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BENCHMARKING CONTENTS

BENCHMARKING INTELLIGENCE AT ITS BEST

We offer the most comprehensive, standardized and detailed documentation of motorized vehicles, equipment, systems and components available. With the automotive industry at our core, we also support the trucking, motorcycle, construction and agricultural industries, among others.

As experts in vehicle disassembly, measurement, imaging, 3D optical scanning and sectioning, all of our data is captured methodically, using a standardized approach. Data is delivered in a user-friendly format, via web-accessible software, designed to help your teams complete effective analysis. Our clients also enjoy access to our warehouse of over 600,000 parts for further in-house analysis.

EXPLORE OUR COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO

Market documentation

MEDIA PACK / OEM PRESS INFORMATION

Get the latest, up-to-date news about new vehicle introductions, facelifts and new technologies worldwide. Data is updated daily with online OEM press information as well as before, during and after every major auto show. Data is distilled and delivered in one centralized platform.

MOTORSHOWS PHOTO COVERAGE

Available for: passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, agricultural equipment, and construction equipment
The most comprehensive photo coverage of all the major motor shows every year, our programs boast a database of over 5 million pictures with up to 500 standardized images per vehicle, allowing you to review the latest model improvements and concepts, understand current design language evolution and make comparisons across geographical locations and vehicles.

Virtual benchmarking

FULL VEHICLE 3D SCANS

We provide 3D scans of entire vehicle exterior, interior, underbody and body-in-white surfaces, delivering a 1:1 scale 3D model in STL format. Import our models into 3D environments to make precise measurements and effectively compare prevailing designs. We also develop hundreds of critical occupant package measurements aligned with SAE J826 and J1100.

VIRTUAL REALITY

Benchmark your vehicles against those of competitors within highly realistic environments thanks to virtual models containing all mesh parts and textures. Models can be used either directly in immersive systems or in real-time 3D visualization software.

INNOVATION BENCH - 3D PARTS

We provide a 3D scan on virtually every single vehicle part. The scans are accessible on an intuitive and integrated web-based platform without any CAD software or plugin. Our new solution does not only enable your teams to easily navigate all vehicles and parts in 3D, it also drives together all A2Mac1 data and helps you gain immediate insights to boost your innovation process.

Physical benchmarking

FULL VEHICLE TEARDOWNS

Available for: passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and construction equipment
The largest complete vehicle teardown documentation program in the world. Our teardown database includes a searchable database of over 700 fully disassembled vehicles, allowing you to analyze and compare all documented parts down to the fastener level and quickly generate and export robust reports. Clients can also borrow the parts for further in-house analysis.

BIW ANALYSIS

Our in-depth analysis of the body-in-white (BIW) includes a full 3D scan of the frame, individual stamping isolation, and dozens of typical sections presented in IGES file format. Measurements of individual panels are made and recorded relative to thickness, hardness and chemical compositions, enabling users to evaluate BIW assembly strategies, compare individual panel mass and design attributes, and review reinforcement solutions.

CHASSIS ANALYSIS

Easily compare chassis solutions, technologies and identify best practices thanks to our detailed analyses of chassis components. We offer 3D scans, information related to dismantling, metal sheet hardness, thickness and chemical composition, hard points location and measurements, sections, as well as detailed technical functional comparative properties.

ENGINE ANALYSIS

Gain insight into your competitors’ engine strategy, compare competitors’ engine architecture and assess packaging efficiency thanks to our detailed analysis of all engine parts and related systems. We offer 2000 properties per engine on average, functional measurements, 3D measurements, functional schematics, cylinder head CT scan, highlights reports and more.

HMI ANALYSIS

Stay abreast of the latest technologies by accessing our detailed analysis of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. The database presents major HMI systems’ functionalities, menu architecture and displays features, enabling quick evaluation of the solutions, user experience, connectivity, ADAS activation functions, and more.

