Automotive Data Logger Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2026

Automotive Data Logger Market Research Report: Information by Channel (CAN & CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and Ethernet), Connection Type (USB, SD Card, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi, and Cellular Modem), Application (On-Board Diagnostics, ADAS & Safety, Fleet Management, and Automotive Insurance), End Market (OEMs, Service Stations, and Regulatory Bodies), and Region- Forecast till 2026

ID: MRFR/AM/5213-CR | July 2021 | Region: Global | 154 pages

Automotive data logger market overview:


The automotive data logger market, in terms of value, is estimated to reach USD 4.5 billion by 2027, registering an 7% CAGR during the forecast period.


Vehicle data logging systems are flexible and powerful devices collecting a wide range of signals, including OBD, CAN, analog and GPS. Designed for vehicle test and OEM engineering data acquisition, these devices can capture real-time data from several sources, including temperatures, RPM, brake and throttle settings, latitude, longitude, and speed, all without requiring extra instrumentation or user interaction for long periods of time.The automotive data logger market is driven by factors such as the increasingly complex electronic architecture in modern vehicles and the rising adoption of data logging solution applications in the automotive industry. However, the lack of a trained workforce is expected to restrain the market growth. Increasing electric vehicle production and autonomous vehicle testingare expected to create growth opportunities for market players.


COVID-19 Analysis:


ECONOMIC IMPACT


The outbreak of COVID-19 initially in China’s Wuhan and later across the globe caused several disruptions in the industry. In 2020, the automotive technology and components industry reported a decrease in global sales and delayed production capabilities, owing to the rapid spread of the deadly novel coronavirus that forced governments to impose movement restrictions, adopt the work from remote environments, follow social distancing & other hygiene practices at public places, and shut down of production & sales facilities. This has resulted in the piled-up inventories for the automotive supply chain and scarcity of electronic components that impacted the pricing strategies, further impacting the slump in product demand.


PRICE VARIATION OF KEY RAW MATERIAL


The automotive data logger industry players procure their raw materials from various suppliers located across the globe. Raw materials mainly used in the design & manufacturing of automotive data loggers include sensors & semiconducting devices that consume metals, plastics, and glass. The cost volatility and the availability of these commodities impacted the overall cost of automotive data logging systems to some extent. However, industry players did not pass on the same to their end consumers mainly due to their efforts to mitigate the risk by negotiating over the prices with the suppliers.


IMPACT ON PRICING OF AUTOMOTIVE DATA LOGGERS


Owing to the travel restrictions imposed by governing bodies across the globe, the demand for automobile data loggers in vehicles has drastically impacted. Additionally, the manufacturers of semiconductors reported fluctuations in pricing mainly due to disrupted supply chain operations. Furthermore, the suspended developments in automated cars have resulted in low demand for automotive data loggers. Software developments were temporarily suspended due to several delays and postponement of scheduled testing activities to monitor, analyze, present, and provide performance insights using different technologies such as machine learning and data analytics. All these factors that led to disruption of supply chain operations caused the pricing of automotive data logger systems to affect with added pressures from OEMs and automotive manufacturers.

Key Competitors:


The growth of the vendors is dependent on market conditions, government support, and industrial development. Thus, the vendors should focus on expanding their presence and improving their services. Aptiv, Vector Informatik Gmbh, Continental AG, Racelogic, IPETRONIK GmbH & Co. KG, National Instrumentation Corporation, TTTech Group, Xilinx, Interpid Control System Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Harman), and Horiba Ltd are some of the key players operating in the global market.


Market Dynamics:



  • Drivers:

    • INCREASINGLY COMPLEX ELECTRONIC ARCHITECTURE IN MODERN VEHICLES




Modern automotive vehicles are nowadays equipped with tons of sensors that enhance the driving experience, help efficient fuel consumption, minimize the accidents/mishaps that cause severe injuries/deaths, and provide several other benefits that are embedded with advanced software solutions enabling predictive maintenance, automated driving assistance systems, vehicle monitoring, in-vehicle connectivity (with the help of CAN), navigation system, parking assistance, advanced lighting system, weather condition monitoring, and so on. These trends are shifting from the conventional approach of mechanical and electrical design to the future-proof connected automobile experience. For instance, according to a statistic, the automotive vehicle generated over 15,000 data sets in 2018, which is expected to surpass 100,000 in 2020. Furthermore, NXP Semiconductors forecasts the cost of electronic components to surpass the entire cost of the finished vehicle unit by the end of 2035. Furthermore, the surging need for integrated systems to connect and control the vehicles through smartphones, advanced infotainment systems, strict government policies on telematics, and rise in adoption from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are some other factors that boost the demand for automotive data logger solutions. Thus, the increasingly complex electronic architecture in modern vehicles is expected to drive the growth of the automotive data logger market during the study period.



