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    The game of tariffs: US moves to stifle EV battery imports from mainland China
    The openness of international markets, amplified by the acceleration in globalization over the past few decades, is usurped by the creeping return of protectionism. Nothing illustrates this trend better than the ongoing tug of war over electric vehicles (EVs) and their related supply chains. Policymakers in the US and European Union are rattled by the ambitions of mainland Chinese companies to expand exports of low-cost EV and EV parts, forcing them to announce new policies and reconsider import...
    Tesla’s wild ride: From headlines to headscratchers and what it means for full self-driving
    “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” Winston Churchill’s famous soundbite at the beginning of World War II has been applied to many a discourse or course of events since it was first uttered. Its ultimate use case, to use the current vernacular, could never be more apt than unpicking Tesla’s strategy and tactics or the actions and pronouncements of its CEO Elon Musk.  While Tesla still generates reams of press coverage, the tone has shifted, and it has slipped away f...
    Significance of the thriving automotive apps ecosystem
    Digitization in our daily lives has transformed the world around us with high-speed cellular networks and the ubiquity of connected devices — be it TVs, smartphones, watches or consumer electronics. This exponential boom in the digital lifestyle mirrors the automotive industry with the soaring volumes of connected cars. Prospective new buyers, especially Gen-Z who are accustomed to using digital applications, crave for a seamless user experience inside their vehicles. Automakers recognize the ...
    Tech innovators in the auto space: Q&A with Tencent
    Mainland China's complex road systems, megacities, dense populations, and unique traffic behaviors present challenges for autonomous driving technology development. However, the country also offers rich scenarios, abundant data, and numerous rare and unexpected corner cases that are crucial for the safe and effective evolution of autonomous driving. The Gen-X demographic in mainland China, a significant portion of whom plan to purchase cars with Level 2+ driver assistance functions, provides ide...
    Can data privacy concerns spoil the connected-car party?
    A popular adage goes that “data is the new oil.” This is remarkably true for the automotive industry as it stands currently, where always-connected, software-defined vehicles are constantly exchanging data, updating in real-time over the air, and adapting to changing road and traffic conditions. The mobility ecosystem is increasingly employing big-data analytics to gather actionable insights on customer behavior, understand product performance, and gain competitive advantages. What consum...
    Tech giants in the auto space: Q&A with OPPO
    OPPO was instrumental in founding the Intelligent Car Connectivity Open Alliance (ICCOA), aiming to integrate smartphones and connected cars. OPPO collaborates with OEMs to integrate smartphone capabilities with vehicle capabilities and envisions a significant opportunity to leverage the computing power and sensor perception of vehicle sensors. Responsibility in car sharing during higher levels of autonomy is a key issue, as it is unclear who will be held accountable in the event of an acci...
    Software-defined vehicles: An identity crisis for the industry?
    We are entering an era where vehicles will be defined by their software. Think of that statement. In isolation, it says a lot. Throughout the past hundred years or so, vehicles have largely been defined by their brand. Alfred Sloan built a whole company on this principle. Today, Carlos Tavares, with Stellantis, has built a house of brands that appeal to different parts of the market with varying degrees of overlap. The brand of car we drove defined who we were as people. Driving a Volvo defined ...
    Baltimore: Not another port in automotive’s stormy recent history
    As the world awoke on the morning of March 26 to the news that there had been a crash involving a container ship and the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the city of Baltimore, which had caused the bridge to collapse, immediate thoughts were with the safety and welfare of all concerned. Six people are missing, presumed dead in the tragic aftermath. Traffic through the port will be suspended until further notice and looks set to cause disruption to trade and supply chains. One of the sectors that w...
    Head unit operating system market to log persistent growth
    The power of software in the automotive industry is one big trend that has been gaining in popularity. The vehicles today literally and figuratively are computers on wheels, ran by a labyrinthine of software programs. In some cases, these programs run with over 1 million lines of code. The fast electrification of vehicles, the constantly increasing electric and electronic content, speedier connectivity, and customers' obsession with great features and seamless user experiences are augmenting the...
    Not all things begin and end with Tesla: Mexico's burgeoning automotive supply chain
    As with everything that Tesla says and does, its investment in Mexico for a new vehicle plant has attracted much attention. The latest hubbub around the Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, plant surrounds reports that Tesla is looking to invite its mainland Chinese suppliers at its operations in Shanghai to join it in investing in Mexico. That it is looking to bring some of its mainland Chinese suppliers to Mexico is not surprising. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) do this all the time. They have...
