DC Electric Motors on The Up - New Market Intelligence from just-auto.com

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The importance of DC electric motors in the automotive industry continues to grow, according to research undertaken by industry website just-auto.

Electric motors in vehicles are typically found in anything that has an electrical movement or solenoid function—such as window-lifts, fuel pumps, mirror and headlamp adjusters, ABS, clutches, automated manual transmissions, parking brakes and steering systems.

Although electric motors have long since been used to power certain vehicle componentry, such as wiper systems, these markets have matured. Meanwhile, growth markets are appearing. For example, manufacturers predict significant growth with gearbox actuators (used for double clutch automated transmissions, actuation for transfer cases and torque distribution differential gears), power steering motors and electric machines for hybrid vehicles.

Manufacturers also expect to see more DC electric motors used in automotive interiors in the future, due to the general trend towards more electrification. This means that many manual functions, even in the lower vehicle segments, will increasingly be electrically operated. Meanwhile, the use of actuators is also on the rise. Particularly when it comes to convenience features, such as backrest adjusters.

Demand for DC electric motors is rising fast in a number of sectors. For example, consumer demand for power-folding rearview mirrors is booming in places like Italy with its narrow urban streets – and it's moving down from luxury segments to mainstream cars. The power folding mirror market is still growing in Europe.

On the wiper motor front, manufacturers note that reductions in weight and size as well as the improvement of exterior appearance are priorities for windscreen washer systems.

Further details of just-auto's research report, 'Global market review of automotive electric motors – forecasts to 2017' are available by following this link http://www.just-auto.com/market-research/global-market-review-of-automotive-electric-motors-forecasts-to-2017_id91122.aspx?lk=ea

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