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Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 novembre 2013

Europa and Enceladus

Europa and Enceladus (Photo credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute)

MILANO L’aumento dell’incidenza di malattie croniche, disturbi cardiaci ed ipertensione sta allargando il bacino di pazienti in Europa, creando una domanda per i dispositivi di monitoraggio multiparametrico tecnologicamente avanzati. La mancanza di rimborsi, tuttavia, resta una questione cruciale che limita la diffusione della maggior parte delle modalità di imaging di fascia alta.
Di conseguenza, non si prevede che il mercato raggiunga il suo pieno potenziale, poiché le entrate si fermeranno a quota 387,3 milioni di dollari nel 2017, dai 334,8 milioni di dollari registrati nel 2012, come illustra una nuova analisi di Frost & Sullivan intitolata “Multiparameter Patient Monitoring Solutions Market” (http://www.medtech.frost.com).“La crescente consapevolezza dei vantaggi clinici ed economici dei monitor paziente multiparametrici ne ha favorito la diffusione, specialmente nelle applicazioni cardiache, – afferma Akanksha Joshi, analista di Frost & Sullivan. – Inoltre, i dispositivi sicuri e convenienti che offrono integrazione, connettività e semplicità di monitoraggio dei parametri vitali del paziente in tutte le aree di cura – capezzale, cure critiche ed emergenze – sostengono la crescita del mercato in Europa”. Sebbene i progressi tecnologici amplino le prospettive del mercato, gli ospedali di tutta Europa hanno carenza di fondi ed investono soltanto in apparecchiature di cui vi sia urgente bisogno, limitando così le vendite di monitor paziente multiparametrici. I lunghi periodi di sostituzione che ritardano l’acquisto di nuovi sistemi, insieme all’assenza di politiche di rimborso per le procedure di diagnostica cardiaca per immagini, vanno a gravare ulteriormente sul mercato. L’erosione dei prezzi porta ad una ulteriore diminuzione dei profitti. Pertanto, per i produttori sarà di vitale importanza coltivare le relazioni con i clienti esistenti per mantenere i propri margini di profitto. Fornire soluzioni a prezzi accessibili, integrate ed end-to-end che possono essere personalizzate o vendute insieme ad un altro prodotto per soddisfare le esigenze degli utenti finali aiuterà i fornitori a restare competitivi. “Le fusioni ed acquisizioni renderanno possibile tale personalizzazione e soddisferanno l’esigenza dei clienti di prodotti ad un prezzo ragionevole, – conclude Joshi. – Anche lo svolgimento di attività promozionali e di marketing per illustrare le caratteristiche del prodotto ed attirare l’attenzione dei clienti verso i benefici delle soluzioni di monitoraggio multiparametrico dei pazienti sarà fondamentale per accelerare l’espansione del mercato”. Lo studio “Multiparameter Patient Monitoring Solutions Market” fa parte del programma Advanced Medical Technologies Growth Partnership Service. Altri servizi di ricerca di Frost & Sullivan collegati a questo studio sono: “Emerging Trends in Critical Care Solutions in Europe”, “Global Trends in Medical Imaging–Cardiology Applications” e “Market Trends for Western & Eastern European Ventilation Equipment & Accessories”. Tutti i servizi di ricerca inclusi nel pacchetto forniscono dettagliate opportunità di mercato e tendenze del settore, valutate in seguito ad esaurienti colloqui con gli operatori di mercato.

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Environmental and Cost Benefits Strengthen Hybridization Trends in Off-highway Commercial Vehicles, says Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 4 novembre 2013

London, UK – 30th October, 2013 – Stricter regulations, the increasing importance of fuel economy, and a greater focus on corporate social responsibility by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) is lending momentum to the global hybrid powertrain market for off-highway commercial vehicles. In fact, hybridization is emerging as a key optimal-cost solution for emission compliance, as well as noise reduction.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com), Strategic Outlook of Global Hybridization Trends in Select Off-highway Commercial Vehicle Market, finds that hybrid powertrains are expected to account for 3 percent – or 90,258 units – of the total global off-highway powertrain production in 2018. Asia will emerge as the largest regional manufacturer and consumer, accounting for nearly half the total market. The forklift segment will be the primary beneficiary of hybrid powertrains, accounting for 47.7 percent of the market’s share.Tighter emission regulations across the globe have created a need to use hybrid powertrains in the off-highway commercial vehicle sector. Advances in complimentary technologies, such as power electronics and insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs), will bring down the cost of hybridization in the long term and boost sale volumes. The emergence of suitable duty cycles – including frequent start/stop and power reversal features – is another key factor supporting the hybridization trend in off-highway vehicles.For now, multiple challenges exist for the market, ranging from high initial acquisition costs; applicability issues with battery technology such as weight and charge rate, and weak customer perception of durability. Nevertheless, manufacturers are making an effort to address each challenge. Apart from advancements in IGBT, developments in regenerative technologies will address concerns regarding weight of the battery system, while educating end users regarding the benefits of hybridization will shift customer perception.
Frost & Sullivan recommends the identification of ideal segments within the off-highway market for hybridization as a key measure towards fuelling adoption. Further, it is important to explore new opportunities both in terms of region and application to drive economies of scale and set a growth pattern beneficial to all stakeholders in the industry.
Strategic Outlook of Global Hybridization Trends in Select Off-highway Commercial Vehicle Market is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: Electric Vehicle Market in Turkey – An Update, Global Commercial Vehicle Telematics Market in 2013, and Global Medium-heavy Commercial Truck Market in 2013. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Frost & Sullivan: Cost Efficiency and Convenience Convince Residents in Select European Cities To Consider Car Sharing

