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    The case for OEM-made operating systems in the age of software-driven vehicles
    By combining vehicle domains with the cloud and internet of things (IoT), future software architecture will have a common hardware layer at the vehicle level, a common middleware layer in the software level, and an operating system that will add different features in a scalable way. To sustain futur...
    Chip supply constraints will likely persist until third quarter 2021
    The semiconductor shortage crisis has hit the automotive industry at a time when the sector started to experience a moderate recovery in production levels following a pandemic-inflicted slowdown. The ramp up in demand of chips from the automotive industry started when the supply lines were already s...
    Heat pump demand to be driven by the global shift towards e-mobility
    In conventional vehicles driven by internal combustion engines (ICEs), automotive OEMs could incorporate a myriad of comfort and convenience features. However, with the advent of electrified vehicles and an age where efficiency is quickly becoming an important criterion for carmakers across the glob...
    Automotive electrification to drive demand for water-cooled charge air coolers
    The world we live in today has a significantly heightened awareness of the problems posed by and the far-reaching repercussions of climate change, compared to even the turn of the century. As a result, higher levels of efficiency and optimization are demanded in every sector, and one industry where ...
    External transmission oil coolers to remain in demand despite rising electrification
    The power output of automobiles covers a broad spectrum, but the power and torque outputs of the engine do not matter if it cannot be transmitted to the wheels efficiently and with minimal losses. This is where a well-engineered transmission unit comes into effect. As with the case of other componen...
    Electrically driven water pump market poised for robust growth
    An internal combustion (IC) engine generates a significant amount of heat during its operation. This excess heat needs to be dissipated or removed to keep the vehicle’s components at their optimum operating temperature, so as to maximize overall efficiency. Since the introduction of the water-cool...
    Heat recovery system fitment to be driven by D-segment vehicles in the medium-term
    Automotive OEMs need to make more effort to improve the overall efficiency of their model range, and this fact is more emphatic in the case of electric vehicles because of their limited driving range. Automobiles have always had the necessity to dissipate excess heat, and the A/C heater core was one...
    Increased electrification to drive demand for newer types of A/C condensers
    Comfort almost always ranks quite high in the list of criteria for customers looking to purchase a new vehicle, and carmakers have always invested significant time, effort, and money in making sure their vehicles’ A/C or climate control systems function as best as possible. In addition to heating ...
    Impact of 48V technology on automotive thermal management systems
    One of the most significant developments in recent times in the automotive field is the emergence of 48V electrical architecture. Steadily increasing levels of electrification in vehicles, from the introduction of electric power steering to large infotainment system displays, are placing heavie...
    Combi cabin air filters to gain larger foothold in the global market
    One of the most important criteria when purchasing a new car is passenger comfort. Carmakers heavily invest in making their vehicles as comfortable as possible, and the A/C or climate control unit has been a focus area for advancement for a very long time. The pollution we face on our daily commutes...
    Growing EV market to drive demand for battery heating systems
    Keeping the lithium-ion batteries in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) within optimum temperature levels plays a key role in the efficiency of these vehicles, as temperatures that are too low or too high can degrade the ability of these batteries to store charge and deliver optimal voltages and ampera...
    B-segment vehicles to see major rear seat HVAC fitment growth within five years
    Automakers are on a constant quest to innovate amenities and convenience features to improve passenger comfort. The general trend with such technology is that they are initially introduced into the upper segments. However, over time, many such concepts and features trickle down to the more affordabl...
    Heated steering wheels to become more prevalent in mass-market vehicles
    Automobiles are no longer seen as luxuries, and passenger cabin comfort is no different. Car buyers all over the globe are ready to spend an increasing proportion of their income on vehicles, which is leading to greater acceptance of features that were once relegated only to luxury and high-end cars...
    Demand for charge air coolers forecast to accelerate between 2021 and 2025
    The world of today is highly aware of the problems posed, and the far-reaching ramifications, of climate change. As a result, increased levels of efficiency and optimization are demanded in every sphere, and one area where this is felt more strongly than anywhere else, is in the automotive sector. A...
