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2014-06-12
The latest edition of Mexican Supplier Report offers an informed perspective on the current status and the way ahead for Mexico's automotive industry. Specifically, it provides an overview and outlook for the country's macroeconomic environment, production, sales, imports and exports of light vehicles (LV) and automotive parts. The report lists all significant investments recently announced by automakers and suppliers that will further augment the country production prowess. IHS forecasts annual light vehicle production in Mexico to grow from 2.92 million units in 2013 to 4.47 million units in 2020, an increase of 53%. Today, Mexico is one of the world’s most competitive production and export hubs for vehicle and parts manufacturers, thanks to its relative low-cost labor, strategic geographical location and a host of free trade agreements (FTAs) with key international markets – the country currently has 12 FTAs covering 44 countries and is a member of the proposed 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is expected to open new trade frontiers for the country in future.
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2014-06-01
NEW, EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFIT: 2014 MOBILITY ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL SALARY STUDY AND CALCULATOR Get a true picture and understand compensation practices: this salary study is the only one of its kind to explore levels and changes in compensation and employment for engineers and technical employees in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries. It benchmarks compensation levels based by geography, education, industry sector, experience, and managerial and budgetary responsibility. The full report is available free to SAE International members by downloading it into your My Library area. Members also have full access to the updated online interactive salary calculator by visiting SAE’s website. Join us to access this exclusive members-only benefit, or purchase it today. YOU BELONG HERE. Membership helps you succeed both personally and professionally. Join us today. If you have any questions or would like additional information about member benefits, please contact SAE Customer Service: Email: CustomerService@sae.org Phone: 1-877-606-7323 (outside U.S. and Canada 1-724-776-4970) Fax: 1-724-776-0790
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2014-05-21
The new Supplying PSA Peugeot Citroën analyses the ways in which PSA Peugeot Citroën is moving forward in terms of models and technology, including what issues are affecting the OEM in terms of supply and manufacturing. The report is based on interviews with key purchasing executives. Although PSA is being negatively affected by the economic situation in Europe, the carmaker is set to kick off an aggressive period of growth in China, still the largest and strongest new car market in the world. This is backed by joint-ventures with local partners Dongfeng and Chang An, both in terms of production and also in R&D. Advanced build and powertrain solutions will serve as the basis of a series of new vehicles, the development of which will be supported by the EUR3 billion of liquidity generated by direct company investment and new share offerings. How this plays out over the remainder of the decade and into the 2020s will be critical to the future of PSA. Should these strategies deliver success, then the OEM is virtually guaranteed a continued place at the top table of global car manufacturers.
Book
2014-05-01
David Saddington
The increasingly stringent emissions regulations faced by vehicle manufacturers have been driving the growth of more fuel-efficient conventionally powered vehicles. The ability of stop-start systems to improve vehicle carbon emissions by between 5% and 15% at very low additional cost has seen a dramatic increase in the proportion of vehicles being fitted with such systems. And this growth in demand for stop-start systems is set to increase substantially, especially in Europe, North America, China and Japan. The exclusive new report from ABOUT Automotive reviews the key market drivers for stop-start engine technology for the ‘micro hybrid’ segment and conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle applications. It sets out the market drivers and forecasts for the global stop-start systems market through to 2020 and reviews the technical advances made in stop-start technology, including the competing technologies, and the latest developments. It also profiles a number of major suppliers of stop-start systems.
Book
2014-04-11
Today’s designers seek to integrate sensor technology, electronic and mechatronic systems in progressively introducing Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems. However, from a customer perspective on the one hand steering is one of the most visible or tangible aspects of vehicle quality in driving when quality is compromised (through NVH issues), while on the other hand, when executed well, a steering system is all but transparent to the driver. To a number of commentators and OEMs ‘steering feel’ has become termed as contributing to the essential ‘DNA” of the vehicle, and it is therefore an essential aspect of competitive advantage or position. This report examines steering feel and the increasing effect of vehicle electrification, and looks at steering and chassis performance. It also considers the key drivers including fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, steering design, materials considerations and the packaging dilemma. Furthermore the report looks at the latest steering system trends, in particular electrically power assisted steering (EPAS), electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS), electric power steering (EPS), active front steering (AFS), four-wheel steering, steer-by-wire, automated parking and NVH reduction.