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 22 ottobre 2013

LONDON – 21st October, 2013 – Frost & Sullivan’s recent customer research study on car sharing in select European cities reveals that the market is fast gaining ground. Residents in a number of cities in France, Germany as well as in the United Kingdom, are currently multi-modal transport users. While only one out of four claim familiarity with the car sharing concept, once familiar, the interest levels in these services zip to 38 percent.(http://www.automotive.frost.com), Car Sharing End User Analysis in Selected European Cities, finds that traditional car sharing will increase from 0.7 million members in 2011 to more than 15 million members in 2020. The major interest groups include the young, the well-educated, the office goers, and university students, with no children.
The rising popularity of car sharing services has expectedly eaten into the share of other modes of transportation, but that is not to say it will nudge them out. Potential car sharers reported that they would – for the time being – consider replacing one out of three trips with car sharing. Between 25 to 40 percent of current drivers claimed they would give up their cars and about 60 percent of non-owners said they would refrain from buying a car.The growing of the trend can further be observed in the Frost & Sullivan forecast that traditional car sharing in Europe will reach nearly 0.24 million vehicles by 2020. Basic and small vehicles are currently popular options among car sharing operators (CSO).The future of the market however, will be determined by Peer-to-peer (P2P) car sharing. Though only 18 percent of respondents seem willing to share their own cars, P2P car sharing has been growing rapidly since 2008, having recorded 100 percent growth between 2010 and 2011. As a result, the market is expected to have nearly 0.31 million vehicles in operation and more than 0.74 million members by 2020. While there is little doubt that the car sharing model is a hit in Europe, it has not reached its optimum potential due to attitudinal and operational issues such as the unavailability of a vehicle within short notice, the loss of flexibility, and customers’ reluctance to pay an up-front membership fee.“To expand the scope of car sharing services, CSOs could direct their marketing and educational campaigns at the younger demographic. Liasing with universities to build awareness among students prior to the start of their careers would be a wise move,” noted Moreira. “Further flexibility using location-based services could also be built into the service to attract a larger pool of customers.”If you are interested in more information on Frost & Sullivan’s latest customer research Car Sharing End-user Analysis in Selected European Cities, please send an email to Katja Feick, Corporate Communications, at katja.feick@frost.com, with your full contact details.Car Sharing End-user Analysis in Selected European Cities (M9D5-18) is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: 2013 United States Automotive Technicians’ Choice, 2012 European Customer Desirability and Willingness to Pay for Infotainment, HMI and Telematics Features and Services, and 2012 United States Telematics, Connectivity, Apps, and HMI. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Frost & Sullivan: Light Commercial Vehicle Telematics Market Underpenetrated in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 ottobre 2013

English: The City of London skyline as viewed ...

English: The City of London skyline as viewed toward the north-west from the top floor viewing platform of London City Hall on the southern side of the Thames. In the foreground: Dixie Queen and Millennium Time at Tower Millennium Pier. This is a 5 segment panoramic image taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 24-105mm f/4L IS lens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LONDON The European light commercial vehicle (LCV) telematics market is largely untapped. Overall penetration of telematics in the 29 million LCVs in operation in Europe is just 6.2 per cent, which presents immense opportunities for telematics vendors as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com), Strategic Analysis of the European Light Commercial Vehicle Telematics Market, finds that catering to the demand for customised telematics solutions will provide the impetus for higher revenues. The study estimates market revenues to go up from €1.10 billion in 2012 to €3.10 billion in 2019.Hardware costs are steadily declining, and to boost the use of telematics in LCVs, several aftermarket vendors are offering subscriptions with no upfront cost while distributing the hardware and services cost over set contract periods.“The market, mainly dominated by these independent aftermarket telematics solution providers, is witnessing the entry of OEMs that provide solutions covered by warranties and supported through dealership networks,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive and Transportation Industry Analyst Niranjan Manohar. “These systems are popular as they are available through modular subscription schemes and allow customers to upgrade or downgrade their service level requirements.”Beyond 2015, legislations that mandate new cars to be equipped with eCall devices will facilitate the entry of more OEMs with new offerings in the LCV telematics space, further aiding market development. The advent of telematics as a standard line-fit in medium and heavy CVs will hasten the introduction of next-generation services such as real-time information on traffic and parking in LCVs.Currently, however, the absence of an established OEM base is depriving the market of the product volumes necessary to fuel penetration in new vehicles. Moreover, low awareness among small- and medium-sized fleets in Europe curbs adoption. The unique needs of various industries within service clusters will add to the challenge of ensuring unified customer awareness.Focus on finding the right product, service and finance mix for the right customer will help retain existing consumers and attract new ones. Hardware and software maintenance contracts must be promoted and the range of company-relevant applications widened to spur recurring revenue.

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Competitive Pricing and Introduction of New Models Drives Success of Global Electric Vehicle Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 agosto 2013

London, UK One of the key drivers of the global electric vehicle market is the reduction in the upfront ownership cost of vehicles this year. In fact, the prices of key electric vehicles have gone down by as much as 18 per cent of their 2012 price, as manufacturers look to boost sales and stay competitive. The question is, how much this will impact the development of the market.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com), Strategic Outlook of the Global Electric Vehicle Market in 2013, finds that electric vehicle sales stood at 120,000 units in 2012 and estimates this to reach 2.7 million units in 2018.The global markets are indicating an upward trend in adoption as Frost & Sullivan estimates 2013 sales to boost up to 170-190,000 global sales which is more than 50 per cent increase from the previous year sales.Moreover, the cost of lithium-ion batteries has decreased by 20 to 40 per cent in the last five years, enabling vehicle manufacturers to lower the price of electric vehicles and fuel adoption.Range anxiety due to the lack of a robust charging infrastructure network with standardised business models has been another major market challenge. Earlier this year, the Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE) standardised Combo-type connectors for direct current (DC) charging. In the near future, both CHAdeMO and Combo type DC charging are expected to coexist. More than ten automakers have launched trials for inductive charging, and standardisation for the same is likely to be announced in 2014. SAE has already set up a taskforce working towards the standardization of inductive charging.In addition, governments in various countries have extended incentives and benefits for electric vehicle consumers to 2015 and beyond. Scandinavia has led the way, with Norway gradually increasing its penetration rate of electric vehicles beyond three per cent in 2013.“Europe has invested close to €2 billion in various R&D projects ranging from electric vehicle powertrain to grid,” reckoned Kumar. “Added developments in battery technology in the United States, China and Europe will improve energy density and further reduce cost.”
Strategic Outlook of the Global Electric Vehicle Market in 2013 (M952-18) is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: Global Electric Vehicle Forecast, Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in North America, Global EV Market, and Central and Eastern European Electric Vehicle Industry. 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.

