Strategy Analytics has released a new study titled “Automotive Sensor Demand Forecast 2009 to 2018: BRIC Regions Drive Demand”. The study predicts that the automotive sensor market would increase from $12.9 billion in 2010 to $13.8 billion in 2011 with a growth of 7%.
The economic recovery all over the globe is the main cause, as it has triggered a demand for vehicles, particularly in the emerging markets. Moreover, planned vehicle safety, fuel economy and emission enhancements would push the automotive sensor shipments to reach above 5 billion units in 2018 valued at $21.9 billion.
During the period of 2010 to 2015, light vehicle production is anticipated to show a growth of 6.8% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate). It is expected that the revenue from automotive sensors in the same period would show a growth of 8.4% CAGR, even as car manufacturers comply with strict fuel mileage, environmental and safety legislations along with increasing consumer expectations. In the future, electronically controlled innovations would be introduced by carmakers for improved comfort, performance and convenience.
According to Mark Fitzgerald, who is the Associate Director, Automotive Practice, globally, automotive sales are bouncing back from the low phases of 2009 and 2010 period, more so in the emerging BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). As the demand for more and more sophisticated electronic systems and fuel efficient, safety loaded and environmentally friendly vehicles increases, so also would the demand for a greater number of sensors per vehicle.