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Four major development trends in the automotive industry create huge gaps

 

With the development of the automotive industry technology and the concentration of user preferences, the Chinese automotive industry chain and products will face major challenges and changes in the next 30 years. It is expected that the Chinese automotive industry will show the following development trends in the future. Next, let's take a look at the four major development trends of the automotive industry together with you.

 

First, automotive power-electrification

It is predicted that with the improvement of technology in the future, the high efficiency of battery use and environmental protection will become the main development direction of new energy electric vehicles.

 

It is expected that in 2050, the first-tier cities will no longer have traditional fuel vehicles driving around the city, and will be replaced by new energy electric vehicles with clean energy and zero emissions.

 

By 2050, in order to ensure the smooth flow of electric vehicles, all streets, parking lots and other public parking places will be equipped with wireless charging facilities, and the highway will become a large channel covered by wireless charging along the road.

 

Second, the form of cars-lightweight, intelligent, and environmentally friendly

Lightweight: It is the direction of the development of electric vehicle technology. By 2050, with the further breakthrough and development of technology and new materials, the "materials" of automobiles will ensure the strength of the car body while the weight of the car body will be lighter.

Intelligent: from ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) to driverless.

Environmental protection: the body material can be recycled.

 

 

Third, car use-sharing

The emergence of Didi and Uber today has greatly stimulated changes in China's car operations. Car sharing can use more cars to carry more people, while saving urban traffic. Three or five years later, with the further update of technology, vehicles will be built on the basis of connected car positioning, and car sharing will become the main form of people's car life.

 

Fourth, the automotive industry-highly centralized

With the innovation and development of automotive technology, it is expected that by 2050, the automotive industry structure will also undergo drastic changes. The design and development, manufacturing, and operation of automobiles will be highly concentrated in new types and a few major groups. The Group will also integrate resources, use new thinking to open up various ports in the automotive industry, and change the automotive industry system.

 

The rapid rise of the automotive PCB industry

Autonomous driving and new energy vehicles are in the hot market, leading leading automotive PCB manufacturers to fill orders. At the same time, due to the strict audit of the automotive industry chain and higher requirements for stability, automotive electronics have a higher gross margin level compared to consumer electronics, driving automotive PCB manufacturers to profit better.

 

Autonomous driving and new energy vehicles boost automotive PCB usage

As traditional cars gradually transition to autonomous driving through ADAS and the promotion of new energy vehicles, the penetration rate of automotive electronics continues to increase, and automotive PCB are increasingly used. It is expected that with the maturity and popularization of technology in the future, the IT level of automobiles will increase, and various functions will become more and more abundant and practical, and will continue to penetrate from high-end to low-end.

 

Millimeter-wave radar drives huge demand for automotive high-frequency PCB

At present, automotive millimeter-wave radars are in high-speed development. It is expected that the average number of millimeter-wave radars used by bicycles will continue to increase in the future, and the demand for automotive radar PCB will also increase rapidly. And the radar high-frequency circuit has higher requirements on PCB board and manufacturing process. Therefore, automotive radar PCB will bring higher value.

 

New energy vehicle power battery BMS

As one of the BMS hardware foundations, PCB components will benefit from its industry development. At this stage, the PCB area of luxury vehicles and bicycles is about 2-3 square meters. It is conservative to assume that the PCB usage of new energy vehicles is 2 square meters. At 2,000 yuan per square meter, the global new energy vehicle PCB market size will reach RMB 16.4 billion in 2020 .

 

Automotive PCB are getting started at Kanco, leading manufacturers have huge first-mover advantage

Due to the special working environment, safety and high current requirements of automobiles, the requirements for PCB reliability and environmental adaptability are very strict. According to Huang Weijin, chairman of Jingpeng Industry, zero defect rate is a basic requirement for suppliers from international manufacturers, and it also determines whether they can enter the automotive PCB field. Due to the high entry barriers for automotive PCB, automakers generally do not randomly replace certified suppliers. Therefore, once a manufacturer can successfully enter the supply chain of a major international manufacturer, it will not only bring long-term stable orders to the company, but also bring relative expansion space for the company's operations due to the high industrial characteristics of the company. Therefore, the leading advantages of leading enterprises are very obvious.