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Comment by Sarwant Singh, Frost & Sullivan, on Lexus Announcing the Opening of a Luxury Brand Experience Space in Tokyo

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 agosto 2013

London “The future of car retailing is very much omni-channel, eRetailing and creating a digital experience. The role of dealerships therefore, needs to evolve to create a unique customer experience when they visit them.Audi has been one of the first to respond with the AudiCity concept that will be rolled out to over 20 cities. Similarly, Daimler and BMW have also taken a lead in opening flag ship stores in major cities like Paris and London. BMW will even sell the new i3 through the internet. Japanese luxury brands on the other hand have so far lagged behind the German premium brands, and they are now fast catching up.All major retail industries have evolved to embrace the new omni channel strategy. We have seen the disappearance of major retail stores like Borders in US and Comet and Woolworths in the UK. The question is how long before this trend impacts the car industry which has huge investments in brick and mortar retailing.Lexus seems to have gone more for a brand experience centre creating a fusion of art, fashion and culture within a store. This seems like a contrary move when compared to Audi, which has gone for a digital customer experience and which is something we expect more in the future from OEMs. It is understandable however, if you see customer satisfaction statistics. Lexus always comes out on top in the US for being the best in class brand for delighting the customer experience at the dealership. They seem to be taking it to the next level. “Sarwant Singh is Senior Partner and Global Practice Director Automotive & Transportation at Global Growth Consultants Frost & Sullivan.
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.

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ASEAN to Emerge as a Key Global Automotive Market and Production Hub by 2019, Says Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 agosto 2013

London The ASEAN region offers a significant opportunity to global automakers in the near to medium term, says a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. The importance of ASEAN as a cluster cannot be denied as the region is likely to be the fifth largest automotive market in the world by 2019.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com) Strategic Analysis of ASEAN Automotive Outlook finds that the market is likely to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8 per cent (2012-2019) to reach 4.71 million in 2019, mainly driven by rapid market expansions in Indonesia and Thailand.“The low level of motorization in ASEAN offers strong growth potential for the automotive market, while the heavily-motorized regions of Western Europe and North America represent a saturated “replacement” market,” said Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Research Director, Mr. Vijay Rao.“Passenger vehicle segments are likely to dominate the market. Thailand the key pickup market in the region is shifting to passenger vehicles with increased consumer preference for compact, environment friendly eco cars,” he said.Indonesia is expected to emerge as the largest automotive market in ASEAN by 2019, accounting for 2.3 million vehicles, driven by sustained economic growth in the country, growing middle classes with larger disposable incomes, increased investments in automotive sector and introduction of automotive regulations supporting market growth.
Automotive demand in Thailand is also expected to grow driven by an improved economy, more disposable incomes, capacity expansions by automakers, and launch of several new vehicle models. “The Malaysian market is expected to grow supported by foreign model proliferation at competitive price points and by price reduction as a result of market liberalization,” Mr. Rao said.He added that total vehicle production in ASEAN is expected to grow at a CAGR (2012-2019) of 8 per cent to hit 7.05 million units in 2019. “Thailand is likely to continue its dominance as a major production hub in ASEAN due to expected significant capacity expansions, increased export and domestic demand, availability of skilled labor force with a well-developed automotive component industry.”Vehicle production in Indonesia mostly caters to local sales driven mainly by the expected expansion in automotive demand and foreign investment inflow for production expansion. European and Chinese OEMs are looking at Malaysia as an assembly and manufacturing hub to set up production plants.Strategic Analysis of ASEAN Automotive Outlook is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes research in the following markets: 2020 Vision of the Australian Automotive Aftermarket, CEO 360 Degree Perspective of the Automotive Industry in Myanmar, Strategic Growth Opportunities from AEC Implementation and New Government Policies in ASEAN, Strategic Growth Opportunities of Navigation Systems Market in ASEAN, Analysis of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Market in Japan amongst others. 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.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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Interventional Oncology – Combinational Technologies Play a Crucial Role for the European Outlook

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 luglio 2013

LONDON A decade ago, there was little interest in interventional cancer therapies. Five years ago, newly diagnosed cases of different types of cancer stood at about 12.7 million with 7.6 million related deaths registered. According to the WHO GLOBOCAN database, the top three diagnosed cancer forms in 2008 included lung – 1.61 million, breast – 1.38 million, and colorectal – 1.23 million, while the most common types of cancer with leading death rate were lung – 1.38 million, stomach – 0.74 million, and liver – 0.69 million. These alarming statistics have made interventional oncology a rapidly evolving speciality. Traditional surgical techniques are now increasingly being replaced by minimally invasive imaging-guided procedures. Primary interventional techniques include thermal ablation, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), and embolization. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and cryoablation are already considered sound treatment options, while transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is probably the worldwide standard for treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma, with drug-eluting beads being the first major technology advancement in TACE. Microwave ablation (MWA), irreversible electroporation, and HIFU are evolving interventional technologies.
“The popularity of interventional technology is increasing; looking into the future, the medical fraternity is considering it as a major treatment possibility,” said Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Senior Analyst Akanksha Joshi. “Cost effectiveness and improvement in quality of life are the main merits achieved with interventional oncology.” Although surgery remains the standard treatment method for most forms of cancer, there is ample space for new technologies to be implemented. MWA has introduced advantages over RFA and is steadily growing in sales. Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) and HIFU too are gaining ground due to clear benefits like targeted therapy and non-invasiveness, respectively. “Presented as the most accurate and patient-friendly procedures that are applicable to a wide patient base, TACE, HIFU and SIRT are in the growth phases and likely to gain a much larger market share in the future,” noted Joshi. “Unfortunately, treatment methods using ablation technologies and SIRT have little or no reimbursement in Europe despite the clear demand for minimally invasive and non-invasive methods that increase patient comfort, reduce patient hospital stay, and hence decrease treatment costs for both hospitals and patients. Surgery continues to be the trusted and globally reimbursed mode of treatment for cancer.” Further, full clinical evidence for the effective use of new technologies is still lacking. Most studies are vendor sponsored which means parameters to evaluate the device vary and results may thus not be unbiased. Increasing investment in research will improve existing devices and technologies’ output. For instance, tissue overheating during MWA may be avoided by implementing power control algorithms, and advanced ergonomic devices are being designed with instinctive controls and features. Manufacturers will greatly benefit from the fact that many interventional oncology technologies can be used as combinational technology. Numerous possibilities have been researched, such as heat activated liposomal doxorubicin with RFA. Similarly, both HIFU and RFA help in the deposition of doxorubicin. Studies also indicate that the combination of technologies such as RFA with TACE, or percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) with RFA or TACE provides better-quality treatment. Clinical trials are currently being performed to prove the efficacy of such combined technologies. “Availability of reimbursement for interventional oncology technologies would make them more popular as combinational technologies,” stressed Joshi. “This trend would favour the use of different techniques as per necessity and benefit of patients.” Going forward, image-guided multimodality routing, computerisation and visualisation, along with electromagnetic radiation, drug delivery and immunotherapy, are expected to play a pivotal role in curing cancerous tissues. Methods gaining popularity in this treatment space include image-guided stereotactic radiotherapy with modern methods of respiratory synchronization. For now, combinational technology will offer medical oncologists a choice of additional treatment, although there still remains a need to search for a technology that can substitute surgery. Collaboration between the science and medical communities, and manufacturers will pave the way for an effective treatment solution.

