Go green at large as a major trend has been gaining more and more importance as a design concept for the automobile industry. The industry is at a point where the complexity, the cost of technology, market dimensions and market positioning are determ ....see more
Automotive Anti Lock Braking System (ABS): The market size, in terms of value, is projected to grow at a promising CAGR of 8.6% to reach $34 billion in 2019. Automotive Electronic Stability Control System (ESC): The market size, in terms of value, is projected to grow at a promising CAGR of 10.9% to reach $42 billion in 2019.The global automotive ABS and ESC systems market is dominated by players such as Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Continental AG (Germany), Autoliv, Inc. (Sweden), and TRW Automotive (U.S.).
The use of sensors in automotive industry has rapidly increased in the last few decades. The first sensors made for a car were to manage the engine. By 1960’s, it became a widespread practice in passenger cars. The introduction of federal emission norms gave a boost to this market making it quintessential for the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to strike a balance between government regulations, manufacturability, and robustness. This required the systems to be equipped with new and precise sensors, such as the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP), air fuel ratio sensors, and others. Since then, the sensors used in automobiles have evolved and have catapulted the complexity of vehicle electronics to new heights. Precise measurements and quick data analysis has paved the way for technologies which have helped automotive OEMs cope with the increased pressure from the governments. For Example, the number of sensors used in engine control application has increased from 10 in 1995 to more than 60 in 2013.
The South American region has been garnering a lot of attention from automotive OEMs over the past few years. The regions vehicle production witnessed a growth of 8.23% from 2011 to 2013. The major countries contributing to the South American automotive production were Brazil, Argentina, and Columbia. The major automotive original equipment manufacturers of the region are Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Volkswagen, Ford Motor Co., and General Motors Co. With aid from the government in the form of liberal policies and regulations, OEMs in the region have been increasing their operations in the region to cater to the domestic and export demands. The entire South American automobile production is expected to grow to 5,760.79 thousand units by 2018.
The present generation vehicles manufactured are equipped with many features which differ in functions performed, cost and application of the system. These features make the vehicle very comfortable for people to carry out their daily activities. This report deals with five such features—HVAC systems, power windows, power seats, heated seats and sunroofs. The HVAC systems and power windows are commonly found in most of the vehicles these days, whereas the adoption of other cabin comfort features is increasing at a slow pace due to usage of these features mainly in the luxury vehicle segment.
Low emission vehicles are expected to witness good growth as they are being accepted across the globe. Currently, low emission market is dominated by Full Hybrid Electric Vehicles (FHEVs) and expected to remain as market leader during the forecasted period. The market of North America is expected to be the biggest one for FHEVs. However, our research says that market for PHEVs and BEVs will develop at a faster rate due to governments’ initiatives to develop charging infrastructure in battery technology.