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Global Motorcycle Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) Sensor Market 2017-2021

About Motorcycle Inertial Measurement Unit Sensor

An IMU is an electronic device that is typically used in automotive applications. It measures and reports a vehicle's specific force (the non-gravitational force per unit mass), angular velocity, and changes in the magnetic field surrounding the vehicle or specific parts of the vehicle.

An IMU usually refers to a fusion sensor unit (a combo sensor), which is basically a box containing three accelerometers and three gyroscopes. The accelerometers are typically oriented in such a manner that their axes are orthogonally placed to each other. Motorcycle IMU sensors are used for increasing the stability of a motorcycle by integrating controls, such as lift-up control and traction control, to provide a safer riding experience.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global motorcycle inertial measurement unit sensor market to grow at a CAGR of 11.06% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global motorcycle inertial measurement unit sensor market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the new shipment sales revenue and excludes the sales of motorcycle IMU sensors to OEMs for research.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Motorcycle Inertial Measurement Unit 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 Sensortec
  • Continental
Market driver
  • Decline in ASP of MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High packaging cost of MEMS IMU sensors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Motorcycle sensors expected to adopt MEMS technologies
  • 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 Motorcycle Inertial Measurement Unit Sensor Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global motorcycle inertial measurement unit sensor market: Bosch Sensortec, and Continental.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Motorcycle sensors expected to adopt MEMS technologies. The unique selling proposition of inertial navigation sensors in their MEMS avatar (MEMS IMUs) is their small size, low cost, and light weight. Therefore, the systems that use mechanical instruments and ring laser gyroscopes are expected to be replaced by interferometric FOG and MEMS technologies. However, ring laser gyroscopes may dominate (in cases where size is not a constraint) due to their extremely high scale factor stability. Continuous developments in MEMS sensors are expected to result in the creation of lightweight inertial sensors that are small, economical, and reliable.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Decline in ASP of MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers. The decline in the ASP of MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers is one of the major drivers that contribute to the growth of the global MEMS IMU systems market. Over the past eight to ten years, the consumer electronics market has gradually emerged as one of the largest adopters of MEMS devices. Large integrated device manufacturers, such as STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments, have reportedly broken the $1 billion mark in terms of MEMS sales revenue. However, a side effect of these rising volumes was the declining ASP of MEMS devices by about 3%-5% per quarter for some of the popular devices and by around 7% for the overall MEMS market.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is High packaging cost of MEMS IMU sensors. It is difficult to protect internal components of a MEMS IMU sensor in harsh environments such as heat, moisture, and corrosive chemicals. Because of these adverse factors, contamination enters through the ports of the MEMS. For instance, micro-machined gyroscopes are challenging to develop, commercialize, and package due to their high sensitivity to fabrication and environmental variations. Hence, meeting the desired performance specification along with low-cost and high-yield devices is a complex task and requires a more robust MEMS sensing element. The more robust the MEMS packaged module, the more difficult it becomes to package the MEMS components.



Companies Mentioned

Bosch Sensortec and Continental.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Schematic diagram of an IMU
      • Table Common types of IMUs
      • Table Creation of incomplete illumination zone with conventional headlights
      • Table Creation of complete illumination zone with adaptive headlights
      • Table MEMS gyroscope - Force diagram
      • Table MEMS tuning fork gyroscope - operation diagram
      • Table MEMS accelerometer - operation diagram
      • Table Inaccuracy versus price of INS
      • Table INS system grades based on inaccuracy
      • Table List of estimated IMU errors and their brief descriptions
      • Table Comparison of FOGs and MEMS IMUs
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market landscape of motorcycle IMU sensor market
      • Table Value chain analysis for motorcycle IMU sensor market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global motorcycle IMU sensor market ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis - IMU sensors market
  • Market segmentation by vehicle type
    • Table Global motorcycle IMU sensor market by vehicle type 2017 (%)
    • Table Global motorcycle IMU sensor market by vehicle type 2021 (%)
    • Table Global motorcycle IMU sensor market by vehicle type 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Super-sport motorcycles
      • Table Global motorcycle IMU sensor market for super-sport motorcycles ($ millions)
    • Other heavyweight motorcycles
      • Table Global motorcycle IMU sensor market for other heavyweight motorcycles ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Motorcycle IMU sensor market by geography 2016 (%)
    • Table Motorcycle IMU sensor market by geography 2021 (%)
    • Table Motorcycle IMU sensor market based on geography 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • APAC
      • Table Motorcycle IMU sensor market in APAC ($ millions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Motorcycle IMU sensor market in EMEA ($ millions)
    • Americas
      • Table Motorcycle IMU sensor market in the Americas ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Drift rates of gyroscopic classes
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive Benchmarking
      • Table Key vendors and potential vendors of motorcycle IMU sensor market
    • Other prominent potential vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Bosch Sensortec
    • Continental
    • Potential Vendors
      • Table Potential vendor list for Motorcycle IMU sensors market
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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