The global ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment market size was valued at USD 2.71 million in 2022. It is estimated to reach USD 30.13 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 30.74% during the forecast period (2023–2031).
The term "advanced driver assistance system (ADAS)" refers to a broad category of active and passive technologies intended to help the driver by improving security and safety for the driver, passengers, and pedestrians on the road. ADAS comprises several essential parts, including software, sensors, cameras, radars, and other imaging devices. According to recent studies, integrating sensors and video systems in the front and rear of vehicles results from the rapidly expanding use of autonomous driving capabilities. The additional functionalities will be helpful for upcoming surround view and mirror replacement apps and so-called smart applications like lane departure warnings, park assistance, etc. In addition to actively assisting with braking and steering in dangerous situations and lowering the high lights, these devices not only provide visual information. As a result, maintenance will be essential to ensure these services function correctly.
Growing Autonomy and Sensor Adoption
Since the ADAS and autonomous industry is witnessing rapid growth, the market is shifting toward advanced technology and more sensor deployments. Ease in the usage of vehicles is an essential factor for automakers to address, as autonomous vehicles are the automotive industry's next future. In addition, the unintended effect of providing cars with various sensors for driver assistance or autonomous driving has led to automakers adding more sub-systems to keep those sensors free of obstacles.
One of the key factors for this market is the growing need to reduce road accidents, and sensor obstruction while driving is a significant concern in a self-driving vehicle. The autonomous industry is aware of the issue, but only a subset of manufacturers has taken action. While a clogged sensor might disable an autonomous vehicle (AV), it also leads to an uncomfortable interruption of an assisted driving or ADAS feature for human drivers. The ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment are utilized to counter the rising number of road accident fatalities for the effective functioning of the vehicles. Such factors are estimated to boost global market growth.
Increasing Foes Such as Dirt and Weather
The deployment of automobile sensors has increased due to rising competition in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the autonomous industry. These sensors are generally located outside the car, making them dusty and blurry. In addition, heavy snowfall blocks the sensor and impedes its operation in countries such as the U.S., Canada, and France. In order to address this issue, ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment should be employed in such applications, which assist in wiping the sensors' surface and restoring their functionality.
Additionally, rising levels of autonomy and an increase in car sensors drive the ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment market. Advanced safety and driver-assist systems can make travel safer and more convenient, but they all rely on car sensors, cameras, radar, and other technology to function correctly. Automakers' growing attention to decreasing the risk of unforeseen accidents has benefitted the ADAS and autonomous vehicle sensor maintenance equipment market.
Maintaining an Optimal Balance of Cost and Quality
ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment is a new technology, with only a few affiliated companies. This maintenance system has several design issues, which add to the vehicle's cost. Liquid jets are well-known for their efficiency in cleaning vehicles. It is difficult to overestimate the attractiveness of a tried-and-true technology intended to meet the automotive industry's high quality, durability, and cost demands. However, new challenges arise regarding capacity, performance, high cost, and long-term viability when using this method on sensors. In addition, engineers must redesign the vehicle mechanism to incorporate this sensor maintenance equipment. It will raise the total cost of the automobile. The vehicle needs to be redesigned as new sub-systems are added, which will increase the price of the vehicle, thereby restraining the market's growth.
Rising Aftermarket for Autonomous Vehicle Accessories
The need for maintenance and repair services has risen as the average age of cars has grown, whether it be the vehicle's body, or the electronics associated with it, creating market opportunities for ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment. In some developing countries, notably Asia-Pacific, poor infrastructure causes vehicle wear and tear, necessitating frequent maintenance and repair and propelling the automotive aftermarket. With the increasing stringency of vehicle safety rules implemented by several countries worldwide, car manufacturers should incorporate new sensor maintenance equipment and safety technologies in vehicles.
Emerging autonomous vehicle trends will likely increase ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance market growth over the forecast period. Launching an online site providing aftermarket sensor maintenance equipment, global auto-part suppliers, and digitizing component delivery sales and services are expected to generate significant funding from essential stakeholders. Additionally, the industry will likely benefit from increasing online sales of ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment components.
The global ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment market is segmented by vehicle type, level of autonomy, and product type.
Based on vehicle type, the global ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment market is bifurcated into passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles.
The passenger vehicles segment owns the highest market share and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 30.42% over the forecast period. Autonomous passenger cars rely on various automotive sensors, including radar, cameras, and LiDAR. These vehicles either have systems and features such as automated lighting, adaptive cruise control, and collision avoidance or can drive themselves using software and sensors without a driver's assistance. In addition, the demand for these sensors in passenger vehicles is rising due to safety concerns and the government's strict emission rules.
Heavy electric trucks and buses are examples of commercial vehicles. Most self-driving commercial cars have attained Level 1 and Level 2 autonomy. Increased urbanization has given rise to new retail and e-commerce platforms, which demand effective logistics, propelling the light commercial vehicle industry. In addition, the automotive sensor market is predicted to rise due to the adoption of ADAS technologies such as lane departure warnings, lane sway warnings, and lead vehicle start alarms, which are now standard in most light commercial vehicles.
