The global demand for ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems), has been rising with increased adoption from major automobile manufacturers, for steering, monitoring, braking and warning applications.
As innovations in the auto industry towards autonomous driving continue to pick up pace with AI and IoT, accuracy in operations of ADAS systems have been gaining priority, thereby bolstering the demand for ADAS calibration equipment in the near future.
According to a new report published by Future Market Insights, the ADAS calibration equipment market is estimated to reflect highly impressive growth with 11.4% CAGR, thereby reaching a valuation of US$ 628 million by the end of the assessment period in 2030, with application for passenger cars holding on to major market share.
The ADAS calibration market has witnessed substantial gains in the recent past owing to increasingly strict regulations by governments around the world towards road safety, in addition to innovations in the industry for static and dynamic calibration processes.
Dynamic ADAS Calibration Gains Attention
The global demand for ADAS calibration services in the automotive OEM and aftermarket sectors is expected to continue rising throughout the decade, supported by the increasing interest towards active and passive technologies for driver and passenger safety in new vehicle offerings.
Some of the more prominent technologies that require accurate calibration include adaptive control, ABS, lane departure warning, and autonomous braking. ADAS calibration is also critical for collision repair processes in the aftermarket
While static calibration systems have been the standard for OEMS and service stations, these systems are limited in terms of vehicle types are compatible with each system.
On the other hand, dynamic ADAS calibration, otherwise known as mobile calibration is conducted with handheld units, which when plugged to the vehicle can utilize cameras and sensors for a wider parameter range of calibration operations, to ensure that safety features meet performance requirements. This will drive market demand strongly in the near future, as ADAS technologies are introduced frequently in the auto sector.
Camera-Based Systems Influence Market Developments
Some of the key challenges restricting the adoption of ADAS systems, is limited functionality, and high costs. Consequently, ADAS system developers are rapidly investing in camera-based systems, with tech improvements towards bolstering efficacy of detection to that of lidar and radar.
The development of such functionality is expected to result in the domination of the ADAS cameras market, in combination with laser detection tools in the ADAS industry, owing to lower costs, which will further aid the development of partially autonomous driving. These factors are projected to have a major impact on the development of ADAS calibration equipment for the foreseeable future.
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Strict Road Safety Regulations Bolster Adoption
While regulations on automotive technologies are slow to be legislated, recent efforts have been fruitful in bolstering the prospects of adoption for ADAS systems and associated calibration equipment.
For instance, the European Parliament has now mandated that all new cars to be introduced in the EU market in from 2022, would have to be integrated with advanced safety systems including ADAS features.
These include speed assistance, tyre pressure monitoring, alcohol interlock, data recorders, drowsiness warning systems, emergency stop, and driver distraction warnings among others, which will bolster the rise of the ADAS sensors market.
Similar legislation is also being considered in North American markets, which will drive the adoption of ADAS systems, and the requirements for adequate ADAS calibration equipment for the foreseeable future.
ADAS systems are rapidly becoming mainstream in the automotive sector and is expected to continue gaining ground in the years ahead, with the development and introduction of cutting-edge technologies. On the other hand, the ADAS calibration equipment industry is expected to face challenges during the forecast period.
A prominent issue is that a number of key ADAS technologies are not yet refined enough to be used officially in the automotive industry. Also, ADAS systems continue to be cost prohibitive and are largely found in premium vehicles. Furthermore, a significant portion of vehicle owners and potential buyers are unaware about ADAS systems. All of these factors are estimated to hamper the adoption of calibration kits in the years ahead.
Europe ADAS Calibration Equipment Market
Europe is projected to be the largest market for ADAS calibration systems. According to the European Commission, ADAS systems involving electronic stability control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, and pedestrian protection are standardized under safety ratings, which is a key factor bolstering the scope of the ADAS market, and in turn, the ADAS calibration market within Europe.
Also, the investments by automotive manufacturers towards the production of electric vehicles and favorable policies being applied by governments in the region are driving demand. As OEMs move towards autonomous driving, and consumers display greater demand for premium vehicles, the demand for ADAS and calibration systems will rise for the foreseeable future.
Furthermore, key European vehicle brands including Mercedes, Volkswagen, and Volvo have already taken steps to integrate ADAS as a standard part of their offerings. United Kingdom followed by Germany are also major spenders on interconnected cars, providing lucrative opportunities for ADAS calibration equipment manufacturers for years to come.
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North America ADAS Calibration Equipment Market
The North American market for ADAS calibration equipment has risen steadily in the past few years, and is currently the second largest regional market. The growth in the region is driven by the major automotive industry of the United States, especially in terms of light and heavy commercial vehicle production.
Along with the demand from automotive OEMs and the aftermarket in the region, the ADAS calibration equipment US market is also affected by greater incorporation of new technologies including IoT, and smart glass for HUD applications. Furthermore, the presence of major tech companies including Quanergy, Qualcomm, and Velodyne, for radar and LiDAR technologies will support the market in the long term.
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East Asia ADAS Calibration Equipment Market
Led by the massive Chinese automotive industry, East Asia is one of the faster growing regional markets for ADAS calibration equipment. The market has been projected to surpass the valuation of North America before the end of the forecast period in 2030.
