Amy Alexander

Industry Analyst, Technology,
Wards Intelligence

Amy reports on monthly new-vehicle sales and inventory. She also researches and analyzes ADAS applications and trends in the U.S.

2018 ADAS Packaging Varies Widely Between Automakers  2
Consumers need to drill down the models and options lists to learn exactly which safety features are offered, as ADAS availability can vary greatly.
Adaptive Cruise Control Installation Rates to Grow to 82.7% by 2025 
Once considered a luxury feature, adaptive cruise control is rapidly becoming available on all makes and models in the U.S.
Several Companies to Have ADAS Standard by 2023 
Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Tesla and Volvo – First to the ADAS finish line.
Mexico LV Sales Down 1.5% in September 
While Mexico car sales saw a sixth straight month of year-over-year losses, light-truck sales recorded a best-ever September.
Front Automatic Emergency Braking Growing Rapidly, While Rear AEB Is Hard to Come By 
While rear cross-traffic alert and rear sensors were equipped on just under half of the 2018 fleet, reverse collision mitigation still is rarely found. IIHS is calling for an industry wide standard adoption in the future.
Canada Big Truck Sales Post Best Ever September 
Double-digit gains were posted by Classes 5, 7 and 8 while large losses were recorded by Classes 4 and 6.
U.S. Class 8 Sales Reach New September High 
Classes 6 and 8 hit record September volumes while Classes 4 and 5 saw declines.
Canada Car and Light-Truck Sales Down 3.5% in September 
Canada light-vehicle sales drop 3.5% in September from a 9.0% dive from cars and 1.0% slip from light trucks.
ADAS Installation Rates Increasing While Driver Awareness is Lacking 
While advanced driver-assistance systems are becoming increasingly popular on new models, consumers are confused and unaware of many of the system’s limitations, says AAA.
Canada Big Truck Sales Soar 32.1% 
A loss by Class 4 didn’t stop Canada medium- and heavy-duty truck sales from posting a 32.1% gain in August.
U.S. Big Trucks Up 18.6% in August 
Two of five weight classes posted declines in August, but not enough to offset large gains by Classes 5 (+7.0%) and 8 (+39.3%).
Rearview Cameras Hit 98.5% Penetration Rate for Midyear 2018 
U.S. rearview camera installation rate hit 98.5% for the ’18 model year before the May 2018 regulation takes full effect.
Mexico Car and Light-Truck Sales Down 5.3% in August 
Total Mexico light-vehicle sales dropped 5.3% in August, with light trucks down 3.7% and passenger cars 6.2%.
Canada LV Sales Slipped 0.8% in August 
Canada light-truck sales grew 2.5% for the month to 127,951 units from year-ago’s 124,776, while car sales fell 7.8%.
Canada Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Up 36.8% 
July marks the 17th consecutive month of year-over-year gains for Canada medium- and heavy-duty truck sales.
Market Intel
Jan 1, 2018

2018 Commercial Vehicle Report  

A thorough examination on the state of the U.S. commercial vehicle market, highlighting risks and opportunities for industry players....More
Sep 18, 2017

Commercial Vehicle Utilization Report  

Commercial Vehicle Brand Utilization Report provides analysis of available data to spot risks and opportunities and help guide business strategy and investment....More
Jun 30, 2017

2017 U.S. Light-Vehicle Equipment Report  

Data and analysis covering five years of equipment take rates for powertrain, ADAS, safety and other major features....More
Market Analysis
May 14, 2019

Russia Vehicle Sales, April 2019  

Russia vehicle sales by vehicle type and company for April 2019....More
May 13, 2019

India Vehicle Sales, April 2019  

India vehicle sales by vehicle type and company for April 2019....More
May 10, 2019

Canada Truck Sales by Company by GVW, April 2019  

Canada truck sales by company, brand, and weight class for April 2019....More

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