Where is my project positioned in comparison to competitors around me? With our help, you can answer this question right at the beginning of the development process. Our “IAV engine knowledge database”, for example, provides you with detailed and constantly updated information on vehicles, engines or transmissions that are currently on the market. Accessible to all IAV departments, they can make sure your project is in tune with the market. Benchmarking of this type also makes sense in later development phases when an initial prototype or the finished product is available. But maybe you also want to look into the future? This is where we can help you too: The “IHS Automotive Forecasting” gives us forecasts on production figures for vehicles, engines and transmissions – broken down by region and year. If you want answers to a specific question in relation to future trends, we can conduct detailed studies for you, such as on the course technology is likely to take or on new emission standards that will have an influence on the powertrain.
There are some investigations than cannot be carried out on the desk – for this reason, we also take apart products from competitors if our clients want us to. This not only allows us to cost a design but also evaluate it. In tests, for example, we analyze your components for wear, or examine acoustics and system functions – on the test bench or in road traffic. Proceeding from a comprehensive collection of data, we evaluate the results and compare them with the competitive environment. Because we work closely with experts from all of IAV’s specialized departments, we can competently answer your questions.