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The Global Chassis Sector Report: An Analysis of the Braking, Steering & Suspension Markets

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The Global Chassis Sector Report: An Analysis of the Braking, Steering & Suspension Markets
Published: June 30, 2015 Content info: 100 Pages
Description

This exclusive new report, produced by ABOUT Automotive, concentrates on three of the most important areas within the automotive chassis sector, providing both an up-to-date technological assessment, as well as market analysis and forecasts for:

  • Braking components, modules and systems
  • Suspension and damping systems
  • Steering systems

A significant part of the research findings are based on extensive primary research within the automotive chassis sector. The forecasts for OE volumes in this report are supported by interviews with experts at component manufacturers and OEMs across Europe and North America.

Comprehensive study addressing the key issues

The report addresses the critical issues facing the automotive chassis sector, and is broken down into eight major sections:

  • Key market drivers
  • Braking components, modules and systems
  • Suspension and damping systems
  • Steering systems
  • Chassis sector supplier profiles
  • OEM system technology trends
  • OEM modular sourcing trends
  • Technology roadmap

The report defines and examines the key components, systems and modules that make up the chassis of a modern car, with specific regard to market usage, technological trends and forecast developments. This includes mainstream, mass-market technology, as well as innovative and advanced technology where appropriate in each product area.

In addition, the report analyses the approach of each supplier to the market, including its role within the emergence of innovative technologies. Likewise, the research provides an analysis of the technology and sourcing trends apparent among the major global carmakers.

Data coverage

The report includes detailed volume demand forecasts (by region to 2022), for each of the three main sectors covered within this report. Market share analysis for EPS and Steering products is also included. Forecasts are provided for:

  • ESC
  • Braking (Hydraulic & EHB/EMB)
  • Active & semi active suspension
  • EPS
  • Hydraulic power steering
  • Unassisted & EH power steering

Chassis sector supplier profiles

Concise profiles for each of the following chassis sector suppliers are included within the report:

  • Bosch
  • BWI Group
  • China Automotive Systems
  • Continental Automotive
  • JTEKT
  • KYB Corporation
  • Nexteer
  • Magneti Marelli
  • Mando Corporation
  • NHK Spring
  • NSK
  • Tenneco
  • ThyssenKrupp Bilstein
  • TRW Automotive
  • ZF Group
  • Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH

FIGURE 20: Global active suspension demand (million units), 2014-2022

                        Source: ABOUT Automotive

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Modules & systems: a definition
  • The passenger vehicle chassis

Chapter 2: Executive summary

  • Braking
  • Steering
  • Springs and dampers
  • Roadmap

Chapter 3: Key market drivers

  • CO2 regulation driving change
  • CO2 legislation in the major vehicle markets
  • Europe
  • North America
  • China
  • Upcoming CO2 standards to 2020 and beyond
  • Materials and weight reduction
  • Increasing vehicle electrification
  • Global automotive production trends
  • European market
  • North American market
  • Chinese market

Chapter 4: Braking components, modules and systems

  • Brake foundation components and modules
  • Brake control systems
  • Alternative solutions:
  • Antilock brake systems (ABS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Outlook & forecast to 2022
  • Electronic stability control
  • Electro-hydraulic braking (EHB)
  • Electro-mechanical braking (EMB)
  • Electro-mechanical park brake (EMPB)
  • Regenerative braking
  • Brake-by-wire
  • Outlook & forecast to 2022 - Light vehicle braking
  • Drum brakes
  • Future developments and innovation
  • Electronics and integration
  • Braking and collision mitigation
  • Collision avoidance
  • Collision mitigation braking systems (CMBS)
  • Forward collision warning (FCW)

Chapter 5: Suspension and damping

  • Overview and general trends
  • Background
  • Suspension modules
  • Springs and dampers
  • Damping technology
  • Monotube dampers
  • Twin-tube dampers
  • Sensitive damping control
  • Air springs
  • BWI manual selectable ride
  • BWI Bi-state real time damping system
  • Active damping systems
  • Tenneco Continuously Controlled Electric Suspension
  • Tenneco Kinetic H2 CES system
  • ZF's Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
  • Magneto-rheological damping
  • Mazda Skyhook Damping Suspension (M-SDS)
  • Future innovations
  • Electromagnetic Regenerative Suspension (EMS)
  • Predictive suspension
  • Outlook and forecast to 2022
  • Springs and dampers

