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Posted: October 17, 2007

Nanotechnology Is The Key For The Automotive Industry For A Sustainable Development And Growth

(Nanowerk News) Nanotechnology is the key for the Automotive Industry for a sustainable Development and growth The worldwide automotive industries turnover in nanotechnologies is 8.6 billion US $ In 2007 and will be 54.2 billion US$ in 2015 and 137.4 billion US$ in 2020. More than 95 applications from nanotechnology will enter cars in the next 5 years.
The worldwide automotive industries turnover in nanotechnologies is 8.6 billion US $ In 2007and will be 54.2 billion US$ in 2015 and 137.4 billion US$ in 2020. The “Must” for the automotive industry is nanotechnology and converging markets. All leading car manufacturers are in research projects involved but the supplyer mostly don’t see the changes and risks. Only through molecular technologies this industry has new and huge growth potential in the next ten years.
Nanotechnology has arrived with 65 applications in the car of tomorrow and will be realized in the next 5 years or designed for the car model after 5 years. Leading car manufacturers arround the world research on new materials, energy systems, nano- electronics and intelligent systems which are more intelligent than the driver. This will be realized within 5 to 10 years. These are only improvements to keep the competitivness for the manufacturer and supplyer. Disruptive will be only the molecular manufacturing in 20 or more years from now in a molecular industry. But 20 years is a short time for a car manufacturers model planing and preparing for the realization. Nanotechnology is the cor and the converging technologies are the drivers for the change like nanotechnology, biotechnology, neuraltechnology and information.
Automotive industry employs worldwide 70 million people, direct and indirect and they will decrease by 20 to 30 percent until 2010. The market will increase from 1 trillion US $ worldwide today to 1.5 trillion to 2015 in the same time. The strategy to follow the markets with research and manufacturing will have a dramatic impact on today´s automotive countries like USA, UK, Germany, they loose jobs where as asian win new jobs. Arriving at new manufacturing technologies the reduction of jobs can be up to 40 to 50 percent and the markets still increase because the car is the most importend asset people see and want.
The future car will be lighter, stronger, faster, safer, more intelligent than the driver and green…ecofriendly. This new study from is showing the chances and risks on the worldmarkets and there developments to 2015. For more information pls go to Responsible: Helmut Kaiser consultancy Beijing/Tuebingen
Source: Helmut Kaiser Consultancy
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