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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.

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  • 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

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Oct 08

Toyota Motor Corp. joins other major OEMs with plan to deploy autonomous driving systems by 2020

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Oct 02

Six Brands Are Remarkably Consistent in Conquesting New Customers

While management teams for every new vehicle brand on sale in the U.S. would like to retain all of their existing customers, realistically this is not going to happen.  For various reasons – change of lifestyle or family situation, change in financial resources, unresolvable product or service issue, etc. – some  customers will defec..more

Sep 29

ChevyStar, the Andean version of OnStar, launching in Brazil

In June 2015, General Motors announced that the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be launched in Brazil later this year featuring telematics from OnStar. Although Volvo launched “On Call” and BMW “ConnectedDrive” in Brazil in 2011 and 2014, respectively, GM will be a pioneer since the vehicles will be manufactured locally. GM has talked gener..more

Sep 18

Brazil still hoping to fight vehicle theft with mandates

Brazil is a country with a very high incidence of theft for cars and cargo. The Brazilian public entity SINESP (National Information System of Public Security), reported that in 2013, 448,000 vehicles were stolen, which was14% more than in 2012. In addition, according to IHS Economics and Country Risk data, cargo theft reached USD448 million ..more