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Thermal Service

Thermal Service

Thermal management is critical for maintaining cabin comfort in all conditions. Environmental concerns, emissions compliance, and greater penetration of hybrid and electric vehicles are driving increased value-added opportunities in this sector as well as difficult material and architecture-selection decisions.

The IHS Automotive Thermal Service provides insight, context, data, and analytics for key technologies that are reshaping the thermal sector.

Users can quickly access key insights from market developments, put context around events and technological trends, dive into deep data and forecasts, and seamlessly drive analytics to support their most challenging decisions.

Topics covered

  • Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems technology and its management
  • Thermal management systems applied to powertrain components (e.g., cooled exhaust gas recirculation)
  • AC—compressor, condenser/dryer, hose/tube; charge air cooler; cooled exhaust gas recirculation; engine cooling (+active grill shutter); HVAC—blower, control panel, module, electronic control module, thermostatic expansion valve; intelligent engine cooling

Planners and strategists use the service to

  • Assess and forecast new thermal technology growth
  • Analyze the competition
  • Understand OEMs’ purchasing strategies
  • Evaluate OEMs’ thermal technology adoption paths

The Thermal Service is part of a suite of vehicle contenting services. Delivered through SupplierInsight, an IHS Automotive strategy and planning solution, the service provides a view into current automotive trends and future demand through

  • Sector news and analysis
  • Topical reports
  • Supplier profiles
  • Who Supplies Whom Survey database
  • Access to analyst and webinars
  • Model-level forecasts, technology fitment, and supplier relationships (optional add-on)