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Major Drone Manufacturer DJI Expands Autonomous Driving Business

2021-06-14 NEW

Chinese drone giant DJI began developing autonomous driving- related technology in 2016, and had more than 1,000 patents in the autonomous driving-related field as of the end of 2020. Utilizing the experience of vision systems and algorithms cultivated in the drone field, DJI aims to become a Tier 1 supplier in the autonomous driving field. DJI is developing technologies related to autonomous driving through Livox, whose launch was supported by DJI, and Dajiang Zhuojian, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DJI. Livox develops and produces LiDAR systems. In JRead more...

Huawei Enters Automobile Market: Selling Cars, Supplying Technology and Parts

2021-06-14 NEW

Huawei Technologies, a major Chinese telecommunications equipment company, is accelerating its automobile-related business. Huawei, whose smartphone business has been severely damaged by sanctions by the United States, has newly entered the automobile sales business in order to mitigate the effects of the slowdown in the smartphone business. Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Consumer Business Group, Mr. Chengdong (Richard) Yu said, “Electric vehicles have high selling prices, so they are good products that can compensate for the decrease in sales of the Read more...

Date Country Category Report Title
2021.05.31 China ADAS / AI China’s Unmanned Delivery Market: Demand Surged Due to the Pandemic
2021.05.31 China Import China’s Imported Passenger Vehicle Market: Volume Dropped 10.6% to 1 Million Units
2021.05.10 China Sales Industry Trends Automobile Sales in Post-corona China: The Rise of Online Sales with Live Commerce Increasing Its Presence
2021.05.03 China Sales Nissan Motor’s Automobile Sales in China Decline 6% in 2020 to 1.45 Million Units
2021.04.26 China Sales Honda Motor’s Automobile Sales in China Reach Record High Level in 2020 Driven by HEVs and SUVs

Honda Motor’s Electric Motorcycle Strategy: Creating Battery Standards in Japan, Europe

2021-06-14 NEW

Honda is actively working on motorcycle electrification. Honda is promoting the introduction of electric motorcycles equipped with swappable batteries. The company is expanding its product lineup and strengthening cooperation with other companies in Japan and overseas to promote standardization of swappable batteries and battery replacement systems. In recent years, the company has expanded its lineup of electric motorcycles, mainly for business use in Japan. In addition to the PCX ELECTRIC, whose lease sales to businesses began in November 2018, the Read more...

Date Country Category Report Title
2021.05.24 Japan BMW / MINI’s Sales in Japan Dropped 21% in 2020 Due to the Pandemic
2021.05.24 Japan Audi’s Sales in Japan Declined 7.9% in 2020, But Double-digit Rise Is Expected in 2021
2021.04.26 Japan New Models Electric Vehicles Japan: Recycling and Sharing, Supported by SDGs, Are the Keys to Reducing Battery Costs

Honda Motor in India: Production Capacity Was Reduced 35% in 2020 to Raise Operating Rate

2021-06-14 NEW

Honda’s automobile sales in India in 2020 fell 47.6% from the previous year to 71,000 units. Honda’s share of the Indian passenger vehicle market (passenger cars and utility vehicles) fell 1.8pp to 3.0%. The main factors behind the decline in market share are the reduction of the number of products on the market (four models exited the market in 2020) and the contraction of the diesel vehicle market, which has been a special focus of Honda in India, due to the tightening of emission regulations (introduction of BS6 in April 2020). Looking at sales by Read more...

Date Country Category Report Title
2021.06.07 India Sales India’s Automobile Sales by State in 2020: Demand Dropped Over 20% in All Regions
2021.06.07 India Japan Nissan Motor in India: Production and Export Declined Some 50%, Sales Nosedived Nearly 60% in 2020
2021.06.07 India Sales Production Export Toyota Motor in India: Production, Sales and Export Dropped Double Digits in 2020
2021.05.31 India Japan Sales Suzuki Motor in India: Sales Declined 18.2% to 1.23 Million Units in 2020
2021.05.17 India Export India: Automobile Exports Declined in 2020 by 39.1% to 473,000 Units Due to the Pandemic
2021.04.26 India Production India’s Automobile Production Declines 25 Percent to 3.39 Million Units in 2020, the Lowest Level Since 2009

Asia: International Trade of Motor Vehicles and Components in 2020


This report provides a summary on the international trade of motor vehicles and related parts of eight Asian countries (India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam). In Asia, the degree of industrial agglomeration varies from country to country. The automobile industry is generating a stable trade surplus in countries which have a well-developed CBU export capability such as South Korea, Thailand and India. On the other hand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam is facing chronic excess of imports due to low exportRead more...

Date Country Category Report Title
2021.05.17 Indonesia Export Indonesia: Automobile Exports Fell 30.1% to 230,000 Units in 2020
2021.05.17 Thailand Thailand: Automobile Exports Decreased 30.2% to 740,000 Units in 2020
2021.05.17 S. Korea South Korea: Automobile Exports Dropped Below 2 Million Units in 2020; Demand Shifting to SUVs, EVs
2021.05.10 Asia (General) Industry Trends Global Automakers Maintain or Expand R&D Investment in 2020 Despite the Pandemic
2021.05.10 Taiwan Production Industry Trends Taiwan’s Automobile Production Drops 2% to 250,000 Units in 2020, Domestic Demand Rises Despite the Pandemic
2021.05.10 S. Korea Production Industry Trends South Korea’s Automobile Production Declines 11% to 3.51 Million Units in 2020, Dropping to 2009’s Level
2021.05.03 S. Korea Sales South Korea’s Automobile Sales Reach Record High Level in 2020 Despite the Pandemic
2021.04.26 Thailand Sales Motorcycles Thailand’s Motorcycle Sales Drop 12% to 1.52 Million Units in 2020