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Frost & Sullivan: Daimler and Volvo Take Lead in Implementation of V2V Communication Systems in Europe

Posted by fidest on Sunday, 9 March 2014

london-centralLondon, U.K. – 5 March, 2014 – The demand for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication systems is on the rise due to the systems’ ability to improve traffic efficiency, mobility, safety, as well as driving conditions, while at the same time avert potentially dangerous situations. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (www.automotive.frost.com), Strategic Analysis of the European Market for V2V and V2I Communication Systems, expects more than 40 percent of vehicles to use V2V communication technologies by 2030. Daimler and Volvo are anticipated to lead the implementation of V2V communication systems among vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across Europe. V2I communication systems have also been finding significant traction in Europe, especially in the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Germany, and France.“Vehicular communication systems are becoming popular as countries across Europe look to minimise the huge losses in time and related costs incurred due to traffic congestion,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive & Transportation Industry Analyst Neelam Barua. “Traffic jams in Germany for instance, lead to a macroeconomic loss of more than €17 billion annually.” “The average driver annually loses close to a complete work-week stuck in traffic jams,” added Frost & Sullivan Automotive & Transportation Team Leader Prana Tharthiharan Natarajan. “This scenario is common to both Europe and the US. The deployment of V2I can reduce such down-time by a huge factor. Additionally, V2x is the ultimate enabler of automated driving, which is presently built on self-sufficient architectures.” One of the prominent enabling technologies in this market is the cooperative system, which uses wireless local area network (WLAN) or dedicated short-range communications (DSRC), to assist V2V, V2I or infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) communication. It is expected that global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and infrared modes will augment DSRC solutions and mobile-based technologies such as long term evolution (LTE) to form the futuristic platform for cooperative-intelligent transportation systems (C-ITS) in the region.Cooperative systems prove to be more useful than advanced driver assistance systems and telematics, particularly when situations like construction site warnings and traffic congestion in highways caused by an accident or road damage are encountered.Market participants plan to introduce Cooperative-ITS communication systems to take automotive safety to an even higher level. The Car 2 Car Communication Consortium has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with major vehicle manufacturers to facilitate the deployment of a standard pan-European C-ITS by 2015. However, although projects such as the sim-TD, DriveC2X, eCoMove catalyse the pilot-launch of C-ITS in Europe, automotive OEMs and road users must coordinate with road operators for the success of the initial deployment.The European market also needs an effective business model that identifies the parties that will primarily benefit from these vehicle communication solutions, recognises the team that will maintain the integrated system, and clarifies the methods of revenue generation. The availability of reliable and robust products that cater to the vehicular communication requirements, the degree of market acceptance and interoperability of V2X devices, as well as product conformance and upgradability will also be key to market growth.

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Ottime prospettive per la produzione di farmaci biotecnologici per conto terzi, secondo Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest on Saturday, 12 October 2013

