HDC is a controlled downhill descending technology that allows the vehicle to descend a slope at a controlled speed. It works in tandem with ABS and traction control to manage the speed of each wheel independently to maximize the grip of each wheel to the terrain. In 1993, Bosch first introduced HDC to the industry when it designed an HDC system for Land Rover Freelander model. However, this feature was criticized by enthusiasts as the descent speed was considered too fast to be labeled as controlled descent.
The analysts forecast the global automotive hill descent control (HDC) market to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive hill descent control (HDC) market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches for different vehicle types, where the market is derived from the overall HDC system application volume.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
The report, Global Automotive Hill Descent Control (HDC) Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
- Continental AG
- ZF TRW
- Hyundai Mobis
- WABCO Vehicle Control Systems
Other prominent vendors
- Increased demand for assisted driving systems
- Conditions required for HDC activation vary across different OEMs
- Integration of regenerative braking and HDC in HEVs
Key questions answered in this report
- What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
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- Report coverage
- Top-vendor offerings
- Research methodology
- Economic indicators
- Key market highlights
- Value chain analysis
- Product lifecycle
- Market overview
- Market size and forecast
- Five forces analysis
PART 07: Market segmentation by geography
PART 08: Market drivers
- Market Drivers: HDC systems
PART 10: Market trends
PART 11: Vendor landscape
- Competitive benchmarking
- Other prominent vendors
PART 13: Appendix
- List of abbreviations
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 01: Scope of the report
Exhibit 02: Definitions of products and markets
Exhibit 03: Product offerings
Exhibit 04: System architecture of HDC system
Exhibit 05: Value chain analysis of the global HDC market
Exhibit 06: Product lifecycle of HDC 2015
Exhibit 07: Product life cycle of HDC 2020
Exhibit 08: Segmentation of HDC system market
Exhibit 09: Global automotive HDC system market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
Exhibit 10: Global ESC installation rates in passenger vehicles and LCVs 2006-2014
Exhibit 11: Global ESC and HDC installation rates in passenger vehicles and LCVs 2015-2020
Exhibit 12: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 13: Global automotive HDC market by vehicle type 2015
Exhibit 14: Global automotive HDC market by vehicle type 2020
Exhibit 15: Global automotive HDC system market: Passenger cars 2015-2020 (thousands of units)
Exhibit 16: Global automotive HDC system market: LCVs 2015-2020 (thousands of units)
Exhibit 17: Global automotive HDC system market: HCVs 2015-2020 (thousands of units)
Exhibit 18: Commercial vehicle sales growth rate by OEMs in India 2015
Exhibit 19: Global automotive HDC market: Geographic segmentation 2015
Exhibit 20: Global automotive HDC market: Geographic segmentation 2020
Exhibit 21: Automotive HDC system: EMEA 2015-2020 (thousands of units)
Exhibit 22: Change in the proportion of weightage in rating a vehicle by Euro NCAP 2014 and 2015
Exhibit 23: List of cars awarded 5-star rating by Euro NCAP 2015
Exhibit 24: Market penetration of luxury vehicles in different countries 2015
Exhibit 25: Automotive HDC system: APAC 2015-2020 (thousands of units)
Exhibit 26: Automotive HDC system 2015-2020: Americas (thousands of units)
Exhibit 27: Car and light truck sales 2010-2015: Americas (millions of units)
Exhibit 28: TCO in HCVs
Exhibit 29: Global ADAS market 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2020 ($ billions)
Exhibit 30: EBS penetration in major automobile-producing regions 2015-2020
Exhibit 31: Number of off-road events 2014-2016
Exhibit 32: Global off-road high-performance vehicle market 2015-2020 (thousands of units)
Exhibit 33: Number of variants equipped with predictive cruise control 2016
Exhibit 34: Benchmarking of players in the HDC system market
Exhibit 35: Product portfolio of Bosch
Exhibit 36: Product portfolio of Continental AG
Exhibit 37: Product portfolio of ZF TRW
Exhibit 38: Hyundai Mobis: Business revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
Exhibit 39: Hyundai Mobis: Product portfolio
Exhibit 40: Recent developments
The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive hill descent control (HDC) market: Bosch, Continental AG, ZF TRW, Hyundai Mobis, and WABCO Vehicle Control Systems.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Murata, and Delphi.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “Growing importance of autonomous terrain profiling and driving system will be a key trend for market growth. Auto manufacturers are investing heavily in R&D for autonomous terrain identification and driving. The focus of the auto makers will be to design a system that can predict the terrain on which the vehicle is driving. Auto makers like Jaguar Land Rover use technologies like surface identification and 3D path sensing, terrain-based speed adaptation, overhead clearance assistance, and connected off-road convoy in their terrain prediction and assistance systems.”
According to the report, surge in demand for off-road and multi-utility vehicles will be a key driver for market growth. All-terrain vehicles offer a large market for HDC systems. Currently, HDC systems are offered in most four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive off-road vehicles. However, the market has seen the recent introduction of HDC in two-wheel drive off-road vehicles as well. Now, many off-road automakers offer HDC as a standard feature in their vehicles. Although the demand for off-road vehicles in the developed economies showed slow growth in the recent years, the market in developing economies like India and China promise huge growth potential due to regulatory relaxations.
Further, the report states that one of the challenges for the market will be lack of automation and thermal damage to brake components due to prolonged use. use of HDC can temporarily disable the system due to overheating of the braking system. On top of that, HDC must be activated manually rather than being triggered automatically as per the slope of the terrain. Rather than using a temperature sensor, HDC system uses a programmed logic in the ECU to predict the temperature of the brake system based on different conditions. Sometimes, the programmed logic provided to the ECU may provide faulty dataset due to presence of different driving conditions across the globe. This can lead to thermal wear and tear in the brake components due to intensive braking by the HDC system.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.