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Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market by Geography (U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific & ROW) & Product Type (Diagnostic Equipment, Diagnostic Software, & Repair & Diagnostic Data) - Industry Trends & Forecast to 2018

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Publishing Date: December 2013
Report Code: AT 2179

 

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As the systems used in the vehicles became very much technically advanced, the link between the cause and symptom became very less obvious. This resulted in the inclusion of self-diagnosis in the electronic systems and to communicate to the outside world. Earlier, the vehicle electronic systems had their own protocols, which resulted in the usage of a large number of different tools to diagnose a single vehicle. This was overcome by setting out standards, allowing the vehicle manufacturers to use for the end of line test and garage equipment manufacturers to design tools that can be used to diagnose a number of vehicles. The automotive diagnostic scan tools are one of the major garage equipments, which are used to diagnose any fault in a vehicle by just plugging it into the vehicle using the diagnostic connector and running a full scan. The major advantages associated with the tool are the short time taken to diagnose, ease in identifying the fault and rectifying the same.

The U.S. & European market for diagnostic scan tools is projected to reach $3,786.1 million in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.23% over the forecast period. The U.S. market for these scan tools is expected to grow at a higher rate during the period considered than the European market, mainly due the increasing vehicle fleet in the region, stricter emission regulations, implementation of the right to repair law, and increasing number of independent auto workshops & service stations. These tools are used in conjunction with the latest OBD-II regulations, which are mainly used to test and maintain the vehicles emission levels.

This report covers the market for automotive diagnostic scan tools in terms of value ($million) from 2011 to 2018. The independent aftermarket is only considered for market estimations. The market for automotive diagnostic tools is broadly segmented by Geography (U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific, & ROW) and Product Type (Diagnostic Equipment, Diagnostic Software and Repair & Diagnostic Data). Market estimations are provided only for U.S. and Europe (Germany, U.K., France & Rest of Europe), whereas qualitative insights are provided for the Asia-Pacific and ROW regions. The U.S. and European markets are segmented By Country and Product Type. The Product Type segmentation provides a detailed analysis for U.S. and European countries considered in this report.

Automotive diagnostic scan tools: Market revenue, By geography, 2011 - 2018 ($Million)

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market

Source: Industry Journals, Company Presentations, MarketsandMarkets Analysis

This report classifies and defines the diagnostic scan tools market value in the automotive industry. It also includes qualitative and technical data pertaining to automotive diagnostics such as its evolution; functions, features & standards of the OBD system; and diagnostic trouble codes. The report also provides a comprehensive review of market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges and key issues in the automotive diagnostic scan tools market. The major players in the market have also been identified and profiled.

The key players in the global market are identified as Bosch-SPX (Germany), Actia Group (France), Snap-On Inc. (U.S.), Softing AG (Germany), and Denso Corp. (Japan).

Diagnostic scan tools: gaining importance

In recent times, the automobile industry has witnessed much technological advancement such as the automatic cruise control technology to adaptive front lighting system etc. These advanced technologies work on a set of dedicated sensors and ECUs, which are programmed to control the functioning and operation of these technologies. The inclusion of such products in the vehicles has increased the complexity of the vehicles electronic/electrical architecture. In case of any faults in such systems, it is very difficult to diagnose manually. But, with the development of diagnostic scan tools, diagnosis and rectification of faults in such systems has been eased as well as the time taken to perform the same is reduced to a great extent. With the new vehicle models coming into the market every year, technological improvements in the automobile industry, and lowering of vehicle emission levels; more advanced diagnostic scan tools would be developed by the diagnostic tool manufacturers. In the coming years, the wireless scan tools are expected to gain importance as they combine the benefits of providing the diagnostic information to the user as well as the remote diagnostic center.

SCOPE OF THE REPORT

The automotive diagnostic scan tools market (U.S. & Europe) have been analyzed in terms of value ($million) based on the segmentation given below.

  • By Country (Product Type Level)
    • U.S.
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • By Product Type (Country-Level)
    • Diagnostic Scan Tools
    • Diagnostic Software
    • Repair & Diagnostic Data

Table Of Contents
 
1 Introduction (Page No. - 13)
   1.1 Key Take-Aways
   1.2 Report Description
       1.2.1 Report Catalyst
       1.2.2 Report Structure
   1.3 Glance At the Markets
       1.3.1 By Country
       1.3.2 By Product Type
   1.4 Stakeholders
   1.5 Research Methodology
       1.5.1 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tool Market
       1.5.2 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
       1.5.3 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
       1.5.4 Assumptions Made For This Report
   1.6 Key Questions Answered

