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Automotive Temperature Sensor Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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  • 110 Pages
  • January 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4535846
Market Overview

The Automotive Temperature Sensor market was valued at USD 12.13 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 8.47 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.17% over the forecast period 2020 - 2025. The automotive industry has grown significantly in the past few years, aided by the growth in unit volumes and the emergence of new technologies, whether it be for safety, entertainment, or for pure innovation.
  • Government organizations in many countries are implementing safety and emission control standards that mandate the installation of sensors. Automotive companies are thereby required to comply with these safety and emission control regulations set by these authorities. This trend is expected to increase the demand for automotive temperature sensors over the forecast period.
  • In line with this trend, companies such as MS Motorservice International GmbH, in 2018, launched aftermarket exhaust gas temperature sensors that feature temperature resistance in the range from - 40° to + 1,000°C and exceptional accuracy. These sensors monitor the hot exhaust gas flow and protect temperature-sensitive components, like turbochargers from overheating. In the case of critical overheating, the control unit responds with suitable actions to reduce the temperature, for example, reducing the performance.
  • Moreover, the growing automotive HVAC market, which is facilitating the broader adoption of temperature sensors, is one of the major trends contributing to the growth of the automotive temperature sensor market. Temperature sensors are the most commonly used sensors for HVAC as they can monitor ambient conditions inside a car.
  • Along with the aforementioned factors, increasing adoption of electric vehicles is also favoring the market growth over the forecast period as these vehicles also require temperature monitoring. Companies such as Sensor Scientific Inc. is developing thermistor temperature sensors for electric cars.

Scope of the Report

Temperature sensor in the automotive industry effectively and accurately measure the temperature of a vehicle's oil, coolant, and air to ensure optimum performance. Automotive temperature sensors usually consist of either a thermistor, thermocouple, resistance temperature detector or an infrared device. Thermocouples are mainly used for measuring high temperatures (like exhaust gas temperatures), and infrared sensors are utilized where direct contact with the object being sensed is undesirable.

Key Market Trends

Passenger Cars Expected to Hold a Significant Share
  • Due to the rising purchasing power of the millennial population, the demand for passenger cars is growing, which results in increasing automotive sales. According to the OICA, in 2018, around 70.5 million passenger cars were produced across the world. Utility Vehicles, such as sports utility vehicle (SUV) and multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segments is gaining popularity in passenger car due to higher ride position, flexible interior space for passengers or cargo and improved fuel efficiency. Thus, with the growing demand for passenger cars, the demand for temperature sensors are expected to rise over the forecast period.
  • Considering stringent emission regulations, safety and comfort factors, temperature sensors are playing a vital role in the passenger car. These sensors are used for a wide range of applications. The most significant and standard applications are power train and HVAC systems, followed by body electronics and alternative fuel.

Asia-Pacific Expected to Have the Largest Share
  • The growth of Asia-Pacific market can be attributed to the developing automotive industry in countries, such as China and India. According to the IBEF, the Indian automotive sector became the 4th largest in the world, with sales increasing 9.5% year-on-year to 4.02 million units in 2017. It was the seventh-most significant manufacturer of commercial vehicles in 2018.
  • To keep up with the growing demand, various automotive makers are heavily investing in various segments of the industry, which in turn, is expected to drive the adoption of temperature sensors in the region. For instance, Mercedes Benz increased the manufacturing capacity of its Chakan Plant to 20,000 units per year, highest for any luxury car manufacturing in India.
  • The market for electric vehicles in the region is booming in various countries such as China, supported by subsidies and other incentives. In 2018, China remains the world’s largest electric car market, followed by Europe and the United States. The Japanese company, Honda Motors Company, in 2018, set up its third factory in India for launching hybrid and electric vehicles. Such trends will further impact the growth of automotive temperature sensor market in the region.

Competitive Landscape

The automotive temperature sensor market is competitive and consists of several players. The companies in the market continuously trying to increase their market presence by introducing new products, expanding their operations, or by entering into strategic mergers and acquisitions.

October 2018 - TDK Corporation launched EPCOS NTC temperature sensor designed to measure extended temperature range between -10 °C up – +300 °C. The sensor can be used for many applications in automotive and industrial electronics. As the thermistors sleeves are made of ceramic, the sensor is suitable for use in applications under extreme operating conditions and is also resistant to aggressive media such as acid.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints
4.3 Market Drivers
4.3.1 Stringent Emission Regulations for Automobiles
4.3.2 Increasing Penetration of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
4.4 Market Restraints
4.4.1 Cost Pressure on Automotive OEM’s
4.5 Value Chain Analysis
4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 By Vehicle Type
5.1.1 Passenger Cars
5.1.2 Commercial Vehicles
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Powertrain
5.2.2 Body Electronics
5.2.3 Alternative Fuel Vehicles
5.2.4 Other Applications
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America
5.3.2 Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Rest of the World
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 NXP Semiconductors N.V.
6.1.2 Sensata Technologies Inc.
6.1.3 Amphenol Advanced Sensors (Amphenol Corporation)
6.1.4 Robert Bosch GmbH
6.1.5 Continental AG
6.1.6 Texas Instruments Inc.
6.1.7 TE Connectivity Ltd.
6.1.8 Panasonic Corporation
6.1.9 Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
6.1.10 TDK Corporation

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • NXP Semiconductors N.V.
  • Sensata Technologies Inc.
  • Amphenol Advanced Sensors (Amphenol Corporation)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Continental AG
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
  • TDK Corporation