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Rail Networks Globally

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 luglio 2013

The global rail market is expected to develop rapidly as the need for mobility drives demand for passenger rail and freight applications around the world. The rail networks in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, in particular, are expected to double in size by 2022.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.transportation.frost.com), Rail Outlook Study 2013–2022, provides a strategic overview of the global rail industry’s growth over the next decade, detailing key Mega Trends influencing the market, market drivers and opportunities, market size for infrastructure projects across regions, and major technology trends. The research covers various segments including rolling stock, infrastructure, services, rail control, and integrated projects.Frost & Sullivan’s analysis finds that Africa will witness the highest growth in the rail supply market as a relatively stable political environment attracts international investors. Light and commuter rail will be the fastest growing markets in North America, and metro rail will be the largest replacement market. China will have a track length of 120,000 kilometres by 2020. In Europe, 10,298 locomotives and 1,860 railcars are likely to be replaced between 2015 and 2022.While global mainline freight and passenger levels have recovered from the economic downturn, investments in European rail are constrained due to the ongoing debt environment. As a result, governments are forced to be prudent in the release of funds for public projects. High-speed rail (HSR) projects in Poland and Portugal have already been cancelled.“Despite these challenges, governments are trying to revive the economy by creating direct and indirect jobs through infrastructure and public transport development, either by funding or by establishing regulations that create higher demand,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive and Transportation Research Analyst Shyam Raman.Railway systems in China will continue to obtain substantial funding till 2015. China has also received significant technology transfers from companies such as General Electric, Alstom, Bombardier and Hitachi. General Electric has invested over €114.0 million in technology transfers to build 50 power-haul locomotives in Turkey. In fact, Turkey is set to become a global hub for rail manufacturing as its strategic location allows for participation in bids from North Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Electrification and track upgrades will be the largest infrastructure projects in Turkey.“Efficiency requirements will spur the global adoption of advanced asset and fleet management tools such as remote diagnostics, passenger information and asset planning,” observed Raman. “With train operators using Internet protocol architecture for onboard Internet access as well as operation and safety services, opportunities will open up for next-generation multimedia applications. The U.K. and U.S. already have the highest number of rolling stock with Wi-Fi services in their respective regions.”As demand for intercity and international services grows, high-speed rail is expected to become the favoured mode of travel. When the European economy stabilises, the region along with Asia will have the strongest investments in HSR as it aims for overnight links from Europe to Asia through Istanbul by 2030.If you are interested in more information on Frost & Sullivan’s Rail Outlook Study 2013–2022, please send an e-mail to Katja Feick, Corporate Communications, at katja.feick@frost.com, with your full contact details.Rail Outlook Study 2013–2022 (M957-13) is part of the Transportation & Logistics Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: Growth Opportunities in Urban Rail Rolling Stock Systems in Europe, Strategic Analysis of the Global Market for Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRT) (NA5E-18), Strategic Analysis of the European and North American Rail Infotainment Market (M663-18) and Strategic Insight on Global Rail Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Frost & Sullivan’s Urban Mobility 3.0: Companies Have to Innovate to Remain Part of the Future of Mobility

