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    The rise of the domain-controlled chassis
    Developments in the driving assistance and automation feature market over the last few years have driven demands for a new generation of automotive controllers that are able to process, analyze, and communicate increasingly large amounts of complex real-time data rapidly, efficiently, and flawlessly. A progressive electronification of vehicle systems, meanwhile, has led to the penetration of by-wire chassis systems equipped with electronic control units (ECUs) that process information fed fro...
    New braking system concepts for automated vehicles
    The development of electrohydraulic braking (EHB) systems, with motors used to pressurize hydraulic fluid, has allowed OEMs to accommodate increasingly powerful autonomous braking capabilities in new vehicles equipped with advanced driving assistance functionalities. Recent demands for higher levels of driving autonomy have necessitated that braking system suppliers incorporate new modifications to allow fail-operational braking performance at all times. We expect EHB systems to surge at a ph...
    Steering systems - From power steering to steer-by-wire
    The requirement to improve mileage ratings thanks to increasingly strict global fuel economy regulations led to the development of the first electric power steering (EPS) system that removed parasitic loads on the engine and instead used a motor integrated coaxially to the steering column to assist in the steering operation. Increasingly strict crash standards led to a progressive increase in vehicle weight that necessitated a larger motor, leading to the penetration of the rack-integrated motor...
    Semi-active shock absorbers - Improving vehicle dynamics
    The desire to balance road holding characteristics with ride comfort performance has led to the evolution of suspension shock absorber technology from passive dampers to active ones, eventually leading to the development of semi-active ones. The state-of-the-art semi-active dampers currently available in the market use a combination of electrical/electronic control to vary the damping response of the shock absorber in real-time, enhancing the vertical dynamics felt by the driver/passenger. Th...
    Automotive chip shortage: the new normal?
    As part of the 2022 New Year's Briefing, IHS Markit has compiled a presentation around analysis of its latest automotive semiconductor demand and capacity forecast.
    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.
    Brake calipers – Impacts from electrification and future trends
    The progressive shift toward increasing vehicle speeds over the last few decades has necessitated new service brakes. These need to be powerful enough to decelerate within short braking distances while also being compact enough to fit within the packaging volumes constrained by modern suspension and steering geometry configurations. The shift toward vehicle electrification meanwhile has necessitated new service brake designs that are lighter, more powerful, and more capable of reducing residu...
    Advanced brake technologies
    The progressive industry shift toward forced-induction engines and alternative powertrain concepts has necessitated new braking systems in vehicles that do not require engine vacuum for pedal force multiplication. Recent trends in vehicle autonomy are driving the requirement for braking systems that safely control the brakes with accuracy and with redundancy. Electrohydraulic braking systems—with their inherent advantages in weight, size, and performance—will likely progressively replace ...
    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 ...
    Automotive Show Report - IAA Mobility
    IAA Mobility 2021 took place in Munich, Germany, from September 7-12.
    Suspension technology report
    A vehicle's shock absorber technology can include everything from the type of shock absorber used, to the control, valve, and fluid type. While it is simple to understand the type of control a shock absorber uses, it is important to note the kind of tube architecture it uses and whether the valve is internal or external. This information, coupled with the type of suspension configuration that the shock absorber communicates with or complements, is used to gain a holistic picture of a vehicle's s...
    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.
    Power steering systems report
    Since its inception, the automotive industry has been a hub for technological, economic, and social innovation, not just altering the technology but the way people live. As might be expected, we are now in another such advancement of various components buoyed by trends such as electric mobility and autonomous driving. One such component is the steering system, although it seems like a simple component, it is quickly becoming part of a complex electrical architecture within the vehicle. While ...
    OEM chassis components strategy
    The year 2018 was considered by industry experts to be the heyday for the global automotive market, perceivably having reached record volumes, with certain mature regional markets even nearing a tipping point. This development left a strong, positive effect on the automotive components industry across the world. Suppliers reaped the benefits of higher demand from automakers with larger revenues and thus, were able to reach into their relatively deeper pockets to further the cause of automotive t...
    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.
    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. 
    Shock Absorber Technology
    An in-depth analysis of the current and future shock absorber technology trends around the world A vehicle's shock absorber technology can include everything from the type of shock absorber used, to the control, valve, and fluid type. While it is simple to understand the type of control a shock absorber uses, it is important to note the kind of tube architecture it uses and whether the valve is internal or external. This information, coupled with the type of suspension that the shock absorber...
    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.
    Brake Actuation Market and Technology Report
    Autonomous driving means driverless driving, where the “driver” does not exist, and the car drives itself. This requires a strong electrical or electronic architecture, leading to a need for majority components to be either fully or partially actuated through electronics. This is where electrohydraulic brake (EHB) actuation becomes an apt first step toward brake-by-wire, a technology needed for autonomous vehicles. It is relatively simple to adjust fundamentally electronics-based componen...
    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.
    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.
    Autonomous Impact on Suspension Systems
    “Less is more” is quickly becoming the mantra for the global automotive industry today, as technologies focus on developing wireless systems independent of driver control. While this future is still quite a way ahead, driver aids are gaining popularity. Autonomous driving is expected to be the answer to making the car more interactive by freeing up the driver’s hands. However, the road to reaching this goal is riddled with barriers. One such challenge is aligning chassis components to s...
    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.
    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.
    Volume OEM Chassis Strategy Report
    The volume segment makes up between 65-70% of the total automotive market today and this roughly translates to the automotive component demand as well. The chassis sector, particularly for mass market models (such as C-segment vehicles), has absorbed technological advancements slower than premium segments partly due to the high cost at which these advancements were made available initially. However, during the past decade, customer preferences have proven to be a strong force in pushing tech ...
    Global Parking Brake Market and Technology Report
    Despite parking brakes not being the most “intriguing” component for creative innovations, automakers and suppliers have been relatively active throughout the years to push for new solutions in this field. Early vehicle brakes, such as the ones used in the first Mercedes-Benz in 1901, used mechanical drum brakes that comprised steel cables wrapped around the drums of the rear wheels and were operated by a hand lever. Today, this system has developed into electrically-actuated disc brakes. Th...
    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.
    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.
    Premium OEM Chassis Strategy Report
    This report provides a fundamental understanding of the strategy premium OEMs follow in evolving their vehicle chassis, an in-depth demand outlook, an overview of the main market drivers and challenges—on both global and regional levels—and current and planned advances pertaining to caliper technology. What are the size and scope of the global premium OEM chassis market? What are the key drivers pushing change in the sector? What are the new technologies expected in the future? Wha...
    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.
    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.
    Power Steering Systems Market Report
    This report provides a basic understanding of power steering systems for cars, an in-depth demand outlook, and an overview of the main players and market drivers on global and regional levels. The report will answer the following questions:  What are the size and scope of the global power steering systems market? What are the key drivers within the sector? What are the incumbent and upcoming technologies in the market? What is the supplier-OEM landscape for the market? All...
    Caliper Market and Technology Advancement Report
    This report provides a fundamental understanding of brake calipers for cars, an in-depth demand outlook, an overview of the main players and market drivers—on a global and regional level—and current and planned advances pertaining to caliper technology. Questions the report will answer include: What are the size and scope of the global caliper market? What are key drivers pushing the sector? What are the new technologies expected in the future? What is the supplier-OEM landsca...
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