The Lighting Vehicle Domain provides interior and exterior lighting trends, as well as detailed assessments of light source components and control electronics

The design of a vehicle’s interior and exterior lighting is a growing battleground for style and brand recognition.  The “classic” automotive lamp is being replaced with increasingly innovative technology and radical styling that improve part life, vehicle efficiency, and vehicle desirability.

The S&P Global Lighting Vehicle Domain provides insight, context, data, and analytics for the key technologies that are core to the developments in the lighting sector.

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

Topics covered:

  • Front lights, DRL, fog, front light control module (ECU), tail lamps
  • Low beam and high beam type, ADB, ADB actuation type, AFS, AHB, bent lighting, camera fitment, ECU fitment and type
  • Ambient lighting, position, light source, optical principle, optical technology, dynamic functions, suppliers

Planners and strategists use the Vehicle Domain to:

  • Assess and forecast new developments in lighting technology
  • Analyze and benchmark competitors’ offerings
  • Understand OEMs’ purchasing strategies
  • Evaluate customers’ lighting technology adoption paths

The Lighting Vehicle Domain is part of a suite of vehicle contenting solutions. Delivered through AutoTechInsight, a S&P Global Mobility automotive strategy and planning solution, the Vehicle Domain provides a view into current automotive trends and future demand through:

  • Sector News & Insights (covering all Vehicle Domains)
  • Reports (Vehicle Domain specific)
  • Supplier Profiles (Vehicle Domain specific)
  • CFA Relations (OEM-Supplier relationships, both analyst and survey-based researched databases, delivered via Query Tool & 5 Analytics via Analytics Tool (Vehicle Domain-specific)
  • Access to analysts, a listing of lighting-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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