MILANO Ci sono considerevoli opportunità di crescita all’orizzonte per i produttori di farmaci biotecnologici per conto terzi. I farmaci biologici più venduti, il cui valore supera i 100 miliardi di dollari, perderanno la tutela brevettuale entro il 2019 e si prevede che il mercato globale dei farmaci biosimilari crescerà ad un robusto tasso di crescita composto annuo (CAGR) del 60,4% tra il 2012 e il 2019. Un nuovo Market Insight di Frost & Sullivan, intitolato “Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing”, rileva che i progressi nelle tecnologie di trattamento biologico, così come le innovazioni nella produzione di biofarmaci con piante ed animali transgenici, cellule staminali e clonazione, avranno un impatto diretto sul mercato.
La tecnologia “usa e getta” rappresenta una tendenza chiave nella produzione di biofarmaci ed offre interessanti opportunità per minimizzare i costi di produzione, grazie al design personalizzabile, alla maggiore produttività e ai significativi vantaggi operativi. Le apparecchiature usa e getta ed i bioreattori monouso sono considerati una possibile alternativa alle apparecchiature di acciaio inossidabile convenzionali, grazie alla loro flessibilità, al breve tempo di inizializzazione, al rapido passaggio tra campagne di produzioni ed all’assenza delle fasi Clean-in-Place, Steam-in-Place e di grandi volumi di acqua per iniezione. Le tecnologie monouso sono inoltre progettate appositamente per fornire benefici aggiuntivi, come ad esempio la semplicità di trasferire le attività da un sito a un altro e la possibilità di espandere facilmente i siti per gestire volumi maggiori.
Anche i progressi nelle tecnologie di pre- e post-trattamento avranno un impatto sul settore. Attualmente, il 20% dei costi di produzione biotecnologica è relativo alle attività di pre-trattamento, mentre un altro 40% è legato alle attività di post-trattamento. Nel 2011, il settore globale ha assistito a un aumento del budget del 6,2% per l’integrazione di nuove tecnologie nella fase di pre-trattamento. La riduzione della variabilità nella qualità del prodotto – dovuta ad impurità come aggregati, variazioni nella glicosilazione ed altro – e la viabilità delle cellule saranno le aree chiave su cui si concentreranno i processi di pre-trattamento nella produzione di biofarmaci. Le tecnologie di post-trattamento seguiranno due diverse tendenze – mAb e proteine ricombinanti – in particolare nei processi di purificazione. Nei prossimi cinque anni, l’esplorazione di metodi di purificazione alternativi sarà cruciale per i produttori di farmaci per conto terzi.
Gli avanzamenti nella liofilizzazione e le crescenti applicazioni della tecnologia PAT (tecnologia analitica di processo) attireranno anch’essi l’attenzione. Innovazioni quali i processi di caricamento automatico nell’essiccatore invece del caricamento manuale contribuiranno a minimizzare l’errore umano ed a massimizzare la produttività. Inoltre, le case produttrici preferiscono sempre più implementare la tecnologia PAT e standardizzare i propri processi, piuttosto che fare affidamento sulla validazione dei prodotti finiti. La spettroscopia nel vicino infrarosso (NIR) è una delle più recenti tecnologie che fornisce il potenziale controllo in tempo reale delle cellule in fermentazione, in particolare nei processi di coltura di cellule di mammifero. Si prevede che il significativo miglioramento dei livelli di purezza e l’efficienza dei prodotti guideranno la domanda di questa nuova tecnologia per tutto il periodo di previsione. Si prevede che la produzione per conto terzi di biofarmaci derivati da cellule di mammifero sosterrà la futura espansione del settore. Attualmente, questo segmento rappresenta quasi i due terzi delle entrate relative alle vendite nel mercato globale ed è atteso che aumenterà fino al 65% nei prossimi cinque anni, ad un tasso significativamente maggiore rispetto al segmento relativo alla produzione per conto terzi dei biofarmaci basati su cellule microbiche. La crescente adozione del modello delle grandi molecole da parte delle grosse aziende farmaceutiche contribuirà a dare slancio alle prospettive di mercato. Delle 15 più importanti case farmaceutiche, si prevede che quasi l’80% vedrà una crescita netta del proprio portfolio di farmaci biologici. Il passaggio delle grosse aziende farmaceutiche alle grandi molecole sarà probabilmente guidato dagli anticorpi monoclonali (mAb) e si prevede che avrà un tasso di crescita composto annuo (CAGR) del 10,8% tra il 2012 e il 2017. Inoltre, le aziende tenderanno sempre di più ad esternalizzare operazioni cruciali e cercheranno di adottare un modello di business integrato/di condivisione dei rischi. L’obiettivo è quello di fornire un servizio completo (“one-stop-shop”) alle case biofarmaceutiche, in modo da sfruttare al meglio le risorse e le competenze dei produttori per conto terzi e ottenere il massimo dei benefici, concentrandosi allo stesso tempo sulle proprie capacità distintive e sulle attività di ricerca e sviluppo.

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Supportive Government Policies Stimulate Electric Vehicle Market in Turkey, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest on Wednesday, 25 September 2013

London, UK Turkey is set for the era of electric vehicles (EVs), as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) prepare for the launch of new EVs and the development of charging infrastructure gathers pace. EV market growth in the country is mainly driven by reduced special consumption taxes (SCT) for EVs as well as demand from global companies that are increasingly focusing on green policies.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com), Strategic Analysis of the Electric Vehicle Market in Turkey – An Update, finds that approximately 190 EVs were sold in Turkey in 2012 and estimates this to reach 44,654 units in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 98.9 percent. Twelve OEMs are expected to launch their EV models in next five years. In terms of public charging stations, the country had 160 in 2012 and 120,000 more are expected to be installed by 2020.
Smart grid investments in the electricity distribution network will allow for easier integration of EVs to the grid and widen the potential for EV sales. Turkey also has separate tariff schemes for electricity usage during the day and night, thereby enabling the low-cost charging of EVs at night.Unfortunately, incentives limited to the reduction of SCT are not enough to create awareness and boost large-scale EV uptake. It will take a few years for customers to change their daily commuting habits and opt for EVs over traditional vehicles. Infrastructure expansion and operational changes are necessary, too.After 2015, the market in the country will boom as used fleet EVs are made available to private customers.If you are interested in more information on Frost & Sullivan’s latest report Strategic Analysis of the Electric Vehicle Market in Turkey – An Update, please send an e-mail to Katja Feick, Corporate Communications, at katja.feick@frost.com, with your full contact details.Strategic Analysis of the Electric Vehicle Market in Turkey – An Update (M998-18) is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Europe, Strategic Analysis of Brazil Electric Vehicle Market, Strategic Outlook of the Electric Vehicle Market for 2013 and other Electric vehicle studies. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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Nokia Sells Device Business to Microsoft, but Keeps HERE Auto Navigation Platform

