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Navigation Data Standard (NDS) in the Global Automotive Navigation Market - 2016

  • ID: 4396349
  • Report
  • September 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 76 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
European OEMs are Driving NDS Adoption, While American OEMs are Still Evaluating Other Formats


  • Continental
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Ford
  • General Motors (GM)
  • Harman
  • Jaguar

The automotive navigation market offers maps in multiple formats; this proves detrimental to the advent of passenger cars with autonomous functions as there is no data standard. Autonomous cars require maps with current information, and as a result, these maps need to be updated a few times an hour. A navigation data standard (NDS) would therefore help ensure the seamless updates of such maps over the air. A standard format enables interoperability and allows map makers, system integrators, Tier-I companies and OEMs to collaborate with ease. The automotive industry is moving towards map standards to enable seamless over-the-air updates; however, there are some challenges that need to be addressed before navigation data standards (NDS) are globally adopted and have a widespread reach.

This study provides an introduction to navigation data standards (NDS) and investigates the adoption of NDS in the global automotive industry. It studies the trends and regional perspectives towards the adoption of navigation data standards (NDS) - particularly in Europe and North America. It also assesses the capabilities of key original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers in the automotive navigation space, and their approach to the adoption of navigation data standards. This research also discusses the evolution of various business models and presents key OEM profiles along with the NDS-compliant products supported by them and the strategies employed by them. It also features key automotive supplier profiles with highlights about their position in terms of the NDS Association, company partners, products, map suppliers, and customers. The NDS Association consists of different regulatory bodies, which include the steering committee, technical committee, and working groups. The research lists the potential market opportunities for participants in the global automotive navigation space and strategic imperatives for NDS market participants.

This study will also answer key questions such as:

  • What is the navigation data standard (NDS) Association?
  • Why are navigation data standards (NDS) required in the global automotive navigation market?
  • What are the regional differences in terms of adoption of navigation data standard (NDS)?
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  • Continental
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Ford
  • General Motors (GM)
  • Harman
  • Jaguar

1. Executive Summary

  • Automotive Navigation System Evolution
  • Navigation Data Standard in the Global Automotive Industry
  • NDS Association
  • NDS Regional Differences
  • Factor for NDS Adoption - Maps for Highly Automated Driving
  • Impact of NDS on Market Participants
  • Automotive Updates - OEMs
  • OEMs - NDS Adoption
  • NDS Suppliers - Overview

2. Research Scope and Methodology

  • Research Scope
  • Research Methodology

3. NDS - Introduction and Market Trends

  • Standards Related to Navigation
  • Building Maps-Process
  • Navigation Data Standard
  • NDS Building Blocks
  • NDS Database Compiler and Map Updates
  • NDS Supported Products
  • Market Drivers
  • Market Restraints
  • Regional Highlights

4. Automotive OEM Profiles

  • Ford - Connected Car Vision
  • Ford - NDS Solutions
  • Ford - Roadmap
  • Ford - Strategy
  • Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) - Connected Car Vision
  • Jaguar Land Rover - NDS Solutions
  • Jaguar Land Rover - Roadmap
  • Jaguar Land Rover - Strategy
  • Jaguar Land Rover - Maps from Bosch
  • General Motors (GM) - Connected Car Vision
  • General Motors - NDS Solutions
  • General Motors - Roadmap
  • General Motors - Strategy
  • PSA - Connected Car Vision
  • PSA - NDS Solutions
  • PSA - Roadmap
  • PSA - Strategy
  • PSA Group’s Autonomous Vehicle for All (AVA) Program
  • RNA - Connected Car Vision
  • RNA - NDS Solutions
  • RNA - Roadmap
  • RNA - Strategy

5. NDS Supplier Profiles

  • Continental
  • Harman
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Delphi Automotive
  • NNG
  • NNG Navigation

6. Business Model and Market Analysis

  • Value Chain
  • Ecosystem Evolution
  • Addressable Market

7. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action

  • Growth Opportunity - NDS
  • Strategic Imperatives for NDS Market Participants

8. Conclusions

  • Legal Disclaimer

9. Appendix

  • Acronyms
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Continental
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Ford
  • General Motors (GM)
  • Harman
  • Jaguar
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • NNG
  • PSA Group
  • RNA
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