Global research report on the trend towards automotive modularization 2021
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Research on automotive modularization: creation of electrical modular platforms, reduction of the number of platforms and development of core platforms
The demand for inexpensive and short development cycles for new models promotes the development of automotive modular platforms.
An automotive modular platform comprises the modular construction and assembly of all subsystems of a car, the standardized construction and manufacture of car parts in the form of modules and the final “assembly” according to the positioning of models.
In contrast to the traditional automotive platform, which is only intended for models on the same level, the modular platform reduces R&D and production costs and shortens the development cycle of new models. At the same time, it facilitates the unification of quality standards and improves the overall strength of the products.
Since Volkswagen launched the MQB platform in 2012, international automakers (including Toyota, Renault-Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, etc.) and Chinese counterparts (such as Changan, Geely, and GAC) all have their own modular platforms released multiple levels and models.
It is an inevitable trend to develop a dedicated modular platform for electric vehicles
Currently, new energy vehicles represent the main direction of transformation and development in the global automotive industry. In 2020, 3.125 million New Energy Vehicles were sold worldwide, an increase of 41.4% over the previous year. By 2026 it should be 15 million.
In this context, it is a mainstream trend to build a dedicated modular platform for electric vehicles. Compared to the oil-to-electric platform, the modular platform offers advantages such as longer mileage and greater safety. Currently, most of the companies have launched or planned their exclusive electric vehicle platforms. In addition, companies like Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and PSA, which are using the oil-to-electricity mode to manufacture new energy vehicles, have also started exploring and showcasing their own dedicated electric vehicle platforms that are under development.
Modular platforms for electric vehicles are mainly proposed by traditional automakers who follow the product layout of the fuel vehicle model in the production of electric vehicles, but they are more inclined to build a wide range of electric vehicle product lines to meet the demand of different consumers in different segments. Hence, modular platforms extend to electric vehicles.
The up-and-coming automakers represented by Tesla adhere to the principle of short product lines and pay more attention to the design advantages of a single model and the software upgrade of the entire vehicle. Modular platforms are of little importance to them.
Fewer platforms and core platforms embody the direction of development
Under normal circumstances, automakers offer several modular platforms for different models, and each modular platform covers a limited range of models. In the future, they will focus on reducing the number of platforms, highlighting the core platforms, and increasing the output of the core platforms. The move will help further reduce costs and improve R&D and manufacturing efficiency.
Currently, Volkswagen, BMW and GM have announced their platform integration plans. In the future, they will prioritize the development of core platforms instead of the existing multiple platforms.
Brand new E / E architecture accelerates the transformation of the profit model in the automotive industry
As they launched modular platforms, some automakers have started upgrading their E / E architectures to “domain integration” or even “centralized” style. For example, the Geely SEA architecture adopts a brand new E / E architecture that integrates three domains and will introduce a centralized architecture in the future. In the future, with the development of modular platforms, it is expected that the E / E architecture of automobiles will be upgraded.
Due to the adoption of the automotive E / E architecture, however, the on-board software system has to be reintegrated, which means that the profit model of the automotive industry is gradually being shifted from the hardware-oriented mode to the software- and service-oriented mode. oriented mode. Volkswagen has recently announced that it will launch a new business model for the Scalable Systems Platform (SSP) in 2024.
The modular body is expected to be mass-produced
Modular design means that the combination of the same chassis and different modular compartments can be used in different scenarios to improve vehicle utilization. Currently, traditional automobile manufacturers and emerging technology companies such as Fiat, Mercedes-Benz, Rinspeed, Rivian, Schaeffler, etc. have launched concept vehicles with interchangeable bodies.
Although most of the current modular cars are concept cars, some companies have put mass production on the agenda.