Book
2014-04-08
This report examines the macroeconomic situation in the Mercosur region, including planned investment in infrastructure development projects, national automotive policy and plans. It provides an overview of automotive industry and supply chain, and the vehicle component industry as a whole. It lists investments made by vehicle component suppliers, and relevant joint-ventures and mergers and acquisitions. The report takes a look at the involvement of automakers in supplier development, localization trends and the development automotive clusters. It covers at existing R&D capabilities in the Mercosur region, as well as new investments taking place there, together with its opportunities and challenges. The report includes a series of 119 supplier profiles from suppliers either based in Mercosur countries, or the localized operations of global tier-1 and tier-2 suppliers. These profiles provide relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information built from SupplierBusiness research.
Book
2014-04-03
This new report looks the marketplace for global medium and heavy commercial vehicle OEMs, their globalization process and the impact of new technologies on production. The report also includes an appendix of 21 major truck supplier profiles. These profiles provide relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information. Commercial-vehicle manufacturers around the world face a complex set of challenges that together add up to mounting pressure on their profit margins. Companies are grappling with the impact of the double-dip recession in Europe, with intensifying competition from emerging-market players, with the increased commoditization of their product, and with ever-tightening environmental regulations. In volume terms, capacity management remains the single most challenging issue for many OEMs. Having reached record levels in 2011, global demand for regional and heavy commercial trucks softened in 2012 before experiencing a small rebound in 2013.
Book
2014-03-26
IHS SupplierBusiness' new Supplying the Renault-Nissan Alliance report provides a unique insight into the environment in which the OEMs make their critical sourcing decisions, analyzing how Renault-Nissan is moving forward in terms of models and technology. The report also looks at what issues are affecting the OEMs' supply and manufacturing base. The report is based on interviews with key purchasing executives, featuring IHS Automotive's industry standard forecasting and analysis on the following topics, among others: • Product and Platform Strategy • Production Strategy • Purchasing Strategy • Supplier Selection • Global Sourcing • Pricing Policy • Quality Management • Technology Development • OEM-Supplier Relations Survey Results While the primary product of the Renault-Nissan Alliance is new vehicle production, the primary purpose of the Alliance is to achieve cost savings across those business divisions integral to delivering new vehicles. This search and implementation of cross-OEM synergies has been gathering pace since the Alliance was formed in 1999, via such methods as vehicle platform sharing and whole vehicle sharing, which takes the form of cross-brand rebadging.
Book
2014-03-11
Timothy George Thoppil
Unwinding Electric Motors: Strategic Perspectives and Insights for Automotive Powertrain Applications provides an in-depth assessment of the most important technology, manufacturing, and supply chain aspects of the fast-paced world of electric motors. A joint effort that brings together the technology and product strategy experience of the P3 Group and the focused reach of SAE International, Unwinding Electric Motors: Strategic Perspectives and Insights for Automotive Powertrain Applications lends clarity combined with solid data to those interested in understanding the fundamental factors shaping this industry in the next five years. Authored by Timothy G. Thoppil, from the P3 Group, this market study draws on extensive industry experience and is supported by surveys and interviews with industry professionals from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, research institutions, and universities. Unwinding Electric Motors: Strategic Perspectives and Insights for Automotive Powertrain Applications offers reliable market intelligence and discernment to the technical and business professionals in search of valuable input to support good decision making.
Book
2014-02-25
The Chinese Automotive Supplier Report looks at the economics of the automotive industry in China, particularly relating to the supply base. It provides an overview of the macroeconomic environment including vehicle sales, production, imports and exports. In addition, the report looks at OEMs' activity, relations with the supply base. This research utilizes IHS Automotive's Light-Vehicle Production Forecasts; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis. The report also includes an appendix of 213 supplier profiles from China-based suppliers or the Chinese operations of global suppliers. These profiles provide relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information all built from SupplierBusiness research. Certain profiles also map out relevant automotive manufacturing and R&D locations for the supplier. Background to this report The Chinese car market experienced one of the most accelerated expansions ever recorded in the history of the automotive industry, having achieved a six-fold growth over the last decade.
Book
2014-02-25
This valuable resource lists all Aerospace Standards (AS), Aerospace Recommended Practices (ARP), Aerospace Information Reports (AIR), and Aerospace Resource Documents (ARD) published by SAE. Each listing includes title, subject, document number, key words, new and revised documents, and DODISS-adopted documents. AMS Index - Now Available!
Book
2014-02-24
Jorge Segers
Racecar data acquisition used to be limited to well-funded teams in high-profile championships. Today, the cost of electronics has decreased dramatically, making them available to everyone. But the cost of any data acquisition system is a waste of money if the recorded data is not interpreted correctly. This book, updated from the best-selling 2008 edition, contains techniques for analyzing data recorded by any vehicle's data acquisition system. It details how to measure the performance of the vehicle and driver, what can be learned from it, and how this information can be used to advantage next time the vehicle hits the track. Such information is invaluable to racing engineers and managers, race teams, and racing data analysts in all motorsports. Whether measuring the performance of a Formula One racecar or that of a road-legal street car on the local drag strip, the dynamics of vehicles and their drivers remain the same. Identical analysis techniques apply. Some race series have restricted data logging to decrease the team’s running budgets.
Book
2014-02-18
This new addition to the Supplying the OEMs series of reports takes a look at Swedish premium manufacturer Volvo. The report examines the company’s product and platform strategy, including the upcoming SPA and CMA platforms. The report also goes inside the Volvo’s purchasing strategy, including an in-depth interview with Lars Wrebo, Senior Vice President of Purchasing and Manufacturing at Volvo. The report also looks at the company’s current manufacturing sites based in Sweden, its future production strategy for China, the relationship with parent company Geely, and looks at OEM-supplier relations. The report is backed up with IHS Automotive production forecasts for the Volvo brand; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis. Volvo is one of the most iconic and best-known Swedish brands. Although a relatively small company, assembling fewer than 500,000 cars per year in recent times, it is arguably one of the best-known automotive companies world-wide. Its widespread recognition derives from its reputation for leading-edge safety technology and environmental compliance.
Book
2014-02-12
The European Automotive Supplier Report looks at the economics of the automotive industry in Europe, particularly relating to the supply base. It provides an overview of the macroeconomic environment including vehicle sales, production, imports and exports. In addition, the report looks at OEMs' activity, relations with the supply base. This research utilizes IHS Automotive’s Light-Vehicle Production Forecasts; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis. The report also includes an appendix of 190 supplier profiles from Europe-based suppliers (including every one of the top 50 European suppliers), or the European operations of global suppliers. These profiles provide relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information all built from SupplierBusiness research. The European automotive supply base is a key industrial sector in Europe with five million people employed at component manufacturers in 2012 and a major contributor to European innovation with, according to European supplier association CLEPA, over EUR15 billion spent annually by suppliers around the continent.