2 Market Overview (Page No. - 28)
   2.1 Introduction
   2.2 Market Dynamics
       2.2.1 Drivers
             2.2.1.1 Growing Role of Electronics in Automobiles
             2.2.1.2 Reduced Diagnostic Time Increases Run Time
             2.2.1.3 Stringent Emission Norms
       2.2.2 Restraints
             2.2.2.1 High Cost of Equipment
             2.2.2.2 Highly Technical Operation
       2.2.3 Opportunities
             2.2.3.1 Wireless Scan Tools
             2.2.3.2 Software, Repair, and Diagnostic Data
   2.3 Burning Issues
       2.3.1 Lack of Access  to Repair Data & Information Globally
       2.3.2 Efficiency Issues
   2.4 Winning Imperative
       2.4.1 Diagnostic Scan Tools For Laymen
   2.5 Value Chain Analysis
   2.6 Pestle Analysis: U.S.
   2.7 Pestle Analysis: Europe
   2.8 Market Share Analysis
   2.9 Porterís Five Forces Analysis

3 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools: Technology (Page No. - 45)
   3.1 Evolution of Electric Vehicle Diagnostics
   3.2 OBD: Evolution & Function
       3.2.1 Evolution: OBD-I Vs. OBD-II
       3.2.2 Major Features of OBD-II
             3.2.2.1 Misfire Monitoring
             3.2.2.2 Catalyst Monitoring
             3.2.2.3 Egr Monitoring
             3.2.2.4 Evaporative Purge System Monitoring
             3.2.2.5 Mil Illumination
             3.2.2.6 Secondary Air System Monitoring
             3.2.2.7 Stored Engine Freeze Frame Data
             3.2.2.8 DTC and Service Information Standardization
       3.2.3 Function
   3.4 Sae Hardware Standards
   3.3 Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs)
       3.4.1 Elements of A DTC
       3.4.2 Decoding A DTC
 
4 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market, By Geography (Page No. - 56)
   4.1 Introduction
   4.2 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market, By Country
       4.2.1 Diagnostic Equipment Market, By Country
       4.2.2 Diagnostic Software Market, By Country
       4.2.3 Repair & Diagnostic Data Market, By Country

5 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market, By Types (Page No. - 64)
   5.1 Introduction
   5.2 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tool Market, By Product Type
       5.2.1 U.S. Diagnostic Scan Tool Market, By Product Type
       5.2.2 Europe: Diagnostic Scan Tool Market, By Product Type
             5.2.2.1 Germany: Diagnostic Scan Tool Market, By Product Type
             5.2.2.2 U.K.: Diagnostic Scan Tool Market, By Product Type
             5.2.2.3 France: Diagnostic Scan Tool Market, By Product
             5.2.2.4 Rest of Europe: Diagnostic Scan Tool Market, By Product
       5.2.3 Asia-Pacific & Row Diagnostic Scan Tool Market: Prospects For the Future

6 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 78)
   6.1 Introduction
   6.2 Key Growth Strategies
   6.3 Major Companies Developing Products in the Diagnostics Market
   6.4 Companyís Relative Market Positions
   6.5 Major Manufacturers & their Key Product offerings

7 Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)* (Page No. - 85)
   7.1 Actia Group 
   7.2 Autozone Inc.
   7.3 Avl List Gmbh
   7.4 Carman Co. Ltd.
   7.5 Continental AG
   7.6 Delphi Automotive PLC
   7.7 Dg Technologies
   7.8 Dsa Daten- Und Systemtechnik Gmbh
   7.9 Etas Gmbh
   7.10 Fluke Corporation
   7.11 General Technologies Corp.
   7.12 Genuine Parts Company
   7.13 Hickok Inc.
   7.14 Kpit Technologies Ltd.
   7.15 Noregon Systems Inc.
   7.16 Robert Bosch Gmbh
   7.17 Siemens AG
   7.18 Snap-On Inc.
   7.19 Softing AG
   7.20 Texa Spa
   7.21 Vector Informatik Gmbh
 
*Details on Overview, Financials, Product & Services, Strategy, and Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.


List Of Tables (6 Tables)

Table 1 Detailed Research Methodology For Market Size
Table 2 Market Leaders: Major Financials
Table 3 Components & Systems Monitored By OBD-II
Table 4 OBD-II D Connector Terminal Assignment
Table 5 OBD-II DTC Legend
Table 6 Automotive Diagnostic Tools: Major Manufacturers & Their Products


List Of Figures (34 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market: Report Catalyst
Figure 2 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tool Market
Figure 3 Automotive Diagnostic Tool: Market Dynamics
Figure 4 Market Drivers: Impact Analysis
Figure 5 Growing Role of Electronics in Automobiles
Figure 6 Passenger Cars Diesel Emission Standards (Euro 1  to Euro 6)
Figure 7 Market Restraint: Impact Analysis
Figure 8 Market Opportunities: Impact Analysis
Figure 9 Technology Roadmap
Figure 10 Pestle Analysis: U.S.
Figure 11 Pestle Analysis: Europe
Figure 12 Market Share Analysis
Figure 13 Porterís Five Forces Analysis
Figure 14 Technology Roadmap
Figure 15 OBD-I & OBD-II: Features Comparison
Figure 16 Standard OBD-II Connector
Figure 17 DTC Decoding
Figure 18 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Value, By Country, 2013 Vs 2018 ($Million)
Figure 19 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tool Market: Value Share, 2013 & Value, 2011-2018, By Country ($Million)
Figure 20 Diagnostic Equipment Market Value, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Figure 21 Diagnostic Software Market Value, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Figure 22 Repair & Diagnostic Data Market Value, By Country, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Figure 23 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tool Market Value Share, By Geography, 2013
Figure 24 Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Value Share, By Product Type, 2013 Vs 2018 & Market Value, By Product Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Figure 25 U.S.: Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tool Market Value, By Product Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Figure 26 Europe: Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Value, By Product Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Figure 27 Germany: Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tool Market Value, By Product Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Figure 28 U.K.: Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tool Market Value, By Product Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Figure 29 France: Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tool Market Value, By Product Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Figure 30 Rest of Europe: Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Value, By Product Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Figure 31  Asia-Pacific & Row Diagnostic Scan Tool Market: the Road Ahead
Figure 32  Key Growth Strategies in the Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market, 2010-2013
Figure 33  Major Developments Share in the Automotive Diagnostic Tools Market,By Company, 2010-2013
Figure 34  Automotive Diagnostic Tools: Manufacturers, By Geography