  • ADOPTION OF DATA LOGGING SOLUTION APPLICATIONS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY


The rising use of sensors in the automotive networking architecture is increasing the volume of data generated. Additionally, due to the increasing need for centralized electronic control units, automated driving and assistance systems have further boosted the demand for data logging solutions. Furthermore, the rise in the need for automatic system data storage is intended towards the diagnostics, failure analysis, and debugging of software applications to optimize the use of applications, trace the historical series of events, and cater to security concerns. Thus, the rising adoption of data logging solution applications in the automotive industry is expected to drive the growth of the global automotive data logger market during the forecast period.



  • Restraint:

    • LACK OF TRAINED WORKFORCE




The adoption of automotive data logging systems involves installing hardware and software components and designing, manufacturing, and assembling engineered component products, connectors, wiring assemblies & harnesses, cable management, electrical centers, and safety distribution systems. These systems and components require a human workforce with technical expertise and knowledge right from installing hardware components in the vehicle to fetch the database from the data logging system. A trained workforce is required to carry out the adoption of this technology successfully; however, its lack is expected to restrict the adoption of automotive data logger solutions. Thus, the lack of a trained workforce is expected to restrict the growth of the automotive data logger market during the study period.



  • Opportunity:

    • INCREASING ELECTRIC VEHICLE PRODUCTION AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE TESTING




Governments across the word are focusing on minimizing the carbon footprint of their respective countries. Additionally, the governing bodies are leveraging policies to create charging infrastructure across the region. The rise in the adoption of electric-powered vehicles throughout the world is gaining traction. Automotive data logger manufacturing companies need to track this rise in demand to design and develop the EV data logger to measure EV controllers, batteries, braking systems, battery performance, lighting systems, HVAC, and infotainment. On the other hand, the automotive industry aims to test automated vehicles to enhance the travel experience while safety measures are in place. Autonomous vehicles utilize a large number of sensing technologies to track and monitor vehicle performance, which in turn is expected to present lucrative opportunities for vendors operating in the global automotive data logger market.


Segmentation:


The global market for automotive data logger solutions has been segmented based on channel, connection type, application, and end market.


Based on the channel, the global automotive data logger market is divided into Controller Area Network (CAN) & CAN FD (Controller Area Network - Flexible Data-Rate), Local Interconnect Network (LIN), FlexRay, and Ethernet. Controlled Area Network (CAN) is a serial networking technology designed for embedded systems such as automotive vehicles. It enables fast connectivity between the microcontrollers to meet real-time requirements with a data transfer speed of up to 1 megabit per second.CAN and CAN FD enable automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and consumers to collect and fetch data logs from their cars for further usage. Additionally, the CAN FD is compatible with J1939 FD, which are IoT-based data loggers to be used in heavy-duty telematics for fleet management.Local Interconnect Network (LIN) is another serial network protocol developed by Volcano Communications Technology to create a standard for communication networks in automotive vehicles. FlexRay protocol allows time-triggered data transmission arrived in a predictable time frame of usually accountable at microsecond. It can also operate in the CAN environment, where it can handle numerous types of frames. Modern automotive vehicles are built with complex driver assistance systems, safety features, and infotainment applications. Additionally, the automotive data loggers with multi-bus data logging systems require ethernet to transfer a high quantity of data logs gathered from different sensing technologies.


Based on connection type, the global automotive data logger market has been segmented into Secure Digital (SD) card, Universal Serial Bus (USB), Bluetooth or Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi), and Cellular Modem.SD cards are a compact form of flash memory storage with high data storage capacities, capable of transferring data at higher speeds and utilizing minimum power from battery-operated systems. USB port/s over the automotive data logger enables consumers to retrieve data logs from the data logger to transfer it to other systems by bridging the gap between automotive and computing devices, enabling data analysis. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies enable simplified and faster data transfer process wirelessly to receiving stations within a range of 50 to 100 feet distance between the devices. Cellular modems enable communication between the automotive data logger system and other devices. They provide consumers to record and collect data from a remote location with the help of integrated cellular modems.


Based on application, the global automotive data logger market has been segmented into on-board diagnostics, ADAS & safety, fleet management, and automotive insurance.Automotive data loggers provide an on-board diagnostics application that allows a vehicle owner/consumer to know the faults in the car with a few clicks. It allows diagnosing and reporting faults with pre-defined fault code insights across emission, performance, fuel economy, and ECU status. Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) is proving to be beneficial for the convenience of vehicle use and ensure safer driving and travel environments for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians on the road. Automotive data logger applied in fleet management provides visualization and transformation of data fetched from the fleets in real-time, the status of the fleet, smart anomaly detection, and efficient tracking of issues. Automotive data loggers provide information regarding the driver’s driving behavior patterns and adjust the insurance premium accordingly.


Based on the end market, the global automotive data logger market is divided into original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), service stations, and regulatory bodies. The vehicle component manufacturers that deal in automotive data logger systems offer their products, solutions, and aftermarket services to the OEMs. They provide components, systems, subsystems & modules to OEMs to manufacture new vehicles and provide aftermarket services to replace faulty components in the older vehicles. Service stations are another important end-use market for automotive data loggers. Automotive service stations operated by vehicle manufacturers and other commercial operators form a large portion of the overall market. Regulatory bodies utilize automotive data loggers to test the vehicle's durability, carbon & noise emissions, safety & ADAS testing, and accidental damage testing.