Posted by fidest on Wednesday, 4 September 2013

London, UK Comment by Praveen Chandrasekar, Program Manager Telematics & Infotainment at Frost & Sullivan. Following the interesting announcement of selling its device business to Microsoft, Nokia has done what was expected by keeping their HERE business division. HERE is a rebranded integration of Navteq’s mapping and traffic business with Nokia’s location platform, which is a part of a fast growing market on the automotive side. Adding on to Navteq’s existing customer base for the navigation digital maps, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) attributes maps, and initiatives like ecodriving, traffic service, HERE also recently unveiled a connected car platform which integrates several of the Navteq pieces. Combined, the HERE Auto navigation platform, HERE Auto Cloud dynamic traffic and parking platform, and HERE Auto companion for apps, have been Nokia’s big bold entry into offering a complete connected car platform.Clearly showing its appetite to tap into the fast growing connected car market, Nokia is also involved in the Mirrorlink effort, which is working on the next generation smartphone integration and replication of products with more content, apps and driver distraction guidelines, currently trying to be made into an OEM offer. The intention here is to rebrand the formerly known Navteq and establish the HERE brand name separately, so that it can continue its dominance in the navigation and location-based services market.
Frost & Sullivan, however, believes that given Microsoft’s push into the connected car market with its platform for the largely successful SYNC with Ford, Blue&Me with Fiat and the growing UVO partnership with Kia, the addition of HERE and its location-based components along with Mirrorlink might have made a Microsoft connected car offer a compelling choice for OEMs similar to what QNX is trying to achieve with the Car2 Platform, offering all the basic functions- smartphone integration, maps, apps and so on. Clearly, with a complete acquisition, Microsoft would have benefited with a product line that would be able to compete with any Tier-1 beyond only having the hardware component.

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Fuel economy norms and regional market dynamics to boost worldwide volumes to over 13.0 million by 2020

Posted by fidest on Tuesday, 3 September 2013

LONDON The global high-speed automotive transmissions market (8-, 9- and 10-Speed) is expected to grow to more than 13 million units by 2020. OEMs and tier-1 suppliers therefore have a key role to play in the growth of this market, which is coaxed by stringent emission regulations, fuel economy standards and dynamic consumer demand. The entire automotive value chain questioning what the “optimum number of transmissions speeds” are while achieving cost-benefits at the same time and how this market will unfold toward 2020.Frost & Sullivan is organising a web conference, entitled Global Outlook for High-Speed Automotive Transmissions: What’s in Store?, taking place on Tuesday, 17 September 2013, at 4.00 p.m. BST. Senior Research Analyst, Yeswant Abhimanyu, will present a strategic overview of the global high-speed transmission technology market, key technology trends, market drivers and restraints as well as what can be expected in the future. He will also name the which and why of the largest markets, outline the competitive landscape and depict, how it will transform toward 2020.
To participate in this complimentary web conference, please email Katja Feick at katja.feick@frost.com with your full contact details. Upon receipt of the above information, a registration link will be e-mailed to you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.
The aim of the web conference is also to provide the market size and forecast for the high speed AT and high speed DCT market with breakdown by region.High speed transmissions (high speed stepped ATs and DCTs) are expected to account for about 14.0 to 17.0 per cent of the overall transmissions market by 2020, and North America is expected to be the largest market, accounting for over 6.0 million units annually by 2020.
Participating in the web conference will benefit automotive OEMs, suppliers as well as any other market player along the automotive value chain.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

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Hyperloop is a Refreshingly New Direction for Future of Mobility