Book
2014-01-03
Anders Parment
The car - once everybody's dream and a key status symbol in most countries and cultures - has been extensively questioned in the last decades and in the last few years particularly. Urbanization, traffic congestion, pollution problems, heavy reliance on scarce oil supplies, safety issues and ever-growing competition, have all provided significant business challenges for the automotive industry. Many car manufacturers have had to fundamentally rethink their design, brand and marketing strategies to thrive in a savvy, consumer-led culture, and markets that are becoming increasingly restrictive in size and opportunity. Auto Brand provides a roadmap to branding and marketing success in the automotive industry from a leading industry expert and features: • Case studies on major car brands personally conducted by the author including: Audi, BMW, Holden, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, and Volvo • The findings from 100 interviews conducted with CEOs, marketing managers, sales managers, sales people, after sales managers at all levels from the manufacturer level to small rural dealers, as well as industry experts, policy makers, free-stranding repair shops and professional organizations • The results of a new international study on car buyer behavior based on 4,700 survey answers Auto Brand is essential reading for marketing managers, sales managers, CEOs, development managers and dealers in all types of companies in the car industry including: manufacturers, national sales companies/importers, dealers, finance companies, insurance companies, free-standing repair shop channels and more.
Book
2014-01-01
George Rzevski, Petr Skobelev
Managing Complexity is the first book that clearly defines the concept of Complexity, explains how Complexity can be measured and tuned, and describes the seven key features of Complex Systems: 1. Connectivity 2. Autonomy 3. Emergency 4. Non-equilibrium 5. Non-linearity 6. Self-organisation 7. Co-evolution The thesis of the book is that complexity of the environment in which we work and live offers new opportunities and that the best strategy for surviving and prospering under conditions of complexity is to develop adaptability to perpetually changing conditions. An effective method for designing adaptability into business processes using multi-agent technology is presented and illustrated by several extensive examples, including adaptive, real-time scheduling of taxis, see-going tankers, road transport, supply chains, railway trains, production processes and swarms of small space satellites. Additional case studies include adaptive servicing of the International Space Station; adaptive processing of design changes of large structures such as wings of the largest airliner in the world; dynamic data mining, knowledge discovery and distributed semantic processing.
Book
2013-12-12
The future looked bleak for Chrysler when the carmaker entered bankruptcy proceedings in 2009. With an aging product range and little access to credit, it appeared only to be a matter of time before the liquidators were called in. But having been rescued by the Fiat Group, four years on, the US OEM is now experiencing one of the strongest sales periods in company history, with the cash earned being used to develop new models, improve internal efficiencies and possibly expanded production to new global regions. Although the Fiat Chrysler Group might appear an unlikely pairing, closer inspection uncovers that the tie up makes sense on a number of levels. For example, each OEM has a series of mutually exclusive technologies that are - or will be - shared across the other company; in Fiat’s case, the Italian carmaker is an expert in fuel efficiency and lightweighting, while Chrysler can be considered a D-segment and SUV specialist. But there are also complementary elements. For example, neither company has invested great amounts in proprietary petrol/electric hybrid technologies, which means they are both free to co-develop new, highly-efficient petrol and diesel powertrains without the financial drag of supporting an additional technology stream.
Book
2013-12-01
Raghu Das, Peter Harrop
This master report summarizing and forecasting every sector of the EV industry remains unique. It adds new sectors as they become substantial, the latest being car-like MicroEVs homologated as quadricycles in Europe. In the last year it has become a more closely integrated market - pure electric and hybrid whether on land, water or airborne. For example, Nissan has launched hybrid cars selling in tens of thousands yearly. The e-bike company Brammo has taken orders for 4,000 of its $20,000 record-breaking e-motorbike on its launch in the USA. Previously, e-motorbikes have been merely a curiosity. Many profitable niches are emerging just as the largest major sectors are changing in importance; the industrial and commercial sector is now bigger and much more profitable than e-cars, and is set to remain so for at least eight more years. All components are changing with supercapacitors sometimes replacing or partly replacing batteries and also new types of battery, energy harvesting, power electronics and structure powering growth in this already huge and prosperous business.
