Interior Comfort and Passive Safety

The Interior Comfort and Passive Safety Vehicle Domain targets technologies and materials enhancing vehicle comfort as well as enhancing occupant safety, for example 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 together play a part in vehicle’s desirability and the consumer’s satisfaction.

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

The Comfort and Passive Safety Vehicle Domain provides insight, context, data, and analytics for the key systems making up a vehicle’s interior and shows 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 Vehicle Domain 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 OEM purchasing strategies

The Interior Comfort & Passive Safety Domainis part of a suite of vehicle content solutions accessed through AutoTechInsight, an S&P Global Mobility automotive strategy and planning solution delivering: 

  • Sector News & Insights (covering all Vehicle Domains) 
  • Reports (Vehicle Domain specific) 
  • Supplier Profiles (Vehicle Domain specific) 
  • CFA Relations 
    • OEM-Supplier relationships 
    • Analyst and survey-based researched databases 
    • Delivered via Query Tool and five analytics via Analytics Tool (Vehicle Domain specific) 
  • Access to analysts, a listing of autonomy-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 a lead analyst who manages the exterior lighting and interior comfort forecast portfolio and leads the global research for the automotive team at S&P Global Mobility.

Sascha is specialized in the automotive lighting component market and interior component market. 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.

Sascha 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.

Sascha 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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