Automotive Smart Key Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2027

Automotive Smart Key Market, By Technology (Infra-Red Sensor, Transmission and Other), By End Market (OEM and Aftermarket) - Forecast 2020-2027

ID: MRFR/AM/2748-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 110 pages

Automotive Smart Key Market Overview 


The Automotive Smart Key Market size is expected to grow by 5.42% during the forecast period. The automotive smart key is known as the computerised key. Unlike the conventional key, there is no need to press buttons or use hands to lock or unlock the vehicle. There are two crucial segments in this market. The technology and end-market segments create massive profits for the automotive smart-key market. The infrared technology of the smart-key is providing exceptional demand.


The vehicle locking and unlocking of the automotive smart key provide high safety. The smart-keys can control the vehicle doors, window, seat, ignition, moon roof and mirror. A small chip is deployed in the smart-key that sends signals to an electronic control unit. The demand for an automotive smart key is surging due to the launch of new model vehicles. The smart-key comes with smart-feature as well as exceptional designs. Due to all these factors, the automotive smart key market value will reach 26.37 Billion in 2027. The demand rates will reach the peak in regions that have immense demand for automotive industries. 


Covid analysis 


The outbreak of covid 19 has brought unexpected losses to several global industries. The automotive smart-key market is facing difficulties during the period. The automotive industry is witnessing a driving market trend. The purchase and consumer spending on new vehicles has drastically reduced in the pandemic. The global lockdowns and mobility restrictions have put a stop to new vehicle purchases.


These factors are affecting the growth of the automotive smart-keys market. The demand for automotive smart keys diminishing during this pandemic. The production rate is slowing down due to less demand from end-users. Also, the demand-supply chain disruptions are causing more inconsistencies. However, these factors are expected to reduce gradually post covid 19. The automotive smart-key market outlook will be positive in the forecast period. 


Market dynamics 



  • Crucial market drivers 


The automotive smart key is a high-end technology with plenty of useful features. The automotive industry is prone to massive technological developments. These advancements result in new product launches and variations. The technological developments in the automotive smart key market are the key driver. Further, these developments lead to automotive Telematics. Also, it offers more security and safety for the vehicle. The wireless operations of this market are expected to raise more in demand in the forecast period.


Also, the advancements attract several end-users and customers. Furthermore, compliance with vehicle security regulations is essential in many countries. The rising governmental regulation to enhance vehicle security is increasing the demand for automotive smart-keys. The smart key has a unique chip that sends signals of every operation to ECU. The operations of the automotive smart-key are always under surveillance by the ECU that prevents any misuse of the vehicle. Also, the vehicle safety regulatory norms are other crucial market drivers that will have a positive impact. 



  • Market growth opportunities 


The launch of infrared sensors smart keys will provide plenty of market growth opportunities. The infrared sensor is a smart feature in the keys. The automotive smart key is operated without remote or hand touch through this sensor. The intelligent sensor locks unlock and perform plenty of operation in the vehicle. The advancements in the infrared smart-key will attract plenty of new key players. The future of the automotive smart key market relies on the use of infrared sensor technology.


Further, the launch of hybrid vehicles will provide more scope for the automotive smart-keys. The hybrid vehicles come with new-gen features. The vehicles use turbochargers and other efficient technologies. The launch of more hybrid vehicles will lead to the launch of a new range of automotive smart-key markets. Further, the developments in the vehicle transmission market will offer exceptional automotive smart key market growth possibilities. The growth of the market will lead to high revenue rates. 



  • The market restraints 


The automotive smart key is an expensive product. The use of infrared sensors and high-quality materials make this an expensive product. The automotive smart key has high demand in the luxury vehicle market. The demand from basic-model vehicle owners is less for this market. The high cost of the product can affect the demand in the basic-model vehicle sector. The price is a barrier to market expansion. The high price provides an opportunity for a low price alternative of the automotive smart-keys. Also, the prevalence of low price alternatives is another restraint in this market. It can affect the market growth rate in the forecast period. 



  • The market challenges 


Data security is the biggest threat in the market. The automotive smart key is digital technology. Most of the information about the vehicle and vehicle owner is available in the smart app. It causes data security possibilities in the market. It is a key challenge that makes the end users hesitant to purchase the product. The automotive smart-key market has other technical complexities that can hamper the overall growth rate of the market. Also, the key-player is taking measures to fix the safety issues in the market. The development of safety features will make create crucial development in this market. 



