Driver Assistance System (DAS) Market – Snapshot
Trains are highly economical and considerably less polluting mode to transport passengers and goods as compared to vehicle transport, sea transport, and air transport. Train transport is considered a significantly safe and rapid mode of transport. It is usually unaffected by different weather conditions. Automation in the field of transportation has proven to be an inherent approach in order to enhance safety, accuracy, and efficiency. Therefore, automation is significantly penetrating train transportation, as it helps maintain punctuality of trains, enhance efficiency, and increases safety. There are different modes of train automation ranging from Grade of Automation (GoA) 1 to Grade of Automation 4. GoA1 and GoA2 comprise a few automated functions such as automatic train protection, automatic train operation, train cruising, and train stopping. A driver is present to operate other manual functions. In GoA3, most train functions are operated automatically; however, a train attendant monitors the proper working of these functions. GoA4 trains comprise unattended train operations such that neither driver nor an attendant is present in the train. Implementation of some degree of automation into trains has enhanced train performance and safety. Therefore, driver assistance systems (DAS) are witnessing a prominent demand across the globe.
Driver assistance systems for locomotives are able to reduce traction energy consumption by about 10% to 20%. These systems manage the functioning of train components such as couplers, knuckles, wheels, and brake shoes, thereby increasing the life of components significantly. The driver assistance systems for locomotives utilize precise modeling of the train and its surrounding and real-time data available from sensors, which in turn reduces in-train forces, resulting in minimized rate of component wear and tear. 28 European members of International Union of Railways (UIC) have collectively committed to reduce CO2 emissions per passenger kilometer and ton/kilometer by 50% by 2030, and are focused to meet the commitment. Likewise, the European Union other nations are focusing on reduction of CO2 emission in order to meet the Paris Climate Accord, which was signed by 195 countries with a commitment to keep the global temperature rise within 2 degree Celsius. Train transport is a significantly less polluting mode of transport, which emits only 2.2 gm of CO2 per passenger per kilometer, whereas a car produce 115 gm CO2 per passenger per kilometer. Consequently, governing bodies are investing in railway transport to enhance safety, connectivity, punctuality, and reduce traveling time, and hence, driver assistance system for locomotive is marginally effective. Governing bodies are emphasizing on the implementation of driver assistance systems in trains, which is primarily driving the driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive across the globe. Enhanced train safety, improved train efficiency and performance, decreased train component wear and tear, and train punctuality are prominent drivers of the driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive.
A key restrain to the driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive is its cost. The driver assistance system comprises several electronic and mechanical components such as ECU, actuators, and sensors. Thus, implementing driver assistance system in train leads to higher expense.
The global driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive can be segmented based on train type, driver assistance system application, component, and region. Metro trains and suburban trains are prominent modes of transportation. These trains have increased connectivity across urban areas. Rapidly increasing urbanization is fueling the demand for connectivity across urban and suburban areas. A substantial number of passengers utilize metros and suburban trains, which in turn demands for enhanced safety, speed, punctuality, and efficiency of trains. Therefore, metros and suburban trains witness a significant rate of adoption of the driver assistance system. Increasing demand for connectivity and efficient mode of transportation is likely to propel the demand for metro trains and suburban trains, which in turn is expected to boost the demand for driver assistance system for locomotive.
Driver assistance system comprises several applications such as emergency braking system, rail detection system, signal detection, and others. Automatic door opening and closure can be seen in several suburban and long distance trains as well as in all metro trains. Therefore, the automatic door opening and closure segment holds a leading position in the global driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive. Emergency braking system and anti-collision systems have effectively reduced accident and train collision rates. Increasing demand for safety is fueling the demand for emergency braking systems and anti-collision systems.
The driver assistance system for locomotive comprises several sensors for monitoring the train’s surrounding, actuators, antennas, and odometer. LiDAR technology is transforming the automation world with its highly accurate data gathering, high speed, and ability to work in any weather conditions. Radar sensors have a large detection range and hence, they are intensively being used in driver assistance system for locomotive. The other segment of the market comprises of actuators, ECU, and other electronic and mechanical components. Consequently, the other segment is leading the global driver assistance system market for locomotive.
