Automotive Material Technologies Analysis - Technologies, Trends & Forecasts 2016-2020

Jan 08, 2016, 05:30 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, January 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Material Technologies Driving Future of Automotive (TechVision)" report to their offering. 


This comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of the future of automotive material technologies. It offers readers an unrivalled understanding of this area of the automotive industry, and the various drivers, challenges and opportunities it faces. This report covers the key information all market participants should be aware of, ensuring they make informed business decisions. 

The prime regulatory issues are safety (such as crashworthiness to avoid loss of life) and environmental factors. Each vehicle OEM approaches this challenge with a different materials mix, in developing cars with better fuel efficiency and lower weight. There are ongoing R&D developments in industry, among contract researchers, and in academia to promote improved body/chassis materials, as well as all automotive materials. This research service, Materials Technologies Driving the Future of Automotive, sheds light on key trends in the automotive industry, and the role of materials in satisfying the demands of the industry. 

The research service also comments on the current and likely future materials approaches out to 2020, as well as the role of various stakeholders in the value chain. The focus is on body/chassis materials, which account for a large segment of vehicle mass, and that domain is seeing lots of innovation with weight reduction. The focus is on higher-volume passenger car uses in three countries: Germany, USA, and Japan. 

Key Topics Covered: 

  • Top level requirements and role of body/chassis materials in the automotive industry
  • Current automotive materials strategies
  • Adoption scenario of materials in the year 2020
  • Strategic analysis of the implications across the value chain related to materials adoption and development
  • A brief snapshot of key patents in this space

Report Structure:

1. Executive Summary 

2. Top Level Requirements and Role of Body/Chassis Materials 

3. Automotive Materials Strategies - Current Scenario 

4. Automotive Materials - 2020 Scenario 

5. Strategic Insights across the Value Chain 

6. Key Patents 

7. Key Contacts 

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