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X-by-Wire System Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

  • ID: 4515719
  • Report
  • 111 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • Audi AG
  • Groupe PSA
  • Infineon Technologies
  • JTEKT Corp.
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • Nissan Motor Corp.
  • MORE
The global X-by wire system market was valued at USD 118.33 million in 2018 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of about 13.90% during the forecast period (2019 - 2024).
  • The emergence of advanced driver assistance systems and the increasing levels of automation in vehicles are expected to increase the demand for automotive x-by-wire systems. However, currently, these systems have low penetration rates in the automotive market, owing to reliability issues, primarily due to instances of failure.
  • In the coming years, the systems are expected to gain strong traction in the automotive industry, as they ensure superior control over vehicle systems, as compared to present-day conventional linkages, such as wires and hydraulic systems.
  • Among x-by-wire systems, steer-by-wire and brake-by-wire systems are expected to witness high growth rates during the forecast period, owing to continuous technological advancements, coupled with new product developments by major players. Additionally, increasing investment in electronic power steering by automakers is one of the major drivers for the adoption of steer-by-wire systems, as the cost of migration from conventional steering linkages to steer-by-wire systems is expected to be low.
Scope of the Report

The global x-by-wire system market has been segmented by type and vehicle type.

Key Market Trends

Growing Demand for Autonomous Car Creating Opportunities for the Market

X-by-wire technology is increasingly being utilized for autonomous vehicles. With the growing and emerging trend of self-driving vehicles, many industry experts are expecting the departure of steering wheels.
  • As automated systems are progressing to Level 5, the steering wheel is set to become redundant, encouraging the world's largest steering supplier, JTEKT Corp., to boost the development of steer-by-wire systems, which break the mechanical link between the driver and the wheels.
  • Instead, these systems convert steering wheel movements (or in the case of fully automated vehicles, sensor inputs) into electronic signals, which control electric motors to move the wheels.
Nexteer Automotive has constantly been working toward expanding its automated driving portfolio with the introduction of two steering technologies, namely, steer-by-wire and steering-on-demand systems, which are expected to enable advanced safety and functions for Level 2-5 automated driving. The company showcased its electric power steering (EPS) and its advanced steer-by-wire system at the 67th IAA International Motor Show in Germany. Additionally, with the growing safety concerns associated with autonomous vehicles, especially after the Uber autonomous vehicle accident, vehicle safety associations, and governments, across the world, are focusing on improving safety, both the of the passengers and pedestrians. As a result, companies such as Nexteer Automotive are continuously working toward linking x-by-wire technology, such as steer-by-wire systems, with safety systems.
  • According to Frank Lubischer, Nexteer’s CTO, CSO, and Senior Vice President of Global Engineering, steering systems need to communicate with the driver, e.g., whether he or she is on an icy road or slipping on loose gravel.
  • This, in turn, opens new possibilities for advanced safety functions, such as collision avoidance and stability control, which can be incorporated into steer-by-wire systems.
  • Advanced safety features can be implemented with the steering system alone, or in combination with the braking system, to achieve even higher levels of safety.
North America is leading the X-by wire system market

Geographically the market is led by North America and followed by Asia-Pacific. In 2018, the US dominated the North American region and accounted for ~72% of the regional share.

The x-by-wire market is still in a growing stage in the US and is anticipated to witness potential growth over the forecast period, as automobile manufacturers are continually focusing on equipping passenger cars with these systems. Additionally, with the growing demand for the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles, electric vehicle manufacturers are also looking forward to adopting brake-by-wire systems in their vehicles

With the growing trend of autonomous vehicles in the United States, automobile manufacturers, such as BMW, Audi, and Daimler are now introducing autonomous vehicles in the market, which is expected to further boost the demand for the x-by-wire market.
  • For instance, on 13th June 2018, Magna announced that it is partnering with May Mobility, an Ann Arbor, Michigan startup, for manufacturing self-driving shuttles, to retrofit and scale up May Mobility's unique fleet of low-speed electric micro shuttles, which were launched in the US market on 26 June 2018.
Furthermore, with growing environmental concerns, along with the enactment of stringent emission regulations, the demand for and adoption of electric vehicles have been continually increasing, which, in turn, is propelling the demand for x-by-wire systems in the country.

After the North American region, Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the global market. With the rising demand for lightweight, fuel-efficient, and low-emission vehicles, the prominent automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are adopting x-by-wire in the production of vehicles in China, which is driving the market for x-by-wire systems in the country. The steering manufacturers who are already present in the country are making strategic partnerships and are expanding their businesses across the world. For instance, For instance, Nexteer Automotive announced that the company is expanding its strategic software investment.
  • The role of software in vehicles, especially in safety-critical steering, is evolving quickly. Nexteer’s software plays a safety-critical role, including cybersecurity in its products, such as Steer-by-Wire (SbW) and Electric Power Steering Systems (EPS), which are major technologies for advanced safety functions and automated driving.
  • Nexteer has also formed a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group Co. Ltd in China, which is expected to further boost the market for x-by-wire systems in the country.
Competitive Landscape

The market is fairly consolidated by major players Nexteer, JTEKT, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, PSA Citroen, and Orscheln Products. Nexteer is working with a few OEMs on the pre-development phase with SbW. The company owns some prototype cars and has conducted some successful tests in Sweden for these technologies. The first production is expected to start by 2022/23.

JTEKT displayed its steering systems, driveline components, and bearing solutions in the AUTOMOBILI-D hall at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. The company has showcased its technological achievements such as recently developed Lithium Ion Capacitor, which can operate in extremely high and low temperatures, as well JTEKT’s Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) and Steer By Wire technologies currently in development.
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  • Audi AG
  • Groupe PSA
  • Infineon Technologies
  • JTEKT Corp.
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • Nissan Motor Corp.
  • MORE
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Throttle-by-Wire System
5.1.2 Brake-by-Wire System
5.1.3 Steer-by-Wire System
5.1.4 Park-by-Wire System
5.1.5 Shift-by-Wire System
5.2 By Vehicle
5.2.1 Passenger Car
5.2.2 Commercial Vehicle
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Switzerland Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia Pacific China Japan India South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle East and Africa United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia South Africa Qatar Rest of Middle East and Africa

6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Nissan Motor Corp.
6.2.2 Groupe PSA
6.2.3 Nexteer Automotive
6.2.4 Infineon Technologies
6.2.5 JTEKT Corp.
6.2.6 ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation
6.2.7 Orscheln Products LLC
6.2.8 Tesla Corporation
6.2.9 Audi AG
6.2.10 Torc Robotics
6.2.11 Lokar Performance Products

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  • Nissan Motor Corp.
  • Groupe PSA
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • Infineon Technologies
  • JTEKT Corp.
  • ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation
  • Orscheln Products LLC
  • Tesla Corporation
  • Audi AG
  • Torc Robotics
  • Lokar Performance Products
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