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    Is Tesla’s application of LFP cathode technology indicative of price over performance?
    A recent development has got the automotive industry talking about a battery chemistry which, over the last half-a-decade, has been steadily losing market share in the electric vehicle (EV) segment—lithium iron phosphate (LFP). Tesla recently received an approval from the Mainland Chinese governme...
    Consumer Survey: Will we see an increase in anti-microbial coating in automotive due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused severe disruptions in the global automotive supply chain. With no immediate solution in sight, federal governments around the world issued stay-at-home orders and called for the closure of non-essential businesses. This forced OEMs to suspe...
    15-Jun-2020 Insights COVID-19 Pinned
    Passive Safety Technologies
    Passive safety systems protect occupants of a vehicle and other road users in the event of a crash. Unlike Active Safety systems, which assist in preventing accidents, passive safety systems are activated after an incident occurs, and their role is limited to containing or minimizing the damage to a...
    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...
    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...
    Seating Materials Report
    Automotive fabrics (fabrics) have advanced significantly over time; once used primarily due to their durability, fabrics now contribute substantially towards enhancing cabin aesthetics. Similarly leather, once considered to be the epitome of in-cabin luxury and accessible to only a handful of afflue...
    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...
    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 ...
    Global Door Trim Panel Report
    As an intrinsic component of the cockpit, door trim panels provide multiple functions to the evolving car interiors of today. Responsible for a number of critical functions—including occupant protection, curbing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels, and functioning as a casing for door ele...
    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...
    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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