Automotive Occupant Detection System Market: Introduction

  • Increase in demand for passenger safety in an automobiles is anticipated to propel the global automotive occupant detection system market. Occupant or passenger safety and protection are of key importance while designing a vehicle. The design and function of an occupant detection system aims to detect the presence of an occupant in the vehicle. The occupant detection system coupled with occupant position sensors and occupant classification system can detect the presence of a child occupant in the rear seat in order to enable or disable vehicle safety features including airbags and inflatable seat belts.
  • The occupant detection system comprises several sensors including infrared sensors and ultrasonic sensors that senses motion, distance, and body thermal properties of an occupant. These sensors collect data regarding the presence of an occupant and subsequently, transmit this data to the electronic control unit (ECU), which either activates or deactivates the actuators responsible for deploying occupant protection system.

Key drivers of global automotive occupant detection system market

  • Increasingly stringent regulations pertaining to passenger safety are anticipated to prompt automakers to implement passenger and driver safety technologies including occupant classifications systems, occupant detection systems, and occupant protections systems in their vehicles. This, in turn, is propelling the global automotive occupant detection system market. These systems detect a passenger and deploy safety systems such as airbags or seatbelt retractors in case of a vehicle crash.
  • Increasing demand to reduce fatalities in vehicle crashes is expected to drive the global market for automotive occupant detection systems. The death toll in vehicle crashes, in 2018, was registered to be 1.35 million, globally. Efficient deployment of an airbag coupled with seatbelt can reduce the risk of receiving a fatal injury by 45% for front seat passenger and by 73% for rear seat passengers. Therefore, an occupant detection system, which is responsible for activating the deployment of airbags in a vehicle, plays a major role in enhancing occupant safety.

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Failure of electronic components to hamper global automotive occupant detection system market

  • An occupant protection system comprises infrared sensors, motion detector, and an electronic control unit besides other electronic components. Irregular vehicle checkup and maintenance may cause early malfunction of these components.
  • Function of infrared sensors and ultrasonic sensors is affected by the weather and surrounding conditions. This is likely to provide erroneous input information to the ECU, which may result in delay or failure to deploy vehicle safety systems. This possibility of malfunction of sensors is likely to hamper the global automotive occupant detection system market

North America and Asia Pacific to hold significant share of global automotive occupant detection system market

  • North America is anticipated to dominate the automotive occupant detection system market. Stringent regulatory norms and vehicle standards regarding passenger safety mandated by government authorities in North America are driving the automotive occupant detection system market in the region. For instance, U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) is expected to provide safety ratings for vehicle manufacturers according to the performance of a vehicle in terms of safety & security.
  • The automotive occupant detection system market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand significantly attributed to the implementation of safety measures in automobiles across various countries including Thailand, China, and India. These regulations coupled with increasing consumer awareness about vehicle safety is fueling the automotive occupant sensing system market in the region.

Key players operating in global automotive occupant detection system market:

The global automotive occupant detection system market is highly concentrated owing to the presence of top manufacturers. A few of the key players operating in the global automotive occupant detection system market are:

  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • IEE
  • Delphi Technologies
  • LeddarTech Inc.
  • Flexpoint
  • Continental AG
  • Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
  • ZF Friedrichshafen Ag
  • HYUNDAI MOBIS
  • Schneider Electric.
  • LeddarTech Inc.

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Global Automotive Occupant Detection System Market: Research Scope

Global Automotive Occupant Detection System Market, by Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicle
    • Hatchback
    • Sedan
    • MPV
    • MUV
    • SUV
  • Commercial Vehicle
    • Light Commercial
    • Heavy Commercial

Global Automotive Occupant Detection System Market, by Propulsion Type

  • Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)
  • Hybrid
  • Electrical

Global Automotive Occupant Detection System Market, by Component

  • Sensors
  • Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
  • Actuators
  • Other

Global Automotive Occupant Detection System Market, by Manufacturer

  • OEMs
  • Aftermarket

Global Automotive Occupant Detection System Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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