Research In Focus

Research In Focus

Information summaries and extracts from just-auto's continually updated research portfolio.



November 2013 management briefing: turbochargers (2) 29 Nov 2013

The key driver behind growing turbocharger use is the increasingly tough set of emissions rules which are deployed not just in developed markets but increasingly in developing markets too; turbochargers represent just one of the several technologies which the industry is using to reduce emissions. In this month's management briefing we bring you selected extracts from just-auto QUBE's research service, Global light vehicle turbochargers market 2008 to 2028. In this instalment we consider fitment trends across the world.


November 2013 management briefing: turbochargers (1) 20 Nov 2013

The key driver behind growing turbocharger use is the increasingly tough set of emissions rules which are deployed not just in developed markets but increasingly in developing markets too; turbochargers represent just one of the several technologies which the industry is using to reduce emissions. In this month's management briefing we bring you selected extracts from just-auto QUBE's research service, Global light vehicle turbochargers market 2008 to 2028.


October 2013 management briefing: developments in transmissions (3) 31 Oct 2013

The global transmissions market has changed rapidly in the recent past. The requirement for greater fuel efficiency in particular has brought a great deal of dynamism to the global transmission market. In this month's management briefing we bring you selected extracts from just-auto QUBE's research service, Global light vehicle transmissions and clutches market. This third instalment looks at market forecasts by transmission type.


October 2013 management briefing: developments in transmissions (2) 29 Oct 2013

The global transmissions market has changed rapidly in the recent past. The requirement for greater fuel efficiency in particular has brought a great deal of dynamism to the global transmission market. In this month's management briefing we bring you selected extracts from just-auto QUBE's research service, Global light vehicle transmissions and clutches market. This second feature looks at the political and economic background in which the sector operates.


October 2013 management briefing: developments in transmissions 18 Oct 2013

The global transmissions market has changed rapidly in the recent past. The requirement for greater fuel efficiency in particular has brought a great deal of dynamism to the global transmission market. In this month's management briefing we bring you selected extracts from just-auto QUBE's research service, Global light vehicle transmissions and clutches market, starting with an overview of the market.


July 2013 management briefing: Automotive interiors 22 Jul 2013

This month's management briefing considers the latest developments in automotive interiors. In this instalment, we include questions to Harman about its new product for BMW, and take a look at global HVAC shares. Exclusive extracts are provided from our QUBE intelligence services.


June 2013 management briefing: active safety and driver assistance systems (2) 28 Jun 2013

Active safety systems and driver assistance technologies are a high-growth area of the automotive business. Global OE fitment levels for driver assistance systems (DAS) are forecast to rise sharply, leading to improved safety and an enhancement of the driver experience. Ultimately, the systems arriving now are part of the advancing technology frontier that will lead to the autonomous car. This month we share some of the latest developments in active safety systems, as monitored, analysed and reviewed in our dedicated real-time QUBE research service.


June 2013 management briefing: active safety and driver assistance systems (1) 19 Jun 2013

Active safety systems and driver assistance technologies are a high-growth area of the automotive business. Global OE fitment levels for driver assistance systems (DAS) are forecast to rise sharply, leading to improved safety and an enhancement of the driver experience. Ultimately, the systems arriving now are part of the advancing technology frontier that will lead to the autonomous car. This month we share some of the latest developments in active safety systems, as monitored, analysed and reviewed in our dedicated real-time QUBE research service.


February 2013 management briefing: Automotive interiors (1) 18 Feb 2013

This month's management briefing considers that latest developments in automotive interiors. In this first instalment, extracted from the QUBE's cockpits and instrumentation intelligence service, Matthew Beecham talks to Inteva Products about trends in the design and appearance of instrument panels.


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Advanced automotive batteries 3 Aug 2012

For some time, manufacturers have been pushing back the technical boundaries of batteries used for hybrid electric vehicles. Matthew Beecham asks executives of three leading advanced battery makers - Western Lithium, GS Yuasa and Axeon - for their opinions on how this blossoming market is shaping-up.


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: 3M eyes growth in adhesives for BIW bonding 11 Jul 2012

Adhesives specialists at 3M believe there is a growing market for the use of adhesives for bonding in automotive body structures, citing several advantages over conventional spot-welding.


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: EuroNCAP to drive adoption of Autonomous Emergency Braking 9 Jul 2012

From 2014, it will be ‘practically impossible’ for new vehicles to receive a five star EuroNCAP rating if they are not fitted with an Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system. The independent consumer organisation says that universal fitment could reduce the number of road accidents in Europe by 27%, saving around 8,000 lives a year and reducing the number of people seriously injured by around 4,000.


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Taiwan's auto industry 14 May 2012

Taiwan has, due to its geographic position, political stance and population size, traditionally had both its import and export potentials defined by external factors. This quarterly report from Business Monitor International assesses prospects for its automotive market and industry.


QUBE CONNECTED VEHICLES: Q&A with Nokia 20 Apr 2012

Nokia’s Location and Commerce business unit outlines its activities and maps out its strategic direction. This interview is extracted from QUBE's Connected Vehicles Intelligence Service.


RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Fuel tank systems 20 Jan 2012

Fuelled by the need to save weight and reduce evaporative emissions, a great deal of innovative design and materials work is going into vehicle fuel tank systems, writes Matthew Beecham.


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