Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market Research Report Information By Technology (Firmware Over-The-Air [FOTA], Software Over-The-Air [SOTA]), By Application (Electronic Control Unit (ECU), Infotainment, Safety & Security, Telematics Control Unit (TCU), others ) By Propulsion (ICE, Electric Vehicle), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Light Commercial Vehicle, Heavy Commercial Vehicle)–Market Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/AM/6137-CR | 196 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe | January 2020         

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Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market Overview:


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market Size was valued at USD 4.5 billion in 2022. The Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates industry is projected to grow from USD 5.3424 Billion in 2023 to USD 14.9582 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.72% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030), Increasing connectivity-embedded passenger cars, which heavily depend on advanced software, the demand for the over-the-air (OTA) updates continues to grow are the key market driver enhancing market growth.


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market Trends




  • Rise In Demand For Connected Vehicles is driving market growth




Connected cars facilitate wheel connectivity, offering comfort, convenience, performance, safety, security, and powerful network technology. This enables drivers to connect to online platforms, thereby facilitating real-time communication. The rise in consumer demand for connectivity solutions, the surge in need for constant connectivity, the increase in dependency on technology, and the surge in the tech-savvy population are the key factors contributing to market CAGR  growth in demand for global connected cars. Network connectivity solutions such as vehicle-2-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) systems can share content with various devices inside and outside a vehicle. In a vehicle connected to various devices, the driver receives real-time data around the vehicle to increase safety. The main goals of connected car adoption are to avoid collisions, reduce fatalities, and increase fleet management efficiency.


Additionally, by strengthening collaboration with solution providers and partners, automotive OEMs optimize R&D spending to prioritize connected car programs. For instance, in 2021, Ford and Google announced their unique strategic partnership to accelerate Ford's transformation and reinvent the connected car experience with embedded Google apps and services. Similarly, in 2019, Airbiquity announced that it had become a member of the Japan Automotive Software Platform and Architecture (JASPAR), which promotes the standardization of automotive software and networks to improve development efficiency and stability. Thus, manufacturers' rise in the adoption of connected car devices is expected to increase the growth of the surveillance automotive over-the-air market revenue during the forecast period.


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market Segment Insights:


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Technology Insights


Based on technology, the Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market segmentation includes firmware over-the-air [FOTA] and software over-the-air [SOTA]. The Software over-the-air (SOTA) segment has had the largest market share in the past few years. The growth of the automotive SOTA segment is expected to be mainly driven by growing infotainment applications such as live traffic updates, park assistance, e-mail applications, and social media apps.


Figure1: Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market, By Platform, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market, By Platform


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Application Insights


Based on application, the Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market segmentation includes Electronic Control Unit (ECU), Infotainment, Safety & Security, and Telematics Control Unit (TCU), among others. The Telematics Control Unit (TCU) segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the progress in the number of telecommunication applications. Numerous automotive manufacturers offer telematics control units as conventional devices in their vehicles.


July 2022: new cyber security law will be mandatory for all new vehicle types in the European Union, and from July 2024, all new cars manufactured. For instance, South Korea and Japan attempt to establish cyber security rules. Furthermore, the automotive industry is developing ISO/SAE 21434, Road vehicles – Cyber security engineering standard within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The standard implementation is intended to assist manufacturers in keeping up with evolving technology and cyber-attack strategies. Hence, cyber security regulations in the automotive sector are expected to fuel the growth of the global automotive OTA market during the forecast period.


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Propulsion Insights


Based on propulsion, the Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market data includes ICE, Electric vehicles. The ICE segment dominated the Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates market. This can be credited to cars and most medium- and heavy commercial vehicles powered by conventional engines. The electric category will witness faster growth, with a rate of 28%. This has much to do with government support, such as grants and initiatives, for the acceptance of EVs and the strict emission regulations. Furthermore, nearly all EVs are equipped with innovative connected systems for effective processes and high security and safety.


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Vehicle Type Insights


Based on vehicle type, the global automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates industry includes passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles. Passenger car segments dominated the market. Passenger vehicles had the larger share, of about 68%, and it will be like this in the future. It will be because of the growing sales of mid-range and premium passenger vehicles with added features, including autonomy. Moreover, Light Commercial Vehicle has numerous systems for virtual assistance, eye tracking, driver monitoring, speech recognition, gesture recognition, and natural language interfaces. These systems rely on regular OTA updates for safe operation, further contributing to the market's growth.