    Thermal sector wrap-up 2019
    The automotive thermal sector witnessed a wide range of innovations and developments, from improving vehicle efficiency to making vehicle occupants more comfortable. Irrespective of whether automobiles are being powered by conventional forms of drive such as internal combustion engines, or by n...
    Market outlook for AC condensers
    Overview A key component of any automotive air conditioning system is the condenser. The condenser is a heat exchange system that condenses the refrigerant from a vapor state to a liquid state, thereby transferring latent heat to the surroundings and lowering the temperature of the air that is ci...
    Cabin air filter sector and technology
    World Health Organization (WHO) statistics estimate that ambient air pollution accounts for an estimated 4.2 million deaths per year due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases. Air pollution can be defined as the presence of foreign substances in the air that do not ...
    Outlook for HVAC HMI systems
    Automotive manufacturers across the globe are investing ever increasing amounts of time, effort and money in order to make the interiors of their vehicles better. Vehicle owners are spending longer durations in their cars than ever before in history, particularly due to longer commute times. Studies...
    Integrated approach to thermal management in BEVs and full HEVs
    The alternative propulsion sector finally seems to be gathering some steam after being on the fringes of the market for several decades. According to IHS Markit forecasts the demand for EVs which include BEVs, full HEVs and FCEVs (fuel cell electric vehicles) is expected to grow by around 24% (compo...
    Examining the engine oil filter technology and market dynamics
    The internal combustion engine (ICE) is an intricate assembly of several moving parts such as pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, and valves. The individual components are usually assembled with very tight tolerances between them and operate at very high speeds when the engine is running. For the e...
    Balancing aerodynamic performance and cooling efficiency using AGS
    Active aerodynamics and the art of manipulating airflow Modern automotive aerodynamics is more complex than just creating a vehicle with the lowest coefficient of drag (Cd). Cd of a vehicle is a dimensionless number that determines how much air resistance a moving vehicle encounters. Therefore, ...
    Technology and market dynamics of engine cooling fans & motors sector
    The internal combustion engine (ICE), irrespective of the fuel type, does not sit very high on the efficiency scale.  In most engines, up to 65% of the heat energy produced can be written off as losses—the lion's share lost mainly to the cooling circuit and via exhaust gases. The ICE must be ...
    A look into the technology and supply chain of the global automotive thermostatic expansion valve sector
    For quite some time now, effective cabin temperature control has been right up there with premium cabin materials and multimedia features, along with ergonomic and comfortable seating, as one of the cornerstones of passenger cabin experience. OEMs have not only obliged but have taken it up a notch ...
    Coupled air conditioning hose and tube system – a look into the technology and market dynamics of the component.
    As light vehicle cabins have become more sophisticated, advanced, and comfort-oriented over the years, driven by increasing customer expectations, automotive air conditioning systems have transitioned from an optional comfort feature in the earlier years to a necessity in today’s competitive autom...
    Automotive Cabin Comfort – The rising application of seat thermal management
    In automotive design, passenger comfort is a central element along with the other performance and efficiency parameters. Manufacturers invest a lot of resources to ensure the highest degree of ambiance, ergonomics, and user experience for the occupants. Extreme seasonal swings in ambient temperature...
    Thermal Management in FCEVs (Fuel Cell EVs)
    Alternative propulsion is the ‘buzzword’: Gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines (ICE) have enjoyed a duopoly over the global automotive landscape for a greater part of the century due to the sheer convenience, adaptability, and cost-effectiveness of the design as a mass road transpo...
    Electrification of automotive water pumps and rising demand for auxiliary coolant pumps
    The internal combustion engine (ICE) is the dominant propulsion system technology driving the global transportation industry and has remained so for the better part of the century since the dawn of the automobile. The ICE generates the power required to drive the wheels using the energy derived from...
    Advanced thermal management for battery electric vehicles – A first in China
    According to IHS Markit forecasts, one in five light vehicles produced in major production regions will be a full hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or battery electric vehicle (BEV) by 2025. This means that as the volumes rise, investments will begin to make financial sense to manufacturers rather than ...