Posted by fidest on Friday, 16 August 2013

By Frost & Sullivan Analyst Shyam Raman “On August Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, finally revealed details of the superfast mode of transportation that he first introduced almost a year ago. Behold the Hyperloop. This new mode aims to be safer, faster, and operable at a lower cost. It also aims to be self powering, resistant to seismic events and immune to the weather.The Hyperloop is envisioned to ideally serve cities that are less than 1,500 km or 900 miles apart. It is expected that hypersonic air travel using scramjet engines will better serve cities that are further placed from each other. The Hyperloop works by transporting high-speed transport capsules in a dedicated tube, which is partially evacuated. Previous ideas of high-speed rail involved evacuated tubes (vacuum) to reduce the detrimental effects of friction, induced and form drag. As objects travel faster in air, a high-pressure zone is created in front of the object. The object then has to spend more energy to trounce this high pressure energy created in front of its direction of motion. The Hyperloop aims to overcome this challenge by using a high pressure centrifugal compressor mounted in the front of the vehicle that would actively transfer high pressure from the front to the rear of the vehicle. By redirecting some portion of the intake air and ejecting it to the periphery of the vehicle, an “air cushion” can be created. Acceleration and deceleration is provided by a linear induction motor that is in development. They will be used to provide a “re-boost” every 70 miles. Using a linear motor lowers material cost, weight and simplifies in balancing of the vehicle. The Hyperloop also features energy storage using lithium ion batteries. Using batteries reduces the energy drawn for the linear motors to a theoretical value of 6 MW. The additional power requirements are met from energy generated from solar arrays.Yet the Hyperloop is not the only radical transport solution currently in the works, the Canadian firm Magnovate aims to commercialize Magline, its proprietary magnetic levitation solution. Magnetic levitation trains are propelled by linear electric motors float on a magnetic cushion and have no direct contact with the track. Maglines maximum design speed will be 300 miles (500 km) per hour on intercity connections and up to 90 miles (150km) per hour in the urban environment. Magline vehicles are smaller and are similar to personal rapid transit vehicles. Magline further improves on system economics by utilizing a “packet switching” model that enables offline stops without slowing traffic on the mainline. This enables more vehicles that are not connected to one another to run more often on the network. A project is being developed to connect the cities of Edmonton and Calgary with a Magline track. The planned length will be just over 180 miles (300km) and is expected to cost $3.60 billion USD. The current travel time of three hours by road and 1.5 hours by air will be reduced to less than 45 minutes by Magline – small vehicle on a small guideway with high speed magnetic levitation achieved by using a revolutionary technology called stabilized permanent magnate suspension.
The high speed rail research group at Frost & Sullivan recently published a global research titled “Rail Outlook Study 2013–2022” The study found that the global high speed rail has enormous interest levels with a total expected investment funding of over $770.23 billion USD by 2022 in high speed rail infrastructure with over $60 billion expected in North America through California high speed rail. The integration of mobility is driving growth in all rail segments globally. Demand for improved efficiency in the rail industry will drive the market for advanced asset and fleet management tools, including remote diagnostics (or prognostics), passenger information and asset planning. Recent research has shown that intelligent solutions such as rail automation that help increase efficiency without compromising on safety are seeing dramatically high interest levels. (The radio-based communication-based train control (CBTC) network in Western Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.8 percent over the next 10 years according to another recent Frost & Sullivan study “Strategic Analysis Of Western European Urban Rail Signalling: Communication Based Train Control Systems” (http://www.frost.com/sublib/display-report.do?id=M92D-01-00-00-00)).Although the Hyperloop is still conceptual and there is enormous amounts of work pending to prove the physics of its working, it can still be considered as a significant breakthrough in high-speed mass transportation for two main reasons. First, the technology and intellectual property has been floated to the public as an open source transportation solution. Secondly, the approach to Hyperloop has been from the ground up. It is so refreshing to see a concept where every element from tracks, vehicles, stations etc. has been visualized from a 2020 perspective; it does not involve iterations of technologies from the past.Based on recent research conducted by Frost & Sullivan, we strongly believe that there is a gradual transition in the way that information technology is being integrated in transportation systems. It is not only being implemented and enabling new technologies and applications in transportation; it is also becoming inherent and an integral element. It is expected that transit systems of the future will be sentient, self sustaining and cognitive in nature.”

