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Transportation Industry Information Service: Assessment of Emerging Automotive Technologies Product Image

Transportation Industry Information Service: Assessment of Emerging Automotive Technologies

  • ID: 365547
  • June 2003
  • Frost & Sullivan



Technological Trends Chart the Future Course of the Automotive Industry’s Future

Emerging technologies are revolutionizing the automotive industry, transforming the roles of cars from mere modes of transportation to highly sophisticated entities that respond to various stimuli in a logical, intelligent fashion. Car manufacturers are increasingly incorporating different technologies - fuel cells, sensors, telematics, and lightweight materials - to meet growing consumer demand for higher levels of safety, comfort, convenience, and fuel efficiency. Research and development (R&D) is focused on making these technologies more viable commercially as well as technically and developing newer, more efficient technologies.

This Technical Insights study identifies and analyzes the most exciting emerging technologies that stand poised to shape the future of the automotive industry. It examines major market drivers and challenges, as well as highlights new R&D developments and important market trends.

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 1 TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY INFORMATION SERVICE, EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  Introduction and Objectives
      1. Introduction
      2. Objectives

  Study Scope and Methodology
      1. Scope of the Study
      2. Methodology

  Key Findings
      1. Fuel Cells
      2. Sensors
      3. Telematics
      4. Lightweight Materials

  2 TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY INFORMATION SERVICE, ASSESSMENT OF SELECT TECHNOLOGIES

  Fuel Cells
      1. Introduction
      2. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
      3. Alkaline Fuel Cells
      4. Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells
      5. Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells
      6. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
      7. Direct Methanol Fuel Cell
      8. Hydrogen Storage

  Advanced Sensors
      1. Introduction
      2. Segmentation by Type
      3. Segmentation by Application
      4. MEMS

  Telematics
      1. Introduction
      2. Global Positioning System
      3. Navigation Assistance
      4. Collision Avoidance and Collision Notification Systems
      5. Safety and Security Systems
      6. Value-Added Services

  Lightweight Materials
      1. Introduction
      2. Types of Lightweight Materials
      3. Magnesium

  Industry Trends
      1. Fuel Cells
      2. Sensors
      3. Telematics
      4. Lightweight Materials

  Technical Drivers
      1. Fuel Cells
      2. Sensors
      3. Telematics
      4. Lightweight Materials

  Technical Challenges
      1. Fuel Cells
      2. Sensors
      3. Telematics
      4. Lightweight Materials

  Competing Technologies
      1. Fuel Cells
      2. Sensors
      3. Telematics
      4. Lightweight Materials

  3 TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY INFORMATION SERVICE, MARKET IMPACT AND OPPORTUNITIES ASSESSMENT

  Market Drivers
      1. Fuel Cells
      2. Sensors
      3. Telematics
      4. Lightweight Materials

  Market Challenges
      1. Fuel Cells
      2. Sensors
      3. Telematics
      4. Lightweight Materials

  Market Forecasts and Trends
      1. Fuel Cells
      2. Sensors
      3. Telematics
      4. Lightweight Materials

  Global Automakers
      1. North America
      2. Europe
      3. Asia

  Venture Capital Funding
      1. Trends in VC Funding
      2. Funding a Cleaner World in Europe
      3. Some Examples of Funding in the Automotive Industry

  Decision Support Database
      1. Vehicle Production and Sales
      2. Joint Ventures and Trade Regulations

  4 TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY INFORMATION SERVICE, REVIEW OF NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS WITH IMPACT POTENTIAL

  Fuel Cells
      1. Fuel Cell Powered Vehicles
      2. Some Interesting Developments in Fuel Cells
      3. Polymer Ceramic Is Tough and Flexible
      4. Microbes Attach to Electrodes in Fuel Cell
      5. Ethanol as a Fuel to Power Electric Cars

  Sensors
      1. Developments in Sensor Technology
      2. Innovative Sensor Applications
      3. Test Oil Using Electronic Tongue
      4. Tire Sensor Prevents Accidents
      5. Intelligent Systems Warn Of Potential Traffic Hazards

  Telematics
      1. What's New in Telematics Technologies
      2. Applications with Telematics
      3. Banning Handhelds Is Good for Telematics
      4. MEMS Resonator Pushes Toward Phone-On-A-Chip

  Lightweight Materials
      1. Material Alternatives
      2. Coating Technologies
      3. Identify the Right Polymers for Lightweight High-Strength Composites
      4. Mix Silica and Rubber for Better Tires
      5. Magic Numbers Help Create Super Alloys

  Other Technologies
      1. Noteworthy Technologies
      2. Featured Technology: Enhancing the Toughness of Ceramics with Carbon Nanotubes
      3. Technologies to Watch

  5 TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY INFORMATION SERVICE, SELECT ENGINEERING INFORMATION IMPACTING THIS SECTOR

  Fuel Cells
      1. Hydrogen Trapped in Ice Cages
      2. Gas Stations to Supply Fuel to Hydrogen-Powered Cars in the UK
      3. Dynetek: Hydrogen Fuel Tanks

  Telematics
      1. DICE Wireless Enters Telematics Industry
      2. Software To Power Location-Based Services from Telcontar and Televoke
      3. UK based Stiell Chooses Cybit's Fleetstar-Online
      4. Indagon's Mobile Telematics Terminals in Beijing
      5. In Europe Push-To-Talk Combines Direct Call Functions as a Unified Solution
      6. Goodyear and TRW Team Up To Develop Advanced Vehicle Handling Systems

  6 TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY INFORMATION SERVICE, SELECT BUSINESS INFORMATION IMPACTING THIS SECTOR

  Automobile Manufacturers
      1. General Motors
      2. Ford Motor Company
      3. DaimlerChrysler
      4. BMW

  Fuel Cells
      1. Avista
      2. Ballard Power Systems
      3. Plug Power
      4. Hydrogenics

  Sensors Telematics and other Technologies
      1. Delphi Corporation
      2. Visteon
      3. Infineon
      4. STMicroelectronics
      5. Texas Instruments
      6. Analog Devices Inc.
      7. Siemens VDO

  7 TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY INFORMATION SERVICE, PATENTS; CONTACTS; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY

  Patents
      1. Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Storage in North America
      2. Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Storage in Europe and Asia
      3. Sensors in North America
      4. Sensors in Europe and Asia
      5. Telematics in North America
      6. Telematics in Europe and Asia
      7. Lightweight Materials in North America
      8. Lightweight Materials in Europe and Asia

  Contact Information
      1. Companies and Research Institutions in North America
      2. Companies and Research Institutions in Europe and Asia
      3. Universities in North America
      4. Universities in Europe and Asia

  Glossary
      1. Fuel Cells
      2. Sensors
      3. Telematics

  Bibliography
      1. Fuel Cells
      2. Sensors
      3. MEMS
      4. Telematics

  8 TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY INFORMATION SERVICE, TECHNICAL INSIGHTS' SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2003 AWARD

  Technology Leadership Award
      1. Introduction
      2. Award Winner

  Technology Innovation Award
      1. Introduction
      2. Award Winner

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