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Key Focus Areas for Driving Interface Systems for Passenger Cars

Key Focus Areas for Driving Interface Systems for Passenger Cars

Executive Summary—Key Findings

Driving interface systems are expected to adopt technologies in favour of ride, handling, and safety improvements, in addition to mass reduction and enhanced fuel efficiency

Driving Interface Systems Market: Key Findings, Europe and North America, 2014

Shift-by-wire technology is expected to be widely adopted due to its ability to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), offer design flexibility, and augment response time. It is likely to be one of the enabling technologies for level 4 automated vehicles, wherein driver input will be minimal/nil.

At present, shift-by-wire technology is used in automated self parking, wherein the car parks itself without driver input. The technology is likely to remain confined to the premium vehicles segments due to the high cost involved. Adoption in the volumes segment is expected after 2020.

Road surface condition sensing systems are in the pre-development phase, and premium OEMs are likely to be the initial adopters of the technology. Non-contact-based sensors and co-operative systems are likely to be the preferred road sensing systems for OEMs as they offer seamless integration potential with other systems, such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Haptic feedback accelerator pedal technology is being considered by most OEMs because of its ability to analyse a vehicle’s environment and provide feedback on the level of acceleration input needed through the pedal. It is likely to be implemented in the premium segment post 2018.

About this report

New developments in terms of the increasing consumer need for better ride and handling have shifted the focus from chassis development to safety, data recognition, and real-time information by utilising maps from GPS navigation systems, image recognition based on cameras, LIDAR and radar, and data points acquired via V2V and V2I communications. In addition, there is growing interest in autonomous driving systems. Through integrated control involving the cooperative inter-operation of these technologies with chassis control systems, numerous OEMs and tier 1 companies are developing systems that further enhance road safety, performance, and driving comfort, as required by present-day consumers.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Key Findings
    • Driving Interface Technology Adoption Drivers
    • Key Findings and Future Outlook
    • Executive Summary-Associated Multimedia
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
    • Key OEM/Participant Groups Compared in this Study
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Product/System Segmentation
    • ETS System Definitions
  • Market Overview
    • Key Facts about the Driving Interface Systems Market
    • Driving Interface Technology Adoption Drivers
    • ETS Adoption Drivers
    • Road Surface Condition Sensing Adoption Drivers
    • Pedals Adoption Drivers
  • Analysis of the ETS System
    • ETS-Summary
    • ETS-Technology
    • ETS-Key Performance Goals
    • ETS-Technology Trends
    • Technology Alternatives and Key Attributes
    • Technology Alternatives and OEM Preference
    • JaguarDrive Selector
    • Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) by Prodrive
    • AMT by Prodrive
    • Purchase Criteria-Importance versus Satisfaction
  • Analysis of Pedals
    • Pedals-Summary
    • Pedals-Key Considerations
    • Pedal Sensors-Technology Alternatives and Key Attributes
    • Technology Alternatives for Pedal Sensors-Inductive Sensors
    • Technology Alternatives for Pedal Sensors-Magnetic Sensors
    • Comparative Analysis of Different Pedal Position Sensor Technologies
    • Key Pedal Technologies
    • Applications of Haptic Feedback
    • Nissan Haptic Gas Pedal
    • Human Factors in Fully Automated Vehicles
    • Technology Architectural Alternatives and Key Attributes
    • Purchase Criteria by Driveline and Transmission
  • Analysis of Road Surface Condition Sensing
    • Road Surface Condition Sensing-Summary
    • Road Surface Condition Sensing Technology-Key Performance Goals
    • Technology Alternatives and Key Attributes
    • Comparative Analysis of Sensor and Camera-based Surface Condition Sensing
    • Comparative Analysis of Connectivity-based Surface Condition Sensing
    • Important Aspects to Improve the Driving Experience
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Relevant Research
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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