    Talking Heads: Apple shifts gears
    After a decade of unannounced efforts, Apple has reportedly abandoned Project Titan, its ambitious plan to develop electric vehicles. Initially, the project aimed to create an EV to rival Tesla, later shifting focus toward a self-driving car to compete with Google's Waymo. However, it eventually returned to its original focus: An EV with driving-assistance features. As a result, some of its 2,000 employees will transition to Apple's AI division, though layoffs are expected.  In the lates...
    Usage-based insurance: OEMs converge toward higher penetration
    Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) also known as pay as you drive (PAYD) or pay how you drive (PHYD), is a type of vehicle insurance whereby the costs are dependent upon the type of vehicle used, measured against time, distance, driving behavior and place. It also promises multiple benefits to customers, such as the choice to buy as they use their vehicles, bring down costs and encourage safer driving practices.   Insurance has been an integral element of car buying and ownership for decad...
    Connected car technologies: Startups making waves
    The technological advancement of vehicle connectivity in the automotive industry paved the way for a deluge of features, technologies and user-friendly tools inside the vehicle. And the sustained innovation using the internet of things, faster cellular networks and increasing software made connectivity a major trend. This massive boom in connected car technologies is powering the entire ecosystems comprising original Equipment manufacturers (OEMs) suppliers and consumers greatly.  Every ...
    CES 2024—connected car and vehicle interface & experience review
    With over 600 mobility exhibitors, the 2024 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) stood up to its image as one of the world's largest and fastest growing global automotive, mobility and transportation events. Exhibits spanned an entire range of mobility solutions, with global unveils highlighting the future of autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, micro-mobility, software-defined vehicles and flying cars, plus the future of assistive mobility and safety systems. Let’s review some...
    CES 2024 Preview
    As we kick off the new year, S&P Global Mobility analysts are covering the anticipated trends to expect at CES 2024 in Las Vegas next week. Our team will be on the ground covering the event, with some daily shared content available via our platforms and channels. Additionally, meetings with the team are available if you’ll be at the show; we’d love to connect. Please reach out to your account representative or mobility@spglobal.com to make arrangements for a meeting.  Connected C...
    Automotive Supplier Outlook 2024
    The automotive industry grappled with a range of challenges this year, including ongoing supply chain disruptions, chip shortages, rising energy costs, inflation, recession fears, waning consumer demand, a shift towards software and electronics, labor shortages, strike action, and volatile order forecasts. It also faced several geopolitical concerns and challenges, including the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, which resulted in tariffs and trade barriers that disrupted global su...
    Talking Heads: Key themes for 2024
    As we approach the end of 2023, our “Talking Heads” series delves into conversations with the practice leads at AutoTechInsight. The aim is to explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in their respective domains. The automotive industry faces challenges and opportunities shaped by the pandemic and technological advancements. Electrification is a key factor impacting new car prices, especially in Europe. A potential price war among EVs in mainland China is a concern. Afforda...
    What’s the fuss about What3Words?
    Founded in 2013, What3Words is a geocoding application that divides the world into a grid containing 57 trillion 3-meter by 3-meter squares and assigns each square a unique three-word address instead of alphanumeric coordinates. Each of the three words in a What3Words address corresponds to a specific square on the map, and the order of the words is important for accuracy. The words are randomly assigned to each square, but the system uses an algorithm to ensure that similar-sounding words ar...
    New-age in-car navigation experiences—branded and personalized
    The future of automotive in-cabin experiences is being increasingly driven by digitization and user personalization. The industry has already seen how customized driver/passenger profiles enriched with insights from AI-driven analytics can pre-set functions such as temperature, seat and steering adjustment, audio volume, radio station choices, and even navigation recommendations. The current state of embedded in-car navigation For in-car navigational purposes, usually the default routing o...
    6G technology will be game changer for connected and automated vehicles
    The world of cellular communication is entering the advanced fifth generation that promises to take the wireless mobile network to the next level with its low latency and higher speed. The automotive industry, which now heavily relies on connectivity and communications, is going to benefit in the shift toward 5G Advanced and 6G mobile communication technology, much like the previous generations.  The 5G network infrastructure is being set up globally and is expected to reach its full pot...
    How is in-cabin experience creating new areas of differentiation and value for vehicle manufacturers?
    As vehicle manufacturers search for ways of making electric vehicles more engaging, the in-cabin experience is becoming the new battleground. In a pair of exclusive interviews, we discuss how sound, real-time displays and haptics are being used to create new areas of value for vehicle manufacturers and how updates from the cloud could introduce new commercial opportunities through the lifetime of every vehicle. We talked with Meridian Audio Chief Executive John Buchanan and Epic Games director o...
