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Automotive Rain Sensors Market Trends

ID: MRFR//3225-HCR | 111 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe| June 2024

Automotive Rain Sensors Market Overview:

The Automotive Rain Sensors market size was valued at USD 3.11 Billion in 2023. The Automotive Rain Sensors market industry is projected to grow from USD 3.33 Billion in 2024 to USD 5.47 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.37% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The rise in the production of vehicles, technological advancements in the automotive field and a rise in the number of rain accidents are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Automotive Rain Sensors Market

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

Automotive Rain Sensors Market Trends

Rising automotive sales are driving the market growth

Market CAGR for automotive rain sensors is being driven by rising automotive sales all over the globe. The automotive manufacturers and the players involved in the ecosystem in each region have started adopting the changing regional patterns according to customer's needs and choices. The market will grow due to the rising demand for the vehicle and an increase in living standards across the globe. Moreover, rapid urbanization and increasing population create a need for cars among millions. The rising need for a safe and comfortable driving experience, growing demand for electric and autonomous vehicles, and others are propelling the automotive rain sensors market revenue.

For instance, In June 2021, Valeo and Navya chose to expand their technological and industrial collaboration in the field of autonomous shuttles. Further, Valeo will provide Navya with the sensors that will enable a vehicle to perceive its surroundings closely, and Navya will share the technical and functional data collected during experimentation.

Additionally, the market's growth is influenced mainly by the faster growth of the average number of software applications and electronics components per vehicle. Similarly, growing demand for safety & comfort features in new energy vehicles, connected vehicles and upcoming autonomous vehicles also propelled the market growth. Further, OEMs are also developing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) in commercial vehicles. Furthermore, increasing awareness about vehicle safety ratings and decreasing component costs due to the extensive application of sensors and cameras will boost the market growth. Additionally, technological advancements in the automotive sector and the rise of autonomous, semi-autonomous, and advanced driver-assist system (ADAS) vehicles shall fuel market growth.

The growing requirement for safe and convenient driving experiences in modern vehicles leads to the steady market growth of automotive rain sensors. In addition, the growing number of accidents and fatalities caused due to drivers' distractions in poor weather conditions is the impetus for developing the market for rain sensors. Also, the rising inclination towards rain sensors over conventional systems requiring manual adjustment and driver's attention further propels the market. This is due to the automotive rain sensors of modern times do not need the drivers to adjust wiper speed, reducing the chances of accidents due to drivers' distractions.

Automotive Rain Sensors Market Segment Insights:

Automotive Rain Sensors Vehicle Type Insights

The Automotive Rain Sensors market segmentation, based on vehicle type, includes passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles. The passenger car segment dominated the market, accounting for 35% of market revenue (1.09 Billion). In developing economies, category growth is driven by the increasing disposable income of consumers, significant growth of luxury offerings in vehicles, and shifting consumer preferences from sedans to SUVs have propelled the demand for passenger cars & their luxury features worldwide. However, heavy commercial vehicle is a fastest-growing category due to increasing digitalization, and the use of advanced components for driver safety will create the demand for automotive rain sensors over the forecast period.

Automotive Rain Sensors Channel Type Insights

The Automotive Rain Sensors market segmentation, based on channel type, includes original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) category generated the most income (70.4%) due to the rising demand for electric vehicles, EVs, and eco-friendly vehicles. However, the aftermarket is the fastest-growing category over the forecast period. The motors must be replaced after a certain period due to their prolonged usage and for better vehicular performance.

Figure 1: Automotive Rain Sensors Market, by Channel Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Automotive Rain Sensors Market, by Channel Type, 2022

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

Automotive Rain Sensors Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The Europe automotive rain sensors market will dominate this market due to increased sales of vehicles and growing consumer demand for safety, convenience, and comfort features. Further, the German automotive rain sensors market held the largest market share, and the UK automotive rain sensors market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

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

Figure 2: Automotive Rain Sensors Market Share By Region 2022 (USD Billion)

Automotive Rain Sensors Market Share By Region

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

North America automotive rain sensors market accounts for the second-largest market share. The market's growth prospects in this area may be boosted by the growing expenditures in infrastructure and industrialization that drive the need for commercial vehicles. Further, the US automotive rain sensors market held the largest market share, and the Canada automotive rain sensors market was the fastest-growing market in the North America region.

The Asia-Pacific automotive rain sensors Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is a result of increasing vehicle manufacturing, and the uptake of cutting-edge technology might spur market expansion in this area. Moreover, China automotive rain sensors market held the largest market share, and the India automotive rain sensors market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Automotive Rain Sensors 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 rain sensors 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. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the automotive rain sensors industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the Automotive Rain Sensors industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. Major players in the automotive rain sensors market, including DENSO CORPORATION., HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Hamamatsu Photonics KK and its affiliates., MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION., Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., and others, are trying to expand market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Škoda Auto India Pvt Ltd. has been operating in India since November 2001 as a subsidiary of Škoda Auto, one of the fastest-growing car manufacturers in Europe. It has established a modern manufacturing facility in Shendra near Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The facility is spread across 300,000 m2. The company has a network of 200 outlets across the country. For instance, in March 2021, Skoda Auto India launched the all-new midsize SUV Kushaq, its first production automobile of four models, as an element of the INDIA 2.0 project. The automobile features rain sensors that automatically change the low beam or windscreen wipers when needed.

HELLA GmbH & Co KGaA is a global, family-owned company that develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry. The company also develops products for specialist vehicles. It also provides automotive parts, accessories, diagnosis and services. It provides novel lighting and electronic products to the producers of construction machinery, municipalities and energy suppliers. Its products include headlamps, rear combination lamps, and car body and interior lighting for automobile manufacturers. It also provides innovative services to wholesalers and garages; drivers; core competency; and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). In March 2021, HELLA entered into a partnership with automobile data provider Wejo. HELLA's comprehensive sensor expertise will allow Wejo to identify new usage cases for high-performance radar, battery, and rain-light-climate sensors.

Key Companies in the Automotive Rain Sensors market include

  • Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. (Germany)

  • Denso Corporation (Japan)

  • Pacific Industrial Co. Ltd (Japan)

  • Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)

  • Valeo SA (France)

  • TRW Automotive (US)

  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (Japan)

  • Vishay Intertechnology (US)

  • Hamamatsu Photonics KK (Japan)

  • Melexis Microelectronic Systems (Belgium)

  • The Kostal Group (Germany)

Automotive Rain Sensors Industry Developments

March 2022: StradVision and ZF announced a partnership to expand their automated driving perception software portfolio. StradVision's SVNet software could enable vehicles to detect and identify objects even in adverse weather or low-light conditions, environmental sensor fusion for shuttles, and commercial and light vehicles that could be optimized for centralized electrical architectures.

July 2021: After the partnership with LiDAR expert AEye, Continental integrated the long-range LiDAR technology into its full sensor stack solution to create the first full-stack automotive-grade system for Level 2+ up to Level 4 automatic and independent driving applications. The solution based on AEye's LiDAR technology is a significant part of the sensor design for high-level automation systems.

January 2021: Valeo started testing level 4 autonomous driving technology in Japan. The company's self-driving system utilizes a combination of three-dimensional maps and information gained from communication between vehicles & traffic lights. The company is seeking to access the reliability and capability of its LIDAR sensors to achieve level 4 autonomy.

Automotive Rain Sensors Market Segmentation:

Automotive Rain Sensors Vehicle Type Outlook

Automotive Rain Sensors Channel Type Outlook

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

  • Aftermarket

Automotive Rain Sensors 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

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