Regional Analysis:


Based on region, the report on the automotive data logger markethas been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world.


The automotive data logger market in Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR of 15.2% from 2020 to 2026 due to the increasing implementation of data logging devices, software tools, hardware, and vehicle electronic network across business organizations. Asia-Pacific accounts for the major share of the global market and is anticipated to uphold its dominance over the study period; developing and developed countries such as China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Australia are the largest contributors in the global automotive markets. The expansion of the manufacturing sector and the advancement of infrastructure in developing countries have opened new opportunities for automotive manufacturers. As a result, Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing market for automotive data logger systems in the region.


Europe is anticipated to have a high market share in the automotive data logger market with a valuation of USD 1,009.1 million in 2019. The automotive data logger market is looking for the implementation of electric architecture in the latest vehicles to accomplish optimum efficiency. Many countries in the region have witnessed an increase in the adoption of electric cars, and emerging countries are preparing for the same trends. The shift to electric vehicles would result in increased demand for automotive data logger systems in the coming years. Small-sized on-boards are installed in the vehicle in the connectors, which collects, stores, and transforms the data about the vehicle route using GPS, recording the conversation, and using technical diagnostics. Key companies are APTIV Plc, Continental AG, Racelogic, and IPETRONIK GmbH & Co. KG. Europe is further segmented into the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Turkey, Bulgaria, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, and the rest of Europe.


Competitive Landscape:


The global market for automated data loggers has witnessed significant growth over the forecast period due to the increasing electronic architecture in modern vehicle content. Several domestic, regional, and global players operate in the automated data logger market who continuously strive to gain a notable share of the overall market. During the study, MRFR has analyzed some of the major players in the global automated data logger market who have contributed to the market growth. These include Aptiv, Vector Informatik Gmbh, Continental AG, Racelogic, IPETRONIK GmbH & Co. KG, National Instrumentation Corporation, TTTech Group, Xilinx, Interpid Control System Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Harman), and Horiba Ltd.


Recent Developments:



  • April 2021- Xylon has validated logger for use with Nvidia Drive AGX.

  • November 2020: Vector Informatik GmbH and froglogic GmbH partnered to develop a new testing solution for a GUI-based embedded system. This collaboration aims to offer development and test engineers from a broad range of industries access to an integrated toolchain.

  • April 2020: RACELOGIC introduced a new VBOX Pedal Force Sensor, which monitors the load applied to the accelerator or brake pedal.

  • March 2019: Continental AG launched a new ContiLogger consulting concept, which combines software, hardware, and data in an innovative service concept.

  • May 2018: National Instrument Corporation launched “flexlogger,” a configuration-based data-logging program for validation tests flexlogger helps automotive test departments easily collect reliable, well-documented data to check device performance in real-world conditions.


Report Overview:


The globalautomotive data logger markethas been segmented based on channel, connection type, application, and end market.The automotive data logger market is driven by factors such as the increasingly complex electronic architecture in modern vehicles and the rising adoption of data logging solution applications in the automotive industry. However, the lack of a trained workforce is expected to restrain the market growth. Increasing electric vehicle production and autonomous vehicle testing are expected to create growth opportunities for market players.


Market Segmentation



  • Based onChannel (CAN & CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, and Ethernet)

  • Connection Type (USB, SD Card, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi, and Cellular Modem)

  • Application (On-Board Diagnostics, ADAS & Safety, Fleet Management, and Automotive Insurance)

  • End Market (OEMs, Service Stations, and Regulatory Bodies)



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2026: USD 4.5 Billion
  CAGR   7% CAGR (2020-2026)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2026
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Technology, By Application, By connection type, By Channels ,
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Delphi Technologies (the U.K.), Vector Informatik GmbH (Germany), Continental Automotive GmbH (Germany), Harman International (the U.S.), Racelogic (the U.K.), National Instruments (the U.S.), TTTech Computertechnik AG (Austria), Xilinx (the U.S.), Intrepid Control Systems, Inc. (the U.S.), Dewesoft d.o.o. (Slovenia), HEM Data Corporation (the U.S.), Danlaw Technologies India Limited (India), MEN Micro Inc. (the U.S.), Ipetronik GmbH & Co. KG. (Germany), MadgeTech, Inc (the U.S.), Influx Technology (the U.K.), NSM Solutions (India), myCarma (Canada), and Transtron Inc. (Japan)
  Key Market Opportunities   Increased incorporation of technologically advanced solutions in automotive industry
  Key Market Drivers   Use of advanced electronic architecture in modern vehicles


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The global automotive data logger market is poised to record a market value of USD 5.75 Billion by 2027.

The global automotive data logger market is maturing at a whopping 7.2% CAGR over the review period of 2020 to 2027.

A few significant players of the global automotive data logger market are Influx Technology (the U.K.), NSM Solutions (India), myCarma (Canada), and Transtron Inc. (Japan), among others.

The Bluetooth/wifi segment is expected to drive market growth over the review period.

The Ethernet segment is likely to witness the highest demand in the automotive data logger market.