HVAC systems in automobiles, irrespective of propulsion systems, have become an intrinsic part of automobile cabin comfort today. A well-designed automotive climate control aims to strike a balance between optimum thermal performance, emission, and fuel efficiency (FE) figures. The actual cooling or heating system load depends on the vehicle’s interior size, the ambient temperature, the glass area, and other parameters.
Designing a well-performing climate control system is not a significant challenge for the industry, as the underlying component technologies are quite mature. But tightening regulatory guidelines in most major global markets means that the pressure to eke out more FE and cleaner tail pipe emissions is relentless.
Advancements in cabin thermal management design and related additional features have not only become central to passenger comfort and wellbeing, but also play a role in meeting fuel efficiency and emission targets. In most major automotive markets, regulations, which govern parameters, such as tailpipe emission and fuel efficiency, have been getting more stringent. It means that OEMs and suppliers alike are prioritizing efficiency optimization across every system that makes up the vehicle.
This report aims to take an in-depth look at the HVAC module and the controls sector. An overview of the current available technologies and what is on the horizon. An understanding of the market and supply chain dynamics on a global and regional level are also included. OEMs that lead demand and the suppliers that support them can also be found in this report.
Note: IHS Markit covers only light vehicles with factory-fitted HVAC systems. Some demand is met by aftermarket/dealer or independent retrofit, especially in mainland China.
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