By analyzing CFD simulations early in the product development process, engineers can detect possible errors, significantly reducing development costs and increasing profit margins for automotive companies, according to a recent study from TechNavio. As a result, the company says, the market for CFD software in the automotive industry is expected to grow from 2010-2014 at a compound annual growth rate of 18%. As design processes become further integrated with CFD simulation techniques and the cost of CFD licenses falls, demand for the software is increasing. However, open source software and a lack of support services could hinder market growth, the study notes. The “Global Computational Fluid Dynamics Software Market in the Automotive Industry 2010-2014” report is available from Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ba0769/global_computation).