Global Two-wheeler Knock Sensors Market 2017-2021
About Two-wheeler Knock Sensors
A sensor is a device that helps to detect changes in the immediate environment by capturing the stimulus changes and updating the system electronically. It has the ability to transform any physical quantity, such as pressure or acceleration, into an output signal. This output signal acts as an input for the control systems. Knock, knocking, detonation, spark knock, pinging, or pinking is a process in the spark-ignition internal combustion engines that occurs when a combustion of the air-fuel mixture in the cylinder does not start off correctly in response to ignition by the spark plug, instead one or more pockets of air-fuel mixture explode outside the envelope of the normal combustion front. A knock sensor is a device that helps to prevent detonation or spark knock. A detonation or a spark knock is a form of combustion that can cause damage or even failure of the engine. This failure occurs when the heat and pressure in the combustion chamber of the engine are excessive, causing the air-fuel mixture to auto-ignite.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global two-wheeler knock sensors market to grow at a CAGR of 9.81% during the period 2017-2021.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global two-wheeler knock sensors market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the motorcycles and scooters.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Two-Wheeler Knock Sensors Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global two-wheeler knock sensors market: Bosch, Continental, Delphi Automotive, DENSO CORPORATION, and NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A)
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Hitachi, Hyundai KEFICO, Infineon Technologies, INZI CONTROLS, and Standard Motor Products Europe.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Flat response knock sensor. The flat response knock sensor is designed for use in IC engines, such as two-stroke engines, alternative fuel engines, diesel engines, and flexible fuel engines. It is a self-generating piezoelectric sensor that is mounted on the engine block or cylinder head that produces an output voltage in proportion to the engine vibrations caused by the knock in the engine. It is differentiated with the other knock sensors as it requires no power for the functioning. The engine control module (ECM) in the sensor controls the knock by delaying spark timing, or the diesel injection timing of the engine. The ground-isolated design of this sensor with two wire shielded harness helps to protect the sensor signal from the electromagnetic interference (EMI).”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increase in the sales of luxury and ultra-luxury motorcycles. Because of the legacy of luxury and ultra-luxury motorcycles and the increased need for comfort, motorcycle sales have significantly increased worldwide. Compared with commuter and mid-segment motorcycles, the luxury and ultra-luxury motorcycles have higher torque and greater reliability and durability. Therefore, these motorcycles are preferred for both short and long journeys compared with scooters.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Pressure from OEMs to keep the component cost low. The increase in safety mandates and customer expectations for advanced features have led to an increase in the number of electronic systems and functions present in two-wheelers. The reliability, durability, efficiency, and performance of electronic components directly impact the functional aspects of a two-wheeler. The OEMs aim to strike a balance between the cost incurred due to increasing number of electronic components in two-wheelers and providing the customers with affordable and quality products.
Bosch, Continental, Delphi Automotive, DENSO CORPORATION, NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A), Hitachi, Hyundai KEFICO, Infineon Technologies, INZI CONTROLS, and Standard Motor Products Europe.
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