N39 Events

SPECIAL EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

For deeper insights we offer special events such as technical parts exhibitions, webinars and workshops to our customers. In 2021, we plan to enhance these events with increased insights on trending topics, more virtual parts exhibitions and interactive webinars.

WEBINAR

• Batteries of the Future - April 14th

WORKSHOPS

• LCV Workshop (on-line & on-site)
   from April 12 to 23 | EUROPE

• MG eZS Workshop (on-site only)
   from May 17 to 21 | THAILAND

• Fuel Cell Workshop (Nexo / Mirai)
   Date coming soon, stay tuned on LinkedIn

TRADESHOWS

• Shanghai AutoShow - Booth number
coming soon - from April 19 to 28 | CHINA

• JSAE Yokohama - Booth #326
   from May 26 to 28 | JAPAN

N39 Market Documentation

MARKET BENCHMARKING: THE LATEST MARKET ANNOUNCEMENTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

While you may not be able to visit so many shows as you were used to due to travelling limitations and COVID-19 situation uncertainties, the industry does not stop.

Through a structured database of press releases, technical information, images and videos, our Media Pack service remains a key asset to stay up to date on all new vehicle introductions and facelifts worldwide. As we collect press information on a daily basis, we ensure you do not miss any information !

In order to ensure you continue getting a global overview of the latest tradeshows on our AutoVision program, we have taken several actions :

• We have secured the coverage of major shows for 2021 with local teams in all main locations instead of a unique team of photographers in France in the past.

• In case a major show cannot be covered, or a key vehicle is not presented at a show, we cover the vehicles at dealerships.

N39 LCVReverse

LCV REVERSE EXTENDS ITS SCOPE WITH A GLOBAL PROGRAM AND MORE FOCUS ON EV

With an historical database of 38 vehicles teardown documentation since its launch in 2008, LCVReverse (light commercial vehicles) covers the main players of each segment, the most popular BIW configurations and all major powertrains, especially the cleanest (Mild-hybrid, Plug-in & Electric). All vehicles’ data are fully integrated onto our platform so that you can get the full comparison capabilities not only with all light commercial vehicles but also with all passenger vehicles (AutoReverse).
In 2021, we are expanding our LCVReverse to provide you with a worldwide coverage. In addition to covering the best sellers mainly coming from the European market, we will be analyzing two additional vehicles from other markets such as China and North America.
Additional data are / will be available:

• the Volkswagen Crafter and the Mercedes Sprinter have been analyzed by our BIW team

• the digital twins (part by part 3D scan) of the Mercedes Sprinter, the Renault Master and the Volkswagen Crafter are already available. The Citroën e-Jumpy will be covered.

• a Discovery Report dedicated to the Citroën e-Jumpy e-Powertrain which is done by our consulting team.

N39 CHASSIS

CHASSIS BRINGS MORE DATA, INCLUDING KINEMATICS & COMPLIANCE DATA

3D Viewer and 3D Explorer for all Chassis components

You can now benefit from all standard 3D tools provided within the Innovation Benchmarking Platform (measurements, points, sections……) when working with our Chassis program. All chassis components 3D scans are now integrated onto our platform so that you can directly access & analyze all parts from the 3D Viewer and 3D Explorer.

More vehicles,
more data

With a coverage of 100 vehicles historical database coming from the European market, at a rate of 10 vehicles analyzed per year, we are now adding 10 more vehicles analyzed each year for which we are providing the hard points, wheel alignment and properties collection.

Kinematics &
Compliance

As continuation of our Chassis static benchmarking analyses, we extend our offering to Vehicle Dynamics that brings Kinematics and Compliance (K&C) analysis and on track dynamic performances benchmarking. This is a unique opportunity to evaluate competitive chassis in action and to understand the link between technological choices and resulting performances.

N39 HMI EXPERIENCE

HMI EXPERIENCE: GET FASTER TO HMI INSIGHTS

We are bringing you this year a completely new product for the analysis of HMI (Human-Machine Interface) / IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment). In addition to the legacy data that include over 70 vehicles covered in Europe, USA, and China, you will be able to benefit from brand new benchmarking tools as well direct access to knowledge. Our goal: make it easier for your teams to perform effective assessments and extract quickly insights.

All 2021 vehicles will feature a « knowledge » category including:

• One overview video introducing the main HMI system functionalities
• Highlights reports for each vehicle pinpointing all key information and innovative features.

From a delivery perspective, HMI Experience has been deployed on our new platform since January 2021 so that users can benefit from a better and easy-to-use interface. (In case you access HMI Experience on our legacy platform, you will be automatically redirected to the new platform).

In the coming months, you will also experience additional tools:

• The IVI Walkthrough provides an interactive navigation into the infotainment system, as well as pictures and additional information related to the full HMI eco-system of the vehicle.

• The Voice Recognition Database provides a deep analysis of the Voice assistant dialogues and possibilities.

Stay tuned !

N39 ELECTRONICS DOMAIN

ELECTRONICS DOMAIN: FROM PHYSICAL TEARDOWN TO COMPARATIVE FUNCTIONAL COSTING

Over the last 12 years, A2Mac1 has developed the most comprehensive automotive electronics database [8500 ECUs, >100000 components incl. 40000 ICs] together with Wire-to-Wire studies providing insights in topologies and architectures.
A2Mac1 also provides you with cost knowledge to develop the right product and design path. We evaluate product cost - at the ECU and Domain level - to create functional cost.

ELECTRONICS

• The China program is now providing the analysis of 10 vehicles per year.
• Additional properties for PCBs have been added to our data acquisition process (PCB Type, Base material, number of layers). Copper layer details will soon be as well available.
• The block diagrams will be provided for each vehicle part of the 2021 European program.

ELECTRICAL ARCHITECTURE

• The China program is now providing the analysis of 10 vehicles per year.
• Since the end of 2020, we have improved the Bus topology and format, the ECUs are grouped by domains to introduce additional buses, clustered functional domains and minimize crossing.
• Another improvement which we are currently rolling out is the 12V power supply diagram and fuse box which are now included for all the vehicles analyzed in the different markets.
• The wire pitch is a new property we are now also covering. It includes wire supplier and impedance.

ECU COSTING

The ECU Costing program is now global instead of focusing on European vehicles only. Like every year, we are adding 50 new ECUs to the program. Instead of selecting the ECUs from 5 vehicles, we have increased the number of vehicles, and we choose the most relevant ECUs for each domain (ADAS, e-Powertrain, Infotainment / Connectivity, Body).
Moreover, the information level has increased as a detailed cost for displays and power modules will be available. Starting with current ECU design, a future cost projection to the next ECU generation will be delivered, taking into account volume effects and technological trends. A briefing will accompany each cost data release.

DOMAIN COSTING

We recently launched two new programs providing domain-level costing and comparative studies. With our in-depth cost calculation of the full e-powertrain and ADAS domains, benchmark prices are available on component and functional levels. This also includes cost trends and cost-technology roadmaps. The benchmark reports show a direct comparison between solutions and comments KPIs. In addition to the data analysis and report, our clients can benefit from briefings and reviews with our costing team to exchange on the essential findings and to apply lessons learned on their design.