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Automotive Night Vision System Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • ID: 4515770
  • Report
  • October 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 100 Pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • Aisin Seiki Co Ltd
  • Autoliv Inc.
  • Delphi Automotive PLC
  • FLIR Systems Inc.
  • L3 Technologies Inc.
  • Raytheon Company

The Automotive night vision system market was valued at USD 3 Billion in 2020 and is expected to grow up to USD 5 Billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of over 11% during the forecast period.

The Covid-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the market. With low vehicle sales reported in 2020, the major market potential for night vision systems was completely low. Also, with very less or almost zero vehicular movements, the aftermarket sector of the industry did not register many sales. However, with the expected increase in sales of passenger vehicles and increased awareness of safety in both passenger and commercial vehicles, the market is looking forward to reviving and grow economically back to pre-covid conditions.

Key Highlights

  • Some of the key factors driving the market are the growing public awareness toward road safety, increased sales of luxury cars, and the inclination of automobile manufacturers to develop more advanced technologies to prevent accidents (due to the enactment of stringent regulations by governments and safety organizations).
  • Though currently, night vision systems (NVSs) are available only for luxury cars, they are expected to be available in the mass mid-car segments by the end of 2023. However, the high prices of night vision systems pose a significant threat, as the technologies used in systems, like sensors and the display units, are expensive.
  • Some of the major players dominating the market are Denso Corp., Autoliv, and Magna International.

Key Market Trends

Far Infrared Expected to Register High Demand in Future

The far-infrared (FIR or IR) technology dominated the market in 2018 and is expected to witness the same trend in the coming years. The segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of around 18% during the forecast period.

Night vision sensor systems are becoming more common in vehicles. Different methods using infrared sensors are suggested in the literature to detect vehicles in far-infrared (FIR) images. However, these systems still have low vehicle detection rates, and their performances may be enhanced. Images from cameras with infrared are expected to improve the perception of the driver under low-light conditions. The main drawback of this system is that it cannot display the images at the right time to avoid distracting the driver from road traffic.

Currently, a considerable number of road accidents occur during times of low visibility, such as at night time. However, most existing automobile algorithms and detection systems are focused on daylight vehicle detection with visible spectrum cameras. Studies are going on regarding night-time vehicle detection, along with vehicle lamp detection. Still, these detections are generally affected by different factors, like rain, low illumination, and camera exposure time.

Geography Trends

Asia-Pacific dominated the market and is expected to witness the same trend in the coming years, followed by Europe and North America. China is the leader in the automotive industry, in every aspect, whether it is the sales or production of vehicles. The growing demand for luxury vehicles in the country is contributing significantly to the night vision system market. The Chinese market for electric vehicles is swiftly growing, and China holds more than half of the electric vehicle market share, globally. In 2017, the country sold 777,000 electric vehicle units, which was 53% more than the total electric vehicle units sold in 2016. The demand for more ADAS functions in electric cars, such as night vision systems, is also growing, with the electric car market.

In Germany, the demand for advanced safety systems, i.e., ADAS, is continually increasing. The importance of night vision systems and automatic emergency braking systems have grown significantly due to the growing number of vehicle accidents. The installation of new plants, by OEM suppliers in the country, is expected to positively impact the growth of the market in the coming years.

Competitive Landscape

The market is highly consolidated by major players, like DENSO Corporation, Autoliv Inc., Audi AG, Daimler AG, and Hella. DENSO Corporation has dominated the market. Denso manufacturers vision sensors that detect pedestrians at night. Vision sensors are included under the information and safety systems segment, which accounted for USD 6 billion in 2017. Millimeter-wave radar and display units are other categories under this segment, which occupies more than 70% of the company’s share in 2017. The electronics division of Autoliv grew by 5%, in 2017, compared to its previous year, to USD 2.3 billion. The sales growth was due to an organic increase in the sales from the active safety division, of which night vision cameras had a significant share.

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  • Aisin Seiki Co Ltd
  • Autoliv Inc.
  • Delphi Automotive PLC
  • FLIR Systems Inc.
  • L3 Technologies Inc.
  • Raytheon Company

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces 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 Technology Type
5.1.1 Far Infrared (FIR)
5.1.2 Near Infrared (NIR)
5.2 Display Type
5.2.1 Navigation System
5.2.2 Instrument Cluster
5.2.3 HUD
5.3 Component Type
5.3.1 Night Vision Camera
5.3.2 Controlling Unit
5.3.3 Display Unit
5.3.4 Sensor
5.3.5 Other Components
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Rest of North America
5.4.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Rest of the World South America Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Robert Bosch GmbH
6.2.2 DENSO Corporation
6.2.3 Audi AG
6.2.4 Daimler AG
6.2.5 Autoliv Inc.
6.2.6 Visteon Corporation
6.2.7 Magna International Inc.
6.2.8 L3 Technologies Inc.
6.2.9 Raytheon Company
6.2.10 Aisin Seiki Co Ltd
6.2.11 Delphi Automotive PLC
6.2.12 Valeo SA
6.2.13 Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
6.2.14 FLIR Systems Inc.
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • DENSO Corporation
  • Audi AG
  • Daimler AG
  • Autoliv Inc.
  • Visteon Corporation
  • Magna International Inc.
  • L3 Technologies Inc.
  • Raytheon Company
  • Aisin Seiki Co Ltd
  • Delphi Automotive PLC
  • Valeo SA
  • Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
  • FLIR Systems Inc.
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