Automotive Electronic Control Unit Market Size, Share & Trends Estimation Report By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Light Commercial Vehicle, Heavy Commercial Vehicle, and Electric Vehicle), By Application (Powertrain, Braking System, Body Electronics, ADAS, Infotainment), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030
The Global Automotive Electronic Control Unit Market Size Was Valued At USD 53.13 Billion In 2021. The Market Is Projected To Grow From USD 58.31 Billion In 2022 To USD 94.58 Billion By 2030, Exhibiting A CAGR Of 7.2% During The Forecast Period.
Automotive Electronic Control Unit Market Overview:
The global COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented and shocking. As a result, demand for automotive electronic control units is higher than expected in all regions compared to levels before the pandemic. According to our research, the global market grew by 2.4% in 2020 compared to 2019.
Modern cars are made up of different control units that work together to make the car run better. The I.C. engine is controlled by a number of actuators, which are controlled by the automotive electronic control unit. This is also called a system for managing automotive parts. It controls the amount of oxygen in the exhaust, the speed of the engine, and the temperature of the coolant. In 2017, Mercedes-Benz outfitted all of its E-class models, including the plug-in hybrid version and its newly developed central powertrain controller. It connects the different control units of the powertrain and can also take over the control functions of other parts. The control unit is made to fit the needs of electrification and powertrains that work together.
The latest trend, remapping the ECU of a vehicle, is making the market grow.
Many automakers don't make their cars run as well as they could. The engine performance of a vehicle is limited by the company that makes it. The settings on the control units are easy to change so that the car runs smoothly, uses less gas, and has more horsepower, depending on how the driver drives or what the owner wants. Engines that have been turbocharged can run better. When these turbocharged cars are remapped, the power of the turbocharger can be increased, which makes them run better.
In addition to doing a great job, it can also help the vehicle use less gas. When the control units are remapped, the fuel flow can be better controlled, which can help the vehicle get better gas mileage. Over the next few years, this trend will help the market grow.
Integration of ECUs is a trend that will help the market grow.
In recent years, vehicles have been made with control units that are spread out. Each ECU has its own set of requirements for how it works, and because the car has more electronic parts, the wiring, computer platform, and sensors have become more complicated. For example, most vehicles have more than 125 control units, which take up a lot of space inside the vehicle. The integrated ECU can do the work of more than one control unit at once. In integration, control units from different areas work together to meet general functional needs.
For example, one area is "in-vehicle experience," which includes support for Augmented Reality (AR), rear-seat entertainment, head-up display, and dashboard. ECUs are very complicated and need high-performance graphics, mobile communications, and data streaming. When you combine these functions, you won't need a CPU, a camera, or a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) anymore. So, the growth of the automotive electronic control unit market over the next few years will be driven by the rising use of integrated control units in passenger cars.
Protecting information about car owners to help the market grow
Vehicles that are connected to different modes Data theft is more likely to happen with online services. For example, third-party vehicle platforms like U-connect offer different ways to communicate, find your way, and have fun. Cars made by Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, RAM, and Fiat can all use the U-shaped connection platform. The people who own these cars can use their phones to lock and start the car.
In the past, a security breach has caused the U-connect platform to stop working, giving hackers full access to the vehicle owner's information, from bank accounts to medical records. The control unit's data store this important information, so it's important to keep such private data safe. Because of this, consumers care more and more about data security, which is the main thing that makes the market grow.
Problems with the technology and expensive fixes Hinder ECU Reliability
If the electronic control unit in a car fails, the fuel setting and timing may no longer work, which will hurt the performance of the car. This could cause intermittent problems with the car, like a fire or stalling. If the ECU fails, the car may use more gas, go slower, or have less power. The control units are very complicated, and most controls that are linked to each other have an effect on each other. So, if the control unit fails completely or is messed with, it could make the vehicle run.
Since the car with an ECU doesn't cost more, there isn't much of a backup system to make up for mistakes made by humans. So, a control unit that isn't working right could cause something fatal to happen, like the airbags going off when they don't need to. Consumers have to pay more money because these units break down. So, this could slow the growth of the market for automotive body electronics.