Growing investments by automotive OEMs in the region towards safety ratings, coupled with the high volume of passenger vehicle production have been key drivers for the ADAS calibration equipment market.
On the other hand, the massive impact of the covid-19 pandemic on Chinese industry, and high costs associated with ADAS maintenance and repairs are expected to limit the market in the near future.
Passenger Car Applications are Major Growth Driver
ADAS calibration equipment are used for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Of these, the demand for ADAS calibration equipment is projected to remain higher for passenger cars throughout the forecast period, accounting for more than 70% of the global share during this period.
The growth can be attributed to rising consumer demand for advanced functionalities, aimed towards greater automation of driving functions, especially for mid-range and premium car models, and higher adoption rates among auto OEMs.
Automotive OEMs Reflect Increased Demand
ADAS calibration equipment are largely utilized by 3 segments of end users – automotive OEMs, service stations, and tier 1 suppliers. Automotive OEMs will remain the largest consumer of ADAS calibration equipment for the duration of the assessment period, supported by the rising demand for premium vehicle models.
On the other hand, service stations are reflecting a significantly faster growth rate, and is expected to nearly equal automotive OEMs in terms of market share by the end of 2030, on the back of collaborations between market players and service stations to bolster sales revenue.
Leading market players in the largely consolidated ADAS calibration equipment market, have primarily focused their efforts towards investing in product development and launch strategies to expand potential functionality of their offerings to maintain an edge over the competition with an expanded portfolio.
For instance, The Burke Porter Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Chief Collision Technology, a subsidiary of Dover and VSG. The partnership is aimed towards the development of Mosaic ADT (advanced diagnostic technology), the first ever automated ADAS calibration system in the industry, capable of dealing with complex collision repair parameters for future automotive needs.
Autel Intelligent Technology Corp Ltd. has introduced three Advanced Driver Assistance System calibration frame systems- LDWTARGET3 Expansion Package, MA600CAL3 Package, and MA600LDW3 Expansion Package. These expansion packages for the company’s Standard Frame Calibration System, including wider range of targets for more vehicle types, radar & night vision calibration, and lane departure warning alignment among others.
Hella Gutmann Solutions has released a new CSC-Tool Mobile advanced driver assistance systems recalibration tool, which is a new, portable version, which has reduced assembly time. Other new additions include retractable scale mirrors adjustable beam systems, fold flat legs, aimed for use by aftermarket technicians.
Aside from these manufacturers, other leading market participants in the industry include:
- Robert Bosch GmbH
- Mahle GmbH
- TEXA S.p.A.
- Launch Tech Co. Ltd.
- COJALI S.L.
- Hofmann Megaplan GmbH,
The list is only indicative – full list of ADAS calibration equipment market key players is available upon request.
ADAS Calibration Equipment Market Report: Scope
Historical Data Available for
US$ Million for value, Units for Volume
Key Regions Covered
North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Key Countries Covered
US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, South Africa, Northern Africa
Key Segments Covered
Vehicle Type, End User, and Region
Key Companies Profiled
Robert Bosch GmbH, Mahle GmbH, HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, TEXA S.p.A., Autel Intelligent Technology Corp. Ltd., Launch Tech Co. Ltd., COJALI S.L., Hofmann Megaplan GmbH, The Burke Porter Group (only indicative list)
Market Forecast, brand share analysis, competition intelligence, DROT analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, Strategic Growth Initiatives
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Key Questions Answered by the Report
- What is the ADAS calibration equipment market size?
The global ADAS calibration equipment market crossed US$ 226 million in 2019. The growth rate for the industry is estimated at an impressive 11.4% CAGR between 2020 and 2030.
- Which is the largest ADAS calibration equipment market?
Europe is expected to remain the largest market for ADAS calibration equipment for the duration of the forecast period, supported by strict regulations in terms of road safety and adoption of ADAS systems by automotive OEMs.
- Who are ADAS calibration equipment manufacturers?
Robert Bosch GmbH, Mahle GmbH, HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, TEXA S.p.A., Autel Intelligent Technology Corp. Ltd., Launch Tech Co. Ltd., COJALI S.L., Hofmann Megaplan GmbH, and The Burke Porter Group are among the more prominent players in the market.
- What are ADAS calibration equipment applications?
ADAS calibration equipment products are largely used by automotive OEMs, equipment suppliers and services stations to maintain an appropriate level of central alignment for the ADAS system aboard vehicle, in terms of automobile design to allow for accuracy in operations.
- In what vehicles are ADAS calibration equipment products used?
Companies usually manufacture ADAS calibration equipment aimed for use in passenger and commercial vehicle variants. Higher disposable incomes and sales of premium vehicles with ADAS support higher adoption in passenger vehicles.
- What is the future of ADAS calibration equipment market?
The global ADAS calibration equipment market is consolidated in nature, with the top manufacturers holding substantial market share, and product improvement strategies gaining prominence.
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- Passenger Vehicle
- Commercial Vehicle
- Automotive OEMs
- Tier 1 Suppliers
- Service Stations
- North America (US, Canada)
- Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM)
- Europe (Germany, UK, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
- South Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Rest of South Asia)
- Oceania (Australia, New Zealand)
- East Asia (China, Japan, and South Korea)
- Middle East & Africa (GCC Countries, Turkey, South Africa, Northern Africa, and Rest of MEA)