Welcome to BDW Automotive, now IHS Automotive

Analyze new and used registrations and vehicles-in-operation

Need to identify market and aftermarket potential? Optimize your dealer network?

In 2012, IHS, the leading global source of information and analytics, acquired BDW Automotive GmbH, a leader in the development of information and planning systems as well as intelligent processing of vehicle databases for the automotive industry. Along with the acquisition of R. L. Polk in 2013, IHS Automotive now offers the most comprehensive view of the automotive industry available anywhere in the world today. Our solutions provide expertise and predictive insight across the entire automotive value chain from product inception—across design and production—to the sales and marketing efforts used to maximize potential in the marketplace. No other source provides a more complete picture of the automotive industry.

Learn more about IHS Automotive's full suite of offerings.


The following sites are only accessible to partners and clients:

  • SARA: A dealer mapping and planning tool with sales and service potential, driving behavior of buyers, and detailed competition analyses with advanced mapping
  • SARAnet: A web-based data analysis and visualization tool for new and used vehicle registrations and vehicles-in-operation