Global Automotive Sensors Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Mar 2016
  • Pages: 90
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This industry research report segments the global automotive sensors market by area of application (powertrain and engine control, chassis control, and others), by sensor type (process sensors, position sensors, rotational motion sensors, and others), by vehicle type (passenger cars and commercial vehicles), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). The leading vendors in this market are Bosch, Continental AG, Delphi Automotive, DENSO, and Sensata Technologies.

Global market overview of automotive sensors

The global market for automotive sensors is positively affected by the end user’ s growing need for smarter systems and will grow steadily over the forecast period. An important factor promoting growth in this market is the end user's concerns about vehicle security and occupant and environment safety. Recently, the automotive industry has been witnessing growing consumer demand for fuel-efficiency, safety, and reduced emissions in the interests of promoting a better driving and travel experience. This has led to the recent increase in the number of sensors that measure the ambient conditions within the vehicle for passenger convenience and also ensure driver comfort. Since sensors in automobiles help to improve traveling experience, the demand for seat pressure, A/C compressor, night driving lamps, and solar radiation sensors will increase rapidly over the next few years. Comprehensive market research studies carried out by the analysts at Technavio has shown that the global automotive market will grow at a CAGR of around 7% until 2020.

In terms of geography, this market study estimates the APAC region to be the largest market segment during the forecast period. The promising economic growth potential in emerging countries like China and India is responsible for increasing the demand for passenger cars in this region. This increase in the demand for passenger vehicles will compel numerous car manufacturers to establish their manufacturing units in APAC. The manufacturer’s increasing investments in technology and modern mass production systems will aid in the growth of this market during the estimated period.

Segmentation by area of application and analysis of the automotive sensors market

  • Powertrain and engine control
  • Chassis control

In this market study, analysts have estimated the powertrain and engine control segment to account for more than 71% of the total market revenue by 2020. Sensors designed for powertrain and engine control are used to monitor engine cylinders, combustion, emission, crankshafts, camshafts, fuel injection, engine diagnostics, and the gearbox. The ability of these sensors to detect changes in pressure, temperature, vibration, mass flow, volume flow rate, torque, valve position, and rotational motion will lead to its augmented utilization during the predicted period.

Segmentation by sensor type of the automotive sensors market

  • Process sensors
  • Position sensors
  • Rotational motion sensors

During 2015, the process sensors segment accounted for more than 27% of the total market share and is anticipated to retain its hold over the market until the end of the forecast period. These sensors help to monitor temperature and pressure and are widely used across all application areas in a vehicle. Its extensive utilization for powertrain and engine control, chassis control, and applications about passenger safety and vehicle security will result in this segment’s dominant market position during the estimated period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is highly fragmented owing to the presence of a large number of established manufacturers and a significant number of small and medium-sized enterprises. The market is also characterized by the presence of well-diversified global and regional vendors. The competitive nature of this market is envisaged to intensify as more sensors enter the mass market, which is inevitable in the wake of increasing government regulations and consumer demand for automotive safety and advanced features.

The key market vendors are -

  • Bosch
  • Continental AG
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Sensata Technologies

Other prominent vendors analyzed in this market study are Avago Technologies, Bourns, CTS, Faurecia, GE Measurement & Control Solutions, Gill Sensors & Controls, Hamamatsu, Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Hyundai KEFICO, Infineon Technologies, Murata, NGK Spark Plug, Panasonic, Stoneridge, Takata, Tenneco, Valeo, and ZF TRW.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global automotive sensors market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global automotive sensors market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global automotive sensors market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global automotive sensors market?

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Sensors are objects that help to detect events or changes in the environment and then provide a corresponding output. In the automotive sector, sensors can help to reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions. They also help to boost engine efficiency and vehicle safety to ensure greater driving comfort. Due to the recent increase in electronic content in vehicles and the growing emphasis on safety and comfort, sensors have become critical components in automobiles.

The global automotive sensors market is part of Technavio’s automotive research portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as auto accessories, automotive components, automotive electronics, automotive manufacturing, automotive services, powertrain, and wheels and tires. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Automotive sensors: Overview
  • Historical brief
  • Explosive growth of automotive sensors in vehicles
  • Automotive OEMs take on automotive sensors by geography with new players foraying into the auto world

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by area of application

  • Global automotive sensors market segmentation by area of application
  • Global automotive sensors market in powertrain and engine control application
  • Global automotive sensors market in chassis control application
  • Global automotive sensors market in other applications

PART 07: Market segmentation by sensor type

  • Global automotive sensors market segmentation by type of sensor

PART 08: Market segmentation by vehicle type

  • Global automotive sensors market segmentation by type of vehicle
  • Global automotive sensors for passenger cars
  • Global automotive sensors for commercial vehicles

PART 09: Geographical segmentation

  • Automotive sensors market in APAC
  • Automotive sensors market in Americas
  • Automotive sensors market in EMEA

PART 10: Market drivers

PART 11: Impact of drivers

PART 12: Market challenges

PART 13: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 14: Market trends

PART 15: Vendor landscape

  • Other prominent vendors

PART 16: Key vendor analysis

  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Sensata Technologies

PART 17: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 18: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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