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    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...
    Electrical steel: Another temporary supply chain shortage or a threat to OEMs’ electrification plans?
    This report has contributions from xEL Mobility and Metals Technology Consulting. As the automotive industry battles the semiconductor shortages, which have prevented the production of 9.3 million units to date, the rapid expansion in growth of EV sales raises questions about the future availabil...
    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...
    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 gener...
    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, tot...
    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 unit...
    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 growt...
    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 o...
    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...
    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 a...
    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...
    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 c...
    Automotive R&D investment to grow in 2021 despite COVID-19 setbacks
    The survey results indicate that R&D spending is critical for medium- and long-term goals for companies within the industry, particularly to develop their market positioning. However, some companies are still cautious about planning a high-spending year until the market conditions for products h...
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    In-vehicle payment industry primed for growth as touchless services gain foothold
    The more software-heavy vehicles become, the more relevant data gets. There are multiple factors driving the growth of the automotive data market. Automakers have understood the massive scope for commercial utilization of this data. Global demand for telematics systems will likely rise from 45.2 mil...
    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...
    An analysis of EU’s connected vehicle data sharing regulation
    From September 2020, a critical regulation related to connected vehicle data usage came into effect. The European Union’s Regulation (EU) 2018/858 contains specific requirements as to what type of vehicle data should be made available by automakers. Digitization over the last decade has arguably b...
    OEMs launching 5G-enabled cars years before the technology goes mainstream 
    The introduction of 5G telecommunication services is going to be a game-changer for the automotive industry. Its low latency properties will drive growth in connected and autonomous vehicle markets while enabling data and signal sharing in real time, which is crucial for maintaining safety in t...
    Cyber security set to take center stage in vehicle development process
    The amount of data shared by a vehicle and its surrounding ecosystem is increasing at a rapid pace, thus presenting higher risks in automotive cyber security. It is no longer the automakers’ responsibility to solely handle cyber security but also that of third-party suppliers, such as Wejo and Oto...
    Development of new-generation DSRC technologies will be key to its survival in V2X applications
    Along with the push for utilizing environmentally friendly resources, the automotive industry is also taking giant leaps in autonomous driving and connectivity. The basis for this push lies in a technology called vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, with subsets vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehic...
    Connected intelligent tire: The next big push for connected mobility
    In order to create a vision of automated and accident-free driving, all parts of the vehicle need to be intelligent and connected. As such, dummy tire that provides no information about the tire itself and the road surfaces can be a barrier. Therefore, an inevitable evolution is a connected intellig...
    How COVID-19 will fast-track health and wellness features in the automotive industry
    As the world is adapting to live the “new normal,” the widespread economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus is becoming clearer by the day. For industries across the world, the key challenge is not just to fight the pandemic but also to manage its social and economic conse...
    26-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    5G in-vehicle deployment forecast expected to drop in stages due to COVID-19 pandemic
    The utilization of 5G is just getting to a nascent stage, but the disruption caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic across the supply chain has already begun to impede its progress. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), an organization setting global mobile network stand...
    19-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    Monetizing Connected Car
    Introduction A big buzz word in the automotive industry now is ‘connected car’—a vehicle which can optimize its operation and maintenance as well as the convenience and comfort of passengers using onboard sensors and Internet connectivity. General Motors (GM) introduced the concept of conne...
    High-definition Maps
    Introduction Since the introduction of Honda’s Electro Gyro-Cator navigation unit in 1981, automotive navigation systems have come a long way. In-vehicle navigation has become ubiquitous in modern day cars, enabling consumers to seamlessly navigate from one place to other, along with other feat...
    Automotive infotainment semiconductor highlights from CES 2019
    Infotainment and informational advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are converging in a digital cockpit with multiple voice assistants, impressive displays, electronic mirrors, driver monitoring cameras and new ways of interaction. These are the main telematics and infotainment semiconductor&nb...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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 ...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    The Power of Branding within Premium Audio
    In 2017, roughly 14% of vehicles were equipped with a branded audio system, presenting an opportunity for expansion within the automotive space.  But the real questions that must be asked are questions like, “what specific audio features are consumers interested in”, “where does branded a...
    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...
    Paris Motor Show - Another Peak at Future Moblity
    Mondial or the Paris Motor Show is one of the largest automotive shows in the world if the measuring metric is by attendance. Even though it is one of the largest, this year saw companies back out of having a presence at the show, and the companies that were present had a subdued attitude. Automotiv...
    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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    EDITORIAL – SupplierBusiness’ most read articles in 2014
    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 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, ...
    Issue 8, 2013
    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
    Issue 6, 2013
    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 ...
    Issue 5, 2013
      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/...
    Issue 4, 2013
      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; ...
    Issue 3, 2013
    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 ...
    Issue 8, 2012
    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...
    Issue 7, 2012
    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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