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Variable Valvetrain Market and Technology Assessment

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Purpose

The client, a major German conglomerate had some business in components of VVC and wanted to determine whether it should be regarded as a strategic business opportunity in the future.

Objectives

To analyse the current status of variable valve control in passenger car engines in North America, Western Europe and Japan and produce forecasts for future applications, specific attention being given to:

  • Driving forces for adoption;
  • Competing technologies;
  • Economics versus performance criteria;
  • Vehicle manufacturer perspectives on demand levels;
  • Profiles on use and application of VVC for each of the major vehicle manufacturers by engine type;
  • current and future demand volumes by technology type.

Outputs

An outline of opportunities and threats inherent in the business over the next 5-10 years and forecasts of current and future demand.

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