Automotive radar market of Europe is segmented based on the range of the radar, which includes short and medium range radar (S&MRR) and long range radar (LRR). The short-range radar (SRR) system primarily operates at the 2X GHz frequency band and requires a large bandwidth ranging from 3-5 GHz. The Long-range radar (LRR) operates at 77-81 GHz frequency band and showcase the promising future in automotive radar market. In 2017, S&MRR segment dominated over LRR however LRR is anticipated to be the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 20.0% during the forecast period (2018-2024).
Based on different application areas, the market is categorized as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Parking System (IPS), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Collision Mitigation System (CMS) and others. Among these application areas, adaptive cruise control is expected to be the largest market during the forecast period. On the other hand, the autonomous emergency braking application is anticipated to be the fastest growing application during the forecast period. Adaptive Cruise control is a luxury feature that allows vehicles cruise control system to adapt the vehicles speed to the traffic environment. The system can increase or decrease the car’s speed to maintain a safer distance
The study further includes the segmentation across different frequency bands that includes 2X GHz and 77 GHz. The 2X GHz is a frequency band which is used in automotive radar. It is a vital component of Short range radar which is primarily being used for basic smart driving features such as blind spot detection and collision avoidance system. Due to the high demand for 2X GHz radars for blind spot detection and collision avoidance systems in Europe, this segment held the highest market share In 2017, However, by 2021, the market value of 77 GHz radars are anticipated to exceed the market of 2X GHz radar and remain in the same position by the end of forecast period. Europe’s automotive radar market is also fragmented across different vehicle types, which include passenger cars, luxury cars and commercial vehicles. Under this segment, passenger vehicles held the highest market value and the same is anticipated to follow during the forecast period as well. Adding to this, the increase in demand of radar systems in the luxury vehicles segment is expected to propel luxury vehicles segment making it the fastest growing market during the forecast period.
The luxury vehicles segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 19.8% during the forecast period. A country level segmentation for Europe automotive radar market is also incorporated in the study. The segment includes the major countries such as Germany, France, the U.K, Spain, Russia, Italy and rest of Europe. Germany dominated the market in 2017 and was valued at $105.75 million, followed by the U.K and France. The presence of major automotive OEMS, component manufacturers and favorable regulatory environment are some of the major factors attributed to the Germany’s dominance in European automotive radar market. Some of the major players profiled in the report include Continental AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Denso Corporation, Aptiv Plc, Infineon Technologies Inc., NXP Semiconductors NV, Valeo SA, Analog Devices Inc., Hella KGaA Hueck & Co and Texas Instruments Inc. These players are entering into several competitive strategies (partnerships, merger-acquisitions, joint venture, new product launch, business expansion and others) with each other or other supplier or automotive OEMs to strengthen their position in the market.