powertrain system in a vehicle basically comprises the engine and transmission systems. The engine system is responsible for generating power and torque through the combustion of fuel while the transmission system uses the power/torque of the engine to move the vehicle at different desired speeds through a combination of gear and shafts. The powertrain system can weigh up to 20% of the entire vehicle weight on average. Within this system, the engine itself contributes anywhere between 10% an...
    Report on Active Grille Shutter Sector
    This report provides an understanding of the active grille shutter technology and market trends for light vehicles, an in-depth demand outlook, and an overview of the main players and market drivers – on both global and regional levels. What are the size and scope of the global active grille shutter market? What are the key drivers pushing the sector? What is the regional outlook for the sector? What are the challenges faced by the active grille shutter sector? What is the business...
    Automotive A/C compressor technology overview and market analysis
    This report provides an understanding of the A/C compressor technology and market trends for light vehicles, an in-depth demand outlook, and an overview of the main players and market drivers—on both global and regional levels. Questions the report will answer include What are the size and scope of the global A/C compressor market? What are the key drivers pushing the sector? What are the challenges faced by the A/C compressor sector? What is the business outlook for the A/C com...
    Mobility as a Service
    The shared use of vehicles has been available for decades, but ubiquitous connectivity has carried these business models into the 21st century under the label of mobility services. Perceived in the past as expensive or inconvenient, smartphones and cloud platforms now enable flexible, alternative use of cars as a product and are establishing mobility as a service and transforming personal mobility and the automotive, transportation, and technology industries. This report will analyze the curr...
    Characteristics of OE Demand / Supply of Light Vehicle Engine Oil Filters and the Role of Modules
    An oil filter is a component designed to remove contaminants from lubricating oil, transmission oil, hydraulic oil, and engine oil. The characteristics of OE demand/supply of light vehicle engine oil filters and the role of modules report focuses on engine oil filters (EOFs) equipped in light vehicles. Found only in vehicles with an internal combustion engine (ICE), the engine oil filter collects all sludge and dirt from the oil before it enters the engine, facilitating the engine to run smoothl...
    Thermal Systems in Light Vehicle Seats and Surfaces
    This report provides a basic understanding of thermal systems in car seats and surfaces, an in-depth demand outlook, and an overview of the main players and market drivers, on both a global and regional level. What is the size and scope of the global thermal systems markets, in particular for car seats, and what is the potential for other surfaces? What are the key drivers pushing the sector? What are the prevailing component/system technologies? What is the supplier-OEM landscape for ...
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