Occupant classification system (OCS) is a system in which the front passenger seat is equipped with occupant detection and classification sensors that prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying if the system detects a non-living object occupying the seat. OCS is also known as Seat Occupant Sensors (SOS), Occupant Detection Systems (ODS), Passenger Weight Systems (PWS), and passive occupant detection system (PODS).
Occupant Classification System Market and Sensor Technology
[154 Pages Report] The global occupant classification system market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% to reach USD 2.8 billion by 2025 from an estimated USD 2.0 billion in 2020. Increasing demand for safe vehicle, stringent vehicle passive safety norms to pass NCAP test ratings are the primary enabler for the growth of the occupant classification system market. However, public acceptance of safety technology impacted by high prices and regional disparities among NCAP safety ratings are restraining the growth of the occupant classification system market during the forecast period.
Seat belt tension sensor and pressure sensor are among the must-have sensor in the occupant classification system. Many governments across the globe have mandated the use of airbags and seatbelts in vehicles. The average selling price associated with the seat belt tension sensor is higher than that of the pressure sensor. This is the reason for the dominance of the seat belt tension sensor segment.
Over the past few years, mid-size vehicles are getting equipped with the popular features that are fitted in luxury vehicles. The occupant classification system is no exception to that. Many OEMs across the globe sells varieties of mid-size class vehicles. These vehicles are getting advanced with a new variant of models and new models itself. They are getting fitted with modern passive safety features like the occupant classification system. Increasing sales of mid-size class vehicles in developing is fueling the growth of this segment.
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) are the most popular electric vehicle across the globe. Before going for a fully electric vehicle, people are preferring for HEVs. European countries and Asian countries like Japan, South Korea are the biggest markets for HEVs. These vehicles are equipped with the latest technologies in the automotive. Almost every HEV on the road has an occupant classification system installed in it.
The Asia Pacific is a home of the world’s most populated countries like China and India. It is also a home of developed countries like Japan and South Korea. These countries are the biggest producer of vehicles across the globe. Moreover, vehicle passive safety norms in these countries are getting better and better. This is turn is fueling the market for the occupant classification system.
The major occupant classification system market players include ZF (Germany), Bosch (Germany), IEE Sensing (Luxembourg), TE Connectivity (Switzerland), and Aptiv (UK), among others. These companies have secure distribution networks at a global level. Also, these companies offer an extensive product range. The key strategies adopted by these companies to sustain their market position are expansions and acquisitions.
Market size available for years
Base year considered
Volume (‘000 units) and Value (USD)
Sensor, component, sensor technology, light-duty vehicle type, electric vehicle type and Region
Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, South America and Rest of the World
ZF (Germany), Bosch (Germany), IEE Sensing (Luxembourg), TE Connectivity (Switzerland), and Aptiv (UK).
What is the market size of the global occupant classification system market?
The global electric bus market is projected to reach 935 thousand units by 2027 from 137 thousand units in 2019, at a CAGR of 27.2%.
Which market segment is estimated to register the maximum growth rate?
In the electric bus market, the 9–14 m bus length segment is projected to be the largest market, in terms of volume.
Which is the largest market w.r.t. occupant classification system in 2020?
Asia Pacific is the largest occupant classification system market. The region comprises of highly populated countries like India, China, and Japan. Governments in these countries are imposing vehicle passive safety which is fuelling the market for occupant classification system.
Who are the top players in the occupant classification system market?
The global electric bus market is dominated by major players such as Robert Bosch (Germany), TE Connectivity (Switzerland), Aisin Seiki (Japan), ZF (Germany), and Continental (Germany).
What are the key development in this market?
Automotive semiconductor company, ON Semiconductor recently developed the wireless sensors. They call it as a smart passive sensor. It eliminates the use of wire for connecting to the airbag control unit .