SEAT ANALYSIS

Developed in cooperation with the major seat manufacturers in North America, this program offers comprehensive benchmark analysis of seat sets. Gain access to benchmarking intelligence as well as a large inventory of physical seats for further in-house analysis.

LIGHTING ANALYSIS

Detailed analysis of vehicle lighting systems, equipped with key technologies, enabling you to assess your competitors’ lighting system assembly, design methods and quality, and stay abreast of innovative solutions. Includes functional descriptions, 3D scans, teardown documentation and access to parts from our library of lighting systems, for further in-house analysis.

2D INTERIOR / 2D EXTERIOR ANALYSIS

Our advanced 2D programs develop approximately 100 typical sections of the interior and exterior, providing sectional renderings in DXF and IGES file formats of the most important sub-systems. All major points of interest across the vehicles are analyzed, allowing you to review material and technology trends, analyze assembly and design methods, and evaluate the perceived quality of competitor vehicles.

ELECTRICAL ARCHITECTURE

With the analysis of the entire electrical system at your fingertips, quickly evaluate the electric architecture of competitor vehicles. The database includes comprehensive review of all connectors and wiring harnesses, thorough investigation of ground data as well as bus data and topology.

ELECTRONICS

Our electronics intelligence enables you to evaluate the latest technologies and executed design sophistication, as well as assess the amount and use of electronics in competing vehicles. The database includes teardown documentation of electronics modules, review of printed circuit boards and components, bills of materials and detailed pictures.

EV / HYBRID ANALYSIS

We offer an in-depth exploration of all high-voltage components and technologies, including electrification functional schematics and battery management system report. We provide highly detailed analysis describing the battery cell’s internal structures, chemical composition, cathode/anode/separator architecture and elemental mapping, as well as charge/discharge characteristics of the individual cells. The program covers the European, American and Chinese markets (in cooperation with Ricardo Engineering services for North America).

Functional benchmarking

ACOUSTICS BY AUTONEUM

Evaluate and compare sound pack parts and the full acoustic performance of vehicles thanks to our acoustic programs developed in cooperation with Autoneum. The analysis includes operational road measurements as well as transfer functions. For insulation parts, we provide structural and acoustic properties of the materials.

Costing

COSTING ELECTRONICS

In cooperation with Ecs Beratung and Service GmbH, we provide the cost evaluation of a selection of electronic modules, including high voltage modules (with detailed costing of bill-of-material and manufacturing process steps). Our dynamic cost calculation tool enables you to perform cost simulations, simply by changing the calculation parameters. Gain immediate insights with our key performance indicators and highlights report.

Assembly

ENGINEERED HOURS PER VEHICLE

Compare the assembly time of competitor vehicles, gain insights on production-friendly design and identify mounting process best practices, with our database of standardized eHPV-assessments. Derived from our vehicle teardown program, the process, developed in cooperation with major OEMs in Germany, follows MTM-UAS standards as well as the VDA recommendation (recommendation 4812 related to standardized eHPV-assessment in a vehicle teardown).

BENEFITS
  • Effective Comparison
    Our methodology is best in class. Standardized and repeatable processes for data collection ensure robust, comparable data.
  • Quick Analysis
    User-friendly search and compare tools make it easy for your teams to navigate data and extract insights.
  • Smart Savings
    We enable you to concentrate your resources on analysis and cut your benchmarking costs dramatically.
  • Mutualized Benefits
    By partnering with manufacturers, suppliers and material producers, we provide you with the most favorable cost-benefit ratio in the industry.

PARTS EXHIBITION

Access Benchmarking Parts for Further Analysis

We have stored components from our vehicle disassembly programs from as far back as 2001. As a client, you can access our library of over 600,000 physical parts in order to complete further in-house analysis. Borrow parts or host your benchmarking workshops, on-site, at our facilities. With the ability to borrow a complete vehicleʼs teardown parts or focus on specific systems or topics, your teams are better equipped for workshops, brainstorming and deep-dive analysis.

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