The global child presence detection system market size was valued at USD 113.62 million in 2022. It is expected to reach USD 4,663.99 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 51.10% during the forecast period (2023–2031).
Children left in hot cars without adult supervision run the danger of suffering from heat stroke. In order to find a solution to this problem, the child presence detection system was developed. If a child is left unattended in a car, this system can alert caregivers or bystanders using alarm and communication systems. This radar system is extremely accurate and reliable and designed to detect even the vital signs of sleeping newborns. The system transmits the data to the vehicle's system when it detects an unattended child to send out various alerts.
Growing Number of Children Dying from Suffocation
Children and hot cars do not mix well. In the US alone, there are 38 heatstroke-related fatalities annually. It has been discovered that even on a mild day, the temperature inside a parked car can increase to dangerous levels. According to experts, the temperature inside a closed car can rise to more than 40°C in just one hour, which is a very dangerous and potentially fatal level for a child, even when it is only 16°C outside. Many parents post on social media that their child would never die in such an accident. However, studies have shown that anyone can forget a child, particularly stressed or routine-changing parents, in a moving vehicle.
Furthermore, preoccupied parents can overlook a quiet child, just as drivers who are lost in thought and driving automatically frequently arrive at their destination without remembering the specifics of the journey. In some areas, where the price of the vehicle is still a more important factor than a child’s safety, there is still limited demand for the child presence detection system. The situation changes as more children pass away and people become more concerned with safety. This modification is anticipated to increase rather than decrease the market impact of the rising number of child fatalities in hot vehicles.
Rising Sales of SUVs and Luxury Vehicles
SUV sales are growing quickly as a result of rising off-road awareness among the general population and government incentives and initiatives. Even though few SUVs went off-road, they provided the same elevated driving position as vans and other vehicles while giving off a more rugged appearance. SUVs are frequently connected with four-wheel-drive systems because they were initially designed as off-road vehicles. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are becoming increasingly popular among buyers worldwide, replacing conventional sedans, wagons, and hatchbacks.
In China, sales of road vehicles increased by about 50% between 2010 and 2018, but SUVs increased by an extraordinary 600% during the same time frame. Increased SUV demand is anticipated to spur product innovation and development for child presence detection systems. SUV sales will increase, allowing manufacturers to create more sophisticated child presence detection system features. As a result, the market for child presence detection systems is expected to grow and present opportunities for market participants due to the rising sales of SUVs.
High System Cost
The monitoring of the vehicle, the driver, the children, and the passengers is costly. It involves complicated operations because it uses a lot of software and hardware, including sensors, cameras, and other accessories, for analyzing the behavior of the vehicle and the children. The cost of operating a child presence detection system depends on several variables, including the vehicle type and state-of-the-art technology. Due to the moderate investment and repair and maintenance costs associated with developing advanced technology, child presence detection system operations are costly.
Additionally, the materials and components used in child presence detection system technology systems must be chosen by international standards like those set by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). As a result, the price of premium raw materials and components used to produce child presence detection systems rises. Therefore, the high system cost will restrain the growth of the global child presence detection system market over the forecast period.
Government Rules for Child Safety in Heated Cars
Children between the ages of 1 and 12 are most frequently killed in car accidents in the US. Children are kept safe through the proper use of car seats. The child's size and the kind of vehicle one have determined the seat the child needs. Choosing a car seat can be difficult for many parents because many options are available. Regarding baby car seats, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers a set of recommendations. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations regarding picking the best car seat for the child are consistent with the guidelines. The AAP lists the manufacturers of safety seats and car seats on its website. Therefore, opportunities for the global child presence detection system market are anticipated to arise during the forecast period due to government initiatives and regulations relating to children's safety in hot cars.
The global child presence detection system market is segmented by sensor type, vehicle type, sales channel, and vehicle propulsion.
Based on sensor type, the global child presence detection system market is bifurcated into ultrasonic, radar, and pressure.
The radar sensor segment is the highest contributor to the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 58.4% during the forecast period. Radar sensors are a useful piece of technology for spotting kids. The application requirements are met by radar while reducing privacy concerns compared to other sensing technologies like cameras. Radar is poised to replace other sensors as the standard for left-out child and cabin monitoring thanks to its many advantages. In addition, each car model's field of view is set up differently based on the cabin's size and the radar sensor's location. This makes it simpler for the system to identify and categorize living and non-living objects (adult and child).
Electrical energy can be transformed into acoustic waves by ultrasonic sensors. Analyzing the echoes at the receiver array allows one to detect the presence of people. These sensors detect ultrasonic waves. The smallest motion typically ignored by other detecting devices is detected using a combination of ultrasonic array sensors and a tracking algorithm. In addition, a sophisticated algorithm that calculates the knee's joint torque can be used to develop an ultrasonic sensor that can detect muscle activity.
Based on vehicle type, the global child presence detection system market is bifurcated into hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs, and MUVs.
The sedan segment owns the highest market share and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 55.6% during the forecast period. The term "three-box" body is often used to describe sedans. There are three compartments: the front box holds the engine, the center box seats the passengers, and the third compartment serves as storage. It is a four-door passenger car with a separate trunk. Further, the trunk is an enclosed space for cargo isolated from the passenger area by the backs of the rear seats and the fixed package tray under the rear window.