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION (Page No. - 15)
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
1.2 PRODUCT AND MARKET DEFINITION
1.3 MARKET SCOPE
1.3.1 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY
1.4 PACKAGE SIZE
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (Page No. - 18)
2.1 RESEARCH DATA
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA
126.96.36.199 Key secondary sources
188.8.131.52 Key data from secondary sources
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA
184.108.40.206 Breakdown of primary interviews
2.1.3 SAMPLING TECHNIQUES & DATA COLLECTION METHODS
2.1.4 PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (Page No. - 25)
4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS (Page No. - 28)
5 MARKET OVERVIEW (Page No. - 31)
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS
5.3 IMPACT ANALYSIS : OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MARKET
6 INDUSTRY TRENDS (Page No. - 37)
7 OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MARKET, BY SENSOR TYPE (Page No. - 38)
7.2 PRESSURE SENSOR
17.2.1 STRAIN GAUGE
17.2.3 PRESSURE TAPE
7.3 BELT TENSION SENSOR
8 OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MARKET, BY COMPONENT (Page No. - 43)
8.2 AIRBAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU)
9 OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MARKET, BY SENSOR TECHNOLOGY (Page No. - 38)
9.2 WIRED SENSOR
9.3 WIRELESS SENSOR
10 OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MARKET, BY LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLE TYPE (Page No. - 49)
10.2 LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES (LDV)
10.2.1 ECONOMY CLASS
10.2.2 MID-SIZE CLASS
10.2.3 LUXURY CLASS
11 OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MARKET, BY ELECTRIC VEHICLE (Page No. - 55)
11.2 BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLE (BEV)
11.3 FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLE (FCEV)
11.4 HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE (HEV)
11.5 PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE (PHEV)
12 OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MARKET, BY REGION (Page No. - 61)
12.1 REGIONAL LANDSCAPE
12.2 ASIA PACIFIC
12.2.3 SOUTH KOREA
12.2.6 REST OF ASIA PACIFIC
12.3.8 REST OF EUROPE
12.4 NORTH AMERICA
12.5 REST OF THE WORLD
13 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE (Page No. - 87)
13.2 MARKINT RANKING ANALYSIS
13.3 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS & TRENDS
13.4 COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING
13.4.1 VISIONARY LEADERS
13.4.3 DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS
13.4.4 EMERGING COMPANIES
14 COMPANY PROFILES (Page No. - 92)
(OVERVIEW, PRODUCTS OFFERED, RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, AND SWOT ANALYSIS)*
14.2 CONTINENTAL AG
14.3 AISIN SEIKI
14.4 ROBERT BOSCH
14.5 IEE SENSING
14.9 TE CONNECTIVITY
14.1 ON SEMICONDUCTOR
14.11 OTHER REGIONAL PLAYERS
15 INDEX (Page No. - 114)
The study involved four major activities in estimating the market size for the occupant classification system. Exhaustive secondary research was done to collect information on the market, peer market, and parent market. The next step was to validate these findings, assumptions, and sizing with industry experts across value chains through primary research. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were employed to estimate the overall market size. After that, market breakdown and data triangulation were used to estimate the market size of segments and subsegments.
Various secondary sources have been used in the secondary research process to identify and collect information useful for an extensive commercial study of the global market. Secondary sources include company annual reports/presentations, press releases, industry association publications, ARTEMIS Industry Association, European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA), International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), China Association Of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), automotive magazine articles, directories, technical handbooks, World Economic Outlook, trade websites, technical reports, and databases (Marklines and Factiva).
Extensive primary research has been conducted after acquiring an understanding of the market scenario through secondary research. Several primary interviews have been conducted with market experts from the demand- and supply-side OEMs [(in terms of component supply), country-level government associations, and trade associations] and component manufacturers across four major regions-Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Rest of the World. Approximately 20% and 80% of primary interviews have been conducted from the demand and supply side, respectively. Primary data has been collected through questionnaires, emails, and telephonic interviews. In the canvassing of primaries, we have strived to cover various departments within organizations, such as sales, operations, and administration, to provide a holistic viewpoint in our report.
After interacting with industry experts, we have also conducted brief sessions with highly experienced independent consultants to reinforce the findings from our primaries. This, along with the in-house subject-matter expert’s opinions, has led us to the findings as described in the remainder of this report.
Following is the breakdown of primary respondents:
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Both top-down and bottom-up approaches were used to estimate and validate the total size of the market. These methods were also used extensively to determine the size of various subsegments in the market. The research methodology used to estimate the market size includes the following:
After arriving at the overall market size-using the market size estimation processes as explained above-the market was split into several segments and subsegments. To complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics of each market segment and subsegment, data triangulation, and market breakdown procedures were employed, wherever applicable. The data was triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both the demand and supply sides.