Strategic Analysis of Passenger Car Braking Technology and Innovations in North America and Europe

Strategic Analysis of Passenger Car Braking Technology and Innovations in North America and Europe

  • April 2015 •
  • 52 pages •
  • Report ID: 2861532 •
  • Format: PDF
Safer and Leaner Systems Force OEMs toward Smarter Alternatives

OEMs are looking for various means to reduce the CO2 emissions required by 2020 standards. Since braking systems have had no drastic concept or design changes in over a decade, OEMs are now reconsidering the whole brake architecture to reduce CO2 emissions. Functions currently under development, such as brake-by-wire and vacuum-less boosters, offer OEMs the opportunity to do away with the bulky hydraulic systems. Simultaneously, technologies such as low brake drag and low mass brake parts further allow OEMs to reduce emissions. This study investigates current and future technologies for the brake system domain in the passenger vehicle market including adoption challenges. The study period is 2014 to 2021.

Research Aims and Objectives

Aims
- Investigate current and future technologies in the brake system domain.
- Understand key technologies in the existing braking domain and interpret future movement of developing technologies.
- Determine and understand the future focus areas for braking technology development.

Objectives
- Provide a key technology overview of braking technologies in passenger vehicle market and adoption challenges.
- Provide analysis of different braking technologies.
- Provide different approaches and alternatives to braking technologies development to current technologies.