Global Automotive Inertial Systems Market | Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)
Automotive Inertial Systems Market - Segmented by Type (Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS), Inertial Positioning and Orientation Systems, Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)), by Component (Accelerometers, Gyroscopes, Magnetometers), by End-user Application (Aerospace, Land, Marine), by End-user Industry (Defense, Industrial OEM, Transportation), and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)


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Automotive Inertial Systems Market - Segmented by Type (Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS), Inertial Positioning and Orientation Systems, Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)), by Component (Accelerometers, Gyroscopes, Magnetometers), by End-user Application (Aerospace, Land, Marine), by End-user Industry (Defense, Industrial OEM, Transportation), and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

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The automotive inertial systems market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.70% over the forecast period of 2018–2023. The scope of the report is limited to the type, component, its applications, and the industries making use of it. The regions considered in the scope of the report include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world.

The advancement of global lifestyle has resulted in the need for equipment with greater ease of use. This has enabled the use of motion-sensing technology, which uses inertial sensors extensively. Inertial sensors are being extensively used in the automobile market to increase the safety features, improve performance, and reduce cost.

The emergence of MEMS technology, increase in automotive production, and high investments in defense, military, and sub-sea vehicles are a few factors driving the automotive inertial systems market, while high cost and complexity are hindering the growth.

Emergence of MEMS Technology

MEMS started in 1950, and is being continuously developed for providing newer solutions for automotive. Silicon is the main material used in MEMS as it showcases semiconductor, commercial, and physical properties. MEMS comprises of sensors and electronic devices on a common silicon element.


A growing population of car owners is looking for enhanced vehicle features for better safety, comfort, and stability within cars. This is the major driver of MEMS market. Moreover, the governments are imposing stringent regulations toward vehicles’ fuel efficiency and emission standards. As a result of it, major players in the automotive market are increasingly striving to meet the standards through adoption of MEMS, thus escalating the demand for automotive MEMS in the market.

MEMS are increasingly being used in various applications such as parking brakes sensing, anti-theft sensing, efficient engine management, tire pressure sensing, rollover and skidding detection, efficient engine management, and many more.

North America to Hold Largest Market Share


In 2016, the United States defense spending was more than USD 611 billion, which represented 36% of the total world military expenditure (USD 1686 billion). Moreover, the increase in the production of helicopters and commercial aircraft will drive the market for automotive inertial systems. Further, the increasing penetration of automated guided vehicles coupled with the growing number of connected cars in the region is expected to bolster the demand for automotive inertial systems over the forecast period.

Key Developments in the Market

  • November 2017: UTC Aerospace Systems announced a definitive agreement to acquire Rockwell Collins for USD 140 per share. This acquisition is aimed at catering to the demand of a rapidly evolving aerospace industry for the production of intelligent and connected aircraft.
  • November 2017 - Analog Devices launched a series of five high-performance IMUs that address the navigation and safety-related needs of industrial applications in several emerging markets, while also reducing their system complexity and cost.

The major players include Analog Devices, Inc., Bosch Sensortec GmbH, Safran Group, Honeywell International, Inc., Trimble Navigation, ST Microelectronics, and Rockwell Collins, among others.

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1. Introduction

                1.1 Scope of the Study

                1.2 Executive Summary

2. Research Methodology

                2.1 Study Deliverables

                2.2 Study Assumptions

                2.3 Research Methodology

                2.4 Research Phases

3. Market Analysis

                3.1 Market Overview

                3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

                                3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                                3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

                                3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

                                3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

                                3.2.5 Competitive Rivalry

                3.3 Value Chain Analysis

4. Market Dynamics

                4.1 Drivers

                                4.1.1 Emergence of MEMS Technology

                                4.1.2 Increase in Automotive Production

                                4.1.3 Increasing Demand for Accuracy in Navigation

                                4.1.4 High Investments in Defense and Military

                                4.1.5 Increasing Investments in Sub-sea Vehicles and Weaponry

                4.2 Restraints

                                4.2.1 Increasing Costs and Complexity

                                4.2.2 Integration Drift Error is a Major Concern in Navigation Systems

5. Technology Snapshot

6. Market Segmentation

                6.1 By Type

                                6.1.1 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS)

                                6.1.2 Inertial Positioning and Orientation Systems

                                6.1.3 Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)

                                6.1.4 Others

                6.2 By Component

                                6.2.1 Accelerometers

                                6.2.2 Gyroscopes

                                6.2.3 Magnetometers

                                6.2.4 Others

                6.3 By End-user Application

                                6.3.1 Aerospace

                                       UAV Navigation


                                       Flight Analysis

                                       Antenna Tracking

                                       Camera Orientation


                                6.3.2 Land


                                       Unmanned Ground Vehicles

                                       Infotainment and Telematics

                                       Active and Passive Safety

                                       Theft Detection

                                       Motion Detection

                                       Skid and Stability Control


                                6.3.3 Marine

                                       Hydrographic Surveying

                                       Undersea Cable and Pipe Laying

                                       Buoy and Current Monitoring

                                       Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

                                       Yatch and Ferry Stabilization



                                6.3.4 Sub-sea

                                       Remotely Operated Vehicles

                                       Autonomous Underwater Vehicles


                                6.3.5 Others

                6.4 By End-user Industry

                                6.4.1 Industrial OEM

                                6.4.2 Defense

                                6.4.3 Energy & Infrastructure

                                6.4.4 Transportation

                                6.4.5 Civil Aviation

                                6.4.6 Others

                6.5 By Region

                                6.5.1 North America

                                       United States


                                       Rest of North America

                                6.5.2 Europe

                                       United Kingdom



                                       Rest of Europe

                                6.5.3 Asia-Pacific




                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                6.5.4 Rest of the World

                                       Latin America

                                       Middle East & Africa

7. Competitive Intelligence - Company Profiles

                7.1 Analog Devices, Inc.

                7.2 Bosch Sensortec GmbH

                7.3 Epson Europe Electronics

                7.4 Honeywell International, Inc.

                7.5 Invensense, Inc.

                7.6 iXBlue SAS

                7.7 Kearfott Corporation

                7.8 KVH Industries, Inc.

                7.9 Meggitt PLC

                7.10 MEMSIC

                7.11 Northrop Grumman Corporation

                7.12 Rockwell Collins

                7.13 Safran Group

                7.14 Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd

                7.15 ST Microelectronics

                7.16 Systron Donner

                7.17 Thales Avionics, Inc.

                7.18 Trimble Navigation

                7.19 Vector NAV

                *List not Exhaustive

8. Investment Analysis

9. Future of the Market

10. Disclaimer

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