The vehicle industry has been showing continuous technological advancements mainly in the electronics and powertrain segments. The electronic/electrical architecture in the vehicles has become one of the important aspects in the vehicles performance, proper functionality of different systems, and controlling the vehicle emissions. Earlier, in case of any faults in the vehicles electronic system, many tools were used to diagnose and rectify a single fault in a vehicle. Also, different set of tools were used to diagnose all the vehicle models. This increased the initial investment and very low entry of players in the independent aftermarket segment. But, with the evolution of OBD-I and OBD-II regulations for diagnostics, the fault detection and rectification process got very streamlined with the usage of scan tools. These tools saved a lot of time in doing the same and at the same time single scanner equipment with updated software could diagnose up to 40,000 vehicle variants. Thus, decreasing the initial investment and increasing the number of players in the independent repair shops and service stations. These tools owing to their large number of functionalities have a very important place in automotive diagnostic tools market.

The key factors responsible for driving the growth of the automotive diagnostic scan tools market are the growing role of electronics in automobiles, reduced time taken for diagnosis of faults and the stringent emission norms laid down by various governments and legislative bodies. In the current generation vehicles, there a number of electronic technologies equipped ranging from the music system in the inside to the various driver assistance systems such as the blind spot detection, adaptive front lighting system, lane departure warning system etc. In case of any faults in these systems, when a scanner is plugged into the vehicles ECU and run, the exact location and type of fault is completely displayed in the form of a trouble code. According to the trouble code, the problem is rectified. This saves time in identifying and rectifying the faults at the same time. With more and more new and technologically advanced vehicles being launched, the market for diagnostic scan tools is expected to grow at a steady rate in the coming years.

The automotive diagnostic scan tools market is expected to be led by Europe, mainly due to the presence of many mid-class and luxury passenger car manufacturers in the region such as Volkswagen Group, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Renault, Ferrari etc. Most of the vehicles manufactured by these manufacturers are equipped with the latest technologies which are very much advanced in terms of functionality as well as expensive. These systems require advanced scan tools in order to diagnose in case of any faults in them. Also, the region is very much concerned about the effects of vehicles emission on environment. Thus, resulting in increased usage of diagnostic scan tools in order to monitor the same on a regular basis. The European region is expected to remain at the same position in the next five years as well. The U.S. market for these tools is gaining pace as the vehicle emission standards are getting narrowed down and at the same time more number of independent auto workshops and service station are getting opened at a good rate. In the U.S. there are about 160,000 establishments which comprise of single-location and multi-location companies. Also, it is estimated that the number would increase to 221,033 by 2017, showing a promising growth rate. The absence of skilled technicians, right to repair act, lack of awareness among consumers about electronic diagnostics, high cost of tools, and the unavailability of diagnostic data to the independent aftermarket in the Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (ROW) regions, has rendered a very slow and low growth in the global market in the past. But, with the recent opening of advanced workshops and its chain across the developing nations, increasing vehicle fleet, increasing presence of major automotive OEMs in these regions has sparked growth in the diagnostic industry. In the coming five years, the growth in these regions is expected to be slower as compared to the U.S. and European markets.

The key automotive diagnostic scan tool manufacturers are identified Bosch-SPX (Germany), Actia Group (France), Snap-On Inc. (U.S.), Softing AG (Germany), and Denso Corp. (Japan). These companies collectively account for a major share of diagnostic scan tools market. However, the demand for the products of these key companies is highly dependent on the automobile OEMs, vehicle fleet and usage of vehicles.

This report covers the market for automotive diagnostic scan tools based on Geography (U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific, & ROW) and Product Type (Diagnostic Equipment, Diagnostic Software, and Repair & Diagnostic Data). The market size is arrived only considering the U.S. and European regions with focus on Germany, U.K., France, & Rest of Europe, whereas qualitative insights are provided for the Asia-Pacific and ROW markets. All the market estimates given are in terms of value ($million).

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools: Market Value, By Product Type & Countries, 2011 - 2018 ($Million)

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market

Source: Industry Journals, Company Presentations, MarketsandMarkets Analysis

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