    Growing importance of battery cooling in full hybrid and electric vehicles and the longer-term prospect for further trend disruption.
    While it is inevitable that powertrain migration from an ICE to EV will be the endgame to meet the increasingly stringent regulations, the consensus in the industry is that talk about the complete demise of ICE technology is somewhat premature. The IHS Markit forecast indicates that one in five vehi...
    Lean-burn Gasoline Technology
    Modern lean-burn gasoline engines can accomplish higher fuel efficiency along with better torque output in comparison to conventional IC engines. The technology helps drivers save fuel costs in both city and highway conditions as well as emitting fewer CO2 emissions. These engines incorporate a high...
    The quest for individual comfort is driving the growth of multizone LV HVAC systems involving front and rear applications
    The extreme swings in ambient temperature witnessed across the world have made cabin temperature control an indispensable part of passenger comfort. Automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems too have transitioned from the rudimentary and optional comfort feature of yestery...
    Cold start engine warm-up strategies
    The introduction of RDE and equivalent regulations around the world dictate the need to adhere to lower nitrogen oxides (NOx) levels and fleet carbon dioxide (CO2) requirements, and thus mandate the environment-friendly design of next generation of internal combustion engines (ICEs). A highlighted c...
    Adopting a holistic approach to thermal management of electric vehicles
    Relentless urban development and industrial progress in most regions of the world have come with a heavy price tag of environmental pollution. New data from the World Health Organization included in a May 2018 press release shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutan...
    Cylinder Deactivation Technology Developments
    Automotive OEMs are now required to adhere to stricter fuel efficiency and emission standards. Engine downsizing has assisted in achieving this with turbocharging deployed to maintain total power output. Under an alternative to only turbocharging, cylinder deactivation technology offers temporary do...
    HVAC control panel & ECU sector
    Automobile cabins have evolved to become more sophisticated, advanced, safer, and comfort-oriented over the years—a far cry from the simple stark cabins of the yesteryears. The cabin temperature control features too have changed dramatically. The earliest vehicles were equipped with only heating a...
    Thermal motors – brushed or brushless?
    The quest for improved efficiency either through better component control parameters or reducing ancillary power load on the engine has been the blueprint that automakers have been following for improving vehicle performance and efficiency. Electric motor driven components have been gaining traction...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 4, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month    Interiors The HSW (Heated steering wheel) sector is expected to see sustained demand owing to increasing light vehicle sales in colder climates and increased demand for electric vehicles, where th...
    Increasing acceptance of heated steering wheel technology
    The steering wheel is one of the main sensory connections that the driver has with the vehicle, and over the years it has evolved from a simple device used for steering the vehicle. Today, the steering wheel receives design focus especially in the luxury-segment vehicles, where luxurious materi...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 3, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month    Supplier Strategy Tenneco's acquisition of Federal-Mogul is expected to result in complementary product categories, stronger customer base and greater geographical coverage for the combined compan...
    Analysis of the Engine Cooling Module sector
    All internal combustion engines (ICEs) are equipped with some form of cooling system because of the high temperatures they generate during operation. In modern automotive engines, liquid cooling system that uses coolant as the cooling medium has come to be the preferred choi...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 2, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Thermal The demand for light vehicle engine oil cooler systems is expected to grow by around 60% between 2016 and 2023 on the back of increased fitment demand in gasoline engines. E-Mobility Electrify Am...
    The outlook for the automotive HVAC module sector
    IHS Markit specialists initiated a market assessment of European light vehicle air conditioning (A/C) in 1988. At that time, except for North America and Japan, original equipment air conditioning (OE A/C) fitment was almost non-existent elsewhere globally. In Europe, about 5% of passenger cars...
    Fuel Injection Technological Developments
    Recent developments in powertrain technology have focused on two domains – overall efficiency and emission control. Automotive OEMs and suppliers have dedicated considerable amounts of their research and development budget bringing to market environmentally friendly solutions with reduced fuel con...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 1, 2018
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month E-Mobility How are tranmission manufacturers and the wider automotive industry preparing and positioning for impending rise in hybrid demand? Thermal Modest projected adoption by global OEMs is expected ...