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 giugno 2013

LONDON More than 160 senior delegates from the Automotive and Transportation industry came together on Wednesday and Thursday last week to present, discuss and invent the future of mobility during Frost & Sullivan’s interactive workshop Urban Mobility 3.0: New Urban Mobility Business Models (http://www.urbanmobility.gilcommunity.com/agenda/). The two-day event summarised the current and future developments in the industry and highlighted new and innovative mobility concepts.Frost & Sullivan Partner and Global Practice Director, Sarwant Singh, opened the debate at the House of Commons in London, complimenting various stakeholders in the mobility space as ‘understanding future mobility needs of customers’. He urged companies to analyse the new mega trends impacting mobility across the diverse industry value chain, by saying “”Mega trends like Urbanisation, Connectivity and eCommerce are creating new opportunities for example smart parking management solutions for OEMs and home delivery for logistics companies thereby boosting demand for light commercial vehicles”. He further stated that the concepts of car ownership, car retailing and in-car technology are in a process of complete transformation, and vehicle manufacturers will have to keep abreast with all new developments.”According to Lucinda Turner from Transport for London, they “want to promote modal shift, but it’s not anti-car or ideological.” Demand for travel is increasing significantly and while a shift of 9 per cent of travelers away from the car to other modes such as cycling and public transport has been achieved over the last decade, with investments in infrastructure and the congestion charge in particular, more investments have to be made in roads, as congestion has risen by 10 per cent over the last decade, she summarised.Other topical highlights included the tipping point for the population to give up car ownership, the possibility of door-to-door connectivity with regard to rail and various other public transport modes, the impact of urban logistics threatening road traffic congestion to further increase substantially, as well as the importance of connectivity and artificial intelligence for cars. According to Fast Future CEO, Rohit Talwar, the latter is “coming rapidly. Our cars (will) become communication hubs assessing traffic and cars on other streets – communicating with each other.”Following the debate at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday, industry innovators gathered to receive and celebrate awards for delivering excellence in best practices across the entire industry value chain. Award recipients were honoured for developing new business concepts, leadership as well as innovative mobility strategies.Mr Singh explained: “We are proud to honour the achievements of organisations like BMW, Harman and many others who have led from the front in bringing new products and innovations to market within the mobility space.”
Concluding the event delegates as well as panelists gave very positive feedback which is summarised in the statement of a delegate: “You […] at Frost & Sullivan don’t follow or assess a present market, you […] create new markets.”
Frost & Sullivan’s annual event Urban Mobility 3.0 has taken place for the fifth time since 2009. What started off as a two-day workshop on the impact of Electric Vehicles on the future of the Automotive industry, has developed into an interactive 360 degree industry debate, pronouncing future trends, that will shape or break the future of new mobility concepts. Bringing together government, the public sector as well as industry corporations and academic institutions, the two-day event held in London has established itself as a unique and unmissable benchmark in the automotive and transportation sector.
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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Frost & Sullivan: Rising Awareness of Car Sharing Concept Set to Increase Uptake

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 maggio 2013

LONDON Whilst Car sharing as a concept has existed for several years, the uptake rates and emergence of new players in the traditional as well as “Peer to Peer (P2P)” car sharing market has proliferated in the last 5 years. Member numbers increased by over 90 per cent between 2008 and 2012, growing from 500,000 to over 940,000. According to Frost & Sullivan, this trend is set to continue.In an upcoming web conference, entitled Car Sharing – The Voice of the Consumer, taking place on Tuesday, 14 May 2013, at 3.00 p.m. BST, Frost & Sullivan Mobility Programme Manager, Mr. Martyn Briggs, and Programme Manager, Mr. Mohamed Mubarak, will present latest findings from a customer research study on consumer profiles of members currently using car sharing services, including their preferences and aspirations for the car sharing concept in future. The idea of this voice of the consumer study was also to understand from non-members what would encourage them to join such new mobility services, as well as their idea of a ‘winning concept’.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.A targeted survey of over 2,300 people was conducted in a total of 12 cities in the UK (London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Edinburgh), France (Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Toulouse), and Germany (Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Cologne). The study used the ‘Adaptive Choice Based Conjoint’ methodology that enables the possibility to create different simulations of car sharing models and generate the respective pricing and market share. The web conference will now give an overview regarding transport usage and commuting profiles, the customer’s / member’s perspective on the current and future usage of car sharing services and the willingness to pay for the service, existing car sharing member profiles, as well as familiarity, interest and adoption amongst non-members.“Our research revealed a potential for over 15 million car sharing members in Europe alone by 2020, but there is a lot of education and behavioural change amongst consumers’ mobility patterns that need to take place to achieve such growth,” outlines Mr. Briggs. “The voice of the consumer survey yielded interesting results; for example, the majority of car sharing members (53 per cent) were under 34, degree educated (67 per cent), and did not own a car (51 per cent).”The survey also illustrates that the market for P2P Car Sharing is still in its nascent stage and is expected to co-exist with traditional car sharing. The interest in using someone else’s car is higher than the interest to providing own car to be used by others. Surprisingly, there exists a correlation between the interest in becoming a car sharing member and the interest in providing the own car to be used by others.From those of the whole sample, who currently own a car and are considering joining a car sharing service, over 40 per cent would consider selling their vehicle. This underlines the continued downward trend in car ownership in major cities that adopt car sharing services.This web conference will benefit car sharing operators, and all parties interested in the perceptions of car sharing, such as automotive manufacturers, transport operators, fleet/leasing companies, and technology providers in particular, but also from transport & mobility professionals, researchers and associated media.Frost & Sullivan will be hosting its two-day interactive workshop on 19-20 June 2013 for the 5th time this year, taking place at the House of Lords and the Siemens Crystal Building in London. Day 1 will feature a high-level debate on the “Death of the car and rise of new mobility business models in an Urban Environment”. Day 2 will consist of 5 different panels, focussing on mega trends and their impact on mobility, new business models, such as mobility integration, car sharing, and new fleet/leasing models, urban logistics and online retailing, the future of public transport, including HSR, BRT buses, PRT and hybrid/electric buses, as well as autonomous driving and infrastructure trends. For more information, visit: http://www.urbanmobility.gilcommunity.com.
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.

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Frost & Sullivan: Omni-Channel Strategy to Revolutionise Future of Car Retailing

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2013

LONDON – In a futuristic scenario automotive retail will be influenced by social media, fashion, apparel and the consumer electronics industry. While new cars today are sold via traditional bricks & mortar dealerships, a revolutionary, omni-channel approach will evolve, operating one unified integrated channel of ‘bricks and clicks’, with the entire new car buying process being carried out online as well as mobile and/or non-mobile. This will include finance and insurance deals, with minimal to possibly no need for brick & mortar dealerships. In the future, car retailers are therefore expected to operate both: brick & mortar as well as online or mobile showrooms in independent silos.In an upcoming complimentary web conference, entitled The Future of Car Retailing, taking place on Wednesday, 8 May 2013, at 3.00 p.m. BST, Frost & Sullivan Partner and Global Practice Director Automotive & Transportation, Mr. Sarwant Singh, and Growth Consulting Director, Mrs. Julia Saini, will give a comprehensive analysis of a new omni-channel retail strategy in the automotive industry and discuss opportunities for an every growing value chain. In a recent study, they found that about 4 per cent of all future new cars could be sold completely on-line by 2020, amounting to about 4.5 million cars.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 web conference will focus on success stories of automotive OEMs in online retailing and future focus points for retailing in an open opportune market. It will also look at digital retailing and how it impacts hard and soft KPIs.
Frost & Sullivan will be hosting its two-day interactive workshop on 19-20 June 2013 for the 5th time this year, taking place at the House of Lords and the Siemens Crystal Building in London. Day 1 will feature a high-level debate on the “Death of the car and rise of new mobility business models in an Urban Environment”. Day 2 will consist of 5 different panels, focussing on mega trends and their impact on mobility, new business models, such as mobility integration, car sharing, and new fleet/leasing models, urban logistics and online retailing, the future of public transport, including HSR, BRT buses, PRT and hybrid/electric buses, as well as autonomous driving and infrastructure trends. For more information, visit: http://www.urbanmobility.gilcommunity.com.
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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Frost & Sullivan: These are the New Mega Trends that will Shape a Future Britain

