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Global Automotive Radar Sensors Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Radar Sensors Market 2017-2021

About Automotive Radar Sensors

Radar sensors (also known as headway sensors) are a key component of advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs). These sensors are employed to constantly sense (in real-time) the distance between vehicles or between the vehicle and large objects around it, thereby improving driving efficiency and safety. Automotive radar systems are usually employed in ADASs.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive radar sensors market to grow at a CAGR of 20.50% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive radar sensors market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report provides a detailed description of radar sensors and their system architecture to give the reader a flavor of the technologies involved.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report Global Automotive Radar Sensors 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
  • Continental
  • Delphi Automotive
  • DENSO
  • HELLA
  • InnoSenT
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Robert Bosch
  • Smartmicro
  • Wistron NeWeb
  • ZF-TRW
Other prominent vendors
  • Asahi Kasei
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Nidec Elesys Americas
  • FUJITSU TEN (along with Valeo)
  • Valeo (along with Raytheon)
  • Brigade
Market driver
  • Rise of autonomous vehicle technology to increase need for radar sensor-based systems.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Price war with LiDARs is distinct threat to sustainability of automotive radar sensors market.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Ray-tracing simulation is expected to replace drive testing of automotive radar sensor based systems.
  • 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 Radar Sensors Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive radar sensors market: Autoliv, Continental, Delphi Automotive, DENSO, HELLA, InnoSenT, NXP Semiconductors, Robert Bosch, Smartmicro, Wistron NeWeb, and ZF-TRW.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Asahi Kasei, Mitsubishi Electric, Nidec Elesys Americas, FUJITSU TEN (along with Valeo), Valeo (along with Raytheon), and Brigade.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is bi-static radar sensors to score over mono-static radar sensors due to stringent requirements on linearity and dynamic range of radar systems. Detection range is the main specification for long- and mid-range radar systems. Obtaining a high detection range requires high transmitter output power and highly sensitivity receiver. Meeting such stringent performance goals is more difficult for monostatic radar systems when compared with their bi-static counterparts.”

According to the report, one driver in market is rise of autonomous vehicle technology to increase need for radar sensor-based systems. As shown in the projected timeline for the adoption of vehicular autonomy, the earliest timeframe for the number of vehicles having considerable autonomy (level 3 and above) to reach critical mass (at Technavio, we consider 5% market penetration as critical mass for new technological domains) is 2025 in both the base case as well as optimistic scenarios. Our pessimistic scenario, which mostly counts in a near complete lack of regulatory support and consumer apprehension for autonomous features in passenger vehicles, does paint a sordid picture, however, with the 5% autonomy take rate projected to be attained around 2047.

Further, the report states that one challenge in market is price war with LiDARs is distinct threat to sustainability of automotive radar sensors market. As discussed previously in the section on market drivers, radar sensors have been the preferred choice as enablers for ADAS and autonomy as they are inexpensive than LiDAR sensors. The price is expected to decline as Mitsubishi Electric, the expert in the missile guidance systems technology, has begun attempts to produce cheaper radar sensors. The company's experience and the existing patents related to military radar space make it plausible to expect radar sensors to continue their current trends of price reduction.