Chapter 6: Steering

  • Hydraulic Power Assisted Steering (HPAS)
  • Electro-Hydraulic Power Assisted Steering (EHPAS)
  • Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
  • Rear Wheel Steering
  • Active Steering
  • Active collision avoidance steering
  • Drive-by-wire/fully electronic steering
  • Market players
  • Steering market outlook to 2022

Chapter 7: Manufacturers

  • Bosch
  • BWI Group
  • China Automotive Systems (CAAS)
  • Continental Automotive
  • JTEKT
  • KYB Corporation
  • Nexteer
  • Magneti Marelli
  • Mando Corporation
  • NHK Spring
  • NSK
  • Tenneco
  • ThyssenKrupp Bilstein
  • TRW Automotive
  • ZF Group
  • ZF Lenksysteme (now referred to as Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH)

Chapter 8: OEM system technology trends - who takes what and why?

  • BMW
  • Fiat
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Porsche
  • Renault-Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen Group

Chapter 9: Modular sourcing trends

  • Modular platforms becoming reality
  • Opportunities and risks

Chapter 10: Technology roadmap

  • Electronics
  • System integration and interaction
  • The intelligent chassis
  • Autonomous passenger cars

List of tables:

  • Table 1: Current EU emission standards for passenger cars (ECE + EUDC chassis dynamometer test)
  • Table 2: China's fuel consumption standards, 2005 to present (L/100km)
  • Table 3: Summary of European Parliament 2020 emissions target - key provisions
  • Table 4: CO2 emissions and weight by manufacturer 2011 fleet with 2015 and 2020 CO2 targets (passenger vehicles only)
  • Table 5: Light vehicle production forecast: Europe (2014 - 2022)
  • Table 6: Light vehicle production forecast: North America (2014 - 2022)
  • Table 7: Light vehicle production forecast: China (2014 - 2022)
  • Table 8: ESC demand by region (2014 - 2022)
  • Table 9: Braking system demand (2014 - 2022)
  • Table 10: Selection of 2014 Model Year vehicles fitted with ZF's CDC
  • Table 11: Active and semi-active suspension demand (2014 - 2022)
  • Table 12: EPAS demand by region to 2022
  • Table 13: Hydraulic power steering demand by region to 2022
  • Table 14: Unassisted and electro-hydraulic power steering demand by region to 2022

List of figures:

  • Figure 1: Comparison of global CO2 regulations for passenger vehicles (NEDC gCO2/km)
  • Figure 2: Impact of vehicle weight on fuel consumption
  • Figure 3: Lightweight material costs vs. weight advantages
  • Figure 4: Fleet ICE improvements & electrification requirement for 2020 & 2025 targets
  • Figure 5: 2013 regional share of global vehicle production
  • Figure 6: LVP regional production trends to 2022
  • Figure 7: Global ESC demand (2014 - 2022)
  • Figure 8: Global braking system demand (2014 - 2022)
  • Figure 9: TRW's EBC 460 Premium system
  • Figure 10: Bosch's Electronic Stability Program
  • Figure 11: I-Ride suspension module
  • Figure 12: Monotube damper cutaway
  • Figure 13: Twin-tube damper cutaway
  • Figure 14: Sensitive damping control
  • Figure 15: Continental air spring system
  • Figure 16: Tenneco CES system
  • Figure 17: Tenneco Kinetic H2 CES
  • Figure 18: ZF's Continuous Damping Control
  • Figure 19: BWI's MagneRide system
  • Figure 20: Global active suspension demand (2014 - 2022)
  • Figure 21: Changing profile of the global steering system market, 2005-2013
  • Figure 22: TRW rack mounted electric steering system
  • Figure 23: ZF Lenksysteme's EPAS system with motor driving a second pinion gear
  • Figure 24: Global EPAS market share by 2012 revenue
  • Figure 25: 2014 Infiniti Q50 drive-by-wire system layout
  • Figure 26: Global steering products market share by 2012 revenue
  • Figure 27: Demand by steering system type (2014 - 2022)
  • Figure 28: Volkswagen's MQB platform
  • Figure 29: Evolution of the modular platform
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