Book
2013-11-21
Polymer Matrix, Metal Matrix, and Structural Sandwich Composites 5-Volume Set: • Volume 1: Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials • Volume 2: Materials Properties • Volume 3: Materials Usage, Design, and Analysis • Volume 4: Metal Matrix Composites • Volume 6: Structural Sandwich Composites This 5-volume set includes critical properties of composite materials that meet specific data requirements, as well as guidelines for design, analysis, material selection, manufacturing, quality control, and repair. This newly-updated engineering reference tool, part of the Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17), also contains the latest test data for polymer matrix composites and metal matrix composites, as well as essential material relating to sandwich composites used in military and commercial vehicles. Volume 1 contains guidelines for determining the properties of polymer matrix composite material systems and their constituents, as well as the properties of generic structural elements, including test planning, test matrices, sampling, conditioning, test procedure selection, data reporting, data reduction, statistical analysis, and other related topics.
Book
2013-11-01
Peter Harrop
All electric vehicles have at least one traction motor, so the market for electric vehicle traction motors is one of the largest markets for electric vehicle parts and a primary determinant of the performance and affordability of a given vehicle. Indeed, IDTechEx Research finds that in 2013 44.6 million electric motors will be needed for vehicles, rising to 147.7 million in 2023. Today, the motors that propel electric vehicles on land, through water and in the air are mainly brushless because brushed commutator motors are on the way out. Most of the number and the value of those brushless traction motors lies in permanent magnet synchronous ones, notably Brushless DC "BLDC", a form with trapezoidal waveform, and Permanent Magnet AC "PMAC", a type with a sinusoidal waveform. No matter: they both have excellent performance including simple provision of reverse and regenerative braking. However, that dominance is about to change. The main reason is not those well publicized but elusive in-wheel motors coming in at two to six per vehicle but simply the move to much larger vehicles and therefore motors.
Book
2013-11-01
Ian K. Jennions
Although the concept of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) can be complex in its implementation, it is essentially based upon a simple idea: the more you know about a particular machine’s ability to function, the quicker you can act to prevent malfunctioning. This rapidly developing area of engineering seeks to enable better management of both the vehicle and vehicle fleet health. Use of IVHM can improve vehicle reliability, safety, and reduce unnecessary, unscheduled maintenance through the use of diagnostic and prognosis systems that monitor data and overall vehicle health. From an initial idea by the SAE IVHM Steering Group, these books have been collaboratively written by experts from academia, research and industry, and represent the collective voice of the most qualified authorities in the field. This groundbreaking set addresses both basic and advanced concepts critical for the understanding of IVHM, along with the commercial justification for the adoption of a new modus operandi in asset health management, and its impact on business strategy and technology.
Book
2013-10-24
The Indian automotive industry is currently going through one of its most challenging phases so far. Vehicle sales are set to register a negative growth in 2013 – first time in more than a decade – compared with the previous year. Official data shows that vehicle sales in India declined at a high single-digit rate year on year in the first nine months of 2013 compared to 2012. This downward spiral has prompted automakers and suppliers to cut production to avoid excess inventory build-up. Besides, there’s little respite on the cost front. Though there has recently been some softening in raw materials prices, other costs such as wages, cost of power and finance expenses, continue to erode suppliers’ operating margins. The Indian automotive industry at the moment is facing multiple challenges such as slowing economic growth, high inflation and high interest rates – compared with many of its peers. IHS however is sanguine about the country’s growth trend in the medium to long term, and forecasts recovery in vehicle sales in 2014, and high single-digit growth in vehicle sales for the rest of this decade.
Book
2013-10-07
Each year car manufacturers release new production models that are unique and innovative. The production model is the result of a lengthy process of testing aerodynamics, safety, engine components, and vehicle styling. The new technologies introduced in these vehicles reflect changing standards as well as trends of the market. From Acura to Volvo, this book provides a snapshot of the key engineering concepts and trends of the passenger vehicle industry over the course of a year. For each of the 43 new production models, articles from Automotive Engineering International (AEI) magazine detail technology developments as well as a comprehensive look at the 2013 passenger car models. This book provides those with an interest in new vehicles with all the information on the key automotive engineering and technology advancements of the year. AEI’s association with SAE International guarantees that these articles come from a trusted and reliable source with a reputation 100-plus years in the making.
