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Global Automotive Knock Sensor Market 2017-2021

About Automotive Knock Sensor

A knock sensor is a piezoresistive sensor where the signal is varied based on the amount of force or pressure applied to it. The knob-like part that is linked to the car's engine helps in sensing engine knock. Knocking or simply called as knock occurs in spark ignition internal combustion (IC) engines when the combustion of the air-fuel mixture in the cylinder does not start off correctly in response to ignition by the spark plug. Knocking occurs in diesel engines also but in a different way. In diesel engines, during cold starting conditions, there would be improper vaporization in the cylinder, which results in accumulation of fuel droplets.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive knock sensor market to grow at a CAGR of 3.76% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive knock sensor market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Knock Sensor 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
  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • Delphi*
  • DENSO
  • NGK Spark Plugs
Other prominent vendors
  • Hitachi
  • Hyundai KEFICO
  • INZI CONTROLS
  • Standard Motor Products
  • Wells Vehicle Electronics
Market driver
  • Growing adoption of sensors in powertrain systems
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Cost pressures on sensor manufacturers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Flat response knock sensor
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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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Knock Sensor Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive knock sensor market: Bosch, Continental, Delphi*, DENSO, and NGK Spark Plugs.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Hitachi, Hyundai KEFICO, INZI CONTROLS, Standard Motor Products, and Wells Vehicle Electronics.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is flat response knock sensor. The design of flat response knock sensor allows its usage in various types of IC engines like two-stroke engines, alternative fuel engines, diesel engines, and flexible fuel engines. This sensor is a self-generating piezoelectric sensor, which is mounted either on the engine block or on the cylinder head.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is growing adoption of sensors in powertrain systems. The rising demand of consumers and increased OEM offerings have led to the widening of several parameters in the vehicles like safety, performance, stability, and comfort. The evolution of electronic components from the conventional mechanical components has refined and improved these parameters. The growth of electronics in vehicles eventually surpassed the growth of the entire automotive industry. Introducing special features in vehicles through the addition of electronic components is the only way to showcase product differentiation for sustaining the competition. It is believed that 90% of the enhanced features in any car model is possible by the addition of electronic components.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is cost pressures on sensor manufacturers. Automotive manufacturers undergo certain pressures as they are subjected to the dynamism of technology and the regulations by the governments. Increasing environmental and safety standards are leading to the additional cost for the manufacturers to comply with these standards regarding technologies in vehicles. Emission standards like the US CAFE standards that became effective in 2016 have increased the manufacturing cost of a vehicle by $1,000. Automotive OEMs need to invest additional costs in maintaining expenses of R&D and production because of the dynamic changes in emission standards.

Companies Mentioned

Bosch, Continental, Delphi*, DENSO, and NGK Spark Plugs, Hitachi, Hyundai KEFICO, INZI CONTROLS, Standard Motor Products, and Wells Vehicle Electronics.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Automotive sensors
    • Automotive knock sensors: Overview
    • Evolution of knock sensors in automotive industry
    • Working principle of knock sensors
    • Applications of knock sensors
    • Types of knock sensors
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global automotive knock sensor market segmentation 2016-2021
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive knock sensor market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Market overview
      • Table Global automotive knock sensor market by application 2016
      • Table Global automotive knock sensor market by application 2021
      • Table Global automotive knock sensor market segmentation by application 2016-2021($ billions)
    • Global automotive knock sensor market in passenger vehicles
      • Table Global automotive knock sensor market in passenger vehicles 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Regulation for passenger vehicles (according to Euro 3 and Euro 4)
      • Table European Union reference test fuels for gasoline engines (Regulation 2008/692/EC)
    • Global automotive knock sensor market in commercial vehicles
      • Table Global automotive knock sensor market in commercial vehicles 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table European Union reference test fuel for diesel engines (Diesel B5)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market overview
      • Table Global automotive knock sensor market by geography 2016 (%)
      • Table Global automotive knock sensor market by geography 2021 (%)
      • Table Global automotive knock sensor market by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Automotive knock sensor market in APAC
      • Table Automotive knock sensors market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Automotive knock sensor market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive knock sensor market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Automotive knock sensor market in Americas
      • Table Automotive knock sensor market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table European Union emission standards and limits
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Flat response knock sensor
    • Ionization current sensing ignition subsystem
    • Miniaturization of knock sensor
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive Benchmarking
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Bosch
      • Table Bosch: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Bosch geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Bosch: Product portfolio
      • Table Bosch: Recent developments
    • Continental
      • Table Continental: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Continental: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Continental: Product portfolio
      • Table Continental: Recent developments
    • Delphi*
      • Table Delphi: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Delphi: Product portfolio
      • Table Delphi: Recent developments
    • DENSO
      • Table DENSO: Business segmentation by products in 2016
      • Table DENSO: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table DENSO: Product portfolio
      • Table DENSO: Recent developments
    • NGK Spark Plugs
      • Table NGK Spark Plugs: Product portfolio
      • Table NGK Spark Plugs: Recent developments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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