Automakers' desire to constantly differentiate their offerings has ensured that powertrain systems remain a continually evolving technology. Their multiple functions make them the ideal choice as product differentiators, since after modifications, they can meet the increasing need for fuel efficiency, reduce or produce the desired noise levels, and enhance the vehicle's load bearing capacity, maneuverability, and safety.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (automotive.frost.com), 2007 Database of Powertrain & Driveline System Offerings on Light Vehicles in the United States, covers over 250 models and their trims sold in the United States in model year 2007 to provide a comprehensive view of powertrain and driveline systems reaching production.
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Powertrain system and its components, including the engine and fuel types, valve train, injection system, transmission system and drive line, primarily control the power and stability of vehicles. Automakers will be looking to improve these elements to develop powerful systems and compete effectively.
Powertrains help enhance vehicle performance and allow automakers to cater to the specific needs of their customers. As vehicle manufacturers prefer to focus on suppliers, competitors, and adherence to regulations, third-party powertrain systems manufacturers, developers and designers are experiencing considerable success.
"With the proliferation of semiconductor technology in the automotives market, powertrain designers have another reason to rejoice," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Ravi Kanth P V N. "Using this technology, powertrain systems have gone from being simple mechanical fuel injection, valve lifting and transmission systems, to electronically controlled fuel injection, valve timing and automatic transmission systems."
Due to the incorporation of greater electronic content, the automobile market should alter its manufacturing process for almost every component and system. The changes to design, development and implementation systems, as well as the complexity of system integration, will warrant huge financial investments, ultimately telling on the cost of the final product.
Despite the concerns of high price tags and ultimately, consumer acceptance, automakers are determined to make their vehicles technologically competent. They realize that they need to devise a way to offer world-class products at affordable rates, without wasting resources.
"By outsourcing their powertrain manufacturing requirements to a strategically allied supplier and designer, manufacturers can reduce their R&D costs and manufacturing time," notes Ravi Kanth.
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