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) 
David Trippany
David Trippany

David is Associate Director, Automotive Supply Chain, and Technology at IHS Markit. In this role, he is responsible for managing a growing team of analysts contributing to component forecasts across a wide range of automotive domains. Additionally, David has global accountability for research and product development efforts for all topics related to automotive UI/UX, HMI (Human Machine Interface) and Interior components.
David has more than 15 years of User-Focused product development experience, primarily in advanced research, User Interface/Experience and product innovation roles. Prior to joining IHS Markit, he held product research and innovation positions at Steelcase, Faurecia Automotive Seating and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Pre-Medicine from the University of Findlay (Ohio) and a Master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from The Ohio State University.

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