By Vehicle Type Analysis:
The market is divided into passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles, and electric vehicles based on the type of vehicle.
Because there are so many passenger cars on the road, this part of the market has the largest share of the global market. Over the next five years, the market is also expected to grow by a factor of ten in the electric vehicle segment. Also, the growing use of electric vehicles around the world and the growing demand for safety features among millennial, as well as the growing need for future vehicles to be safer and more comfortable to drive, are all driving the growth of this market around the world.
By Application Analysis:
The market is divided into powertrain, braking system, body electronics, ADAS, and information and entertainment.
The ADAS segment has the biggest share of the global market because more and more people want advanced features that help them drive. Also, the few semi-autonomous vehicles that are becoming more popular will require more advanced features and parts, which will help the market grow. But the market is also likely to see good growth in the body electronics segment. The infotainment segment is also likely to grow a lot because more and more people want entertainment in their cars.
In 2021, the Asia-Pacific market was worth USD 25.08 billion. The region is the most important market in the world. It is expected to keep its lead over the next few years because there is a growing demand for passenger cars in this region, which is caused by people having more money to spend.
It is thought that the size of the North American automotive electronic control unit market will grow steadily as more safety systems are added to standard cars. The electric vehicle ECU market in the region is likely to grow because more electronic systems are being put into passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and SUVs.
Also, the study predicts that Europe's share of the market for electronic control units for cars will grow by a large amount. In this area, there are a lot of companies that make high-end cars. These cars have a lot of high-tech electronics and sensors. This is likely to be the most important thing for the market to grow in this area.
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|Growth Rate||CAGR of 7.2% from 2023 to 2030|
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- February 2021 - Magna plans to offer new product categories in new vehicles.
- Magna delivers 3D surround views with next-generation cameras and automotive electronic controls. Magna's next-generation cameras and domain controllers will help extend the benefits of 3D surround view, a driver-assistance technology often found in luxury vehicles, to a growing number of customers and vehicle platforms, starting with the 2022 model year.
- January 2021 - Panasonic, a pioneer in projection generation technology, plans to integrate the latest advances in optics, volume optimization and imaging technology with A.I. On the SPYDR cockpit domain controller. It also renders near and far content for vehicle information (e.g. speed), object and pedestrian detection, and maps/route guidance to provide smoother, more engaged and informed driver assistance.
- March 2020 – Robert Bosch GmbH and Nikola Motor Company enter into a partnership to develop a fuel cell truck. The truck has a capacity of 40 tonnes. A key element of the advanced truck system is the Bosch Vehicle Control Unit, which provides higher computing power for advanced functions while reducing the number of independent units. The VCU supports future innovations by providing an extensible platform for complex E/E architectures essential to maintaining the advanced capabilities of Nikola trucks.
- December 2019 – Denso Corporation acquires stake in PiNTeam Holding GmbH PiNTeam Holding GmbH develops embedded software systems for vehicles. The equity investment has accelerated development of Denso's underlying software that controls the on-board automotive electronic controls.
- January 2019 – Z.F. Friedrichshafen AG and Xilinx jointly developed A.I. An automation and self-driving joint venture will help Z.F. Friedrichshafen AG develops autonomous driving systems and A.I. automation problem. Xilinx is a leader in adaptive intelligent computing enabling advanced AI-powered automotive control units. This will also help ZF Friedrichshafen AG overcome automation challenges.
By Vehicle Type:
- Passenger Car
- Light Commercial Vehicle
- Heavy Commercial Vehicle
- Electric Vehicle
- Braking System
- Body Electronics
- ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG (Germany)
- Continental AG (Germany)
- Denso Corporation (Japan)
- Hyundai Mobis (Korea)
- Autoliv (Sweden)
- Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
- Altera (Intel Corporation) (U.S.)
- Valeo Inc. (France)
- Delphi Technologies (U.K.)
- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands)