Global Rear-seat Infotainment Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Sep 2016
  • Pages: 99
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According to this industry research report, Alpine Electronics, Delphi, Harman, Panasonic, and Pioneer will be the top vendors in this market space. It also presents a comprehensive segmentation of the global rear-seat infotainment market by end users (Aftermarket and OEMs), operating systems (Microsoft, Linux, QNX, and others), and geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global rear-seat infotainment market

Rear-seat infotainment systems allow passengers sitting in the rear side of the vehicle to control audio or video sources according their preferences from their seats. Along with entertainment, this system also gives information regarding vehicle, navigation, and connectivity. The introduction of the smartphone-mirroring technology will help in the strong growth of this market during the forecast period. The high demand for in-vehicle connectivity and telematics has led to technological improvements, which aim to enhance the overall in-vehicle experience of both passengers and drivers. The evolution of connectivity in vehicles has resulted in consumers connecting their smartphones and tablets to the vehicle's infotainment system to access enhanced entertainment and information. For instance, Apple's car integration CarPlay interface is available through Pioneer's aftermarket in-dash infotainment offerings. Comprehensive market research carried out by the analysts at Technavio has shown that the global market for rear-seat infotainment will grow at a stupendous CAGR of over 27% by 2020.

In terms of geography, the Americas will dominate this market and account for more than 41% of the total market share by 2020. Much of this region’s high demand for rear-seat infotainment systems will be spurred by the increasing population of baby boomers and the augmented sales of luxury cars. In this region, the demographic plays an important role for the higher adoption of rear-seat infotainment systems. Apart from demography, the recent increase in the number of vendors and vendor offerings will also aid in the strong growth of the market in the next four years.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is concentrated with the presence of a few international vendors. However, the market is witnessing the emergence of domestic players as most consumers prefer buying products that are affordable. For instance, India saw the emergence of MapmyIndia, a regional player launching rear-seat infotainment. To gain a competitive edge over their peers, the vendors will utilize the OS or software as a differentiating factor.

Key vendors in the market are -

  • Alpine Electronics
  • Delphi
  • Harman
  • Panasonic
  • Pioneer

Other prominent vendors analyzed in this market study are Airbiquity, Aisin Seiki, Apple, Audi, BMW, Clarion, CSR, Fujitsu-Ten, Garmin, Intel, JVCKENWOOD, MapmyIndia, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, NEXTBASE, Nuance Communications, Parrot, Robert Bosch, and TomTom.

End user segmentation and analysis of the rear-seat infotainment market

  • Aftermarket
  • OEMs

In this market study, analysts have estimated that the aftermarket segment dominated this market during 2015 by accounting for an impressive market share of more than 54%. The aftermarket of rear-seat infotainment systems consists of on-board kits that are available through third-party vendors. The availability of a wide array of customization options to meet the changing needs of the consumers will lead to the growth of this market segment in the next few years.

Segmentation by operating systems and analysis of the rear-seat infotainment market

  • Microsoft
  • Linux
  • QNX

At present Linux is the smallest market segment but is anticipated to account for more than 41% of the total market share by 2020. Linux is the open-source OS in the automotive infotainment OS market and is witnessing significant adoption due to the need for making car infotainment systems similar to smartphones. Linux, being an open-source OS, allows OEMs or suppliers to design infotainment systems according to their requirements. This, in turn, allows the easy upgradation for the system as technology gets better. 

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 rear-seat infotainment market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global rear-seat infotainment market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in global rear-seat infotainment market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global rear-seat infotainment market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of global rear-seat infotainment market?

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Rear seat infotainment is an integration of information and entertainment systems in vehicles, primarily designed for the rear seat passengers. The system comprises of recorded-media-based and broadcast-based devices that provide live internet media streaming for infotainment, mobile satellite television, connectivity, information, and point of interest based services.  These infotainment systems also have in-vehicle navigation devices, display screens, and telematics systems. The Android-powered infotainment system also includes POI and LBS, besides media streaming features.

The report, global rear seat infotainment 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 or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Market overview
  • Report Coverage
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Evolution (digital transformation) of car audio and radio
  • Rear-seat infotainment system: Market dynamics
  • Value chain analysis

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market Overview
  • Rear-seat infotainment technologies
  • Rear-seat development process
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by end users

  • Global rear-seat infotainment market segmentation by end users
  • Global rear-seat infotainment market by OEMs
  • Global aftermarket rear-seat infotainment system

PART 07: Market segmentation by operating system

  • Global rear-seat infotainment market segmentation by operating system
  • Global rear-seat infotainment market by QNX
  • Global rear-seat infotainment market by Microsoft
  • Global rear-seat infotainment market by Linux
  • Global rear-seat infotainment market by other OS

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Segmentation of rear-seat infotainment market by geography
  • Rear-seat infotainment market in Americas
  • Rear-seat infotainment market in EMEA
  • Rear-seat infotainment market in APAC

PART 09: Market drivers

PART 10: Impact of drivers

PART 11: Market challenges

PART 12: Market trends

PART 13: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive benchmarking
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 14: Key vendor analysis

  • Alpine Electronics
  • Delphi
  • Harman International
  • Panasonic
  • Pioneer

PART 15: Appendix

  • List of abbreviation

PART 16: 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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