    Interior Insight: Hyundai Ioniq 5
    Eco-friendly materials, such as recycled PET bottles, plant-based yarns and natural wool, are some of the stand-out interior features of the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5. Other notable features of the crossover utility vehicle (CUV) include a flat floor, housing the batteries, provides extra legroom and spaciousness. The long wheelbase enabled a 'Living Space' theme with the movable Universal Island center console, allowing more freedom of movement for all occupants. The front seats are po...
    Is the vehicle-data brokerage business sustainable?
    There is no denying that connected cars generate big data. Data has received increasing attention in the automotive industry over the last five to 10 years, alongside the expansion of connected-vehicle fleets and the digital-services ecosystem. More global players have placed data on the top of their strategic agendas as they prepare to engage in new data-driven business models. Additionally, the software-defined vehicle and its always-on connectivity have made it possible to monetize data and s...
    Vehicles and ChatGPT — a perfect marriage?
    What is ChatGPT? ChatGPT is an AI-powered large language model (LLM) built on a sophisticated neural network developed by Microsoft-backed startup OpenAI. GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer, a family of LLMs trained to create or summarize texts, answer questions, translate languages and even write programming code. The dialog format makes it possible for ChatGPT to reply to follow-up questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises and reject inappropriate requests. ...
    Monetization potential of connected-car data
    As soon as a vehicle is connected to the internet, it turns into a hub for an entire ecosystem of connected services driven by data and content generated both inside and outside the car. Depending on how the value of the data changes and what new data become valuable during the coming decades, vehicle-related data segments will continue to hold value for various industries, including automotive. Premium infotainment, feature upgrades and enhancements, service unlocks, premium advanced driver ass...
    White paper: Electrification technology in reshaped supply chains for ubiquitous EVs
    With the rapid rates of electric vehicle adoption continuing in major markets globally, legislative agendas supporting aggressive transitions to phase out mainstream internal combustion engine (ICE) usage, and supply chains gearing up accordingly, the narrative around electrification technology is shifting toward one of maturity and scale. Click the link above to download the full article.
    Is removing AM radio from vehicles a good idea after all?
    Everyone likes a simpler life, not least OEMs that would like to reduce complexity in their in-vehicle audio offering by deleting AM radio reception. AM radio itself harks back to simpler times at the start of the 20th century, but the OEMs’ best laid plans to simplify their offering are under threat of disruption. The AM radio, considered fundamental to America’s National Public Warning System, is now being dropped by automakers in their new electric vehicle (EV) portfolio. Interven...
    INTERVIEW: Over-the-air (OTA) updates and the automotive industry
    There has been mainstream market emergence of OTA updates in cars in recent years, primarily precipitated by recall and warranty costs and owing to the rapid development of autonomous cars. With the amount of software per car continuing to grow, the number of software-related recalls is also projected to grow significantly over the next decade, thus rendering OTA updates even more critical. To learn more about how the automotive OTA industry is placed currently and is poised to evolve going ...
    OEMs adopt partnership model to develop next-gen connected car solutions
    Over decades, global automakers have developed capabilities to efficiently mass-produce cars with just-in-time sourcing parts through a robust and diverse supply chain. This led to an era of high-volume production and a profitable and highly efficient manufacturing industry. This successful model of the modern automotive industry is starting to change as new megatrends such as autonomous driving, connected cars, along with software-defined vehicles and digital technologies become a huge part of ...
    All those in favor of smarter cockpits say AI
    With reports that consumers are starting to push back against the vogue for sleek looking, but frustrating to use, in-vehicle interfaces AI is set to be the vehicle interior designer’s secret weapon. AI could succeed in making more drivers and passengers receptive to their minimalist interiors and could banish buttons forever.  Click the link above to download the whole article.
    Move over Google and Apple, automotive companies are creating their own app stores
    As the automobile becomes more connected and software-defined, automotive original equipment manufacturers and component suppliers alike are constantly seeking to transcend their role as manufacturers to become technology partners throughout the vehicle's life cycle. Apps designed specifically for automotive use have become increasingly popular in recent years as drivers and passengers expect a level of functionality and features that are on par with their smartphones. However, as smartphone ...
    Can OEMs provide an alternative to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay? GM thinks so.
    In early April, US automaker General Motors Co. (GM) made an announcement that took the industry by surprise. The original equipment manufacturer plans to phase out popular smartphone pairing systems — Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay — in its future electric vehicle (EV) portfolio and replace them with its own maps, assistance and music through in-built infotainment systems. This is to offer a seamless user experience that will better integrate the connected services in its EVs...
    Rethinking the automotive value chain - software's role in revolution
    With Level 2+ autonomous vehicles nearing mass-market adoption and the era of the software-defined vehicle fast approaching, a new battle for control is set to emerge. Click the link above to download the full article.
    EVangelists: Putting the electric cart before the power generation horsepower?
    One of the most recognized patterns in current well-to-wheel analysis is the differentiation of localized power generation sources and supply chain contributions to the overall carbon footprint of vehicles. Experts like Kelly Senecal rightly point out that in many cases, the power grid is dirtier than a hybrid, even when vehicles manufacturing energy sources are responsibly developed.  Click the link above to download the full article.
    Automakers look to bolster digital revenues
    A host of global automakers have revealed how digital services are powering their revenue streams in the recent past, and as the number of such services increases, OEMs expect revenues from such services to be the next big puller of cash. OEMs, including Mercedes-Benz, General Motors (GM) and Stellantis, are putting a lot of thrust into boosting the digital offering that would allow them to expand their revenue pools from these services. As the connected car population continues to grow at a rap...
    How connected services are becoming integral to the success of EVs
    Connectivity is increasingly driving adoption and proliferation of electric vehicles (EVs), thanks to their higher software content and electronic architecture. Vehicle connectivity and electrification are inherently discrete concepts, yet they complement and reinforce each other. While connectivity is indispensable for all new vehicles today, EVs simply cannot operate efficiently without it. Automakers are leveraging connectivity to constantly update EVs’ software and add new features and fun...
    Suppliers to the new Ford Transit Custom
    The Ford Transit Custom is produced at its plant in Kocaeli, Turkey. S&P Global Mobility forecasts that the highest year of production for this vehicle will be 2024, when more than 175390 units will be produced.
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes Benz AMG GT
     The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT production takes place at Mercedes' plant in Bremen, Germany. The vehicle is expected to peak at more than 6648 in 2024, according to S&P Global Mobility forecast.
    Talking Heads: Software defined vehicles
    Software-defined vehicles (SDVs) have been everywhere these past few months, with the noise reaching a crescendo after the recent CES in Las Vegas. Trouble is, it’s not exactly new. It’s just that the auto industry loves a mega trend or a concept that helps explain everything. And to be fair, SDV does knit together a whole gamut of developments in the industry rather neatly.  Click the link above to download the whole article.
    Suppliers to the 2023 Volvo EX90
    The Volvo EX90 is built at Volvo's Charleston, South Carolina plant. The full-sized SUV is expected to peak at more than 46585 in 2024, according to S&P Global Mobility forecast.
    Update on Android Automotive OS: Which automakers have bought in?
    While Android Automotive is gaining traction in the automotive operating system (OS) market, the key point to look out for will be how many carmakers will subscribe to Google Automotive Services (GAS). The GAS suite provides options for automakers to embed a series of services from Google including Maps, Play Store, and Assistant. GAS is offered through a licensing model to automakers and is built on top of the Android Automotive OS. This updated article looks at the automakers who have already ...
    Talking Heads: CES – the wrap
    In 2023, some 300 exhibitors showcased their vehicle technology. Its increasing importance – usurping the traditional auto shows like NAIAS, Paris, IAA and Geneva along the way – is demonstrated if we wind back the clock to 2014. Then, there were just nine OEMs present and some 125 automotive technology exhibitors. With this growth has also come maturity. The 2023 CES was less about fanciful concepts and more about tangible. Click the link above to download the full article.
    Suppliers to the new Jeep Avenger
    Jeep first electric vehicle (EV) named Avenger is produced in Stellantis plant in Tychy, Poland. S&P Global Mobility forecasts that the highest year of production for C4 X will be 2024, when more than 72726 units will be produced.  
    Visual interaction is moving to the forefront of HMI design
    Automotive display HMI is growing in demand owning to convenience features and enhancing customer experience. Moreover, in the coming years development of multi-display will not only provide greater freedom of information usage and control between driver and passenger, but it will also reduce product development complexities and costs for automakers. Although, in real-terms automakers will invest more during the initial years to gain longer-term benefits. Automakers are also engaged in the devel...
    Market outlook for V2X technologies
    The scope of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) as a technology is ever increasing. The shift to autonomous mobility has led to a need for safe and secure technologies across the entire mobility spectrum. OEMs, suppliers, research institutes, and government bodies have been conducting tests to figure out the potential of the technology. According to S&P Component Forecast Analysis, demand for V2X is expected to grow from over 600,000 units in 2022 to nearly 14 million by 2027. The growth will be...
    Update on the semiconductor shortage and outlook for 2023 and beyond
    From the first rumblings out of China in December 2020 the semiconductor has gone on to dominate discussions around the automotive sector. The issues are still ongoing – just last week Jaguar Land Rover announced it was slowing production of certain models due to a continuing supply squeeze – and a few voices in the industry are being heard speculating that the crunch will last until 2026. To get a perspective on the current situation and future developments we talked with Jeremie Bouchaud, ...