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 aprile 2013

London In the future 81 percent of us in the UK will be living in urban areas, there will be 200 million connected devices and one in four British citizens will be shopping online – the highest number in the world, per capita. The over 65s will represent one fifth of the population, becoming one of the largest consumer groups with increasing healthcare needs. The country’s South East region will grow to become the second largest region after London, accounting for 15.3 percent of total GDP.This is how the UK will look like in 2025 in an exclusive analysis by Frost & Sullivan titled ‘New Mega Trends in the UK’. The new report will officially be launched during Frost & Sullivan’s Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) congress GIL 2013: Europe, which will take place on 14th May at the Guoman Cumberland Hotel Marble Arch, in London. Over 200 industry leaders will have the opportunity to hear firsthand what the future holds for the UK and the world. They will also discuss strategies and share best practices to make their business choices successful.In this new analysis Frost & Sullivan details and analyses 12 New Mega Trends that will drive growth and innovation in the UK. “These are new areas of growth in key industries that will help economic development, boost private sector investment and promote partnerships with overseas companies,” explains Frost & Sullivan Partner Sarwant Singh.One of the most interesting and important Mega Trends in the UK will be Connectivity and Convergence. The UK will have 200 million connected devices (six for every household) by 2020 which means that the country is on the path to becoming a digital economy with new business models and digital innovation hubs. One of the major industries that has benefited from the proliferation of digital devices is retail. Retail in the UK is transitioning from brick and mortar supermarkets to virtual stores and online hypermarkets – merging both bricks and clicks.The Bricks and Clicks Mega Trend is influencing most British retailers to transition from having a single/multiple channel to an integrated cross-channel model, merging physical and virtual forms of retailing. The UK will have the largest online retail penetration in the world as 26 percent of all retail sales will be online by 2025. Over 80 percent of entertainment products will be sold online by 2025. New retailing business models in the UK have also opened up new commercial opportunities for allied industries such as logistics. We are witnessing the introduction of innovative last mile options such as click and collect, addressing challenges associated with making urban deliveries, given the Mega Trend of Urbanization in Britain.The UK will follow the global pattern of cities – not countries – driving wealth creation in the future. As mentioned, around 81 percent of the total population in UK will live in urban centres. London accounted for 20 percent of UK’s GDP in 2011 and could contribute about 25 percent in 2020. This rapid rate of urbanization will compel companies to target cities as their growth markets, with most UK cities also expected to become the micro manufacturing hubs or digital hubs of the country by 2025. Urbanization will also influence companies to become more rational and optimal in their operations, creating a new ‘smarter’ UK.Smart is the new green. This Mega Trend will see smart initiatives replacing green concepts in many parts of the UK. For example, smart technology will find its way into most homes, with nearly five million broadband homes expected to have at least one smart home system by 2017, generating £1 billion in digital revenues. Smart Mobility will save millions of pounds from reduced congestion as more door-to-door integrated mobility solutions are introduced. A key aspect of dispensing any smart initiative would centre on smart grids which are expected to increase energy efficiency by 30 percent. Nearly 43 million Smart Meters are expected to be installed in 30 million UK homes by 2019 generating £14 billion to Britain by 2020.The study also reveals many Social Trends. For example, one out of five people in the UK will be aged over 65 by 2020. The 65+ group is expected to contribute £77 billion to the British economy by 2030 (from £42 billion in 2011), with spending power to increase to £130 billion in 2030 (£78 billion in 2011). Future opportunities from Social Trends include new services and solutions in Healthcare, and neighbourhoods for aging citizens with new technologies such as robotic care for the elderly. Health, Wellness and Wellbeing in fact would become a key Mega Trend for the UK as preventive care becomes more important and relevant to its aging society. The future of Healthcare will be focussed more on wellness and well-being that define mind, body and soul. This will create new opportunities in e-health, regenerative medicine, personalized medicine, health kiosks, tissue engineering, nutraceuticals, healthcare tourism, cybernetics, and non-invasive surgery.With multiple growth opportunities, the UK is undoubtedly at one of its most crucial development stages of this decade. In addition to identifying these Mega Trends, Frost & Sullivan also provides insights on the implications of these trends on the UK through its Macro to Micro analysis. The ‘Macro to Micro’ scenario analysis carried out by Frost & Sullivan presents the micro impact of each Mega Trend on a business and helps design the company’s future strategy for product and technology planning in Britain. Urbanization, for example, at the micro level, creates many investment opportunities in smart infrastructure and new market / business opportunities for innovative products targeting urban households.
Frost & Sullivan’s Global GIL Community continues to be the industry’s only resource that supports CEOs and their management teams in critical decision-making, offering tools that help industry leaders in achieving the three essential objectives of Growth, Innovation and Leadership. GIL 2013: Europe will provide CEOs and their growth teams an opportunity not just to attend GIL, but to actually experience it.