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North American automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates market, due to the increasing number of connected car devices in vehicles, the rise in production of electric vehicles, and standard infotainment & telematics services updates will boost the market growth in this Region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure2: Automotive Over-The-Air (Ota) Updates Market Share By Region 2022 (%)


Automotive Over-The-Air (Ota) Updates Market Share


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Europe's automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the increased penetration of internet services in the Region and the adoption of advanced technology. Further, the German automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates market held the largest market share, and the UK automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates market was the fastest-growing market in the European Region.


The Asia-Pacific automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2030. This is due to major automotive manufacturers of countries, like China and India, in significant automotive hubs in the Region, which are anticipated to boost the procurements of automotive over-the-air (OTA) Updates Market. Moreover, China’s automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates market held the largest market share. The Indian automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates to the market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The Automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the global automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. The automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates industry has offered the military some of the most significant advantages in recent years. Major players in the automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates to market, including Robert Bosch GmbH, NXP Semiconductors N.V, Verizon Communications Inc., Continental AG, Infineon Technologies AG, Qualcomm Incorporated, Intel Corporation, HARMAN International, Airbiquity Inc, Aptiv, HERE Technologies, BlackBerry QNX Software Systems Limited, Garmin Ltd., Intellias Ltd., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Qualcomm is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Diego, California, and incorporated in Delaware. It creates semiconductors, software, and services related to wireless technology. It owns patents critical to the 5G, 4G, CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA, and WCDMA mobile communications standards. Qualcomm Technologies Inc, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc, had announced the expansion of 5G test networks. The expansion of networks included Over-the-air configuration for sub-6 GHz bands and millimeter waves.


Verizon Communications Inc., commonly known as Verizon, is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate and a corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is headquartered at 1095 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, but is incorporated in Delaware. Verizon had launched Hum, the first 4G LTE-connected solution for cars that came with built-in Google Assistant.


Key Companies in the Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates market include



  • Robert Bosch GmbH

  • NXP Semiconductors N.V

  • Verizon Communications Inc.

  • Continental AG

  • Infineon Technologies AG

  • Qualcomm Incorporated

  • Intel Corporation

  • HARMAN International

  • Airbiquity Inc

  • Aptiv

  • HERE Technologies

  • BlackBerry QNX Software Systems Limited

  • Garmin Ltd.

  • Intellias Ltd.


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Industry Developments


February 2019: Qualcomm Technologies Inc, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc, announced the expansion of 5G test networks. The expansion of networks included Over-the-air configuration for sub-6 GHz bands and millimeter waves.


January 2019: Verizon launched Hum, the first 4G LTE-connected solution for cars that came with built-in Google Assistant.


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Market Segmentation:


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Technology Outlook



  • Firmware Over-The-Air [FOTA]

  • Software Over-The-Air [SOTA]


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Application Outlook



  • Electronic Control Unit (ECU)

  • Infotainment

  • Safety & Security

  • Telematics Control Unit (TCU)

  • others


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Propulsion Outlook



  • ICE

  • Electric Vehicle


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Vehicle Type Outlook



  • Passenger Car

  • Light Commercial Vehicle

  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle


Automotive Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2022 USD 4.5 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 5.3424billion
Market Size 2030 USD 14.9582 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 18.72% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2019- 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered By Technology, By Application, By Propulsion, By Vehicle Type, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Robert Bosch GmbH, NXP Semiconductors N.V, Verizon Communications Inc., Continental AG, Infineon Technologies AG, Qualcomm Incorporated, Intel Corporation, HARMAN International, Airbiquity Inc, Aptiv, HERE Technologies, BlackBerry QNX Software Systems Limited, Garmin Ltd., Intellias Ltd.
Key Market Opportunities Government initiatives Development commercial sectors globally
Key Market Dynamics With the rapid growth in connected cars globally, vehicles are becoming more software dependent.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates were valued at USD 4.5 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 18.72% during the forecast period, 2023-2030.

The key players in the market are Robert Bosch GmbH, NXP Semiconductors N.V, Verizon Communications Inc., Continental AG, Infineon Technologies AG, Qualcomm Incorporated, Intel Corporation, HARMAN International, Airbiquity Inc, Aptiv, HERE Technologies, BlackBerry QNX Software Systems Limited, Garmin Ltd., and Intellias Ltd.

The passenger car automotive over-the-air (OTA) updates category dominated the market in 2022.

The ICE –based Propulsion had the largest share of the global market.

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