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Forte crescita del cloud computing nella sanità europea

Posted by fidest on Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Come molti altri settori, anche il competitivo e dinamico settore della sanità guarda al cloud computing come mezzo per migliorare la qualità dei servizi, riducendo allo stesso tempo i costi. Il mercato maturo dei servizi informativi per la sanità, in particolare, ha bisogno di soluzioni in grado di far crescere le entrate. Attualmente si stanno snellendo e rendendo più accurati i flussi di lavoro, grazie a soluzioni come sistemi di archiviazione e trasmissione di immagini (PACS), sistemi informativi radiologici (RIS), sistemi informativi per la sanità (HIS) e sistemi informativi clinici (CIS). Tuttavia, il mercato ha bisogno di soluzioni che integrino queste tecnologie, rendendo disponibili tutti i dati rilevanti del paziente ed i dati di imaging in un unico centro, rendendoli allo stesso tempo accessibili da altre strutture. Una simile condivisione dei dati a livello aziendale può aiutare i fornitori di servizi sanitari ad aumentare l’efficienza e la spesa nominale. Il cloud computing si sta espandendo rapidamente e sta diventando un elemento chiave per le soluzioni a livello aziendale. Implementare le tecnologie di cloud in modo adeguato può aiutare i fornitori di servizi sanitari ad aumentare la qualità dei servizi medici e l’efficienza operativa, condividere informazioni tra diverse sedi geografiche e gestire le spese. Il concetto può essere applicato in vari modi, quali l’archiviazione dei dati e prevenzione della perdita di dati, il mantenimento dei dati dei pazienti e la condivisione autorizzata delle informazioni. Ad esempio, le informazioni memorizzate relativamente a un paziente potrebbero dover essere condivise al di fuori dell’ospedale durante un’emergenza, in cui il tempo è un fattore cruciale. Ciò può essere fatto in modo rapido ed efficiente dando la possibilità di accedere, previa autorizzazione, a queste informazioni nel cloud.
Con il mercato dei sistemi PACS già maturo in tutta Europa, i fornitori di servizi sanitari hanno bisogno di sistemi di archiviazione aggiuntivi per effettuare il backup dei propri dati, il che può rendere il processo di archiviazione dati una questione costosa, andando a toccare il budget operativo. “Utilizzando il cloud computing, la spesa per l’hardware e per lo spazio di archiviazione potrebbe essere ridotta, poiché l’archiviazione dati su cloud (o cloud storage) può costare quasi 10 volte meno dei sistemi di archiviazione dati tradizionali, – osserva Raghuraman Madanagopal, analista di Frost & Sullivan. – Inoltre, l’implementazione di sistemi di cloud storage potrebbe causare un riaggiustamento della cifra spesa per formare le risorse affinché possano gestire i sistemi di archiviazione dati”. Anche il rischio di perdere i dati rappresenta una grande preoccupazione per la maggior parte dei fornitori di servizi sanitari, poiché ha un impatto cruciale sull’efficienza operativa degli ospedali. Il cloud computing fornisce grande sicurezza nel ridurre il rischio di perdita di dati, aggiornandosi regolarmente e migliorando gli standard di protezione. Gli aggiornamenti vengono effettuati senza alcun tempo di disservizio e l’accesso in tempo reale non ne è influenzato, assicurando così l’accessibilità 24/7 indispensabile per i fornitori di servizi sanitari. L’implementazione del cloud computing, tuttavia, è ancora in fase iniziale e permangono alcuni fattori limitanti come le preoccupazioni sulla sicurezza e sulla conformità, la carenza di personale qualificato per migrare i dati dai supporti hardware al cloud e la scarsa diffusione della banda larga o le basse velocità di connessione in molte parti d’Europa. Ciononostante, il cloud computing ed i suoi servizi forniscono agli ospedali in tutta Europa delle opzioni eccellenti per migliorare la qualità dei trattamenti e ciò incoraggerà l’implementazione su larga scala negli anni a venire. “I fornitori di servizi cloud sono costantemente attivi nell’innovare se stessi e nel migliorare i propri standard di sicurezza per adeguarsi alle diverse normative e garantire un elevato livello di sicurezza, – afferma Madanagopal. – I vantaggi del cloud computing in termini di spazio di archiviazione dati ed efficienza, prevenzione della perdita di dati e maggiore facilità di condivisione sincronizzata e autorizzata possono, col tempo, cambiare le dinamiche del settore dei servizi informativi per la sanità in Europa”.