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Compression Ignition is Emerging as a Key Technology in European Natural Gas Commercial Vehicle Market, finds Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 aprile 2013

London Europe is set to emerge as a strong regional market for medium- to heavy-duty natural gas (NG) commercial vehicles, populated by several competitors on both OEM and supplier sides. Driven by energy price volatility, tightening emission norms, and the shale gas revolution in the US, the market for NG vehicles is gaining considerable momentum. Of all alternative NG technologies, compressed natural gas (CNG) and biomethane technologies pose the least pressure on existing infrastructure. By 2018, the NG market in Europe is expected to reach production levels of nearly 18,000 units. Spark ignited technology will account for around 90 per cent of commercially manufactured NG buses, while compressed ignition technology will dominate the liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck market with around 60 per cent share. The heavy duty segment is set to account for 75 per cent of NG truck sales with LNG being a dominant fuel option. OEMs’ willingness to differentiate products through technology partnerships is leading toward increasing focus on compression ignition and dual fuel technologies. Compression ignition would facilitate the use of NG vehicles for long haul application, which would compensate for the higher upfront cost – provided the fuel infrastructure and diesel NG price differential exists. In future, the margins for module suppliers will shrink, and the same will happen for component suppliers when OEMs begin exerting pricing pressures as volumes start to grow. Duty cycle restriction of NG vehicles can be overcome through concerted strategies aimed at developing vehicles and products that deliver highest efficiencies in certain targeted vocations and duty cycles along with necessary fuel infrastructure. This study is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service programme. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: 2013 Outlook of the Global Automotive Industry, and Medium-Heavy Duty Hybrid/Electric Truck and Bus Market in North America and South America as well as China and India. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
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Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Treatment Methods Find Newer Markets in Asia-Pacific, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 marzo 2013

KUala Lumpur, Malaysia, PRNewswire The growing number of aging people, along with the high incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in Asia-Pacific due to unhealthy lifestyles, has spurred the need for interventional radiology and cardiology procedures. Interventional methods’ benefits such as reduced hospitalization and faster recovery times have lowered in-patient admission rates and lent momentum to the market in the region. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.medtech.frost.com), Asia-Pacific Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Market Assessment, finds that the market earned revenues of more than US$591.3 million in 2012 and estimates this to grow at a CAGR of 3.5 % through 2017. Greater focus on the early diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and government initiatives to promote health check-up programs, aid the growth of the interventional radiology and cardiology market in Asia-Pacific. Although most countries in the Asia-Pacific position themselves as ideal destinations for medical tourism, the limited budgets of hospitals and medical facilities curb their ability to offer interventional therapies. Public sector hospitals are reluctant to invest in interventional treatment systems owing to high equipment costs and a shortage in workforce and infrastructure. To equip healthcare centers, governments in the region are chalking out strategies for increased funding and setting up educational institutions to train specialists. Equipment vendors too are providing new private hospitals in developing countries with integrated solutions to enhance penetration while universities and private hospitals in developed Asia-Pacific countries are looking to establish hybrid labs to enhance co-ordinated care for endovascular procedures in an interventional environment. If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Donna Jeremiah, Corporate Communications, at djeremiah@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country. Asia-Pacific Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Market Assessment is part of the Advanced Medical Technologies Growth Partnership Service program. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
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European Pollution Regulations Drive Demand for High-performance Automotive

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 gennaio 2013

London – European pollution regulations and the intensifying demand for fuel economy are driving the uptake of premium priced, high-performance, long-life automotive functional fluids.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.chemicals.frost.com), European Automotive Functional Fluids Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $18.8 billion in 2012 and estimates this to reach $23.09 billion in 2018. The research covers engine oils, transmission fluids, power steering fluids, brake fluids and coolants.Such trends have meant that base oils used for manufacturing automotive lubricants are moving towards higher quality, high-performance group II to group V base oils. These base oils are lighter and have a lower viscosity index, supporting better fuel economy and longer life lubricants. “On the one hand, market revenues will rise as these advanced base oils cost double that of conventional group I mineral oils,” said Karthikeyan. “On the other hand, volume demand is set to decline as durable and superior products will result in extended oil drain intervals.” Investing in technologies and having a product line based on superior base oils and additives will accelerate growth. Offering customer service by leveraging IT tools and building OEM partnerships will also be vital to success.“Participants in the European automotive functional fluids market need to build brand equity by introducing newer, high-performance products,” advised Karthikeyan. “Increased marketing spend and workshops for end users and distributors should be aimed at building product awareness. This will help in expanding market share.”
European Automotive Functional Fluids Market (M878-39) is part of the Chemicals & Materials Growth Partnership Service programme. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: European Automotive Lubricants Additives Market and European Automotive Paint Additives Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
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Engine Downsizing Poised for Increased Penetration across Gasoline Engines, Finds Frost & Sullivan

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 maggio 2012

London Engine downsizing, which has been a major trend in European diesel engines over the past decade, is poised to have a major impact on gasoline engines, which will witness the trend that diesel engines did in terms of engine downsizing and turbocharging 10 years ago. This trend will also have a positive impact on the demand for technologies supporting downsizing such as turbochargers and variable valvetrain.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com), 2011 Original Equipment Manufacturers Strategies for Passenger Vehicle Engine Downsizing in Western Europe, finds that suppliers with complete powertrain development and benchmarking capabilities will gain significance.
The number of cylinders in gasoline engines is likely to decrease only for engines below 1.2 litres. About 35-38 per cent of gasoline engines are likely to be turbocharged by 2018. This high level of turbocharging by European OEMs is likely to help in the market growth of boosting technologies. Legal regulations and end-consumer environmental awareness will motivate the sales of vehicles with small engines. For example, the car scrappage schemes in 2009 reduced the average displacement of engines in Western Europe. Such initiatives will help boost engine downsizing. The addition of supporting technologies such as turbochargers and variable valvetrain technologies are expected to drive costs and this is likely to impact take-up rates in cost-sensitive segments. Downsizing engines results in lower torque output from the engine and, hence, lower transient response. Variable geometry turbocharging (VGT) is a good solution for better torque output, however, introducing VGT at a low cost for gasoline engines will be a challenge. OEMs are likely to experience higher sales of low CO2 emitting vehicles and thus pass on the tax benefits to the end-consumer. This offers excellent scope for selling low emission models such as Ford Focus, Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Golf and Opel/Vauxhall Corsa.
2011 Original Equipment Manufacturers Strategies for Passenger Vehicle Engine Downsizing in Western Europe is part of the Automotive & Transportation Growth Partnership Service programme, which also includes research in the following markets: 2010 Europe Consumer Attitudes and Perceptions toward Sustainability, Environment, and Alternative Powertrains – Key Findings on Transmission Technologies and Comparative Analysis of European OEMs Powertrain Strategies for Euro 6 Compliance. All research 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, 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.
Study Title: 2011 Original Equipment Manufacturers Strategies for Passenger Vehicle Engine Downsizing in Western Europe (M7BE-18)

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Frost & Sullivan: How Automotive OEMs Can Benefit from Multimodal HMI and Workload Managers

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 maggio 2012

The City of London skyline as viewed toward th...