    Talking Heads: CASE on the road to nowhere?
    The CASE megatrends – connected, autonomous, shared and electric – in case you’ve not been paying attention, have been the hot topics of the automotive industry in the past decade. They’ve even given rise to talk of the industry in the whole as the mobility industry rather than the more prosaic automotive industry. But is the CASE narrative running into trouble? Hot on the heels of the news that Ford and VW were exiting their Argo AI autonomous driving technology venture came news out...
    Highlights from the 2022 Paris Motor Show
    The biennial Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile in French) alternates with the Frankfurt Motor Show. The 2022 edition, which took place from 17–23 October 2022 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, returned in four years after the last one planned in March 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic. The 2022 edition of the show also indicated that automotive shows are becoming a diminishing affair. The list of no-shows included Stellantis’s Fiat, Maserati and Alfa-Romeo brands; VW and ...
    Winter is Coming
    With energy prices in Europe skyrocketing, placing business bottom lines in triage mode, a harsh winter could place certain automotive sectors at risk of being unable to keep their production lines running. Click the link above to download the article.
    Highlights from the 2022 North American International Auto Show
    The 2022 edition of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) featured a redesigned layout, with the main exhibits and many events indoors at Huntington Place, and other events outdoors in nearby Hart Plaza. Participation was limited this year, with hometown automakers—Ford, General Motors (GM), and Stellantis—carrying the show. Other major exhibitors were Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz. With many other big automakers and brands keeping away from the show, the ma...
    Understanding the European Data Act’s impact on the connected car landscape
    With amendments to the European Data Act being heard through the end of October, S&P Global Mobility analysts have put together a rundown of the proposal to date, as well as industry responses in favor and in opposition.  What is the Data Act?  The Data Act, or more formally the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on harmonized rules on fair access to and use of data, is a proposal that was issued in late February 2022 aimed at setting stan...
    Subscription Services: Enabling features for consumers, and revenues for automakers
    As the automotive industry becomes increasingly reliant on software, OEMs and suppliers are reshaping their strategies to tap into the potential revenue pool. Automakers including General Motors, Volkswagen, and Stellantis, among others, have already announced investments of billions of dollars over the decade to strengthen their software ecosystem. For example, Volkswagen’s CARIAD software unit has targeted developing 60% of its software in-house. This will give the automaker the autonomy of ...
    Suppliers to the new Jeep Grand Cherokee
    According to S&P Global Mobility, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee's highest year of production will be 2023, when more than 175780 units will be produced.
    Suppliers to the new Renault Austral
    The new third generation Austral mid-sized SUV is assembled at the carmaker's facility in Palencia, Spain. S&P Global Mobility forecasts that the highest year of production for this SUV will be 2023, when more than 117326 units will be produced.  
    OTA updates drive automotive connectivity
    Over-the-air (OTA) updates are crucial for the automotive industry as it becomes more software-driven. It is time consuming to recall a vehicle to the garage to fix issues or upgrade its software. Apart from the convenience for a vehicle owner, OTA updates can also be more cost effective for the automaker. While software-related OTA updates are becoming common, OTA updates related to electronic control units (ECUs) are becoming a key differentiator. The number of global light vehicles in oper...
    Suppliers to the new Dodge Hornet
    Built in Stellantis’ factory in Pomigliano, Italy ,  Dodge Hornet is expected to peak at more than 32430 in 2023, according to S&P Global Mobility forecast.
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes-Benz EQE
    The new EQE SUV is assembled at the Mercedes-Benz Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama. Tuscaloosa is a key production location for Mercedes-EQ luxury electric SUVs, including the EQS SUV and the EQE SUV, which will be available later this year. According to S&P Global Mobility, the highest year of production for this SUV will be 2023, when more than 36810 units will be produced.
    Geofencing developments: V2X and 5G to expand applications?
    While geofencing is by no means a new concept, the advancement of automotive technologies means that the applications can only increase. Geofencing defines a zone to track vehicles. A geofence essentially leverages location data to set up boundaries. While Global Positioning System (GPS) is the most common form of technology used, other data signals, including cellular, wi-fi, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), can also be considered. According to IHS Markit forecast, global telematic...
    Software complexity starting to cost CEOs their job
    Complexity in the software has increased to a level where it has become not just difficult to debug and maintain, but it has compounded an OEM’s already difficult situation to comprehend the overall system interactions between various electronic control units (ECUs) and to properly test all the various combinations of features in a car. Most of the software in vehicles is written by suppliers that also use third-party software and work with externals, so the OEM’s control on the result is ve...
    Suppliers to the new Tesla Model Y
    The Tesla Model Y is manufactured at the automaker's factory in Gruenheide, Germany. Output of the mid-size SUV is expected to peak at more than 241600 in 2023, according to IHS Markit.
    Android Automotive is taking over, but what about GAS?
    With the Android Automotive Operating System (OS), Google is set to make the sharpest rise in the infotainment system space in the next five years. From its introduction in 2017 until now, the operating system has already been integrated in 13 vehicle models with many more to follow. The standout feature is Google Automotive Services (GAS). The GAS suite provides options for automakers to embed a series of services from Google, including Maps, Play Store, and Assistant. GAS are offered through a...
    Suppliers to the new BMW X1
    Built at Regensburg factory in Germany, the third-generation BMW X1 is expected to peak at more than 132194 in 2023, according to S&P Global Mobility forecast.
    CarPlay gets a major facelift
    Apple has announced a major expansion of CarPlay at the 2022 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that aims to transform the entire dashboard of the vehicle. The next generation of CarPlay promises to support multiple displays beyond the primary center stack screen and utilizes vehicle data to allow users to control the radio, adjust HVAC controls and seamlessly display speedometer, fuel level, temperature, and other information directly on the instrument cluster.   But are ...
    A look at connected car startups driving market trends
    The volume of startups in the automotive space has seen a surge over the last decade. This increase is primarily due to the growth of connectivity, autonomous mobility, and electrification. Initially, during the paradigm shift, automakers primarily focused on hardware in vehicle development, which in turn created a scope for software solution startups to emerge. Despite the steadily increasing involvement of automakers in developing holistic software solutions, startups form a crucial part of th...
    Suppliers to the 2022 Honda Civic
      The 2022 Honda Civic Hatch is assembled at the Greensburg Assembly plant in United States .Production of the vehcile will peak at more than 93,700  units in 2023. 
    A review of automotive marketplaces
    Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) reportedly shut down its in-vehicle “Marketplace.” The service, launched in 2017, was the automotive industry’s first in-car e-commerce platform allowing customers to order food and beverages, pay for fuel, and reserve a table at a restaurant, among other services. GM said Xevo exiting the business was the primary reason to discontinue the Marketplace but did mention that it would likely roll out an in-house developed service in the future. Xevo’s c...
    Shanghai lockdown creates new supply chain concerns for OEMs
    A dramatic surge in new COVID-19 infections and the breakout of a new sub-strain of the Omicron variant forced the mainland Chinese government to impose a full-scale lockdown in the country’s financial hub, Shanghai, from early April. Shanghai is a major automotive component manufacturing hub as well, and a prolonged lockdown in the city would cause significant disruptions to vehicle production in the region, and logistical barriers hindering export of parts from the country. The lockdown h...
    Suppliers to the new Chevrolet Silverado
    The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado is assembled at the Oshawa Assembly plant in southern Ontario .Production of the vehcile will peak at more than 84360  units in 2023. 
    Data-driven services to drive future revenue streams for OEMs
    Like every industry driven by technology, data has become central for the automotive industry. With the industry becoming increasingly software driven, the growth of connected and autonomous verticals, as well the shift to electrification, has brought in a change in the overall supply chain, with many companies, including startups, focusing on products and services that are heavily driven by data. According to IHS Markit, nearly 52 million connected vehicles were globally shipped in 2020, and th...
    Russia-Ukraine conflict: Shortage of several critical parts leaving German OEMs exposed
    The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has disrupted production at several supplier facilities, forcing them to announce temporary production suspensions or shifts of production operations to other sites, opening another front for carmakers scrambling to stabilize their production output in light of the ongoing semiconductor shortages. Tier-1 suppliers, such as Leoni, Gentherm, Aptiv, Kostal, Kroschu, Fujikura, Sumitomo Electric, Nexans, Yazaki, and Prettl, have plants in Ukraine producing primarily wi...
    Automotive biometric applications: What is in store?
    One of the major problems facing the growing software-driven automotive industry is security compromise. On the consumer side, similar to the electronics industry, automotive companies are targeting the increased use of biometrics. It is essentially the transmission of data facilitated by the use of fingerprints, voice, and such to ensure security and enhance user experience. So what makes the use of biometrics convenient for the automotive industry? The use of fingerprint recognition is the ...
    Is the European Commission’s proposed Chips Act a lost chance to secure chip supplies?
    The European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council to establish a framework of measures for strengthening Europe’s semiconductor ecosystem or Chips Act, just like the US government’s recent policy on semiconductors, aims at securing strategic supply of chips to support various industries. The act focuses on shoring up more semiconductor manufacturing capacity while ensuring the availability of a trained workforce to support the industry throug...
    Suppliers to the new Volkswagen ID4
    The first-generation Volkswagen ID4 is assembled at parent VW Group's factory in Zwickau Germany.Production of the new electric crossover will peak at more than 112,500 units in 2024. 
