Future Trends in Torque Transfer Mechanisms for All- and Four-Wheel Drive Light Passenger Vehicles
- Author 1 & Presenter:
Graham Evans – Principal Analyst – Auto Component & Technology, IHS Markit
- Author 2:
Hiroshi Ataka – Manager, Auto Component & Technology, IHS Markit
- Author 3:
Matteo Fini – Director, Auto Component & Technology, IHS Markit
IHS Markit undertakes component-level research in the Automotive industry through a combination of peer-level interviews and discussions with contacts and thought leaders. This is underpinned by their industry leading Vehicle- and Powertrain-level forecasts. The approach generates a unique level of varied and comprehensive insight which helps drive the business lines and investment decisions of our clients.
Here we outline the high-level findings of IHS Markit’s research in the field of Torque Transfer. All- and Four-Wheel Drive technologies continue to grow in prevalence throughout the passenger car market albeit with a broadening diversity of technologies and with the increasing advent of electrical assistance. Specific focus will be given to the following key technology trends:
- Electric Motor Actuation. Major Tier 1’s have demonstrated new technological developments in recent years and our forecasts suggest this will be a major area of growth as these reach series production, particularly into the Chinese and US markets on Hybrid and BEV applications
- Electro-Mechanical Actuation. Fuel efficiency and CO2 targets coupled to consumer demand for 4WD capability and the continuation of the SUV trend will lead to a considerably greater demand for flexible systems with electro-mechanical control.
- Torque Vectoring. As a technology, Torque Vectoring is expected to double in prevalence between now and 2022, albeit the numbers will remain modest and the applications premium.
In summary, we will reflect on the wider industry implications of these trends and where opportunities lie for suppliers of the appropriate key technologies to exploit opportunities in the market place.
Author 1 & Presenter:
Principal Analyst – Auto Component & Technology