Hill-start assist / downhill assist is a system which eliminates the potential threat of backward sliding of a vehicle while starting from a standstill on an incline. Nowadays, it is used in vehicles having manual transmission as well as automatic and semi-automatic vehicles also. Hill-start assist control works with the electronic control unit. It senses when the vehicle starts from rest on a steep slope and automatically keeps the brake applied even after the driver releases the brake pedal.

Hill-start assist control comprises several advantages such as helping in stress-free driving in unsafe conditions, safeguarding against accidents, providing cost-effective solution, having longer clutch life, offering better fuel efficiency and  for heavily loaded vehicles, Hill-start assist control also ensures less wear and tear of the other parts of the vehicle.

The automotive hill-start assist control market can be segmented based on product type, transmission, vehicle, and region. In terms of sensor, the automotive hill-start assist control market can be categorized into angle sensor, pressure sensor, torque sensor, wheel speed sensor, electronic control unit, and break actuator. Torque is a rotational force generated from the engine that accelerates the vehicle from a complete halt. Torque sensors provide information to the driver about how much torque has been transmitted to the wheels through the drivetrain. Wheel speed sensors are placed on the axle; they provide signals related to speed and direction toward which the wheels turn. The torque sensor and wheel speed sensor segments dominated the overall automotive hill-start assist industry mark and are anticipated to retain their position during the forecast period.

Based on transmission, the automotive hill start assist / downhill assist control market can be divided into manual transmission and automatic transmission. In manual transmission, complete control of transmission lies with the driver. By using the data generated from the sensors, the driver can stop the vehicle from rolling backward. Usage of automotive hill-start assist control in manual transmission is higher than in automatic transmission. The manual transmission segment dominated the overall automotive hill-start assist industry mark and is estimated to retain its position during the forecast period.

Based on vehicle, the automotive hill-start assist control market can be classified into passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles. The commercial vehicle segment is expected to lead the hill-start assist control market during the forecast period owing to the rise in demand for safe and comfortable rides. Commercial vehicles are used for carrying heavy loads, which sometimes cause the vehicles to roll backward from an incline. Hill-start assist control helps in avoiding such mishaps.

In terms of region, the automotive hill start assist / downhill assist control market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific is expected to lead the automotive hill start assist / downhill assist control market during the forecast period due to booming automotive industry in the region, especially in China, Japan, and India. Furthermore, the countries in Asia Pacific are developing and the governments are supporting the automotive industry through various facilities. Rise in the automotive industry in Asia Pacific leads to transportation of raw materials using commercial vehicles.

Some of the key players in automotive hill start assist / downhill assist control market are Robert Bosch GmbH, Continental AG, Knorr-Bremse Australia Pty Ltd, WABCO, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

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