Companies Mentioned

Autoliv, Continental, Delphi Automotive, DENSO, HELLA, InnoSenT, NXP Semiconductors, Robert Bosch, Smartmicro, Wistron NeWeb, ZF-TRW, Asahi Kasei, Mitsubishi Electric, Nidec Elesys Americas, FUJITSU TEN (along with Valeo), Valeo (along with Raytheon), Brigade.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Report coverage
      • Table Report coverage
    • Key vendors
      • Table Key vendor of automotive radar sensors
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Radar sensors
      • Table Evolution of ADASs: Timeline depicting increased use of radar sensors with time
    • System architecture of a typical automotive radar system
      • Table System architecture of a typical automotive radar system
    • Radar systems by frequency and wavelength characteristics
      • Table Radar systems by frequency and wavelength characteristics
    • Operational areas of radar sensors: Automotive sensor architecture for ADAS and vehicular autonomy
      • Table Summary of sensors used in automotive object detection (including pedestrians)
    • Methods of detecting distances using radar technologies
    • Comparison of radar sensors along with other automotive sensors
      • Table Automotive sensors comparison
      • Table ADAS systems using automotive radar sensors
      • Table Automotive radar, camera, and sensor systems by range and aperture angle
      • Table Automotive radar frequency bands with corresponding applications
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive radar sensors market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive radar sensors market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Technical regulations governing automotive radar sensor systems
      • Table Regulations for fixed antenna structures in radar systems
    • Broad regulatory framework governing automotive radar sensors based on application areas
      • Table List of common NCAPs
      • Table Initiatives on safety by governments and transport authorities
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Market overview
      • Table ADAS volumetric breakup proportions 2016
      • Table ADAS volumetric breakup proportions 2021
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive radar sensors market by application 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Growth rates of radar sensors in various ADASs 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by range
    • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive radar sensors market by range 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Table Changes in geographic penetration of radar sensors over forecast period
    • Geographic segmentation rationale
      • Table Global 4-wheeler production by geography 2015-2020
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive radar sensors market by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Rising accident fatalities globally to drive adoption of ADAS, thereby increasing demand for radar sensors
      • Table Flowchart depicting a probable process flow for rise in demand for radar sensors
      • Table Road traffic deaths by region 2015 (per 100,000 people)
      • Table Percentage change in road accidents over 2000-2020
      • Table Global causes of motor vehicle fatalities 2015
      • Table Pedestrian deaths as a percentage of total traffic deaths in US 2005-2014
      • Table Consumer preferences toward automobile elements in US (nine-point scale)
      • Table Consumer preferences toward automobile elements in Europe (nine-point scale)
      • Table Change in proportion of importance in rating a vehicle by Euro NCAP 2014 and 2015
      • Table List of the cars awarded 5-star rating by Euro NCAP 2015
      • Table Euro NCAP star rating scoring criteria
      • Table Euro NCAP rating criteria by importance
    • Rise of autonomous vehicle technology to increase need for radar sensor-based systems
      • Table Flowchart depicting a probable process flow for rise in demand for radar sensors
      • Table Autonomy timeline projections 2010-2080
      • Table Levels of autonomy in automotive industry: SAE/NHTSA
      • Table Automotive sensors for ADAS and autonomous driving systems
    • Increase in radar sensor adoption as radar sensor-based ADAS applications are more economical than alternatives
    • Faster growth in luxury and mid-market segments to propel ADAS adoption, thereby increasing demand for radar sensors
      • Table Global automotive luxury passenger car production 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global automotive ultra-luxury passenger car production 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Market challenges
    • Industry-specific challenges
    • Radar sensor design challenges
  • Technological trends
    • Bi-static radar sensors to score over mono-static radar sensors due to stringent requirements on linearity and dynamic range of radar systems
    • Ray-tracing simulation is expected to replace drive testing of automotive radar sensor based systems
    • Signal synthesis and receptor isolation techniques to lead to implementation of high accuracy and low power radar sensors in automotive radar sensors market
      • Table Virtual signal isolation and curing cube
    • System-on-chip (SoC) solutions are expected to become new normal in automotive radar sensors market
    • Hybrid-data fusion of radar sensor and surround view camera systems to be an enabler for vehicular autonomy
    • Sensor fusion using methods like Kalman filtering to drive the radar sensor fusion development space
  • Vendor landscape
    • Key vendor rankings based on product portfolio
      • Table Key vendor rankings based on product portfolio
    • Vendor classification by radar range
      • Table Vendor classification by radar range
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Autoliv
    • Continental
    • Delphi Automotive
    • DENSO
    • HELLA
    • InnoSenT
      • Table InnoSenT: Product portfolio
    • NXP Semiconductors (Qualcomm)
    • Robert Bosch
      • Table Robert Bosch: Product portfolio
    • Smartmicro
      • Table Smartmicro: Product offerings
    • Wistron NeWeb
    • ZF-TRW
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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