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Analysis of the Global Market for Handwriting Recognition in Passenger Cars

Analysis of the Global Market for Handwriting Recognition in Passenger Cars

Key Findings

Handwriting recognition (HWR) will find gaining traction in North America challenging because the most preferred input medium is touch screen.

Market for Handwriting Recognition in PC: Key Findings, Global, 2014–2021

The HWR market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 􂀀% from 2014 to 2021 globally. Asian countries will be the focus for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tiers I suppliers to gain market traction.

Apart from traditional technology enablers for HWR such as MyScript, Hanwang, and Nuance, new Tier I suppliers such as Fujitsu and Mitsubishi have started exploring the possibilities of entering this space.

Non-automotive participants such as Google and Apple offer HWR applications (apps) for their respective mobile phones. These apps, which are available for free, are more likely to be roped in for automotive use cases as a plug-in-and-use solution.

With the success of HWR, premium vehicle manufacturers have started to integrate this technology into their entry-level cars, such as the Audi A3. Mass market manufactures such as Volkswagen, Ford, and GM are also integrating this technology into their cars in China.

The industry is now moving towards controlling the entire infotainment with help from HWR on a dedicated track pad or track mouse. This feature will be available only from premium manufacturers.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Handwriting Recognition Introduction
    • Handwriting Recognition Snapshot
    • Models with Handwriting Recognition
    • Handwriting Recognition Outlook
    • Handwriting Recognition OEM Availability Analysis
    • Touch Surface Specification
    • Use Cases
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope and Objectives
      • Table Vehicle Sales, Global, 2014-2021
    • Geographic Definitions and Research Timeline
    • Research Aim and Objectives
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
  • Analysis of Market for Handwriting Recognition in PC
    • Regional Acceptance
    • Supplier Score Card
    • Benchmarking
    • Surface Offerings
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis-Future Business Cases
    • Handwriting-Cost Breakdown
  • Profiles
    • MyScript
    • Hanwang
    • Nuance
  • Forecast of Market for Handwriting Recognition in PC
    • Total Market for Handwriting Recognition in PC-Unit Shipment Forecast
    • NA Market for HWR in PC-Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Market for Handwriting Recognition in PC: Unit Shipment* Scenario Forecast, NA, 2014-2021
    • EU Market for HWR in PC-Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Market for Handwriting Recognition in PC: Unit Shipment* Scenario Forecast, EU, 2014-2021
    • Asian Market for HWR in PC-Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Market for Handwriting Recognition in PC: Unit Shipment* Scenario Forecast, Asia, 2014-2021
  • Market for Handwriting Recognition in PC-Future Outlook
    • Future Outlook
  • Key Conclusions
    • Conclusions
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Table of Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

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