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Telematics Systems in Europe and Russia

Posted by fidest on Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The European automotive navigation market will witness a shift towards integration and a continual trend towards low-cost connected navigation, which will become a commodity.With Smartphone replication technologies, Smartphone-based navigation inside cars will dominate the market, serving all car segments. The eCall in Europe and ERA-GLONASS in Russia, which mandate automated emergency response systems in vehicles, will lead to Europe becoming one of the biggest markets for telematics systems and will offer Tier 1 suppliers and service providers the opportunity to expand their presence. An analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com), Key Trends and Forecasts for Automotive Navigation and Telematics Services Market in Western and Eastern Europe and Russia, finds the market size in Europe for navigation systems – OE embedded, aftermarket embedded and portable navigation devices (PND) – will be 19.3 million units by 2016. Smartphone navigation subscribers will stand at 413.2 million and new telematics service subscribers will touch 5.2 million by 2016. For Russia, the market size for navigation systems is estimated to be 2.5 million units, smartphone navigation subscribers to be 4.4 million and new telematics service subscribers to be 415,000 by 2016.
Connected services like real-time traffic information and local search will arrest the slide of PNDs. PND manufacturers are already venturing into the OE business to offer low-cost in-dash solutions. But this is bringing them into direct competition with Tier 1 suppliers. Connected and value-added services will be pivotal factors influencing uptake of a navigation solution. Developing a low-cost portfolio in order to penetrate the mass market segment will also be a key focus area.
Key Trends and Forecasts for Automotive Navigation and Telematics Services Market in Western and Eastern Europe and Russia (M811) is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Services programme, which also includes research in the following markets: European and North American Automotive OEM Connectivity, Infotainment, and HMI Strategies, European and North American Automotive HMI Market and European and North American Markets for Display and Instrument Clusters. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.
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Toyota Plans to Sell Hydrogen Powered Cars in the Future, but the Challenge of a Related Infrastructure Remains

Posted by fidest on Thursday, 8 March 2012

Today’s announcement from Toyota regarding the plan to focus on hydrogen-powered cars in the future will definitely make other OEMs sit up and take notice. Fuel Cell programmes have been underway with many OEMs such as Daimler and Honda in the recent past, but the key difference in the announcement made today is the sheer volumes Toyota commands globally. Toyota has always delivered what they promised, of which Prius is proof, and there is no reason to doubt Toyota’s commitment towards the production of their first fuel cell vehicle as planned in 2015.However, the real challenge going forward will be the infrastructure for re-filling hydrogen commercially. Europe and North America will be the primary markets for Toyota when they start selling the fuel cell models and it becomes even more important to establish infrastructure because OEMs in the past [BMW] have had to shelve their grand plans simply because of lack of infrastructure. It would make good business sense to initiate alliances with potential partners to develop hydrogen filling station infrastructure in the next 2 years. Hydrogen storage, both in the vehicle and in re-filling stations requires complex systems and the associated costs can be shared by partners based on varied business models, very similar to what Electric Vehicle OEMs are offering / developing now. The cost of manufacturing fuel cells has to be brought down for this technology to become economically attractive. Finally, it is the combination of both availability of models and hydrogen re-filling stations that will determine the future of Toyota’s plans. Toyota will need to look at developing the latter sooner than later.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.(By Kaushik Madhavan, Global Program Manager – Powertrain, Frost & Sullivan)

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Core competency of vehicle usage and vehicle analysis

Posted by fidest on Wednesday, 7 March 2012

London. Vehicle OEMs have traditionally focused on their core competency of vehicle usage and vehicle analysis, rather than transport operation. This has placed them at a disadvantage to independent aftermarket telematics vendors, whose core competence is in transport operation. OEMs have typically limited client contact after selling the vehicle. But this is expected to change once OEMs gradually start offering fleet management systems (FMS) as a standard in their models.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com), Strategic Update of European Medium and Heavy-duty Commercial Vehicle Telematics Market, finds that the market registered sales of 542 million in 2010 and estimates this to reach 1.3 billion in 2017. Frost & Sullivan anticipates almost half the vehicles produced to have a FMS as a standard line-fit by 2017. Telematics solutions supporting an open and flexible platform will allow vehicle manufacturers to survive long-term in this competitive market. Some OEMs might consider offering FMS as a standard based on the country in which they are being offered, while others might base it on models, changing platforms, miles driven or pricing. At present, however, most OEMs consider the particular market or country, when offering FMS as standard.
A key issue for OEMs is that hardware penetration might not necessarily equate to service penetration. This is because some operators do not want to be linked to OEMs or to a particular OEM. At the same time, some OEMs do not have the capability of expanding outside their own vehicle line. Moreover, operators with mixed fleets do not favour OEMs’ base-telematics system. Thus, even with the hardware in place, OEMs are unlikely to win all the associated service opportunities.This strategy of offering a standard quality fitment, suiting all types of customers and extending the continued relationship, is expected to have a positive influence on the market presence of OEMs in the coming years. This strategy will not only help OEMs to increase their base of active subscribers but will also help them collect a large pool of real-time vehicle specific data to build better trucks for the future.
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Modular strategy

