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Patent Portfolios of Major Driver Monitoring System Patent Assignees

  • Report

  • 23 Pages
  • February 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 5308200

Driver monitoring systems play a key role in the development of new automotive HMI (Human-Machine Interfaces). As governments worldwide have successively made such systems mandatory, driver monitoring systems have seen strong growth momentum in recent years. The advancement of the self-driving industry and technology has further increased the importance of driver monitoring systems in the transition from manned to unmanned vehicles. This report analyzes the development of driver monitoring system patents, and patent portfolios and strategies of three major assignees: Hyundai, Toyota, and Honda.

Key Topics

  • Development overview of driver monitoring systems
  • Analysis of driver monitoring system patents and includes patent search, number of applications filed for the period 2010-2020 and shares of top 20 major assignees
  • Analysis of driver monitoring system patent assignees and includes the top three assignees; patent portfolios such as Hyundai, Toyota, and Honda


Table of Contents

1. Introduction of Driver Monitoring Systems
1.1 Product Scope and Development
1.2 Rules Mandating Driver Monitoring Systems in New Vehicles
1.2.1 All New Vehicles in Europe from 2022
1.2.2 Vehicles with Level 2 Autonomy in the US
1.2.3 Charter Tour Buses, Type 3 and above Passenger Vehicles, and Dangerous Goods Vehicles in China

2. Analysis of Driver Monitoring System Patents
2.1 Patent Search
2.2 Statistics of Driver Monitoring System Patents
2.2.1 Number of Applications Filed
2.2.2 Countries of Origin
2.3 Classification of Driver Monitoring System Patents

3. Analysis of Driver Monitoring System Patent Assignees
3.1 Number of Applications Filed by Major Companies
3.2 Analysis of Top Three Assignees; Patent Portfolios
3.2.1 Applications and Technology of Hyundai's Patent Portfolio
3.2.2 Applications and Technology of Toyota's Patent Portfolio
3.2.3 Applications and Technology of Honda's Patent Portfolio

4. Analyst Perspective

List of Companies

List of Tables
Table 1 Settings for Driver Monitoring System Patent Search

List of Figures
Figure 1 Introduction of Driver Monitoring Systems
Figure 2 Number of Applications Filed between 2010 and 2020
Figure 3 Shares of Countries in Total Patent Applications (Top 20)
Figure 4 Major Groups of the Classification
Figure 5 Shares of Companies in Total Patents (Top 20)
Figure 6 Shares of Patent Assignees by Sector (Top 20)
Figure 7 Top Three Driver Monitoring System Patent Assignees’ Patent Portfolios, based on CPC
Figure 8 Classification of Hyundai's Driver Monitoring System Patents
Figure 9 Classification of Toyota's Driver Monitoring System Patents
Figure 10 Classification of Honda's Driver Monitoring System Patents



Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

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

  • Denso
  • Ford Motor
  • General Motors
  • Honda Motor
  • Hyundai Motor
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Intellectual Ventures Management
  • LG
  • Magna International
  • Microsoft
  • Mitsubishi  Electric Corp.
  • Omron Corp
  • Panasonic Corp.
  • Porsche Automobile
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Toyota Motor
  • Visteon Corp.
  • Zhejiang Geely Ho


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis