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Key Focus Areas for Driveline Systems in Europe and North America

  • July 2014
  • 65 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2238114

Summary

Table of Contents

Ride and Handling Improvement is the Key Reason for Driveline System Development

With increased fuel prices and dynamic consumer needs, the market for all-wheel drive (AWD) systems for passenger vehicles is challenged on various fronts. To counteract market challenges, regional original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) adopt various strategies regarding their driveline portfolios for specific vehicle segments. This research service is based on secondary and primary research data collected from suppliers of AWD systems and OEMs operating in the North American and European markets. This study also includes market trends and OEM preferences of various driveline technology options as well as key conclusions, future outlooks, and predictions.

Executive SummaryKey Findings
Driveline systems are expected to witness technologies in favor of ride, handling, and safety improvements in addition to mass reduction and enhanced fuel efficiency.

1 Disconnect all-wheel drive (AWD) systems are only considered by a few original equipment manufacturers (OEM) worldwide. The cost of the disconnect system is a major factor holding most OEMs back. OEMs are currently focused on drag torque reduction and cost reduction.
2 Electronic limited slip differential (eLSD) and torque vectoring (TV) systems will likely be confined only on the performance and luxury car segment because of cost constraints. The benefits of these technologies are visible only for the higher end driver.
3 eLSD is currently seeing more demand from the performance hatchback segment since its introduction in the Volkswagen (VW) Golf. Certain OEMs are also looking to replace AWD vehicles with the eLSD system.
4 True torque vectoring (TTV) is only considered by a few OEMs because of cost constraints, and it has only a marginal increase in performance when compared to the eLSD.
5 OEMs are moving to single-stage power transfer units (PTU) because of cost and efficiency benefits. Packaging constraints are also a major concern in the left-hand shift (LHS) PTUs.

Aim
-To monitor current and future market trends around vehicle driveline systems, features, and technologies.
-Understand key strategies in the market around existing driveline technologies and decipher directions of developing technologies.
-Understand the trends in this space to determine future focus areas for growth.

Objectives
-Provide a strategic overview of driveline technologies in the passenger vehicle market, including key research and development trends, market drivers and restraints, and adoption goals.
-Provide market direction of the driveline technologies in the passenger vehicle space by OEM and by region from 2013 to 2020.
-Provide analysis of disruptive technology alerts and analysis by type from 2013 to 2020.
-Provide competitor analysis, including competitive factors, technology planning, and roadmaps.
-Develop new technology insights and decipher technology visions for the future.
-Develop an actionable set of recommendations.

Key Questions This Study Will Answer
Are driveline disconnects and right sizing attractive in the driveline systems market?
Which TV solution is more popular today, and will it continue to remain popular by 2020?
Why are eLSD systems considered important to the future of driveline technologies?
Do in-wheel motors offer an advantage over other types of electric all-wheel drive (eAWD) systems? Which OEMs and which segments are early adopters of the same in passenger cars?
What driveline technologies are targeted to help OEMs improve vehicle performance, e.g., fuel efficiency, ride performance, and safety?
Driveline Systems Market: Key Questions This Study Will Answer, Europe and North America, 2013
What are the most popular PTU choices, and will they continue to remain popular?

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