Based on the level of autonomy, the global ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment market is divided into level 3, level 4, and level 5.
The level 4 segment is responsible for the largest market share and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 31.13% over the forecast period. Level 4 autonomous vehicles (AVs) are self-driving and can simultaneously regulate steering, braking, start/stop, acceleration/deceleration, and other functions. Only self-driving "Robotaxi" companies have implemented Level 4 autonomy. In addition, several self-driving heavy commercial vehicle companies plan to transition to Level 4 autonomy for highway and mining operations. The growth and adoption of Level 4 autonomous vehicles will generate the demand for Level 4 sensor maintenance equipment that provides excellent safety to the vehicle.
The increase in technology perspective in Level 3 autonomy cars is significant. Level 3 vehicles can detect their surroundings and make smart judgments for themselves, such as accelerating past a slow-moving vehicle. However, a human driver is necessary for them. If the system cannot complete the task, the autonomous vehicle driver must always be attentive and ready to take charge.
Based on product type, the global ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment market is segmented into fluid, air, and wipers.
The fluid segment owns the highest market share and is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 33.05% during the forecast period. Vehicle washing with liquid jets (fluids) is a tried-and-true method. The allure of a tried-and-true technology created to meet the strict requirements for quality, durability, and cost set by the automotive industry cannot be overstated. However, the use of sensors raises significant problems concerning capacity, performance, and long-term viability.
Mechanical cleaning, such as wiping with a wiper blade, is a highly effective cleaning method used with a fluid delivery system. The wiper requires washer fluid to reduce friction and function correctly; however, having a wiper blade reduces the amount of washer fluid used. As a result, the cleaning performance of a wiper blade system is relatively high. The wiper blade choice would appeal if higher robustness and service life were achieved because of its record-low washer fluid consumption.
Based on region, the global ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment market is bifurcated into North America, China, the U.K., Europe, Asia-Pacific and Japan, the Middle East and Africa, and South America.
Asia-Pacific and Japan are the most significant contributors to the global ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment market and are anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 25.45% during the forecast period. The region is witnessing substantial growth due to cheap labor, raw materials, government support, and the growing economy of countries such as China, India, and Japan, positively impacting automotive production growth. Another significant reason contributing to the development of the Asia-Pacific market is the sustainability and recovery of the economy by the countries within this region during the global economic crisis of 2008-09, which led to continuous growth in automobile production and sales globally. In order to remain in intense competition with other countries and hold a strong foothold in the market, the countries in Asia-Pacific, such as Japan, China, South Korea, and Singapore, are setting up various plans focusing on the innovation and development of ADAS and autonomous vehicles. For instance, the Government of China is focusing on building the world's largest testbed for autonomous cars in Zhangzhou and Fujian province, which will create a market for ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment.
China is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 24.45% over the forecast period. The country possesses the highest rate of urbanization in Asia-Pacific. Advanced transportation systems are expected to be a necessity for the country shortly. Also, China is the largest automotive market globally and therefore holds a key position in the global automotive industry. The growing economy, rising disposable income, and government support will enhance the region's autonomous vehicles market. In China, the autonomous ride-sharing concept is actively growing. It is also gaining attention from the government and various OEMs, thus increasing the demand for AVs and processing units to manufacture AVs. For instance, in January 2020, AutoX partnered with Fiat Chrysler to launch robotaxis in China. Similarly, in April 2020, AutoX, in partnership with AutoNavi, launched a robotaxi service for public use in the Jiading District of Shanghai.
In the North American region, the efforts by federal bodies to improve road safety standards, the economy, and manufacturing activities in the U.S. and Canada are expected to propel the growth of the ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment market. The autonomous sensor maintenance equipment market in the U.S. and Canada is expected to grow due to tight rivalry among automobile companies, federal efforts to increase road safety rules, the economy, and manufacturing activity in the countries. As a result, North America's automotive sensor market and the sensor maintenance equipment market are predicted to grow as more sensors are installed in automobiles. In addition, extreme weather conditions in significant parts of the region make it extremely difficult to rely on the AVs' LiDAR and camera sensors, which propel the market demand for autonomous systems. This is a significant factor boosting the growth and adoption of the region's ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment systems.
Europe is the center of modern and technologically innovative cars, resulting in the significant adoption of automotive sensors in European vehicles. Strict government regulations on safety and carbon emissions drive the market, making it one of the fastest-growing regions. The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) mandates autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in cars. AEB system uses radar, (stereo) camera, and LiDAR-based technology to detect potential hazards, further increasing the automotive industry's adoption of these sensor products. This application will create demand for ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment.
The rollout of advanced technologies is mainly anticipated to start in the Middle East region, followed by an introduction in African countries. The Middle East is also renowned for its automotive market and is mainly dominated by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The region is considered a significant market for autonomous vehicles, owing to the increasing government initiatives and high growth in the sales of luxury cars and components like ADAS and autonomous sensor maintenance equipment across the various Gulf region countries, such as the U.A.E. and Qatar.
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