Interior Comfort and Passive Safety

Interior Service

Centered on technologies and materials enhancing vehicle comfort as well as enhancing occupant safety (e.g. airbags)

A vehicle’s interior is a combination of style, comfort, safety, and usability. The types and quality of material,  the functionality, and the aesthetic all play a part in the desirability and consumer satisfaction of the vehicle.

Furthermore, emission compliance is driving the use of lighter materials to reduce mass, and a focus on sustainability is driving the use of more natural materials.

The IHS Markit Interior Comfort and Passive Safety Service provides insight, context, data, and analytics for the key systems that make up a vehicle’s interior and for how materials and functionality are changing to meet consumer demand and emission compliance.

Users can quickly access key insights from market developments, put context around events and technological trends, dive into deep data and forecasts, and seamlessly drive analytics to support their most challenging decisions.

Topics covered:

  • Passive safety systems and subsystems (e.g. airbag modules)
  • Decorative and interior finish (e.g. door trim panels, seat materials)
  • Sunroof, cockpit and seat comfort functions 

Planners and strategists use the service to:

  • Assess the evolution of materials used in a vehicle’s architecture
  • Analyze how the competition is advancing weight reduction strategies
  • Get an assessment of what has succeeded
  • Understand OEMs’ purchasing strategies

The Interior Comfort & Passive Safety Service is part of a suite of vehicle contenting services. Delivered through AutoTechInsight, an IHS Markit automotive strategy and planning solution, the service provides a view into current automotive trends and future demand through:

  • Sector News & Insights (covering all service domains)
  • Reports (Interior Comfort & Passive Safety service domain-specific)
  • Supplier Profiles (Interior Comfort & Passive Safety service domain-specific)
  • CFA Relations (OEM-Supplier relationships, both analyst and survey-based researched databases, delivered via Query Tool & 5 Analytics via Analytics Tool (Interior Comfort & Passive Safety service domain-specific)
  • Access to analysts, a listing of interior-related events and monthly webinars
  • OEM-level and Model-level forecasts, technology fitment, and supplier relationships (optional add-ons) 
Sascha Klapper
Sascha Klapper

Sascha Klapper is Senior Lead Analyst for the Interior/Lighting domain. He has worked as a subject matter expert researching, analyzing and forecasting the vehicle lighting and interior market with focus on headlamp technologies, ambient lighting applications, electronic architecture and cabin comfort technologies since 2016. His responsibility includes managing the in depth market research, analysis, forecasting efforts and global project management of forecast updates. As keynote speaker he has extensive experience in making presentations to clients and conference audience worldwide. He has worked along with a broad customer-base including OEM, supplier, consultancies and institutional investors to support the business acumen. He oversaw client relationship management; building strong rapport with clients by understanding individual needs leading to maximum product value. Mr. Klapper holds a Bachelor of Science from the Technical University Dortmund, Germany, and a Master of Science in Economics from the Università di Bologna, Italy.

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