In terms of region, the global driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive can be segmented into Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Countries in Asia Pacific such as China, India, and Japan are witnessing significant investment in the railway industry. Increased concerns about passenger safety, increased rate of train track building in order to increase connectivity, awareness about gains of automation, and enhanced focus over minimizing emission have led to the higher rate of adoption of driver assistance systems for locomotives across Asia Pacific. ASEAN nations and countries such as India, North Korea, and South Korea are likely to offer lucrative opportunities for the driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive. Countries in Europe are at the forefront of adoption of advanced technologies. Countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, and Sweden are emphasizing on minimizing emission from different modes of transportation. Therefore, Europe is witnessing a rapidly increasing demand for driver assistance systems for locomotive.
The global driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive includes key players having strong positions in the market. Long-term partnership with governments, strategic alliances with suppliers, and continuous research and developments are likely to offer rewarding opportunities for key players operating in the market. Key players operating in the global driver assistance system market for locomotive include Thales Group, Alstom S.A., Bombardier Transportation Hitachi Ltd., CRRC Corporation limited, Ansaldo STS, SIEMENS AG, Mitsubishi Electric, Robert Bosch GmbH, Knorr-Bremse AG, and Wabtec Corporation.
Driver Assistance System (DAS) Market – Overview
This report analyzes and forecasts the driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive at the global and regional level. The market has been forecasted based on revenue (US$ Thousand) for train type, driver assistance system application, and component from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global driver assistance system for locomotive market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand for driver assistance system for locomotive during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global and regional level.
The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global driver assistance system for locomotive market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, where in all market segments and types are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.
The study provides a decisive view of the global driver assistance system for locomotive market by segmenting it in terms of train type, driver assistance system application, component, and region. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for driver assistance system for locomotive in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers demand for individual segments across all major countries from these region.
The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive. Key players include Thales Group, Alstom S.A., Hitachi Ltd., Bombardier Transportation, Ansaldo STS, Siemens AG, Mitsubishi Electric, CRRC Corporation limited Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., General Electric, ABB, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A., Robert Bosch GmbH, Korr-Bremse AG, and CalAmp. Moreover, the report also includes regional key players operating in the driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive. Regional players include Beijing Traffic Control Technology Co., Ltd, Bharat Forge Limited, and Wabtec Corporation. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments. The market for driver assistance system (DAS) for locomotive is primarily driven by rising demand for safety in trains and government support. Rapid paced urbanization, increased demand for connectivity, government agreements for minimizing emission, and increased preference for public transport are likely to impel demand for driver assistance system for locomotive across the globe.
The report provides the estimated market size of driver assistance system for locomotive for 2017 and forecast for the next nine years. The global market size of driver assistance system for locomotive has been provided in terms of revenue (US$ Thousand). Market numbers have been estimated based on train type, driver assistance system application, components, and regional segments. Market size and forecast for each train type, driver assistance system application, and components have been provided in terms of global and regional/country markets.
In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.
Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, and SEC filings, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market, National government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP), International Railway Research Board (IRRB), International Union of Railways (UIC),Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), Association of American Railroad, European Commission, European Union Agency for Railways (ERA), Association of American Railroads (AAR), etc.
Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews, linked-in interview, and face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate the data and analysis. Primary interviews provide firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook, etc. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.
The global driver assistance system (DAS) market for locomotive has been segmented as follows:
Global Driver Assistance System (DAS) Market for Locomotive, by Train Type
- Long Distance Train
Global Driver Assistance System (DAS) Market for Locomotive, by Driver Assistance System Application
- Emergency Braking system
- Automatic Door Opening and Closure
- Switch Detection
- Rail Detection
- Fog Pilot Assistance System
- Rail Signal Detection
- Anti-collision System
Global Driver Assistance System (DAS) Market for Locomotive, by Component
- Optical Sensor & Camera
- Infrared Sensor
Global Driver Assistance System (DAS) Market for Locomotive, by Region/Country/Sub-region
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Europe
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America