PUBLISHER: Mordor Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1189967
PUBLISHER: Mordor Intelligence | PRODUCT CODE: 1189967
Currently, the automotive rain sensor market is valued at USD 998.93 million, and it is expected to reach USD 1516.9 million, registering a CAGR of 7.20% over the next five years.
The market was negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 due to low-reported vehicle sales impacting the commercial potential for automotive rain sensors in the wake of a decline in vehicle production and supply chain disruptions. However, by the first half of 2021, the market had gained momentum as electric vehicle sales picked up across major regions globally.
The increasing use of electrical systems in cars and the expanding need for driver comfort and safety in vehicles, coupled with significant expansion of the automotive sector, are anticipated to act as major driving factors for market growth during the forecast period. In addition, the development of electric mobility and autonomous vehicle technology is expected to further contribute to the remarkable growth of the automotive rain sensors market. Moreover, improving economic conditions, increasing customer demand and interest, technical innovation, and stricter government restrictions are all favorable drivers for the market's expansion. Furthermore, leading luxury vehicle manufacturers are introducing electric variants of their vehicles in response to growing environmental concerns and rising fuel prices. It will also aid in the expansion of the sector. Due to the lower cost of automotive rain sensors, adopting such sensors in the economy and mid-range automobiles is expected to enhance market growth.
In general, several nations advise putting a rain sensor on cars because of excessive rain. However, there are some places where it might not even be necessary. The Middle East & North Africa are two places with very little rainfall. Some nations, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Egypt, have extremely low levels of precipitation, which lessens the need for automatic rain sensors. For example, rainfall is negligible in all seasons of the Middle East, as the region is nearly all desert. The only real winters in the Middle East happen in the mountainous regions of Saudi Arabia, where temperatures can reach freezing. Such typical climatic conditions discourage key OEMs from launching their models with such automatic rain-sensing technology features and hence are anticipated to limit the overall market development over the forecast period.
In most parts of North America, automatic wipers are already commonplace in vehicles and have advanced across most car segments. Rain sensors that manage the speed and frequency of wipers are not only a convenience feature, but they are also thought to make driving safer. In all weather situations, the proper wiper speed ensures optimal visibility. According to automakers, the rain sensor's location behind the rearview mirror is also perfect for a cluster of sensors, such as a camera, sun sensor, and ambient light sensor.
The rain sensor is a driver assistance system that takes the strain off the driver by automatically activating the windshield wiper system when it rains, thereby significantly improving in-vehicle safety and comfort. Autonomous cars and connected vehicles are gaining consumers' interest and are anticipated to gain wider acceptance over the forecast period. The advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) featured are expected to diminish the penetration gap between traditional cars and tomorrow's cars. For instance,
While some governments are focusing on mandating certain ADAS features across vehicles operating in their region, others are focusing on designing and implementing standards for ADAS features and their associated specifications to improve the vehicle's performance. For instance,
During the forecast period, Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate with the highest CAGR. The economic growth of emerging countries such as China and India may increase the demand for passenger cars in the future; this is expected to induce global automobile manufacturers to invest heavily in technology and modern mass production systems, fueling the demand for automotive rain-sensing wiper systems. Moreover, increased investments in infrastructure development and industrialization that fuel the demand for commercial vehicles may also boost the market's growth prospects in this region. According to this market study report, APAC is expected to continue dominating the rain-sensing windshield wipers market throughout the forecast period. Countries like China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea will be the major market contributors. For instance,
Europe is to be the fastest-growing region in the future. Germany leads this regional market due to the presence of major automakers in the country. Additionally, increased vehicle production and the adoption of advanced technologies may boost the market growth in this region. Furthermore, several favorable government initiatives implemented to revitalize the automobile industry, which was hit hard by COVID-19, are expected to drive market growth in these regions.
Additionally, the European region's higher production of luxury cars and high technological capabilities are key characteristics. Consumer's prefer high-performance vehicles, which is the major reason for the growth of the automotive rain sensor market.
The automotive rain sensors market is consolidated, with the presence of national and international players in the market. The major players follow strategies like product innovation, mergers, and acquisitions to expand their reach and hold their market position. The major players in the market are Denso Corporation, HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Analog Devices Inc., Valeo group, ams-OSRAM International GmbH, etc.