Posted by fidest on Tuesday, 23 August 2011

London By 2020 the key 12 global auto OEM groups are expected to reduce their platforms from 223 in 2010 to 154, reveals news analysis by global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. The adoption of a global platform standardization and modular strategy is put in place in order to reach a platform reduction of more than 30 per cent. The top ten platforms will result in a growth from nearly 17 million vehicles in 2010 to more than 33 million by 2020 in the global passenger car and light truck production figures, featuring a staggering increase of 94 per cent. Consequently, by 2020 the key 12 OEM groups are expected to account for an almost 74 per cent share in the same segment.
The standardisation of platforms is expected to impact the OEM group brands with their vehicle model permutations and combinations look leaner than ever before. By 2020, Daimler, Volkswagen and the Fiat-Chrysler groups respectively, are expected to reduce 60-65 per cent of their platforms. As a result, their average production volume per platform is expected to increase more than four-fold by 2020 compared to 2010. Overall, the average vehicle production per platform is expected to increase at least three fold by 2020 from current levels of more than 0.24 million units in 2010. And, nine out of the top ten platforms are expected to have volumes in excess of two million units annually by 2020 as against three out of the top ten in 2010.
The study also identified several factors for OEMs to derive a blueprint of their platform standardisation strategy. The emerging regions in which the OEMs operate, both produce and sell, and which directly govern their platform standardisation and modular strategy, are certainly one. Another factor is the modules themselves used as building blocks of future platforms, and OEMs are expected to bring variations into the vehicle through effective use of electronics. And finally, there is the ability of the OEM groups to quickly understand the perceived benefits gained by having a reduced supplier base as a result of sharing components, systems and modules across platforms.
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEOs Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com. (Katja Feick)

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Piccole Auto, Grandi ambizioni

Posted by fidest on Friday, 8 July 2011

Il segmento delle microauto è destinato a diventare una delle principali fonti di reddito per oltre 30 partecipanti del mercato, incluse 7 tra le 10 maggiori case automobilistiche a livello globale. Messo alla prova dalle inasprite normative sulle emissioni e dai sempre più rigidi requisiti sulla sicurezza, l’intero mercato delle microauto da settore di nicchia si è evoluto al punto da qualificarsi persino per le prove d’urto dei veicoli. Una nuova analisi di Frost & Sullivan intitolata “Strategic Analysis of the European Microcars Market” (http://www.automotive.frost.com) rivela che più di 60 modelli base, fra cui quadricicli, verranno presentati sul mercato europeo entro il 2013. Inoltre, più di 19 modelli saranno lanciati dalle 7 grandi case automobilistiche nella nuova classe emergente dei veicoli sub A. Per il segmento dei veicoli sub A si prevede infatti una crescita più rapida rispetto a quella dei quadricicli grazie alle loro caratteristiche ed alla loro forte somiglianza con i veicoli del segmento A, quello delle citycar. L’analisi intitolata “Strategic Analysis of the European Microcars Market” fa parte del programma Automatve & Transportation Growth Partnership Service di Frost & Sullivan che include anche la ricerca nei seguenti mercati: Sustainable and Innovative Personal Transport Solutions – Strategic Analysis of Carsharing Market in Europe, Analysis of the Market for Carsharing in North America, Strategic Analysis of Passenger Vehicle Market in Malaysia e Russian and CEE Automotive Industry Outlook.