    Reviewing connected car technologies from CES 2022
    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) began in 1967 and since then has become one of the biggest electronics shows in the world. The annual event is organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and sees participation from global automakers, consumer electronics giants, and suppliers. Despite being marred by physical cancelations from major companies including Harman, Continental, and BMW due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, CES 2022 saw participation from around 400,000 pe...
    Auto parts to software ecosystem: Does Aptiv and Wind River merger make sense?
    Well-known auto parts maker Aptiv acquired automotive and IoT software developer Wind River on 11 January 2022. This is the first automotive acquisition of this year. This deal is the biggest since 2017 and the divergence of Delphi by Aptiv. Aptiv Aptiv PLC, formerly known as Delphi Automotive PLC, is a tier-1 supplier for the automotive industry. Aptiv designs and manufactures vehicle components and provides electrical and electronic and active safety technology solutions to the global au...
    Stellantis’ push for multi-billion software revenues rests on customer-centric offerings
    Earlier this month, Stellantis chalked out its software strategy for the decade, validating the paradigm shift in the automotive industry as more OEMs begin to focus on software-driven revenues. The Netherlands-based automaker forecast that its software-enabled products and subscriptions would generate approximately EUR4 billion (USD4.5 billion) in annual revenues by 2026 and EUR20 billion by 2030. Stellantis said that it intends to move to an open software-defined platform from dedicated ele...
    Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Mokka
    The second-generation Opel/Vauxhall Mokka is assembled at the Stellantis Poissy facility in France. Output of this model, at the French plant, is expected to peak at more than 136,000 units in 2023, according to IHS Markit.
    Suppliers to the new Nissan Qashqai
    Produced by the Nissan since 2006, with most of the European volume built at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in the UK. Nissan’s compact crossover SUV is now in its third generation. With production starting in June 2021, the all-new Qashqai is Nissan's first model built in Europe using a significant number of lightweight aluminum panels, IHS Markit forecast production will reach its highest level of 303,000 units in 2023.
    Suppliers to the new 2022 Audi e-tron GT
    The first-generation Audi e-tron GT is assembled alongside the Audi R8 at Audi’s Boellinger Hoefe facility in Germany. Output of this model is expected to peak at 14,000 units in 2026, according to IHS Markit.
    Suppliers to the new 2022 BMW 2-Series
    The second-generation BMW 2-Series 2-door coupé (G42) is the first BMW designed by BMW of Mexico. It is also assembled in BMW's San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico. Output of this model is expected to peak at around 43,000 units in 2024, according to IHS Markit.
    Suppliers to the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee is assembled in Detroit Michigan, USA. Output of this model at the Michigan plants is expected to peak at around 480,000 units in 2023, according to IHS Markit.
    Are infotainment and ADAS features among the biggest misses due to the semiconductor shortage?
    The ongoing global semiconductor shortage shows no signs of easing. Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced industry shutdowns, automakers have been grappling with vehicle productions caused by the unavailability of key car chips. According to the IHS Markit October light vehicle production forecast, total production has been cut by over 6% from August data to 74.8 million units in 2021. One of the biggest challenges is the shortage of microcontrollers (MCUs), which are required for all electronic...
    Suppliers to the new 2022 NIssan Pathfinder
    The fifth-generation Nissan Pathfinder is assembled at the Nissan Smyrna Assembly Plant plant in Tennessee, USA. Output of this model at the Tennessee plant is expected to peak at around 115,000 units in 2024, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail autotechinsight@ihsmarkit.com
    Suppliers to the new Rolls-Royce Ghost
    The second-generation Rolls-Royce Ghost is assembled at the Rolls-Royce plant in Goodwood, West Sussex, UK. Output of this model is expected to peak at more than 2,000 units in 2023, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail autotechinsight@ihsmarkit.com
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Rapid
    The second-generation Skoda Rapid is assembled at the Volkswagen Group Kaluga facility in Russia. Output of this model at the Russian plant is expected to peak at more than 27,000 units in 2023, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail autotechinsight@ihsmarkit.com.
    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million units; this is a front-loaded adjustment and from the second quarter output levels are expected to be able to accelerate as supply chains return to normal. If this is the case then strong pent-up demand a...
    Gaming: The future of the in-vehicle experience
    In-vehicle experience is more than just buzz words. With the automotive industry becoming software-driven, OEMs are not just relying on horsepower or mileage as key selling points, but also infotainment services, smart cockpits, as well as large screens are becoming increasingly important. The growth of in-car personal voice assistants has enhanced the user-experience while reducing driver distraction. From playing music to reading e-mails, it is becoming gradually common for customers to expect...
