Automotive Electronics Market Trends and Global Size by 2030

Coverage: Automotive Electronics Market covers analysis By Type (ECU/DCU, Sensors, Power Electronics, and Others), By Application (Body, Chassis, Powertrain, Infotainment, ADAS/AD, Others), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, and Commercial Vehicles)

  • Report Code : TIPAT00002369
  • Category : Automotive and Transportation
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  • No. of Pages : 150
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The automotive electronics market is expected to grow from US$ 244.23 billion in 2022 to US$ 385.43 billion by 2030; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2022 to 2030.

Analyst Perspective:

The automotive electronics market has witnessed significant growth in recent years, driven by rising sales of passenger cars and commercial vehicles with increased demand for convenience and driving comfort. Manufacturers are focused on improving fuel efficiency, driving performance, and rider and driver’s comfort. The rising necessity to enhance everything from fuel efficiency to driver safety is causing the increased demand for the number of electronic components to grow with time. As a result, more mechanical systems are being replaced with electrical and electronic ones in mechanisms. Significantly, high-tech automobiles have evolved into auto electronic engines with computer-controlled systems during the forecast period. A contemporary automobile has approximately hundreds of electronic systems. The development of vehicle electronics technology has elevated the simple act of driving to a luxurious, comfortable experience. Embedded systems are now widely used in the manufacturing of automobiles. The rising development of advanced technologies such as machine learning, IoT and artificial intelligence (AI) in automobiles is expected to create lucrative opportunities for market growth. Vehicles are equipped with automated driving assistance. With increasing demand for in-vehicle safety features, automotive infotainment system drives the global automotive electronics market growth.

Furthermore, the rising demand for advanced analog power conversion devices in vehicles driven by the rise in sales and production of hybrid and all-electric vehicles drives the market growth. With increased vehicle production, the global automotive electronics market will continue to expand steadily. According to the European Automobiles Association, in 2022, more than 85.4 million vehicles were manufactured globally, an increase of 5.7% compared to the previous year, 2021. There are many applications of automotive electronic systems, such as car parking systems, remote keyless entry, security and personal infotainment systems, GPS location systems, and e-call functionality. This application requires automotive electronics systems to provide additional features to the vehicles.

Market Overview:

Automotive electronics are the electronic components used in the production of vehicles, including from the engine management to the external automotive infotainment systems. These automotive electronics components include ignition systems, audio-radio systems, automotive telematics, entertainment systems, automotive dashboards, and others.

Automotive electronics includes several components, including transistors, diodes, resistors, capacitors, and other common electrical components such as switches and lighting. Individual cables or printed circuit boards are used to link each of these parts. Automotive electronic systems also include specialized parts known as sensors or actuators that allow the electronic system to communicate with the relevant vehicle mechanical systems.

Strategic Insights

Market Driver:

Increased Demand for Autonomous and Comfortable Driving with Increasing Automotive Production to Drive Growth of Automotive Electronics Market

Rising sales and the production of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles around the globe, with increased disposable income of the people, drive the market growth. According to the European Associations for Automotive Manufacturing, global vehicle production reached around 85.4 million in 2022, increased by 5.7% compared to 2021. Increased demand for automotive electronics and software drives the market growth during the forecast period. In automotive electronics, domain control unit (DCU) and electronic control unit segments are expected to have the largest share in 2022, and electronic control unit (ECU) sales are increasing at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Also, the automotive sensors requirement in the overall automotive electronics industry is growing at a rapid pace with increased demand for AD/ADAS sensors.

Changes in consumer preferences, laws that prioritize safety and permit higher levels of autonomous driving, and technological advancements like the availability of high-performance computers, sophisticated software, or light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors will all accelerate the adoption of driver assistance systems and AD. For instance, by 2025, the demand for Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is expected to show an annual growth of up to 30%, partly owing to rules requiring these sensors in all new vehicles. The German automaker, which had previously made a costly bet on Ford's now closed self-driving car unit, Argo, has been partnering with supplier Mobileye in a strategic shift.

Further, the global automotive electronics market growth is driven by rising demand for connected vehicles with additional features such as location-based GPS services, in-car payments, and infotainment systems. The market is driven by increasingly stringent rules and regulations to automate the fuel efficiency of vehicles, with increased EV sales and increasing premium features-based vehicles. The rapid adoption of green transportation, such as electric and hybrid vehicles, drives the global automotive electronics market growth. These electric vehicles consist of advanced electronic systems to achieve maximum reliability and efficiency, which is expected to create ample opportunity for the automotive electronics market growth. 

Further, the rising development of autonomous cars with self-driving features is expected to create ample opportunity in the upcoming future. In July 2023, Volkswagen planned to launch self-driving autonomous vehicles for goods delivery and ride-hailing services in Austin, Texas, US, by 2026.

Segmental Analysis:

Based on type, the market is segmented into ECU/DCU, sensors, power electronics, and others. The ECU/DCU segment held the largest share of the market in 2022. In contrast, the power electronics segment is anticipated to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period. ECU/DCU has emerged as the dominant share in the automotive electronics market, owing to rising demand for connected cars. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the sales of connected cars increased by 12% in 2022. The US and Europe remained the dominant market share for connected cars, followed by Japan and South Korea.

Further, rising consumers' preference for additional features-based vehicles such as enhanced GPS & navigation systems, in-vehicle infotainment systems, predictive maintenance, and over-the-air capabilities are driving the ECU/DCU segmental growth. All of such features are provided in the connected cars. ECU/DCU is used to automate the vehicles using various sensors and electronics capabilities.

Regional Analysis:

The Asia Pacific automotive electronics market, is expected to dominate the global automotive electronics market owing to the presence of several automotive component manufacturers and increasing sales of EVs and hybrid vehicles. Electric car sale has seen exponential growth in recent years, with sale surpassing more than 10 million in 2022 and is expected to reach 14 million by 2025. With total vehicle sales, around 14% of the automotives sold are electric. In Asia Pacific, China dominated global sales of the electric vehicles market. China accounted for more than 60% of the world’s electric car sales. China accounts for more than half of the world’s electric cars on roads, and the country exceeded its sales target for energy-efficient vehicle sales.

Further, Europe is growing at a rapid pace with increasing sales of EVs and hybrid vehicles. Electric car sales in Europe increased by more than 15% in 2022. Also, in Europe, one in every five cars being sold were electric in 2022.

The rising advancement in the electronic component in the automotive industry across the Indian and Chinese markets has strengthened the market growth. China and India are increasing the popularity of advanced vehicles at a rapid pace owing to an increase in vehicle sales and rising demand for premium vehicles. Asia Pacific OEMs and suppliers have a lucrative opportunity to utilize advanced electronics owing to rising sales and urbanization with growth in population.

Further, North American countries such as the US and Canada are growing at a rapid pace with rising adoption of autonomous vehicles, EVs and connected car sales. Electric car sales in the US show growth of 55% in 2022 compared to 2021. Such rising sale of EVs is expected to create ample opportunity for the autonomous electronics market growth during the forecast period.

North America comprises several leading automotive brand manufacturers, including General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., PACCAR Inc., Tesla Inc., Navistar International Corp, Rivian Automotive Inc., and BMW AG. These leading players require several automotive components to manufacture commercial and passenger vehicles. In North America, the government supports increasing the local production of automobiles and their parts. Hence, the United States government has imposed several favorable policies in support of manufacturing automotive components in North America.

Key players operating in Canada are making substantial investments to increase in-house production of the vehicles. For instance, between 2021 and 2022, Canadian subsidiaries of U.S. automotive manufacturers have made substantial investments in Canada. In 2021, General Motors invested more than US$ 785 million, Ford Motors invested US$1.5 billion, and Stellantis invested US$ 1.14 billion to expand their production facilities. Such an increase in production activities with significant investment is expected to drive the global automotive electronics market growth.

Key Player Analysis:

The automotive electronics market analysis consists of the players such as Continental AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, SONY Corporation, Aptiv PLC, Hyundai Mobis, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Autoliv Inc., Magna International Inc., Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd, Philips N.V. and Among the players in the automotive electronics market.

Recent Developments: 

The strategies adopted by these players include mergers and acquisitions, new product launches, and mergers and acquisitions. Some of the key strategies adopted by the market players are listed below: 

  • In January 2023- HARMAN International Industries, incorporated a subsidiary of the Samsung Electronics Ltd. Automotive infotainment manufacturer, launched advanced electronics products for the vehicles. The company showcased its product offering at the CES event held in 2023. HARMAN showcased several product lines, including Ready Display, Ready Care, Ready on Demand, Ready Vision, Ready Upgrade, Sound & Vibration Sensor and External Microphones for the automotive.
  • In December 2021, Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductors, launched two advanced microcontrollers (MCUs) for automotive electronics. These MCUs were used in the automotive sensor and actuator applications supporting the next-generation automotive electronic and electrical systems.

Automotive Electronics Market Report Analysis

Automotive Electronics Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 258.64 Billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 409.13 Billion

Report Coverage

  • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
  • Key future trends
  • Detailed PEST/Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
  • Industry landscape and competition analysis & recent developments
  • Detailed company profiles
  • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments

Key Players

  • Denso Corporation
  • HGM Automotive Electronics
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Microchip Technology Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductor
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

By Type
  • Sensors
  • Power Electronics
  • Others
By By Application
  • Body
  • Chassis
  • Powertrain
  • Infotainment
  • Others
By By Vehicle Type
  • Passenger Cars
  • Commercial Vehicles
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Automotive Electronics Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 258.64 Billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 409.13 Billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 5.90%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Segments Covered By Type
  • Sensors
  • Power Electronics
  • Others
By By Application
  • Body
  • Chassis
  • Powertrain
  • Infotainment
  • Others
By By Vehicle Type
  • Passenger Cars
  • Commercial Vehicles
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Denso Corporation
  • HGM Automotive Electronics
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Microchip Technology Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductor
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated
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    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Type, Application, Vehicle Type

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

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    to country scope.

    The List of Companies

    1. Denso Corporation
    2. HGM Automotive Electronics
    3. Hitachi, Ltd.
    4. Infineon Technologies AG
    5. Microchip Technology Inc.
    6. NXP Semiconductor
    7. Robert Bosch GmbH
    9. Texas Instruments Incorporated
    10. ZF Friedrichshafen AG

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