The global automotive humidity sensor market size is experiencing significant growth and is expected to grow considerably in the next few years. Automotive humidity sensor, also known as hygrometer, measures both the moisture and air temperature. It consists of two metal plates and a non-conductive polymer film placed between them. The film extracts moisture from the air and accordingly changes the existing voltage present between plates. These changes in voltages are then transformed into digital readings. Automotive humidity sensors are used for various applications such as powertrain, alternative fuel vehicles (AFV), and body electronics. Digital sensors have many advantages over conventional sensors, which include high performance, low cost, power consumption, improved accuracy, no need for complex calibration, and easy implementation.
The global automotive humidity sensor market is segmented on the basis of type, technology, packaging type, application, and region. Based on type, the market is further bifurcated into conventional, and digital. Based on technology, the market is divided into CMOS, MEMS, and TFPT. Based on packaging type, the market is further bifurcated into passenger car, commercial vehicle, and others. Based on industry vertical, the market is divided into chemical & petrochemical, oil & gas, energy & power, automotive, food & beverages, healthcare, others. Geographically, the global market is analyzed across North America (the U.S. and Canada), Europe (Germany, the UK, France, and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, and rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and rest of LATAM), and the Middle East and Africa.
Key players of the global automotive humidity sensor market analyzed in the report include Delphi Automotive, Measurement Specialities, Melexis NV, NXP Semiconductors, Robert Bosch GMBH, Sensata Technologies, Sensirion AG, Stmicroelectronics, ALPS, Silicon Labs, Texas Instruments, Amphenol, SparkFun Electronics, OMEGA, CyberPower, Analog Devices Inc, Adafruit, Honeywell, Xiaomi, Kestrel, Vaisala, and Analog Devices.
Top impacting factors: Market scenario analysis, trends, drivers, and impact analysis
The increasing adoption of digital sensors across the globe is boosting the growth of the automotive humidity sensor market. Too little or excess humidity could be dangerous for the health along with external factors, especially for infants or newborns. Therefore, increasing safety concerns along with the need for better comfort inside the vehicles led to the development of better climate control systems, which increased the demand for automotive humidity sensors. In addition, increasing adoption of autonomous cars is also anticipated to positively impact the market growth as there are specific sensors on an autonomous vehicle such as an intake air temperature sensor or coolant temperature sensor. For instance, in May 2020, Volvo declared LIDAR-equipped cars, where the company mentioned that users can drive themselves on highways with no human intervention and will start rolling off the production line in 2022. Moreover, the growing focus toward vehicle electrification and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features is expected to propel the automotive humidity sensor market revenue in the coming years. Toyota combined the technologies from the automatic climate control systems in cars and dehumidifiers for homes, which resulted in this innovation. Such growing applications of automotive humidity sensor are expected to provide new opportunities for the market growth during the forecast period.
Growth in electric and autonomous driving vehicle is anticipated to drive the market
Automotive manufacturers globally are focusing on vehicle electrification. There is a need for cars to charge more quickly and have a more extended range on a single charge. This implies that electrical and electronics circuits within the vehicle should be able to handle extremely high power and manage losses effectively. This creates a need for robust thermal-management solutions to confirm that safety-critical applications remain operational, and is anticipated to impact automotive humidity sensors positively.
Surge in usage of humidity sensor in automotive and industrial applications due to safety and environmental regulations
There is surge the demand from factory automation and significant increase in the adoption of MEMS sensors in the automotive industry. This is caused by the safety and environmental regulations across the globe. Such regulations result in the high growth of humidity sensors in automotive sector during the forecast period.
COVID-19 scenario analysis:
- The utility-owned segment is mostly being driven by growing financial incentives and regulatory supports from the governments globally. The current utility-owned automotive humidity sensor is affected mainly by the COVID-19 pandemic due to significant number of automotive factories getting closed in response to the pandemic.
- Most of the projects in China, the U.S., Germany, and South Korea have been hindered. The companies are facing short-term operational issues, owing to supply chain constraints and lack of access due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Asia-Pacific is expected to get highly affected by the spread of the COVID-19, owing to the effect of the pandemic in China, Japan, and India. China is the epicenter of this lethal disease.
Key benefits of the report:
This study presents the analytical depiction of the global automotive humidity sensors market trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with a detailed analysis of the global automotive humidity sensor market share.
The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global automotive humidity sensor market growth scenario.
Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
The report provides a detailed analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in the coming years.
Questions answered in the automotive humidity sensor market research report:
Which are the leading market players active in the market?
What are the current automotive humidity sensors market trends that will influence the market in the next few years?
What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities of the market?
What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?
Automotive Humidity Sensor Market Report Highlights
Key Market Players
Continental AG, Denso Corp., Delphi Automotive, DENSO Corporation, HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., STMicroelectronics, NXP Semiconductors, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert Bosch GmbH, Littelfuse, Inc.