Sports utility vehicles (SUVs') ability to go off-road is one of their main draws. Residents of rural areas typically prefer SUVs due to their powerful engines and four or all-wheel-drive capabilities. Many more family-friendly SUV models now have RWD, even though many still have AWD (rear-wheel drive). SUVs use child presence detection systems to feed information about sleeping infants to the vehicle's alert system, sending out various notifications.
Based on sales channels, the global child presence detection system market is bifurcated into OEM and aftermarket.
The OEM segment is the highest contributor to the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 52.3% during the forecast period. Production, acquisition, and installation of child monitoring and cabin sensing features are among the processes used in the OEM segment. Many automotive manufacturing companies are working to ensure safety and comfort to comply with the new and upcoming child presence detector technology globally. In addition, automotive manufacturer views OEM as more trustworthy and genuine. For instance, to remind busy parents to check the back seat before getting out of the car, General Motors introduced a new technology for the GMC Acadia in June 2016 called "Rear Seat Reminder."
The term "aftermarket" refers to the secondary manufacturing market, which includes the production, distribution, or retailing of goods related to automobiles and the installation of child presence detection systems after various parts intended for installation in the vehicle are sold by OEMs. Additionally, the rise in distributors, retailers, and online channel partners is anticipated to boost demand for aftermarket child presence detection systems.
Based on vehicle propulsion, the global child presence detection system market is bifurcated into electric vehicle and ice vehicle.
The electric vehicle segment owns the highest market share and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 62.1% during the forecast period. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) make up the EV segment. HEVs are electric vehicles (EVs) that use electricity and fuel to power their internal combustion (IC) engines. This combination offers several benefits, including improved fuel efficiency and increased power. In addition, PHEVs are electric vehicles (EVs) with a battery that can be charged by connecting to an external electrical power source.
Furthermore, BEVs are entirely electric cars that run on rechargeable batteries rather than an internal combustion engine or fuel tank. They have a fully electric drivetrain. By 2030, global EV sales are projected to reach 44 million vehicles annually, according to the IEA's EV30@30 Scenario. The primary drivers of the EV segment's growth during the forecast period are the rising investments in EV development, stricter vehicle emissions regulations, and government policies and subsidies.
The global child presence detection system market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and South America.
Europe is the most significant shareholder in the global child presence detection system market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 53.9% during the forecast period. According to predictions, Europe will hold a sizable market share for child presence detection systems. Many of the new technologies being incorporated into cars are heavily focused on the safety of the drivers and passengers during their journey. Governments require new safety features to prevent and lessen accidents, while consumer protection organizations promote them. In addition, the newest cars come equipped with driver monitoring systems necessary for the most advanced cars to operate at peak efficiency. Radar sensor use in automobiles has increased in several European nations, and similar trends are anticipated in emerging markets. Further, the number of new cars adopting these sensors would increase demand for child presence detection systems in the upcoming years, increasing the demand for in-vehicle radar sensors that detect infants or pets inside the vehicle.
Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at a CAGR of 56.3% during the forecast period. Due to business organizations' growing adoption of advanced sensing, detecting, radar, and imaging technologies, Asia-Pacific is significantly boosting the market for child presence detection systems. In addition, the most significant contributors to the regional market are emerging and developed nations like China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Australia. There are now more opportunities for automakers thanks to the growth of the manufacturing sector and the improvement of infrastructure in developing nations. Therefore, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to have the fastest rate of growth in the market for the child presence detection systems market.
In North America, child presence detection systems are anticipated to rule the market. The rising demand for design safety enhancements in the automotive industry, which has significantly aided in the growth of the child presence detection system market in this region, is the main significant factor driving the market's expansion. The child presence detection systems market is also expanding as people become more aware of automobile heatstroke deaths. Several manufacturing companies in North America are heavily implementing cutting-edge technologies to improve their business operations. In addition, the area has quickly adopted new technology for the automotive industry. The market for child presence detection systems in North America is expected to grow over the forecast period due to the availability of high-quality products and a fast market expansion rate.
The Middle East and Africa include South Africa, Israel, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and the rest of the Middle East and Africa. The Middle East and Africa's market for child presence detection systems is expanding steadily compared to other regions. The market in this region is anticipated to grow significantly due to the increasing adoption of cutting-edge sensing technology in the newest vehicle architecture, with testing occurring before the vehicle is commercially available. In addition, recent advancements in industrial unit optimization have compelled the use of safety algorithms and measurements to improve manufacturing. Innovative automotive businesses have access to numerous growth and investment opportunities in the rapidly expanding industrial automation sector, offering end-users high-quality, driven products.
Brazil, Argentina, and the remaining South American nations are considered emerging economies. In comparison to other regions, the regional market is expanding steadily. The market in South America is anticipated to experience significant growth during the forecast period due to rising investments in the technology sector, primarily concentrating on automotive software and technologies. Additionally, other industries are adopting new technologies to sense, detect, analyze, and simulate data from moving vehicles in the area. These elements are accelerating the growth of the South American market for child presence detection systems.
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