The City of London skyline as viewed toward the north-west from the top floor viewing platform of London City Hall on the southern side of the Thames. In the foreground: Dixie Queen and Millennium Time at Tower Millennium Pier. This is a 5 segment panoramic image taken by myself with a Canon 5D and 24-105mm f/4L IS lens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

London In order to enable app playback in the car display, vehicle manufacturers have turned to advanced Mirrorlink type interfaces. This move has opened up discussions with government bodies such as the North American NHTSA, which in turn proposes a set of guidelines for OEMs to keep driver distraction at bay. In view of these developments, automotive suppliers such as Delphi and Denso are developing multimodal HMI infotainment solutions with voice as the center pillar. These intelligent solutions are supported by workload managers, which can sense driving environment to present best levels of applications to drivers.To learn more about what different OEMs are working on in the multimodal HMI space and their next generation of apps and business models, Frost & Sullivan organised a web conference, entitled How OEMs Can Benefit from Multimodal HMI and Workload Managers. Global Program Manager, Infotainment & Telematics, Praveen Chandrasekar, identified key supplier activities as they are responding already to proposed changes by regulatory bodies such as NHTSA. He also looked at future plans of OEMs and suppliers and the way this connected space will evolve.
Join Frost & Sullivan at its upcoming annual industry event ‘Urban Mobility 3.0’. The two day conference in its fourth consecutive year will take place on 13th and 14th June 2012 in London. This year’s focus is on ‘OEMs New Mobility Offerings and New Business Models Linking Web 2.0’. For more information, visit http://www.gil-global.com/urbanmobility, or contact Katja Feick, at katja.feick@frost.com.
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Frost & Sullivan Presents New Mega Trends at Bocconi Alumni Association in Milan

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 aprile 2012

Italiano: Sergio Marchionne, amministratore de...

Italiano: Sergio Marchionne, amministratore delegato del Gruppo FIAT. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

London/Milan Frost & Sullivan gave the opening presentation at the Bocconi Alumni Association annual conference ‘unTHINKables: The Imperative of Growth’ organised in Milan on Friday and Saturday last week. Partner and Global Practice Director, Mr. Sarwant Singh, presented Frost & Sullivan’s latest findings on New Mega Trends and how these will drive growth and the creation of wealth in our societies in the future. Mr. Singh spoke alongside business luminaries, such as Fiat-Chrysler CEO, Mr. Sergio Marchionne, Prada Deputy Chairman, Mr. Carlo Mazzi, and IBM Vice President, Ms. Isabella Chiodi.Speaking in front of an audience of 300 delegates, Mr. Singh developed a scenario of the top ten trends of the future and showcased how the “Macro to Micro” methodology could be applied to create new uncontested, market space opportunities for growth. He showcased how in future, as a result of urbanisation, cities and not countries will drive wealth creation and that city as a customer should be an important element of any business strategy within a business to business context. Mr. Singh’s presentation was followed by presentations of various Italian business representatives, discussing issues, such as growing your business by making dramatic and innovative choices, growing by challenging the limits of the market, and growing by finding the ability to (re)invent yourself. The two day event in Milan was organised by the Bocconi Alumni Association and was concluded on the note: “What we do, what we construct, makes us who we are.” The association is working to create a gathering to enable every participant and the Alumni community to grow exponentially. 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.

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New Mobility Segment for Short Distance Commutes

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 aprile 2012

London As the cost of global congestion inches towards the $1 Trillion mark, key economies including Europe, North America, Japan and China amongst others prepare for a green-commute blueprint. 16 of the key Automotive OEMs are working on more than 110 short distance vehicles, with approximately 50 models being already production ready. The remaining 60 are in concept stage, but expected to become production ready by 2020. The emergence of such micro-mobility vehicles is expected to fight congestion, ease parking space identification and aid in faster as well as greener commutes in crowded city centres.Frost & Sullivan will hold a complimentary web conference, entitled The Rise of a Next-Generation Sustainable Mobility, taking place on Tuesday, 17th April 2012, at 3 p.m. GMT. Industry Analyst Automotive & Transportation, Vishwas Shankar, will introduce key participants in the global market for micro mobility solutions and the models they are planning with vehicle characteristics such as speed, driving range, vehicle homologation, seating arrangement, etc. He will also present thought-provoking insights, why global key OEMs have already invested more than $300 million in this market, as well as drivers and restraints related to current market dynamics.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.This web conference will primarily benefit components manufacturers, distributors, vehicle manufacturers, as well as technology partners globally. Automotive OEMs will have to prepare for intense competition in an emerging segment while planning to offer an integrated mobility beyond cars. Technology partners and component suppliers will receive valuable information for their plans and investments in areas of growing interest among automakers. From a local and global fleet operator’s viewpoint, the web conference can help to understand and plan new models in addition to existing fleets.”The micro-mobility segment focuses largely on daily short distance commutes of 1-15 miles, but also includes additional emerging models to provide city-driving of up to even 40-45 miles,” says Mr. Shankar.”China is the preferred launch pad by global OEMs. Congested cities with narrow roads and a growing difficulty of parking space identification favours China over other economies, such as Europe. Also, more than 70 per cent of these unconventional mobility models are expected to be electric; China being the biggest e-bike market is expected to lead from the front with this new DNA of integrated mobility”, he concludes.
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 over 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on 6 continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com

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