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Body Control Module Market

Body Control Module Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (CAN bus, LIN bus), By Applications (Interior, Exterior), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Commercial Vehicle, Electric Vehicle) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2023-2031

Report Code: SRAP55720DR
Study Period 2019-2031 CAGR 2.20%
Historical Period 2019-2021 Forecast Period 2023-2031
Base Year 2022 Base Year Market Size USD 16,162.94 Million
Forecast Year 2031 Forecast Year Market Size USD 19659.7 Million
Largest Market Asia Pacific Fastest Growing Market North America
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Market Overview

The global body control module market size was valued at USD 16,162.94 million in 2022. It is estimated to reach USD 19,659.7 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 2.20% during the forecast period (2023–2031). As the incorporation of safety features has been made obligatory, the demand for body control modules is anticipated to grow, fueling the market's growth. Asia-Pacific witnessed increased demand in the automotive sector for various vehicles.

The automotive central body control module (BCM) is a processor-based power distribution center that controls the multiple functions related to the car body, such as door modules, interior and exterior lighting, windows, security, door locks and access control, and various safety features. Generally, the body control module (BCM) is an embedded system used to control vehicle electrical systems.

Also, the central BCM acts as a bridge for bus and network connections to communicate with other systems' remote electronic control units (ECU). This system obtains input from various sensors mounted on vehicle components. Using this data, the system controls fuel injection-related functions such as spark timing, vehicle stability, climate control, and active safety systems. Moreover, typically in a car, the BCM controls the power windows, power mirrors, air conditioning, immobilizer system, and central locking. The main function of BCM is communicating with other on-board computers via communication buses, which include CAN, LIN, and others.

Market Dynamics

Body Control Module Market Drivers

Increase in Demand for Advanced Safety, Comfort, and Convenience Features in Vehicles

During the past few years, the automotive industry has witnessed increased demand for advanced vehicle features, such as power steering systems, climate control systems, and anti-lock braking systems. This, in turn, has led to more use of body control modules (BCMs) in cars, which has helped the market grow. Furthermore, the automotive market has witnessed an increase in the number of electronic components and software content in vehicles across the globe that offer the latest technology-based infotainment and telematics systems.

For instance, in September 2018, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google joined forces for an in-vehicle next-gen infotainment system. Launching the embedded Android-based operating system for vehicles is expected by 2021. All these factors will likely fuel the demand for body control modules (BCMs) soon.

Stringent Safety Regulations Set by Government for the Automotive Industry

The automotive market is positively affected by safety regulations implemented by the government for the installation of power windows, airbags, and anti-lock braking systems (ABS) in every vehicle. Europe and North America have followed these regulations more stringently than Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world.

However, in developing countries, OEMs provide keyless entry and anti-lock braking systems (ABS) as standard vehicle features, supporting the government in improving safety measures. These safety systems need separate BCMs to function and communicate with other vehicle components to provide complete safety to passengers. Hence, as the incorporation of safety features has been made obligatory, the demand for body control modules is anticipated to grow, which fuels the market's growth.

Body Control Module Market Restraint

Increase in Complexity of Module

BCMs are embedded systems with embedded software responsible for the increased line count, complexity, and sophistication of BCMs. OEMs using BCMs have to manage the increase in complexity, which leads to the failure of services in vehicles. Similarly, incorporating BCMs results in the complex structure of networks, communication, and interfacing problems with controlling units. Thus, all these factors are expected to hinder the growth of the body control module market shortly.

Body Control Module Market Opportunities

Rise in Demand for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Across the Globe

There is a rise in demand for electric and hybrid vehicles owing to the need for pollution control systems and the implementation of stringent emission standards. Electric vehicles require body-control units to manage the electric energy and other equipment, such as the power train, battery, and transmission systems. The rise in the trend of using eco-friendly and fuel-efficient vehicles promoted by the Paris Climate Change Agreement further boosts this market's growth. Moreover, constant support and huge government funding for developing advanced vehicle technology are expected to create lucrative opportunities for expanding the body control module market.

Regional Analysis

Asia-Pacific Dominates the Global Market

The global body control module market is bifurcated based on region into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Asia-Pacific is the most significant global body control module market shareholder and will likely grow at a CAGR of 3.6% over the forecast period. Ranging from low-end passenger cars to high-end commercial vehicles. This region is expected to exhibit the highest growth rate among other regions. An increase in disposable income in Asian countries boosts automotive sales in this region. The automotive safety equipment manufacturers focus on developing newer products to meet changes in consumer demands in this region. Automobile manufacturers are actively involved in developing newer products to meet consumer demands in this region.

In North America, the demand for automation parts and technological advancement across industries contributed to the growth of the body control module market in this region. North America is a dominant automotive body control module market with major players offering advanced solutions. This is due to the extensive adoption of advanced automotive body control modules in vehicles and the growth in demand for automotive vehicles. Due to the increased number of vehicles, utility and passenger vehicles experience high penetration in this region. Thus, this segment will likely dominate the market.

In Europe, investments from leading automotive component suppliers’ companies for developing control solutions and developing and incorporating related systems fuel the market's growth. Additionally, the rise in the production of connected vehicles and investment partnerships between solution providers also propel the market growth in Europe. The region will likely witness a high growth rate for the body control module market during the forecast period because of a rise in demand for vehicles and technological innovation across the region. Technological advancements and growth in vehicle standards contribute to the growth of the European body control modules market. High disposable income, a rise in demand for advanced connectivity in surveillance and security features for vehicles across the region, and a surge in the prevalence of vehicle standards drive the growth of this region.

LAMEA holds the smallest share of the body control modules market. Nevertheless, the fastest growth rate is anticipated during the forecast period. The Middle East experienced significant growth due to the steady development of countries in this region. LAMEA has witnessed a steady improvement in economies in the past few years due to a rise in consumers' standard of living and disposable income. This is the key growth factor for this region's safety features-related components market. The rise in automotive sales and the transitioning economy of LAMEA are anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for the global automotive body control module market in the coming years. Economic development and the automobile industry development in the developing countries of this region are positive growth factors for the BCM market.

Furthermore, there is a drastic rise in the use of super, hybrid, and premium cars in economically developed countries of LAMEA, such as Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and the UAE. Thus, automobile manufacturers in this region are estimated to cause a surge in demand for the electronic component-related automotive market. Growth in economies such as Latin America and Brazil is anticipated to increase the adoption of security technologies during the forecast period. Furthermore, the continuous increases in the need for the safety of vehicles and proper management of large fleets in the region are opportunistic for the market.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Type
  1. CAN bus
  2. LIN bus
By Applications
  1. Interior
  2. Exterior
By Vehicle Type
  1. Passenger Car
  2. Commercial Vehicle
  3. Electric Vehicle
Company Profiles Continental AG (Germany) Denso Corporation (Japan) Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany) Delphi Automotive PLC (UK) HELLA Texas Instruments, Inc. Mouser Electronics Infineon Technologies AG Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Renesas Electronics Corporation.
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Singapore Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The global body control module market is bifurcated into types, vehicle types, and applications.

The global body control module market is bifurcated into CAN and LIN buses based on type.

The CAN bus segment dominates the global market and will likely exhibit a CAGR of 2.2% over the forecast period. The Control Area Network (CAN) bus connects the nodes of electronic control units (ECUs) in vehicles. The CAN bus connects 7 ECUs and CAN buses in the vehicle's interior, communicating without complex dedicated wiring. Furthermore, the CAN bus allows software-only features in vehicles for gearbox control and facilitates central error diagnosis and configuration across all controlling units. The rise of cloud computing technology and growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected cars create demand for CAN buses in the automotive field.