Book
2013-10-03
Polymer Matrix and Structural Sandwich Composites 4-Volume Set: • Volume 1: Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials • Volume 2: Materials Properties • Volume 3: Materials Usage, Design, and Analysis • Volume 6: Structural Sandwich Composites This 4-volume set includes critical properties of composite materials that meet specific data requirements, as well as guidelines for design, analysis, material selection, manufacturing, quality control, and repair. This newly-updated engineering reference tool, part of the Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17), also contains the latest test data for polymer matrix composites as well as essential material relating to sandwich composites used in military and commercial vehicles. Volume 1 contains guidelines for determining the properties of polymer matrix composite material systems and their constituents, as well as the properties of generic structural elements, including test planning, test matrices, sampling, conditioning, test procedure selection, data reporting, data reduction, statistical analysis, and other related topics.
Book
2013-10-01
Honda's October 2013 R&D Technical Review features cutting-edge developments from Honda's worldwide R&D teams. This edition brings 23 original papers on the introduction of new technologies, spanning automobile, motorcycle, power products, and aircraft engines, to mention the most meaningful. This title covers the main following topics: • Development of Sport Hybrid i-MMMD control system for the 2014 Accord • Development of robotic lawnmower Miimo • Research on combustion improvement techniques by intake valve offset and squish effect • Identification of mechanism of transmission of flow-induced noise through glass for vehicle interior noise reduction • Design appearance evaluation tool for non-prototype development • Flat belt test system for suspension and tire measurement
Book
2013-09-24
Following on from the various crises of 2009, 2010 and 2011, Toyota has surged back to reclaim the title of top global automotive manufacturer (by volume). There are a series of factors supporting this recovery, but in much the same way that the supplier community assisted the OEM to maintain output during those bad years, those same companies have been integral to the company’s on-going rebound. As the company increases output, this support has centered on managing to deliver a substantial increase in total part volumes, a difficult task after many tier suppliers had reduced production capacity in line with Toyota’s declining output over the preceding years. This has meant investing to ramp up in line with output, while still developing new technologies and working with the OEM to support production of next-generation models. The other side to the coin is that many of the preferred suppliers working with Toyota are also part owned by the OEM and many of those same companies rely on the OEM for most of their business, so there is a vested interest in supporting the carmaker.
Book
2013-09-01
David Saddington
Brand new research on the automotive HVAC sector This report highlights the findings of research conducted throughout 2013 by ABOUT Automotive in the automotive air conditioning market. Now in its 5th edition, it presents updates and extends the previous sector analysis, providing valuable insights in a number of areas, including: • The market for automotive climate control, determining the trends and topical issues; • The main manufacturers serving this sector, identifying how the market is divided in terms of market share and market value on a regional basis; • Trends in key product and process technologies, both current and future; and • OEM trends and rationale in adopting different types of climate control. The report provides answers to such vital questions as: • What are the market shares of the leading companies, and what will the automotive HVAC market be worth by 2020? • Despite the maturity of the markets throughout the developed world, why will the technical boundaries of air conditioning systems continue to be pushed back?
Book
2013-08-29
This report takes a look at Jaguar Land Rover's recent model performance and its plans for global expansion, including an in-depth interview with David Allen, Purchasing Director for Jaguar Land Rover. The report also looks at the current manufacturing sites based in the United Kingdom, examining the purchasing function, access to finance in the UK, and near-term production forecasts for the group. In addition, there is analysis of the company's relationship with its suppliers, its forward model program, and details of parts supplied by over 130 suppliers to Jaguar Land Rover models. Jaguar Land Rover is one of the great success stories of the UK automotive industry in recent times. Moreover, it has begun the process of transforming itself from a relatively small, niche, UK-based supplier into potentially a major player in the premium automotive market. The last few years have seen a continuous rise in UK production – with some suggestions that at its two main sites, Solihull and Halewood, it could soon face capacity constraints.
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