The convergence of automated driving, electrification, and connected services provide the potential for enormous societal benefits in the coming decades

A new white paper from examines key trends in personal mobility, outlining related impacts and critical issues, with recommendations for chief stakeholders.

Around the world, major cities are seeking ways to combat the negative effects of local transport on public health, pollution, noise levels, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Increasingly, cities are considering restricting or banning passenger cars from large areas, as well as a means to reduce traffic congestion and parking demand. : However, according to a new white paper from , three key trends—automated vehicles, cleaner powertrains, and the mobility as a service (MaaS) model—could make personal transportation compatible with cities’ sustainability plans.

“If implemented correctly, the convergence of automated driving, electrification, and connected services provide the potential for enormous societal benefits in the coming decades,” says Sam Abuelsamid, principal research analyst at Navigant Research. “Over time, a city of three million residents could reduce its vehicle population by two-thirds using an automated MaaS model, which presents a shift away from personally owned modes of transportation toward mobility solutions that are consumed as a service. This would also free up nearly 4 square miles of land currently dedicated to parking for more productive uses.”

Highly automated driving is expected to debut by 2020 and start to grow rapidly as soon as 2025, according to the white paper. This technological change will bring about shifts in the economics, convenience, and safety of personal mobility and will drive the move toward on-demand automated vehicle services. Automated on-demand fleets that run on clean powertrains could be competitive with or cheaper than other transportation options available today, driving consumers toward MaaS.

The white paper, , examines the key trends in personal mobility and their major impacts on the environmental footprint of urban mobility, city planning, and transportation planning. Navigant Research developed a potential scenario of the impacts from the high-level adoption of automated vehicles in a model city with 3 million inhabitants, collectively owning 1.5 million cars, to explore and quantify impacts. The white paper further outlines the critical issues related to the mobility service revolution that need to be addressed from the perspective of the chief stakeholder groups and provides a set of recommendations for each group. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the .

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Redefining Mobility Services in Cities, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

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Smart home platform adoption is being driven by a variety of stakeholders

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global smart home market, with a focus on residential Internet of Things (IoT) hardware, software, services, and smart home platforms, with market forecasts through 2026.

Residential consumers are becoming increasingly aware of smart home technologies, thanks to the prevalence of platforms like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit. Vendors are ramping up investment in the smart home concept and marketing to consumers, as home builders are integrating products into new construction. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, global smart home platform revenue is expected to increase from $4.2 billion in 2017 to $39.5 billion in 2026.

“The concept of a smart home has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with our homes and the grid,” says Paige Leuschner, research analyst with Navigant Research. “Homes that act intuitively and intelligently through a comprehensive ecosystem of hardware, software, and services not only enrich consumers’ lives, but also play a role in the transition to the Energy Cloud.”

As a key component of the digital grid and the future of the residential IoT, smart home platform adoption is being driven by tech incumbents, telecommunications providers, security providers, and energy suppliers. According to the report, these stakeholders are using their existing footprint to engage in the smart home market, increasing the number of devices available and creating new applications for data streams.

The report, The Smart Home, analyzes the global smart home market, with a focus on residential IoT hardware, software, and services and smart home platforms. The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including value propositions, market channels, and drivers and barriers, related to the smart home. Global market forecasts, segmented by region, device type, and segment, extend through 2026. The report also examines the key devices and technologies associated with the smart home, as well as the competitive landscape. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, The Smart Home, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

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Vestas again led all turbine vendors in terms of order capacity between January and June

A new report from Navigant Research tracks all publicly announced wind turbine orders between January and June 2017, providing details on orders placed by region, country, and vendor, as well as a breakdown of the vendor market of the top countries.

During the last year, several shake ups have rattled the global wind turbine industry, including Nordex’s acquisition of Acciona and the merger of Siemens and Gamesa. Additionally, a change from a feed-in tariff structure to a competitive bidding process in India led to market uncertainty, causing a decrease of almost two gigawatts (GW) in turbine order capacity. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, global wind turbine orders announced in the first half of 2017 reached 11.6 GW, representing a decline from 14.7 GW of orders in the second half of 2016 and 13.4 GW in the first half of 2016.

“Despite this year’s decrease in order capacity, the average turbine rating continues to grow, with many of the top turbine vendors having weight average ratings near 3 megawatts (MW) or higher. Total wind farm sizes are also increasing” says Adam Wilson, research analyst with Navigant Research.

According to the report, Vestas once again led all turbine vendors during the first half of 2017, with 4.3 GW of turbine orders between January and June 2017.  Regionally, Asia Pacific led wind turbine order capacity with 2.8 MW signed in the first half of the year.

The report, Wind Turbine Order Tracker 4Q17, tracks all publicly announced wind turbine orders between January and June 2017 (1H 2017). The report contains analysis of orders placed by region, country, and vendors, as well as a breakdown of the vendor market of the top countries. Note that this report excludes orders for the Chinese market due to the opaque state of order reporting in that market. Analyses of turbine technologies such as rotor diameter, turbine rating, and specific power are also presented, and the offshore wind market is compared against the onshore wind market. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Wind Turbine Order Tracker 4Q17, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

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Improvements in technologies, new business models, regulatory and market conditions are expected to drive the energy storage market forward

A new report from Navigant Research tracks global energy storage projects, providing data on the country, region, market segment, capacity, status, technology vendor, systems integrator, applications, funding, investment, and key milestones of each effort.

Energy storage, once considered a complementary addition to renewable energy projects, has now shifted to a standalone solution that provides customers and system owners with valuable flexibility and profitability. In addition, thanks to advanced battery energy storage systems, projects are being deployed in the shortest timelines in the history of the industry. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, worldwide, more than 1,700 energy storage projects exist.

“The global energy storage industry is poised to continue to grow quickly over the next several years, especially in emerging economies,” says Ian McClenny, research analyst with Navigant Research. “With emerging infrastructure becoming increasingly integrated, dynamic, and complex, flexible resources like storage will provide added value to existing and new power generating assets.”

Navigant Research anticipates that energy storage will increasingly become a practical option to costly grid and substation upgrades to meet changes in load, according to the report. Additionally, improvements in energy storage technologies, regional regulatory and market drivers, and new business models are all expected to drive the market forward.

The report, Energy Storage Tracker 3Q17, provides a comprehensive resource of global energy storage projects. The Tracker includes a database of 1,712 projects and tracks the country, region, market segment, capacity, status, technology vendor, systems integrator, applications, funding, investment, and key milestones of each project. In addition, the report includes an analysis of the technology choice within each major region for energy storage, analysis of the leading regions for energy storage capacity and projects, and market share analysis for technology vendors for deployed projects and projects in the pipeline. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Energy Storage Tracker 3Q17, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

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