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Global Automotive Electronic Control Unit Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Electronic Control Unit Market 2017-2021

About Automotive ECU

ECU is a computer that controls one or many electrical systems in a vehicle. Modern ECUs employ both microprocessors and microcontrollers depending on the computational requirements. The operation of an ECU is similar to that of the basic input/output system (BIOS) of a computer.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive ECU market to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive ECU market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of automotive ECU.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive ECU Market 2017-2021, 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
  • Robert Bosch
  • Continental
  • Delphi Automotive
  • DENSO
Other prominent vendors
  • Magna International
  • Hyundai Mobis
  • ZF TRW
  • Fujitsu Ten
  • Minda Corporation
  • KEFICO
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems
  • Pektron
Market driver
  • Introduction of infotainment systems in mid- and mass-produced segment
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Connectivity issues in developing countries may hinder growth of telematics control units
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Electrification of vehicle components
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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 ECU Market 2017-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive ECU market: Autoliv, Robert Bosch, Continental, Delphi Automotive, and DENSO

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Magna International, Hyundai Mobis, ZF TRW, Fujitsu Ten, Minda Corporation, KEFICO, Hitachi Automotive Systems, and Pektron

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The demand for in-vehicle telematics, driver assistance systems, and infotainment systems in modern vehicles is high. Implementation of the above will only be possible if the hosting hardware has multicore processor support, GPU/high-performance graphics, and internet connectivity. The availability of multicore SoC hosting a Linux-based OS has led to rapid advancement in the processing power of ECUs. This will result in consolidation of ECUs in an automobile to a central SoC.”

According to the report, previously, automotive infotainment systems were installed only in premium cars. However, automobile manufacturers are equipping their mid-range vehicles with infotainment systems as a standard feature owing to the growing awareness and the rising demand for telematics and built-in connectivity.

Further, the report states that the automotive industry experienced a gradual decline in the product life cycle. The average lifespan of a vehicle model ranged from 8-10 years. The drastic changes in the form of propulsion technologies, electrification, and engine downsizing have reduced the product's lifespan to 4-6 years. We have seen such a trend in the consumer electronics and mobile device industries; a similar trend is expected in the automotive industry.



Companies Mentioned

Autoliv, Robert Bosch, Continental, Delphi Automotive, DENSO, Magna International, Hyundai Mobis, ZF TRW, Fujitsu Ten, Minda Corporation, KEFICO, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Pektron.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Report coverage
      • Table Scope of report
    • Top-vendor offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Evolution of microcontrollers
      • Table Automotive electronics evolution
      • Table Number of ECUs per car by vehicle class
      • Table Number of lines of code implemented in different systems (units in millions)
      • Table Increasing complexity in automobiles
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Value chain analysis
    • Product life cycle
      • Table Auto electronics: Product life cycle
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global ECU market
      • Table Developments in driver support systems
      • Table Decentralization of intelligence
      • Table System architecture of distributed ECUs
      • Table Architecture of domain-based systems
      • Table Communication protocols used in modern day vehicles
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive ECU market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global automotive ECU market by application 2016
    • Table Global automotive ECU market by application 2021
    • Global automotive ECU market for safety systems
      • Table Global automotive ECU market for safety systems 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global automotive ECU market for chassis electronics
      • Table Global automotive ECU market for chassis electronics 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global automotive ECU market for powertrain
      • Table Global automotive ECU market for powertrain 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global automotive ECU market for entertainment
      • Table Global automotive ECU market for entertainment 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global automotive ECU market for communication and navigation
      • Table Global automotive ECU market for communication and navigation 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Table Global automotive ECU market by geography 2016
    • Table Global automotive ECU market by geography 2021
    • Automotive ECU market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive ECU market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Automotive ECU market in Americas
      • Table Automotive ECU market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Automotive sales in North America 2008-2015 (units in millions)
      • Table Automotive sales in US 2008-2015 (units in millions)
      • Table Automotive sales in Mexico 2008-2015 (units in millions)
      • Table Automotive sales in Central and South America 2008-2014 (units in millions)
      • Table GDP of Brazil 2011-2015 ($ trillion)
      • Table Automotive sales in Brazil 2008-2015 (units in millions)
    • Automotive ECU market in APAC
      • Table Automotive ECU market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Top five countries in APAC by GDP 2011-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Automotive sales in South Korea 2008-2015 (units in millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Technological push
    • Regulatory mandates
    • Growing demand for driver assistance and other safety systems
      • Table Global ADAS market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table Region-wise road fatalities 2015 (units in thousands)
    • Increased focus of OEMs toward development of autonomous vehicles
    • Introduction of infotainment systems in mid- and massproduced segments
    • Increasing demand for fleet management solutions in logistics sector
      • Table Total cost of ownership of commercial vehicles
      • Table Fleet management units installed base (units in billions)
  • Market challenges
    • Shorter product lifecycle
    • Increasing cost pressure on tier-1 suppliers
      • Table Average monthly wages in China 2010-2015 ($ per month)
    • Data security issues
    • Connectivity issues in developing countries may hinder growth of telematics control units
      • Table 3G/4G penetration across different countries 2015 (%)
  • Market trends
    • Electrification of vehicle components
      • Table Electric vehicle classification
    • Advent of autoplug services
      • Table Autoplug architecture
    • OTA updates for ECUs
      • Table OTA architecture
    • Rise of container technology in software development
    • Increasing use of agile application development methodologies
      • Table Stages of application development
      • Table Agile model
    • Use of SoC and virtualization to centralize processing power
      • Table Virtualization versus non-virtualization
      • Table Non-virtualized hosting (Linux container)
      • Table Virtualization (Linux OS and Android OS)
    • Rising focus on intelligent transportation systems
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Benchmarking of players in global automotive ECU market
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Autoliv
      • Table Autoliv: Product segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Autoliv: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Robert Bosch
      • Table Robert Bosch: Product portfolio
      • Table Robert Bosch: Product segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Continental
      • Table Continental: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Continental: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Continental: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Continental: Product portfolio
      • Table Continental: Recent developments
    • Delphi Automotive
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Business segmentation 2015 by revenue
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Product portfolio
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Recent developments
    • DENSO
      • Table DENSO: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table DENSO: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table DENSO: Product portfolio
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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