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24 Jan 2013  |  North America
Executive Analysis of Passenger Vehicles’ Engine Downspeeding in the European and North American Markets
Downspeeding: A Fuel Economy Enhancement Tool for Automakers
The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations in North America stipulate a fleet average target of 54.5 miles per gallon for OEMs to achieve by year 2025. The Association des Constructeurs Européens dAutomobiles agreement in Europe stipulates the CO2 emissions to reduce to 95 gm/km for vehicle fleets in Europe by year 2020. Downspeeding of...
20 May 2013  |  Europe
An Alternative Energy Source Bridges the Gap Between Gas-guzzlers and Cleaner Mobility Solutions
With increased electrical loads, especially from electronic applications, and the need to reduce carbon emissions, the voltage level of a vehicles power-net must be increased. Still, not all applications are ready to be ported to a higher voltage level, which has resulted in a phased approach to porting and the development of a dual-voltage power-...
31 Jul 2013  |  North America
Electrifying the Driveline Towards Cleaner Mobility and Enhanced Performance
Electric all-wheel-drive (eAWD) provides a simple solution, with great design flexibility and differentiation potential for easy cross-brand and cross-segment implementation. This market insight research service provides an overview of the eAWD market in North America and Europe. It includes an analysis of the various eAWD technologies and their ...
20 Sep 2013  |  Asia Pacific
Positive Government Policies and Increasing Disposable Incomes to Drive Market Growth
Rising levels of disposable income and new government policies are set to drive automotive market in Vietnam. This market insight research service analyzes trends in Vietnams emerging automotive market. It provides market drivers and restraints, a market overview, an engine capacity analyst, trends in vehicle segments, a market performance analysi...
18 Dec 2013  |  North America
Implications of Various New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Initiatives on the Global Automotive Industry
Striving towards a Safer Driving Environment
With yearly changes in NCAP initiatives, a lack of common requirements exists from one region to another. While the same OEMs operate in multiple regions, usually with the same model of vehicles, different NCAP ratings are given. OEMs must comply with various rating requirements for the same vehicle. Considering that all regions of the world share ...