  • Cumulative growth analysis 


The technological segment of the automotive smart-key market is providing plenty of growth opportunities. Due to this, the automotive smart-key market trends remain positive over the forecast period. The Smartphone connected to the car in smart-key technology is another factor that will offer high demand. The key drivers such as technological advancements and vehicle safety features will benefit this market. However, there is a serious need to fix the cost and data security issues in this market. The key plays are taking measures to reduce the limitations of the automotive smart key market. 



  • Value chain analysis 


The Asia Pacific region will hold maximum automotive smart key market share. The production of smart-key is higher in the Asia Pacific region. The installation of safety features will fuel more demand for this market. Also, the high-end luxury car companies in Asia pacific have a high demand for automotive keys. Entry-level vehicle owners are trying to make investments in automotive keys. However, there are plenty of low-quality alternatives for automotive smart-key in the Asia Pacific region. The key players are increasing brand awareness and partnerships with luxury car companies. Also, these factors will be responsible for the immense demand rate in the Asia Pacific region. 


Segment overview 


By technology 



  • Transmission 

  • Infrared sensor 


By market 



  • OEM 

  • Aftermarket 


By region 



  • Asia pacific 

  • Europe 

  • North America 


Regional analysis 


The Asia Pacific market will dominate the automotive smart-key market in the forecast period. The rising production rate of the automotive smart-key will benefit the overall market. The purchase of commercial vehicles and luxury vehicles are another key factor for this market growth. North America is the next largest automotive smart-key market. The adoption of smart technology is immense in North America. The awareness about the product is also higher. All these factors are raising the overall demand for automotive smart keys in this region.


Europe is accepted to have a moderate contribution to the automotive smart-key market. The smart-key are wireless devices. The possibilities for theft and data security are hampering the growth in Europe. However, the market has plenty of growth potentials. The key players are expanding their production in Europe. Germany is estimated to have a remarkable share in Europe. Also, Germany is known as the hub for luxury cars and vehicles. The rise of luxury vehicle manufacture will positively affect the automotive smart-key market. The Middle East will have minimal market value. However, the market will witness new developments during the forecast period. 


Competitive landscape 


The competitive landscape of the automotive smart key market has plenty of key players. The key players are offering a smart solution in aftermarket channels. There are plenty of innovations by key players during the forecast period. Some of the key players are accessing cloud solutions with the automotive smart-keys. Market expansion, acquisition and partnerships are strategies for development. 


The key players of the automotive smart key market are 



  1. ALPHA Corporation

  2. Denso Corporation

  3. Toyota Motor Corporation

  4. Valeo

  5. Silca S.p. A.

  6. TRW Automotive

  7. Visteon Corporation

  8. Continental AG

  9. Hyundai Mobis

  10. HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.


Recent developments 



  1. The key players of the market are incorporating cloud-based systems with the automotive smart-key market. It is offering more profitability in the developed region. 



  1. The key players of the market are launching automotive smart keys with supportive Smartphone apps. The vehicle owners can monitor the vehicle status details through these applications. 


Report overview 



  1.    Market overview highlights 

  2.   Analysis based upon COVID 19

  3.   Explanation upon the Market Dynamics

  4.   Value chain analysis

  5.   Market segmentation overview

  6.   The regional analysis

  7.   Competitive landscape analysis

  8.  Recent Developments



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: USD 26.37 Billion
  CAGR   5.4% CAGR (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   By Technology, By End Market, By Application, By Vehicle type
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Denso Corporation (Japan), Valeo (France) ,TRW Automotive (U.S.), Continental AG (Germany), HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.( Germany), Hyundai Mobis(India), Visteon Corporation (U.S.), Silca S.p.A. (Italy), Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) and ALPHA Corporation
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Infra-Red Sensor
  • Transmission
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • Technological advancements
  • Vehicle security regulations


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The overall growth of the automotive smart key market is estimated at 5.42%.

    The key players of the automotive smart key market are ALPHA Corporation, Denso Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Valeo, Silca S.p.A., TRW Automotive, Visteon Corporation, Continental AG, Hyundai Mobis and HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.