    Engine oil coolers: Technology overview and market analysis
    The Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is made up of several hundred moving parts such as the pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, and valves, which have very tight tolerances between them and operate at very high speeds when the engine is running. For the efficient working of an engine, these complex...
    Challenges of CO2 refrigerant (R744)
    Vehicle air conditioning systems use a liquefiable vapour known as a refrigerant to transfer heat. Selection of the refrigerant is a key design factor which has a major influence on the component design of the HVAC system. Over the past few decades, refrigerants used in HVACs have been subjected to ...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 10, 2017
    News   The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Electrics & Electronics Why are manufacturing locations of wiring harnesses constantly shifting? The assembly of wiring harnesses is a labour-intensive process since they need to be assembled b...
    External Transmission Oil coolers: Technology overview and market analysis
    An automatic transmission uses a series of clutches, valves and gears, actuated by pressurized hydraulic oil (or transmission oil), to shift gears. Prolonged operation of the power train components at elevated performance generates heat which must be effectively managed to ensure optimum operating c...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 9, 2017
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Thermal Tightening emission regulations and fuel efficiency standards will drive global demand for cooled EGR systems. Chassis Reinventing the tire; While technological leaps buoyed by demand for autonom...
    Technology overview & market analysis of charge-air coolers (CACs)
    After-cooling, inter-cooling, or charge-air cooling are interchangeable terms describing the system responsible for removing excess heat from the air charging the cylinders. The temperature of the air when compressed by forced induction rises as the boost pressure increases. There is a drop in the d...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 8, 2017
    News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Autonomous We are gradually coming to terms with the real-time requirements of this complex technology in order to make fully functioning self-driving cars a reality We are gradually coming to terms with the r...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 7, 2017
    In this month's issue: NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month THERMAL Global OE demand for thermal expansion valves is expected to rise 10% between 2016 and 2020. We take a look at the growing thermal expansion valve market INTERIOR From b...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 6, 2017
    In this month's issue: NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month POWERTRAIN ANBS combines Nissin Kogyo’s foundation brakes and Autoliv’s expertise in passive safety electronics and ADAS to test waters in autonomous driving THERMAL Analysi...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 5, 2017
    THERMAL Modern light vehicle AC condensers are air cooled, multiflow type with integrated receiver-driers CHASSIS While integrated brake systems are still niche in vehicles, suppliers such as Continental and ZF are expected to broaden the market in the future as automakers integrate more AD...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 4, 2017
    In this month's issue... NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month INTERIORS Recent moves hint at a major strategy change in how market participants seek to grow their business in the long run SERVICES, SOFTWARE & APPS Virtual personal as...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 3, 2017
    NEWS The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month.    SOFTWARE On March 13, 2017 Intel announced its acquisition of Mobileye, perhaps the most significant M&A event to date in the autonomous driving sector with significant impact over the next d...
    SupplierInsight Analysis – Issue 2, 2017
    In this month's issue: News   The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Infotainment Autonomous vehicles and mobility will not only revolutionize the way people get around, they will also revolutionize the automotive industry. Interiors ...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 1, 2017
    In this issue: News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Powertrain Torque vectoring technology is increasingly seen in high-performance vehicles; however, it is expected to eventually make its way to mass market vehicles, albeit slowly, with incre...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 10, 2016
    In this issue: News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month E-Mobility Supporting government initiatives and technological advancements will make EVs indispensable to the future of mobility Electronics Electronic Park Brakes are expected to feat...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 9, 2016
    In this issue: News The key news and events shaping the automotive supply base in the last month Interiors China to provide strongest growth in seating systems market in the next five years Interview As Honda of the UK celebrates its 30th anniversary, the plant has also marked star...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 8, 2016
    In this issue: US releases guidelines on “highly automated vehicles” Vast majority of car lighting applications are prime candidates for OLED use Suppliers to the new Porsche Panamera Brake caliper market trends Increased supplier concentration in HVAC Mo...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 7, 2016
    In this issue: China’s brake manufacturers target specific vehicle segments. Rising concern over safety to propel airbag demand in India; Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008; Central Body Control Module Market Trends The latest supplier investments, joint-ven...