    How Amazon and Google are scaling up their automotive ecosystems
    The increasing use of software in cars has led to the rise of a separate ecosystem of companies focused on technologies, such as automotive cloud platforms, autonomous driving, vehicle telematics, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), data management, and automotive cybersecurity. With the growing emphasis on connectivity and autonomous driving over the past decade, it is no surprise that the industry has attracted some of the biggest names from the tech business. Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google ...
    Suppliers to the new Hyundai Tucson
    The fourth-generation 2021 Hyundai Tucson is assembled at Hyundai’s facility in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Output of the new version of the compact crossover SUV is expected to peak at more than 184,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail Aman.kapoor@ihsmarkit.com.
    Suppliers to the new Lincoln Aviator
    The second-generation Lincoln Aviator is assembled at Ford’s facility in Chicago SHO, United States. Output of the new mid-sized luxury SUV is expected to peak at more than 2,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail Aman.kapoor@ihsmarkit.com.
    Suppliers to the new BMW 4 Series
    The second-generation BMW 4 Series is assembled at BMW’s facility in Dingolfing, Germany. Output of the new version of the two-door coupe is expected to peak at more than 45,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail Aman.kapoor@ihsmarkit.com.
    V2X-based safety applications to benefit from 5G technology
    The aptly termed vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication is the backbone of a safe and secure driving ecosystem. V2X is a communications technology that allows a vehicle to share information with other vehicles, roadside infrastructure, and pedestrians to create a system that informs users of what is in front of them and impending dangers like collisions. According to IHS Markit data, global V2X demand is set to increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 85% by 2027 from curren...
    Suppliers to the new Skoda Octavia
    The fourth-generation Skoda Octavia is assembled at the Volkswagen Group’s facility in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic, as well as Russia contract manufacturer GAZ’s plant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Output of the new version of the five-door compact car is expected to peak at more than 233,000 units in Mlada Boleslav in 2022 and peak at 27,000 units in Nizhny Novgorod in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways publishe...
    Suppliers to the new Mercedes-Benz CLA
    The second-generation 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA is assembled at Daimler's facility in Kecskemet, Hungary. Output of the new version of the compact sedan is expected to peak at more than 98,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail Aman.kapoor@ihsmarkit.com.
    A look at highly precise positioning systems for the automotive market
    The growth of the autonomous and connected vehicle market has led to the increasing need for high-precision positioning technologies. This is especially important as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in Level 3 and Level 4 vehicles need real-time, centimeter-level precision for convenience and safety. “Highly accurate positioning is required for ADAS functionalities such as Lane centering, lane departure warning, lane change assistance, and intelligent speed assistance,” said Fann...
    Suppliers to the new Jeep Compass
    The second-generation 2021 Jeep Compass is assembled at Stellantis’ facility in Melfi, Italy. Output of the new version of the compact crossover SUV is expected to peak at more than 77,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail Aman.kapoor@ihsmarkit.com.
    Suppliers to the new Volkswagen T-Roc
    The first-generation 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc is assembled at Volkswagen’s facility in Osnabruck, Germany. Output of the new version of the subcompact crossover is expected to peak at more than 15,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail Aman.kapoor@ihsmarkit.com.
    In-vehicle voice assistants and the need for seamlessness services
    An important target in the growth of software heavy vehicles is consumer convenience. Like smartphones, smart televisions, and smart homes, voice assistants are one of the key technologies enabling user-friendly applications. Automakers incorporate these virtual personal assistants (VPAs) into their infotainment units, allowing drivers and passengers use commands to perform relatively simple tasks such as play music, read messages, and make phone calls to more complex services including integrat...
    Suppliers to the new DS 3 Crossback
    The first-generation DS 3 Crossback is assembled at Stellantis’ factory in Poissy, France. Output of the new version of the small crossover is expected to peak at more than 24,000 units in 2023, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail Aman.kapoor@ihsmarkit.com.
    The growth of the automotive apps industry
    The era of the software-defined car is truly underway. A connected automobile in the market today contains around 20–30 million lines of codes. The majority of innovation in the automotive market is currently in the software segment. Crucial selling points for any automaker these days are driver convenience and customer comfort, two parameters boosted by the type of connected car services offered. An example would be SAIC-owned MG Motors introducing its Hector SUV as India’s first connected ...
    Suppliers to the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe
    The third-generation 2019 Porsche Cayenne Coupe is assembled at Porsche's facility in Bratislava, Slovakia. Output of the new version of the mid-sized SUV is expected to peak at more than 22,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the car cutaways published in Automotive News or Automotive News Europe, please e-mail Aman.kapoor@ihsmarkit.com.
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