Moreover, the rise in the growth of autonomous vehicles in developing nations, the increase in safety features in the vehicle, and the surge in demand for advanced vehicle functionality make way for the lucrative opportunity to design integrated circuits with the CAN bus that further propel the growth of the overall the body control modules market.

The global body control module market is divided into passenger, electric, and commercial vehicles based on vehicle type.

The passenger vehicle segment owns the global market and will likely exhibit a CAGR of 2.6% over the forecast period. The passenger car segment includes small cars, hatchbacks, sedans, luxury sedans, and others for transporting people. The features consumers demand in vehicles under this segment include climate control systems, airbag systems, anti-lock braking systems (ABS), and others. Hence, there is an increase in demand for BCM as it is mandatory to be used in the vehicle. Moreover, an increase in the disposable income of consumers and the production and sale of four-wheeler vehicles are the factors responsible for adopting body control modules equipped in passenger cars. The growing trend of sales of passenger cars will likely increase throughout the forecast period as the demand for BCM is anticipated to grow along with its applications in passenger vehicles.

Additionally, the demand for automotive systems such as automatic climate control, airbag systems, anti-lock braking systems (ABS), engine management, and transmission management is expected to increase with changes in consumer preferences for connectivity in their vehicles. The BCM is a backbone for various automotive systems, as every system has components requiring an actuation signal and control unit. In addition, the upcoming technology in vehicles such as driver assistance systems, cruise control systems, driverless cars, and electric and hybrid electric vehicles is anticipated to fuel the growth of the automotive body control modules market.

Based on application, the global body control module market is segmented into interior and exterior.

The interior segment dominates the global market and is predicted to exhibit a CAGR of 2.2% during the forecast period. The Body control modules majorly operate the interior functions of the vehicle. These interior functions include interior lighting, seat adjustment, remote keyless entry, active steering, anti-lock braking systems, and others. Various companies such as Bosch, Osram, and others are providing advanced adaptive front lighting systems used by leading automobile manufacturers such as Ford, Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Mercedes. Bosch has developed a headlight tester for the modern headlight system used in automobiles. Such innovation in the interior of the vehicle boosts the growth of the BCM market. The surge in production and sales of vehicles globally has led to the demand for safety features in vehicles, thereby providing a better opportunity for the players to provide advanced components and body control to function properly.

Currently, there is growth in focus on including virtual cockpits in passenger cars. In August 2018, Audi introduced a virtual cockpit in its new series, Audi Q8. It offers navigation, media, phone, and trip computer information in large or small formats and the ability to interact with the virtual cockpit. Such a rise in advanced features in different vehicles and automakers' focus on the production of BCM propels market growth shortly.

Market Size By Type

Market Size By Type
  • CAN bus
  • LIN bus
  • Recent Developments

    • May 2023: Renesas said it would release a new BCM platform. The new platform is meant to be more scalable and flexible than earlier BCM platforms. It will also be able to handle a wider range of vehicle features.
    • April 2023: Delphi said it would increase the number of BCMs it makes. The increase is a reaction to the fact that automakers are buying more and more BCMs.

    Key Players

    Body Control Module Market Share of Key Players

    Body Control Module Market Share of Key Players
    Continental AG (Germany) Denso Corporation (Japan) Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany) Delphi Automotive PLC (UK) HELLA Texas Instruments, Inc. Mouser Electronics Infineon Technologies AG Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Renesas Electronics Corporation. Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the estimated growth rate (CAGR) of the body control module market?
    The market size is growing at a CAGR of 2.20% from 2023 to 2031.
    Asia Pacific has the largest share of this market.
    Increase in demand for advanced safety, comfort, and convenience features in vehicles is the key driver for the growth of this market.
    The key players in this market are Continental AG (Germany), Denso Corporation (Japan), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Delphi Automotive PLC (UK), HELLA, Texas Instruments, Inc. Mouser Electronics, Infineon Technologies AG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Renesas Electronics Corporation.
    The Projected value of this market is USD 19,659.7 million by 2031.

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