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Global Automotive Airbag Market 2016-2020

Global Automotive Airbag Market 2016-2020

About Automotive Airbag

Airbags are automotive safety features in vehicles that are engineered to inflate at a rapid speed during the event of an accident or crash. The inflated airbags help in protecting the in-vehicle occupants in such occurrences. Therefore, these devices are categorized under automotive passive safety features. There are various types of airbags based on their application in vehicles, such as frontal airbags, side airbags, curtain airbags, and seatbelt airbags. The names of these airbags are associated with their strategic placements inside the vehicle. Technavio covers the market dynamics associated with the frontal and curtain airbags in this report.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive airbag market to grow at a CAGR of 10.16% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive airbag market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report covers the analysis and forecasts of the global automotive airbag market.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Airbag Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Autoliv
  • Takata
  • ZF TRW
Other prominent vendors
  • Ashimori
  • Bosch
  • Delphi
  • Continental
  • Key Safety Systems
  • Daicel
  • Hyundai Mobis
  • Ningbo Joyson Electronic
  • Nihon Plast
  • Toyoda Gosei
Market driver
  • Prioritizing of safety systems by OEMs, buyers, and regulatory bodies.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Rising number of vehicle recalls because of potential hazards caused by inflators in airbags.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Adoption of curtain airbags in low-cost and compact vehicles.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Airbag Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive airbag market: Autoliv, Takata, and ZF TRW.

Other prominent vendors in the market are: Ashimori, Bosch, Delphi, Continental, Key Safety Systems, Daicel, Hyundai Mobis, Ningbo Joyson Electronic, Nihon Plast, and Toyoda Gosei.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is adoption of curtain airbags in low-cost and compact vehicles. Curtain airbags, which are part of the passive safety system, are inflatable devices that protect the passenger's and driver's head and chest in a side impact crash. The growing concerns about automotive safety among consumers from various socioeconomic groups are driving the demand for enhanced safety features like curtain airbags across all automotive segments, including low-cost and compact automobiles. In many developing economies such as China, India, and Brazil, curtain airbags are restricted to luxury cars and very few other passenger car segments. Most of the low-end cars sold by OEMs in developing regions are not fitted with curtain airbags so as to attract price-sensitive customers and to improve sales figures.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is ensuring in-vehicle safety against fatalities due to vehicle rollover and side impacts. Airbags are central to passenger safety in a moving vehicle because these devices are designed to reduce fatalities during collisions. Airbags are attached on steering panels, front instrument panels, and sides of car doors. These are common features and come as factory fit in almost all vehicles manufactured at present. Manufacturers have introduced curtain airbags that are mounted on the top of doors and roofs. Theseairbags protect passengers during side collisions and rollovers. Developing automotive markets such as China, India, the US, Japan, and Europe have high demand for curtain airbags. This growing demand can be attributed to public concerns and awareness around vehicular safety as well as rising automotive sales in emerging nations.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is rising number of vehicle recalls because of potential hazards caused by inflators in airbags. In 2016, the automotive industry witnessed a historical number of vehicle recalls by automakers because of hazardous inflators equipped by a leading player in the airbag market. Recalls are being done by Toyota, Nissan, Ferrari, and Mitsubishi among others in the US; these recalls add up to more than 12 million vehicles. In addition, in Japan, the transport ministry has recalled 7 million vehicles that were equipped with airbags from Takata. Such manufacturing defects and potential hazards associated with the chemicals contained in the airbag inflators can affect the confidence of users and buyers of airbags. Such issues need to tackled well at the manufacturing and testing bases to earn the confidence of consumers on the safety benefits of having airbags installed in vehicles.



Companies Mentioned

Autoliv, Takata, ZF TRW, Ashimori, Bosch, Delphi, Continental, Key Safety Systems, Daicel, Hyundai Mobis, Ningbo Joyson Electronic, Nihon Plast, Toyoda Gosei.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Value chain analysis
      • Table Product lifecycle of automotive airbags 2015
    • Regulatory framework
      • Table Some key regulations pertaining to global automotive airbag market
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global automotive airbag market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive airbag market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Segmentation of global automotive airbag market by type
      • Table Global automotive airbag market: Segmentation by type
    • Global automotive curtain airbag market
      • Table Global automotive curtain airbag market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Global automotive frontal airbag market
      • Table Global automotive frontal airbag market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Segmentation of frontal airbag market by vehicle type
      • Global frontal airbag market by vehicle type
        • Table Global frontal airbag market: Segmentation by vehicle type
        • Table Global frontal airbag market segmentation by vehicle type 2015-2020
    • Global passenger car frontal airbag market
      • Table Global passenger car frontal airbag market 2015-2020 (million units)
    • Global LCV frontal airbag market
      • Table Global LCV frontal airbag market 2015-2020 (million units)
    • Global HCV frontal airbag market
      • Table Global HCV frontal airbag market 2015-2020 (million units)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global automotive airbag market by geography
      • Table Global automotive frontal airbag market: Segmentation by geography 2015-2020
      • Table Global automotive curtain airbag market: Segmentation by geography 2015-2020
    • Global automotive airbag market in Americas
      • Table Automotive airbag market in Americas 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Global automotive airbag market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive airbag market in EMEA 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Global automotive airbag market in APAC
      • Table Top five APAC countries by GDP 2011-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Automotive airbag market in APAC 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Adoption rate of safety systems by OEMs for APAC market 2014
  • Market drivers
    • Prioritizing of safety systems by OEMs, buyers, and regulatory bodies
    • Ensuring in-vehicle safety against fatalities due to vehicle rollover and side impacts
      • Table Number of accidents by type in US 2010 and 2015 (thousand units)
    • Market dynamics for added safety features
    • Rapidly developing automotive markets in emerging nations and need for product differentiation
  • Market challenges
    • Rising number of vehicle recalls because of potential hazards caused by inflators in airbags
    • Functional issues: Effects of false positives and negatives
    • High cost pressure on OEMs
  • Market trends
    • Adoption of curtain airbags in low-cost and compact vehicles
    • March toward autonomous vehicles
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Global automotive airbag market share 2015
    • A few prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Autoliv
      • Table Autoliv: Product segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Takata
      • Table Takata: Product segmentation by revenue 2015
    • ZF TRW
      • Table ZF TRW: Business offerings
      • Table ZF TRW: Product segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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