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The Market for Remote Engine Start

Published: Jan 2010 | No Of Pages: 41 | Published By: SBD

Product Synopsis

Many markets require remote start products to pre-heat or pre-cool vehicles due to extreme climate conditions, yet there are many national or local requirements that make it tough for the industry to understand what will be the future direction for this technology.

With an emergence of smartphone apps and electric heating systems that let consumers operate climate control functions directly without needing to start the engine, the demand for remote start will be met in the long term by these types of technological advances. In the meantime, there’s an opportunity for OE systems to expand to meet the market need but they need to avoid the legal and security issues.

This report will enable you to:

  • Identify target markets where Remote Start is a sought-after product by consumers
  • Understand the restrictions on fitment or use of Remote Start in 13 key global markets
  • Decide future strategies for Remote Start development, its control and the security implications
  • Understand how to avoid the security risks to vehicles posed by Remote Start using current and new technology

1. Executive summary
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Conclusions
1.2.1 Availability
1.2.2 Restrictions
1.2.3 Security

2. Types of Remote Engine Start System
2.1 Remote Start Systems for vehicles without an immobiliser
2.2 Remote Start Systems for vehicles with an immobiliser
2.3 Activation of Remote Start Systems
2.4 Safety interlocks
2.5 De-activation of Remote Start Systems
2.6 Development summary

3. Demand for Remote Engine Start
3.1 Other uses for Feature
3.2 Alternative solutions

4. The global market situation
4.1 Australia
4.2 Brazil
4.3 Canada
4.4 China
4.5 France
4.6 Germany
4.7 Japan
4.8 Malaysia
4.9 Netherlands
4.10 Russia
4.11 Sweden
4.12 UK
4.13 USA
4.14 Summary of restrictions and availability

5. Security risks associated with Remote Engine Start
5.1 Engine left running
5.2 False initiation
5.3 Theft from the vehicle
5.4 Comparative analysis of different solutions against the identified security risks
5.5 SBD recommendations

6. Examples of Remote Start Systems
6.1 Systems for non-immobilized vehicles
6.2 Key-in-a-box systems
6.3 Software bypass systems
6.4 Other Aftermarket Remote Start Systems
6.5 Smartphone operation upgrades for Remote Start Systems

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Fig. 1 Summary of OE Remote Start availability
Fig. 2 RF activiation of Remote Start
Fig. 3 Marketing for the Viper SmartStart System
Fig. 4 Marketing for the Drone Mobile System
Fig. 5 Remote Start development over time
Fig. 6 Average annual global temperatures
Fig. 7 Webasto fuel burning heater
Fig. 8 Toyota Prius solar sunroof
Fig. 9 Remote Start availability and restrictions
Fig. 10 Analysis of the different solutions againstidentified security risks
Fig. 11 Summary of Remote Start Systems for nonimmobilised vehicles
Fig. 12 Summary of Remote Start Systems that use a “key-in-a-box” bypass
Fig. 13 Summary of Remote Start Systems that use a software bypass
Fig. 14 Summary of other aftermarket Remote Start Systems (bypass method unknown)
Fig. 15 Summary of available Smartphone upgrade modules

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