Global Passenger Car Sensors (Powertrain/Drivetrain, Exhaust, Interior/Comfort, DAS, & Body Control) Market - Trends & Forecast to 2019

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Dublin, July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Passenger Car Sensors Market by Application, by Sensor Type & by Geography - Trends & Forecast to 2019" report to their offering.

The use of sensors in automotive industry has rapidly increased in the last few decades. The first sensors made for a car were to manage the engine. By the 1960's, it became a widespread practice in passenger cars. The introduction of federal emission norms gave a boost to this market making it essential for the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to strike a balance between government regulations, manufacturability, and robustness.

This required the systems to be equipped with new and precise sensors, such as the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP), air fuel ratio sensors, and others. Since then, the sensors used in automobiles have evolved and have catapulted the complexity of vehicle electronics to new heights.

Precise measurements and quick data analysis has paved the way for technologies which have helped automotive OEMs cope with the increased pressure from the governments. For Example, the number of sensors used in engine control application has increased from 10 in 1995 to more than 60 in 2013.

The application of passenger car sensors can be widely categorized under five categories which are power train/drive train, body control, exhaust, interior/comfort, and Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS).

Powertrain/drivetrain applications of sensors were the first wave of passenger car sensors. These sensors were widely used in engines, transmissions, and onboard diagnostics. The increased use of these sensors can be attributed to the customers' demand for these, the requirements of the OEM's to differentiate their products with different features and conform to government legislations.

The second-wave of the sensors market can be considered as the development of sensors in the body control system which includes the application of sensors in the steering, suspensions, braking, and stability. The market for sensors in the area of body control has increased due to factors such as stringent safety regulations, weight reduction, and multiplex compatibility. On the other hand, market for sensors used in interior and comfort systems, and ADAS are mainly driven by the customers demand for comfort, convenience, and safety.

The report covers the market for passenger car sensors segmented by geography (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and ROW), by application (powertrain/drivetrain, body control, exhaust, interior/comfort, and Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS)), and by sensor type (position sensors, pressure sensors, temperature sensors, speed sensors, and NOX /O2 sensors).

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary

3 Premium Insights

4 Market Overview

5 Technology Overview

6 Automotive Sensors Market, By Sensor Type

7 Automotive Sensor Market, By Applications

8 Automotive Sensors Market, By Geography

9 Competitive Landscape

10 Company Profiles

Companies Mentioned:

  • Allegro Microsystems, LLC
  • Analog Devices, Inc.
  • CTS Corporation
  • Continental AG
  • Delphi Automotive PLC
  • Denso Corporation
  • Elmos Semiconductor AG
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Robert Bosch GMBH
  • TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

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