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OEM Chassis Strategy Report

OEM Chassis Strategy Report

Publication Date: 08/07/2020

The automotive industry is not new to technology collaborations, as is visible from the evolution of components such as the manual steering systems to steer-by-wire (SBW) systems being developed today. However, this trend has spread to many more components with the help of electronics. The automotive chassis sector is a direct example of how successfully electronics have been able to enhance relatively simple mechanical components and elevate not just the comfort and handling in a vehicle, but its overall efficiency and safety performance. The inclusion of electronics is quite widespread today. IHS Markit expects electronics to enable low-cost markets to adopt advanced chassis components, including semiactive dampers, air suspensions, and electrohydraulic braking systems, even in volume-segment cars in the long term.

This report provides a fundamental understanding of volume and premium OEMs’ strategy in evolving their vehicle chassis components, an in-depth demand outlook, an overview of the main market drivers and challenges—on global and regional levels—and current and planned advances pertaining to chassis component technology.

Questions the report will answer include:

  • What are the size and scope of the global OEM chassis market?
  • What are the key drivers pushing change in the sector?
  • What are the new technologies expected in the future?
  • What is the supplier-OEM landscape for the market?
  • Introduction
    • Electronic nannies push premium chassis technology to volume cars
    • List of charts and images
    • Research scope
    • Research methodology
    • Acronyms
    • Definitions
    • Overview
  • Key findings
  • Market analysis
    • Market drivers
    • Market overview
      • Braking strategy
      • Steering strategy
      • Suspension strategy
  • Technology analysis
    • Technology segmentation
    • Platform: From platform sharing to modular platforms
      • Impact on chassis
    • Chassis: Monocoque SUVs birth the crossover
      • Lightweighting important to premium carmakers
      • ADAS pushes autos industry toward chassis that “sees, thinks, and acts”
    • Chassis subcomponents
      • Steering: Move toward electrification, SBW
      • Suspension
        • Electronification in the volume segment
        • Impact of electronics in suspension systems
        • Configuration matters
      • Braking: Move toward electrification
        • Increasing penetration of electrohydraulic brakes driven by alternative propulsion
        • Growing demand for EPBs in volume segment vehicles
  • OEM chassis strategies
  • Overview
  • VW Group
    • Volume segment: Audi, ŠKODA, VW
      • Platform strategy
      • Suspension strategy
      • Steering strategy
      • Braking strategy
    • Premium segment: Audi, Porsche
      • Suspension strategy
      • Steering strategy
      • Braking strategy
    • Super-premium segment: Bentley and Lamborghini
      • Chassis strategy
      • Suspension strategy
      • Braking strategy
  • Toyota: Toyota, Daihatsu, Lexus
      • Platform and chassis strategy
      • Suspension strategy
      • Steering strategy
      • Braking strategy
  • Honda: Honda, Acura
    • Platform strategy
    • Chassis strategy
    • Honda: Acura platform and chassis strategy
    • Suspension strategy
    • Steering strategy
    • Braking strategy
  • BMW
    • Platform strategy—all about future proofing
    • Chassis strategy
    • Suspension strategy
    • Steering strategy
    • Braking strategy
  • Mercedes-Benz
    • Platform strategy
    • Steering strategy
    • Suspension strategy
    • Braking strategy
  • Highlights
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