Automotive air conditioner is used in the vehicle to adjust the temperature inside the vehicle cabin as per the need of the passenger and driver. The air conditioner helps maintain a comfortable temperature inside the vehicle, as compared to the temperature outside of the vehicle. The automotive air conditioner control switch is utilized to control the temperature as per the need of the driver or passenger. Generally, it is located at the center console of a vehicle, which makes it easy to access and operate. The automotive air conditioner control switch is a part of the vehicle cockpit and hence, its function is not only to control the air conditioner but it should possess esthetically pleasing appearance and texture. Moreover, the switch should possess a user-friendly design in such a way that it enhances safety while driving.
The global automotive air conditioner control switch is one of the major part of the center control system of the vehicle, hence it is focused on enhancing driving experience by making the atmosphere inside the vehicle comfortable. The overall feel of the cockpit depends on its ergonomics, design, and display gauges, this could be managed via seamless integration of control panels and switches in the system. The global automotive air conditioner control switch market has expanded significantly in the last few years. This trend is expected to continue during the forecast period, due to an increase in the demand for automobiles in the global market and changing climatic conditions of the globe. Earth is witnessing rapid climate change due to global warming, which in turn is increasing the demand for air conditioners. This, in turn, boosts the automotive air conditioner control switch market. However, intense competition and high cost of raw material for manufacturing along with a decline in mileage of the vehicle owing to the use of air conditioner are anticipated restrain the automotive air conditioner control switch market during the forecast period.
The global automotive air conditioner control switch market can be segmented based on type, vehicle type, sales channel, and region. In terms of type, the market can be bifurcated into button, lever, and knob. Vehicle manufacturers are focusing on maintaining the esthetic appearance inside the vehicle by using high quality material for switches, along with providing a suitable type of switch for the vehicle. The switches used in the system must be lightweight, durable, and safe. Based on vehicle type, the automotive air conditioner control switch market can be divided into passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle. In the passenger vehicle segment, a highly attractive part of a vehicle is the cockpit and hence, the switch used should be integrated seamlessly. Based on region, the global automotive air conditioner control switch market can be classified into Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America. The automotive air conditioner control switch market in Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a high growth rate during the forecast period due to an increase in the demand for vehicles and a rise in per capita income of people in the region. Furthermore, China and India are major automotive producers globally, which is anticipated to be a key driver of the automotive air conditioner control switch market in the region during the forecast period. In terms of sales channel, the automotive air conditioner control switch market can be segmented into OEM and aftermarket. The OEM segment is likely to expand significantly during the forecast period, as the high demand for automobiles is offering lucrative opportunities to OEMs.
Key players operating in the global automotive air conditioner control switch market are DENSO CORPORATION, Faurecia S.A., Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., and Magneti Marelli.
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