In-vehicle technology was an important factor when purchasing a new vehicle within the past year for more than half (59 percent) of online U.S. consumers of driving age, according to research released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Two in five consumers (42 percent) surveyed say they intend to purchase an in-vehicle technology device or accessory in the next 12 months., The new study, The State of In-Vehicle Technologies, explores consumer awareness for emerging vehicle technologies, areas of satisfaction and improvement for built-in vehicle systems, and highlights the most effective channels to reach consumers.
In the past six years, ownership of most in-vehicle technologies has grown, especially in-dash navigation systems, rearview/backup cameras, in-vehicle communications, safety or entertainment systems, remote vehicle starters and car alarms. However, only 54 percent of online Americans of driving age indicate they are satisfied with the technologies in their primary vehicles. Additionally, awareness of these in-vehicle technologies is higher for OEM solutions versus aftermarket.
Given the proliferation of mobile devices, almost half (47 percent) of U.S. consumers surveyed are interested in using apps designed for easier and safer use in-vehicle. CEA found that two in five consumers intend to purchase an in-vehicle technology device including car alarms, remote vehicle starters, in-dash car stereos and in-dash navigation systems. Consumers also favor devices that facilitate mobile use in the vehicle for increased safety and enjoyment, such as devices to connect smartphones and MP3 players to the vehicle, devices for hands-free use of smartphones and mounts to hold portable devices in a fixed, easily visible manner.
CEA and its members recognize that distracted driving is a serious issue for drivers and passengers alike. That’s why CEA launched the Innovating Safety campaign in 2013, to address the issue of automotive safety by demonstrating to consumers and policymakers that the consumer electronics industry is fully engaged in producing technologies that improve driver alertness and reduce distraction. The campaign highlights innovative products available to the public that minimize the time a driver’s eyes are off the road, provide advanced warning about road and lane conditions, and improve hands-free functionality.
The State of In-Vehicle Technologies (March 2014) study was conducted in September 2013. It represents the findings of a quantitative study administered via Internet web form to an online national sample of 997 U.S. residents of driving age, 16 or older, who have ridden in a non-public transportation vehicle in the past 30 days. The report was designed and formulated by CEA Market Research, the most comprehensive source of sales data, forecasts, consumer research and historical trends for the consumer electronics industry. Please cite any information to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The complete report is available free to CEA member companies at members.CE.org, while non-members may purchase the report at store.CE.org.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.
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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Market by Type (SWCNTS MWCNTS), Application (Electronics Semiconductors, Chemical Polymers, Batteries Capacitors, Energy, Medical, Composites, Aerospace Defense) Geography – Global Trends Forecasts To 2018″ report to their offering.
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are minuscule allotropes of carbon with sizes to the scale of nanometers. The physical, electrical, and thermal properties of carbon nanotubes make them a special material for a number of applications. CNTs have very high tensile strength, excellent electrical conductivity, and the ability to bear high working temperatures. Despite challenges such as the high cost of production and integration issues, the CNT application market has made great breakthroughs.
CNT enabled nanotechnology has made a huge impact on a wide range of applications such as electronics, medicine, aerospace, defense, automotives, energy and construction. With producers stepping up their production capacities, the prices of CNTs are set to decrease inducing a spiraling effect on application areas thereby pushing up demand.
The global market for CNTs has grown during the past few years, driven by superior properties and adaptability of CNTs in major end-user industry applications. The CNTs market is expected to register a healthy growth on account of growth in the key end-user industries. The Asia-Pacific market is a major consumer of CNTs with high usage in electronics semiconductors and advanced materials industries. In 2012, the production and revenue generation of CNTs was witnessed to be high in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by the North America region.
This study aims to estimate the global market of CNTs for 2013 and to forecast the expected demand of the same in 2018. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global CNTs market. It provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major regions of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW). The major countries with market volumes and revenues are covered for each region.
For this report, various secondary sources such as directories, chemical material magazines, technical handbooks, company annual reports, industry association publications, articles, trade websites, and databases have been referred to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the CNTs market. The primary sources-experts from related industries and suppliers-have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects and market estimations of CNTs.
The report gives a competitive scenario between the major players in the CNTs market have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic initiatives in the industry. This gives a holistic view about the long term plans of the key market players in CNTs industry. Furthermore, the report also profiles these companies in order to provide elaborative information such as company overview, financials, products and services, developments, and SWOT analysis of these companies. These include major players in the global CNTs market: Arkema S.A. (France), CNano Technology Ltd. (U.S.), Hyperion Catalysis International Inc. (U.S.), Nanocyl S.A. (Belgium), Showa Denko K.K. (Japan), and many other market players.
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