Key topics covered:
1 Overview of the modular automotive platform
1.1 Development of automobile production modes
1.2 Modular vehicle platform
1.3 Advantages and disadvantages of the modular automotive platform
1.4 Modular automobile platforms from foreign automobile manufacturers
1.5 Modular vehicle platforms from domestic automobile manufacturers
1.6 Development trends of the modular automotive platform
1.6.1 Modular platform for electric vehicles
1.6.2 Fewer platforms and core platforms
1.6.3 The gap between domestic and international car manufacturers is gradually narrowing
1.6.4 Upgrade the electrical and electronic architecture
1.6.5 New business model
1.6.6 Upgrade to modular architecture
1.7 Model planning by the automobile manufacturers on the basis of modular platforms
2 modular platforms from international automobile manufacturers
2.1.1 MQB platform
18.104.22.168 MQB platform helps improve product quality and profit
22.214.171.124 Fuel vehicle models introduced by the MQB platform
126.96.36.199 Application of the MQB platform – Golf VII
2.1.2 Volkswagen Battery Electric Module Platform
188.8.131.52 MEB platform
184.108.40.206 Electrical and electronic architecture of the MEB platform
220.127.116.11 Use of the MEB platform
18.104.22.168 History of the development of the MEB platform & PPE PLATFORM
22.214.171.124 SSP platform
126.96.36.199 Volkswagen will manufacture New Energy Vehicles on the basis of various platforms in China
2.1.3 Other modular platforms
2.2.1 TNGA architecture
2.2.1 Main Features of the TNGA Architecture
2.2.1 Main models of the TNGA architecture
2.2.2 e-TNGA platform
2.2.3 Use of the e-TNGA platform
2.3 Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
2.3.1 CMF platform
2.3.2 CMF-EV platform
2.4.1 UKL platform
2.4.2 CLAR platform
2.4.2 Use of the CLAR platform
2.5.1 Battery-electric module platform
2.5.2 Other modular platforms
2.6.1 E-GMP platform
2.6.1 Use of the E-GMP platform
2.6.2 i-GMP platform
2.7.1 BEV3 platform
2.7.2 Ultium platform
2.7.3 Using the Ultium Platform
2.7.4 GM modular platform planning
2.8.1 Electric modular platform
2.8.2 Other modular platforms
3. Modular platforms from independent automobile manufacturers
3.1.1 PMA platform
3.1.2 SEA architecture
3.1.2 Application of the SEA architecture
3.1.3 CMA architecture
3.1.3 Use of the CMA Super Matrix
3.1.4 Other modular platforms
3.2.1 GPMA architecture
188.8.131.52 Features of the GPMA architecture
184.108.40.206 First model with GPMA architecture — EMPOW55
3.2.2 GEP platform
3.3 Great Wall
3.3.1 Lemon Platform
3.3.2 Tank platform
3.4.1 @ LIFE PLATFORM
3.4.2 T1X platform
3.4.3 M1X platform
3.4.4 Platform planning
3.5.1 Ark architecture
3.5.1 Application of the Ark architecture
3.5.2 Other modular platforms
3.5.3 Blue Whale NE Power Platform
3.6.2 E-platform 3.0
3.6.2 e-Platform 3.0 application
3.7.2 BE22 platform
3.7.3 Architecture of the intelligent IMC modules
3.7.3 Application of the IMC architecture: ARCFOX
3.8 FAW Car Bestturn – FMA architecture
3.8 FAW Car Besturn – application of the FMA architecture
3.9 Dongfeng Venucia – VSA architecture
3.10 Brilliance Auto – M8X platform
4. Modular housing design
4.1 Overview of the modular housing design
4.1.1 Status quo of the modular structure
4.1.2 Modular Passenger Car Mass Production Plan
4.2 Fiat’s customizable modular electric car
4.3 Lightweight multi-purpose electric vehicle from electric brands
4.4 Modular Concept Car from Mercedes-Benz
4.5 Flush speed
4.5.1 Snap Concept Car with interchangeable body
4.6 Rivian’s modular compartment patent for pickup trucks
4.7 Schaeffler Mover from Schaeffler fits different bodies
4.8 Scania’s NXT concept vehicle
4.9.1 Mobile area
4.9.2 Chassis for autonomous driving
4.10.1 Skateboard chassis
4.10.2 Main models
4.11.2 Application scenarios
4.11.3 Autonomous vehicle
4.11.4 Modular intelligent cargo space of an autonomous vehicle
4.12 Modular vehicle system from AEV Robotics
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