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Domotica sempre più Accessibile

Posted by fidest on Thursday, 19 May 2011

I sistemi di domotica stanno diventando sempre più semplici e accessibili, sia per gli utenti finali sia per gli installatori, facendo così avanzare il mercato e acquisendo un pubblico sempre più vasto anche in Italia. Il nostro Paese rimane il terzo mercato europeo dei sistemi di domotica dopo Gran Bretagna e Germania, con una quota di mercato pari all’11% e circa 18,5 milioni di euro di fatturato. Una nuova analisi condotta da Frost & Sullivan (http://www.buildingtechnologies. frost.com) intitolata “European Home Automation Markets”, rivela che il mercato a livello europeo ha registrato entrate pari a 164,3 milioni di euro nel 2010 e stima che questa cifra raggiungerà i 228,7 milioni di euro nel 2015 con un tasso di crescita annuo composto del 5,1%. In ogni caso, i prezzi si stanno abbassando a livello globale, a causa di molteplici fattori tra i quali una crescente concorrenza tra gli attori che operano in questo mercato e la pressione esercitata sui produttori per spingerli a ridurre i loro margini di guadagno in questo periodo di recessione economica. Il fattore principale che ha influenzato i prezzi di questi sistemi di automazione è l’introduzione sul mercato dei tablet PC, che aiuta in modo determinante la riduzione dei costi dell’intero sistema e in modo particolare nel segmento di lusso del mercato. Questo rende la domotica molto più accessibile, incentivando le vendite del segmento di prodotto di media gamma. Uno dei differenziatori chiave tra un sistema di domotica di lusso e uno semplice è l’interfaccia utente. Come fa notare Hammam Ahmed, analista di Frost & Sullivan, “con l’introduzione dei tablet PC della Apple e successivamente da parte di altri produttori, il mercato sarà presto inondato di tablet PC usati come interfaccia utente con applicazioni di domotica poco costose e facili da sviluppare”.
L’analisi condotta da Frost & Sullivan, intitolata “European Home Automation Markets” fa parte del programma Building Management Technologies Growth Partnership Services, che include anche la ricerca nei seguenti mercati: mercato europeo dei sistemi di controllo dell’illuminazione, numerose opportunità nel mercato europeo dei sistemi fotovoltaici integrati negli edifici, nel mercato europeo delle pompe di calore che utilizzano l’energia geotermica così come nel mercato europeo della sicurezza antincendio e opportunità dai settori di applicazione verticale.
Frost & Sullivan, la Growth Partnership Company, permette ai suoi clienti di accelerare la loro crescita e di raggiungere posizioni di rilievo in termini di progresso, innovazione e leadership di mercato. La Growth Partnership Service di Frost & Sullivan offre al Ceo e al suo team una ricerca accurata e dei modelli “best practice” da seguire per guidarli nella creazione, nella valutazione e nell’attuazione di significative strategie di crescita. Frost&Sullivan vanta oltre 50 anni di esperienza come partner delle prime 1000 società a livello globale, aziende emergenti e investitori di più di 40 uffici in sei continenti. Per far parte della nostra Growth Partnership, visita il nostro sitohttp://www.frost.com.

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Nuovo direttore di Frost & Sullivan Italia

Posted by fidest on Friday, 19 March 2010

Londra “E’ vero che la crisi economica globale ha provocato cambiamenti tali da rivoluzionare, in alcuni casi, l’assetto di mercati da tempo consolidati. Tuttavia, questa crisi ha anche generato nuove opportunità e molte aziende, anche italiane hanno reagito e stanno reagendo positivamente, orientandosi verso nuove strategie di crescita”. Sono improntate all’ottimismo le previsioni del nuovo direttore di Frost & Sullivan Italia, Livio Vaninetti, di recente nominato alla guida dell’ufficio italiano di via Pagano 38 a Milano. Livio Vaninetti, 39 anni, laureato in Ingegneria al Politecnico di Milano, e in possesso di un dottorato di ricerca in Economia Industriale all’ENST di Parigi, ha alle spalle una lunga e solida carriera come consulente, incarico che ha ricoperto per oltre un anno a Frost & Sullivan prima di prendere in mano le redini dell’ufficio italiano. Il dottor Vaninetti non ha dubbi: “Nonostante la ripresa tardi a manifestarsi, le opportunita’ per le aziende sono numerose. Piani di crescita organica in aree geografiche o segmenti di mercato favoriti da incentivi e stimoli governativi piuttosto che strategie di espansione attraverso M&As o Joint Ventures rappresentano alcuni concreti esempi di opportunità che possono garantire una considerevole crescita”.
Fondata nel 1961, Frost and Sullivan puo’ contare su 50 anni di esperienza nella ricerca e nella consulenza strategica, su un approccio globale al mercato che si basa sul coinvolgimento dei ben 37 uffici in tutto il mondo e una copertura sistematica dei principali settori di mercato e delle principali aree geografiche.  Oltre 10 mila clienti hanno gia’ scelto Frost & Sullivan come partner per il proprio sviluppo. http://www.frost.com

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