A defogger can be categorized into the primary or secondary system. In a primary defogger system, the heat to clear the mist or ice formation is generated from the vehicle's engine coolant through the heater core. Fresh air passes through the heater core and is then distributed over the interior surface of the windshield with the help of a blower. This air dehumidifies the surrounding by passing through the vehicle's operating heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC), which assists is effective and fast defogging mechanism. The dried air has a higher capacity to absorb water content, making the mechanism more effective.
The analysts forecast the global automotive defogger system market to grow at a CAGR of 3.87% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive defogger system market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of automotive defogger systems globally.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
- North America
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
The report, Global Automotive Defogger System 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.
- NXP Semiconductors
- Defoggers enabling better on-road visibility for drivers
- Circuitry and physical component blockage factors limiting front defogger functionality
- Manufacturers to focus on timer-enabled defogger systems
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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- Market overview
- Report coverage
- Top vendor offerings
- Research methodology
- Economic indicators
- Key market highlights
- Defogger market: Overview
- Value chain analysis
- Product life cycle
- Market overview
- Automotive defogger market
- Market size and forecast
- Five forces analysis
PART 07: Geographical segmentation
- Market in Asia
- Market in North America
- Market in Europe
- Market in Latin America
- Market in Middle East and Africa
PART 09: Market challenges
PART 10: Market trends
PART 11: Vendor landscape
- Competitive benchmarking
- Key raw material suppliers in the defogger market
- NXP Semiconductors
- List of abbreviations
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 01: Definition of product and markets
Exhibit 02: Product offerings
Exhibit 03: Working of a primary defogger system in automobiles
Exhibit 04: Working of a secondary defogger system in automobiles
Exhibit 05: Value chain of global automotive defogger market
Exhibit 06: Product lifecycle of automotive defogger 2015
Exhibit 07: Global automotive shipment 2012-2021 (million units)
Exhibit 08: Market landscape of defogger
Exhibit 09: GDP of top Asian countries 2013-2015 ($ billion)
Exhibit 10: Global unit shipment of defogger systems 2015-2020
Exhibit 11: Five forces analysis of defogger market
Exhibit 12: OEM: Market size of primary defogger unit 2015-2020 (units in millions)
Exhibit 13: OEM: Market size of secondary defogger unit 2015- 2020 (units in millions)
Exhibit 14: Average percentage of fatal crashes in US due to fog by months 1990- 2015
Exhibit 15: Aftermarket: Unit shipment of defogger 2015-2020 (units in thousands)
Exhibit 16: Automotive defogger market by geography 2015-2020 (million units)
Exhibit 17: Market-size of defogger market in Asia (million units)
Exhibit 18: Market-size of defogger market in North America (million units)
Exhibit 19: Market-size of defogger market in Europe (million units)
Exhibit 20: Market size of defogger market in Latin America (million units)
Exhibit 21: Market-size of defogger market in MEA (million units)
Exhibit 22: Fatal crash rate in US from 1990 to 2015 due to fog
Exhibit 23: Signal flow diagram of sensor to defogger unit
Exhibit 24: Block diagram showing the placement of hotwire anemometer in windshield
Exhibit 25: Block diagram of thermal imaging concept
Exhibit 26: Average percentage in US of fatal crash due to fog by time 1990-2015
Exhibit 27: Block diagram of timer control defogger unit
Exhibit 28: Benchmarking of vendors providing defogger solutions
Exhibit 29: Various players operating in the automotive defogger ecosystem
Exhibit 30: DENSO: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
Exhibit 31: Business segment of NXP Semiconductors
The author of the report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive defogger systems market: Delphi, DENSO, DuPont, and NXP Semiconductors
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the research team said: “Hot wire anemometer, also known as thermal anemometer, is used to measure the fluid velocity by measuring the heat lost into the environment from the fluid. By measuring the change in wire temperature, the loss of heat can be calculated. The loss of heat can be converted to fluid velocity using the convective theory.”
According to the report, drivers in many countries face extreme fogging problems during monsoon and winter seasons. Fog formed on the windshield of vehicles affects the visibility while driving and may cause potential fatality hazards. The climate condition constantly changes along with the temperature that often makes the car windshield and windows foggy. Especially, when the outside weather is cold and the heater is turned on inside the car, there is fog formation on the inside of the car window and windshield. In addition, with the outside temperature and moisture content more than the car's inside temperature, moisture starts condensing at the exterior glass surface of the car, leading to unfavorable driving experience.
Further, the report states that defoggers primarily malfunction due to electrical circuitry and physical blockage factors. One of the most commonly observed downtime of a defogger is due to the air intake blockage, which is placed at the base of the windshield. The clogging leads partial fresh air entry into the cabin, which further limits defogger functionalities. At times, AC vents also get clogged, preventing the air to flow into the windshield.
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.