    SupplierInsight Analysis - Issue 6, 2016
    In this issue: Suppliers to the new Audi A5; Damping control technology development; Finding the right refrigerant; The evolution of automotive software The latest supplier investments, joint-ventures, M&A, and management changes
    Mergers and Acquisitions (Issue 6, 2016)
    Acquirer Acquired Business Sector Comment Eberspächer Manufacturing plant of Paul Rauschert Steinbach Thermal Eberspächer has acquired a manufacturing plant operated by Paul Rauschert St...
    Management Changes (Issue 6, 2016)
    Akebono has appointed Wilm Uhlenbecker as chairman of Akebono Brake Mexico.  esides the new role, Uhlenbecker will continue his responsibilities as managing executive officer and president and CEO of Akebono Brake Corporation. Apple has hired Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry’s auto...
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    January – Future demand for manual transmissions IHS Automotive took an in depth look at the manual transmission market and where it is heading. Though the technology is at a high state of development, there are still new elements being added. Six is expected to be the ideal number of speeds ...
    Issue 10, 2014
    Could new suppliers shake up the seating systems market? Interview: Andreas Maashoff, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating Suppliers to the VW Passat and Renault Twingo cutaway Mexico’s resurgence continues       &nbs...
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    Issue 10, 2013
    In this issue: News The key news and events affecting the automotive supply base in the last month 2014 Outlook Suppliers will need to make capital investments in 2014, but will they find themselves being pressured into overexpanding? MAHLE Supplies We detail the parts suppli...
    Issue 9, 2013
      Noise, vibration and harshness developments; The South Korean automotive supply base; Suppliers to the new BMW X5; Battery technologies; Who Valeo Supplies; All the latest supplier investments, joint ventures, ...
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    The ASEAN Automotive supply base; Suppliers to the new Mercedes Benz CLA-Class; Turbocharger technologies; A look at Jaguar's purchasing  department; Who Delphi Supplies; All the latest supplier investments, joint ventures, M&A activity and management changes
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    European automakers look to tech innovations Fuel cells: the future of alternative powertrains? Automakers and suppliers split over setting up in Mexico Suppliers to the new Ford Kuga The 25 top suppliers in the world Who Schaeffler Supplies ...
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      Recovering energy from the exhaust How mirrors are being used with cameras to see more of the road Suppliers to the new BMW X5 Interview with Ernie DeVincent - Vice President, Product Development at Getrag Corporation and Global Platform Director, DCT250/...
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      Issue 4, 2013 US suppliers struggle through their first quarter But is Europe entirely to blame?; How the UK’s supplier base can be improved; Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Type; Speech, touch, gestures: the new ways drivers will interact with their carss; ...
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    Issue 3 includes:   China’s shifting automotive scene; Quoros search for an original look; Suppliers to the new GMC Sierra; Valeo generates interest in its superchargers; The key drivers in the next generation of automotive steering systems; Supplier ...
    Issue 1, 2013
    Issue 1 Includes: Lower tier suppliers struggle in North America The state of the Japanese automotive supply base A profile of TRW and its recent activity, and recent models it supplies to Suppliers to the new Toyota Avalon Automotive magnets in hybrid engines A...
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    The new look IHS SupplierBusiness Analysis Issue 9 Includes: In depth interviews from the Paris Motor Show. Battery Wars A profile of Denso and its recent activity, and recent models it supplies to Suppliers to the new C-Max Hybrid A look at Mexico's supply base ...
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    The new look IHS SupplierBusiness Analysis, with feature reports into developing sectors, interviews with key executives and engineers, a look at emerging regions and a roundup of all the developments in the automotive supply sector. Issue 8 Includes: What is the health of the North Amer...
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    Issue 7 Includes: Top 25 Suppliers in 2011-12: How the automotive supply base fared last year, including who is the biggest supplier in the world right now. China’s suppliers reboot their global strategies Hyundai's Supplier Selection - Where the automaker focuses its attention...
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