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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) 
Expert
Sascha Klapper
Sascha Klapper

Sascha is leading the global lighting component research team at IHS Markit based in Milan, Italy. As an expert, he is primarily responsible for the market intelligence and analysis of Headlamps, Fog Lamps, DRLs, Tail Lamps, Lighting ECUs and Interior lighting. He has a solid background in the automotive lighting market, interior component market and vehicle electrics which helped him to establish a strong contact network within the automotive industry.

Before joining IHS Markit in 2016, Sascha has been working in the field of infrastructure and supply chain planning with complex data information systems and simulations. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Supply Chain Management from TU Dortmund, Germany, and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Bologna, Italy.

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