Special Report on U.S. Light Vehicle Equipment - Product Image

Special Report on U.S. Light Vehicle Equipment

  • ID: 4337714
  • Report
  • Region: United States
  • 80 Pages
  • WardsAuto
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Sales of the New Vehicle Fleet Soared from 14.43 Million Units in Calendar-Year 2012 to a Record 17.46 Million in 2016


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This report examines industry trends in powertrain characteristics, comfort and convenience features, and safety and ADAS technology on new light vehicles sold in the U.S.


Over the five year period covered in this report, the pace of change and introduction of new technology on new vehicles has accelerated greatly, with no abatement in sight.

The makeup of the new vehicle fleet changed over the study period as sales soared from 14.43 million units in calendar-year 2012 to a record 17.46 million in 2016.

Low fuel prices in the U.S. lured consumers away from cars to light trucks, with cross-utility vehicles' (CUVs) share of the U.S. light-vehicle market rising from 24% in 2012 to 32% in 2016, while cars slipped from 50% of the market to 39%.

Nonetheless, with more stringent fuel-economy and emissions standards imminent, manufacturers introduced a number of innovations to the internal combustion engine, making the traditional power type more efficient than ever before - even as the companies simultaneously offered an increasingly large array of electrified powertrains- from hybrid electric-gas propulsions systems (HEVs) to plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and fully electric (EVs) and fuel-cell powered vehicles.

New technology and connectivity drove development and implementation of new systems and options, such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and voice recognition technology, while a new focus on interior comfort, and declining costs brought many features, such as power seats, heated and cooled seats, navigation systems, keyless vehicles and more, to consumers outside the luxury market.

With distracted driving a major concern in a smartphone-obsessed culture, and traffic fatalities on the rise, new safety features reflecting the industry's new focus on collision avoidance in addition to collision mitigation, have come to the market in droves.

Government pressure and consumer sentiment are driving automakers to include features that weren't a decade ago - such as rearview cameras, front and rear sonic sensors, 360 degree cameras, blind spot detection and alert, and lane departure warning - on more and more vehicles, simultaneously moving the U.S. and global automotive markets on the path toward more and more autonomous vehicles.

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  • Audi
  • Continental
  • FEV
  • Hella
  • Kia
  • Schaeffler Group
  • MORE

About this Report

About the Publisher


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  • Diesel Engines
  • Intake Systems
  • Hybrids and EVs
  • Stop-Start
  • Cylinder Count
  • Engine Displacement
  • Transmissions
  • Drive Type

Comfort and Convenience

  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Seating
    • Power Seats
    • Memory Seats
    • Leather Seats
    • Heated and Cooled Seats
  • Keyless Technologies
    • Keyless Enter/Go
    • Keyless Entry
    • Remote Start
  • Auto Interior Mirror
  • Power Heated and Non-Heated Mirrors
  • Satellite Radio
  • Rear DVD
  • Navigation
  • Voice Recognition
  • WI-Fl Capability

ADAS and Safety Technology

  • Rear Object Detection
    • Rearview Camera
    • Rear Sonic Sensor
  • Front Object Detection
    • Front Sonic Sensor
    • Front Camera
    • 360° Camera
  • Self-Parking Systems
  • Blind Spot and Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Blind Spot Warning
    • Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Warning and Mitigation
    • Collision Warning
    • Collision Mitigation
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Heads-Up Display
  • ADAS & Safety Equipment Installation Trends by Segment Group

Data Appendix

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  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • Delphi
  • FCA
  • FEV
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Hella
  • Hyundai
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Johnson Controls Power Systems
  • Kia
  • Mercedes
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Schaeffler Group
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Valeo
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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