Global Trends in Advanced Automotive Systems 982887
Advances in technologies are driven by many factors, but must align with market trends to be successful. An overview of global market trends affecting the automotive industry is presented. The trends of safety, comfort & convenience, and fuel economy/energy are discussed in more detail. Examples of advanced technologies that could be used to address the changing market environment are explained. Trends towards more environmentally friendly products and processes, as well as the vehicle manufacturers' interest in integrated modules, are discussed briefly.