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Material Technologies Driving Future of Automotive (TechVision)

Material Technologies Driving Future of Automotive (TechVision)

The last five years have seen an increase in attention of development of materials that can be used in automotive bodies and chassis. Materials developed need to satisfy the requirements of industry, regulatory and even customers before it can be used on a commercial scale. This includes environmental and safety concerns, regulatory demands, and so on. With material selection becoming key differentiating factor as OEMs compete with each other to develop cars that are lighter in weight and with increasing fuel efficiency requirements, the importance of automotive materials is rising drastically and this is evident in the research and developmental efforts across the globe. Despite the above ground-breaking developments, OEMs are trying to develop strategies to use innovative materials and components on a commercial scale for bodies/chassis and all through the cars.

This research service titled, “Material Technologies Driving Future of Automotive” intends to captures the key trends in the automotive industry and the role of materials in meeting the demands and requirements of the industry. The research service also intends to capture the current and future material strategies along with the key initiatives of stakeholders across value chain that are likely to impact the material adoption in the year 2020. The research scope is limited to body and chassis materials (which account for a large portion of the assembled vehicle mass) in higher-volume passenger light vehicles and is focused on capturing the developments in Germany, USA, and Japan

Essentially, this research service provides:
Top level requirements and role of body/chassis materials in the automotive industry
Current automotive materials strategies
Adoption scenario of materials in the year 2020
Strategic analysis of the implications across the value chain related to materials adoption and development
A brief snapshot of key patents in this space

  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Process and Methodology
    • Key Findings
      • 2020 Materials Scenario
      • Strategic Implications
  • Top Level Requirements and Role of Body/Chassis Materials
    • Key Requirements of the Industry
      • Performance Attributes and Passenger Safety
      • Performance Attributes, Recyclability and Reparability
  • Automotive Materials Strategies-Current Scenario
    • General Requirements for All Body/Chassis Materials
    • Current Automotive Materials Strategies-Germany
    • Current Automotive Materials Strategies-USA
    • Current Automotive Materials Strategies-Japan
    • Gap Analysis: Needs versus What is Available
    • Comparative Analysis of Key Body/Chassis Materials
  • Automotive Materials-2020 Scenario
    • Materials Likely to Achieve Industry Requirements
      • For exterior bodies (Class A finish)
      • For chassis and internal structural parts
      • For chassis brakes and suspension
    • Materials Scenario 2020
      • Research Focus Areas
      • Likely Body/Chassis Materials Mix In Use-Germany
      • Likely Body/Chassis Materials Mix in Use-USA
      • Likely Body/Chassis Materials Mix In Use-Japan
      • Likely Materials Strategies Adopted by Key OEMs
  • Strategic Insights across the Value Chain
    • Automotive Body/Chassis Materials
  • Key Patents
    • North America
    • Europe
    • APAC and ROW
  • Key Contacts

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