Automotive Rain Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Automotive Rain Sensor Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 7%. The market is segmented by vehicle type (Passenger and Commercial Vehicles), and Geography

Market Snapshot

Automotive Rain Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7 %

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Market Overview

The Automotive Rain Sensor Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 7% during the forecasted period.

  •  Rain sensors date back to 1951 when the Le Sabre concept from General Motors featured a water-sensitive switch that triggered the closure of the convertible top in the event of rainfall. General Motors, optimistic about this technology, reintroduced it in 1996. In the reintroduced version, an incidence of rain triggered the windshield wipers automatically. 
  • Bosh and Denso have been estimated to be the market leaders of automotive rain sensors globally in 2019.
  • Now, in 2020, with the advent of the semi-autonomous and ADAS technologies in the automotive industry, rain sensor technology is back in the limelight. Major automakers including BMW, Volkswagen, and Lexus are offering these systems in their premium and luxury segment vehicles.

Scope of the report

The automotive rain sensors market report contains the latest trends and technological developments in the market and segmentation by vehicle type, the share of major players in the market and geography. 

Vehicle Type
North America
United States Of America
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
South Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Automation in Automobiles

The replacement of windshield wipers with ultrasonic force fields will be one of the significant factors gaining traction in this market in the next few years. To eliminate the distraction caused by the movement of windscreen wiper blades, manufacturers will focus on developing innovative solutions. The British automotive manufacturer, McLaren, has already developed a new automotive windshield cleaning technology using high-frequency sound waves that makes the windshield repellent to water, mud, ice, or any other kind of dust in the surroundings.

The high cost of these sensors is a major restraint, confining them to the luxury vehicle segment but the increased production capabilities, technology advancement, and smart sensors up-liftment of the budgeted automotive companies, have significantly brought down the cost per unit of rain sensors, opening up new avenues for the market growth, for instance, Hyundai Motors India Ltd introduced rain sensors wipers in their budgeted car segment i20. Thus, decline in price is now allowing OEMs to expand the use of these sensors to all the vehicle segments.

Automotive Rain Sensors Market

Asia-Pacific region is expected to see highest growth

The economic growth of the emerging countries such as China and India will increase the demand for passenger cars in the coming years; this will induce global automobile manufacturers to invest heavily in technology and modern mass production systems, in turn, fueling the demand for automotive rain sensing wiper systems. Moreover, increased investments in infrastructure development and industrialization that fuel the demand for commercial vehicles will also boost the market’s growth prospects in this region. According to this market study report, APAC will continue to dominate the rain-sensing windshield wipers market throughout the forecast period, and countries like China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea will be the major market contributors.

Automotive Rain Sensors Market

Competitive Landscape

The automotive rain sensors market is consolidated, with the presence of many national and international players in the market. The major players are following strategies like product innovation, mergers, and acquisition to expand their reach and hold their market position. The major players in the market are Honeywell international, ABB Ltd, Analog Devices inc., GE among others.

December 2017 - Tesla started rolling out an OTA update (2017.52.3), enabling their AP2.x cars to utilize the onboard cameras to passively detect rain without the use of a dedicated sensor - this implementation does not work in the dark.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porters 5 Force Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.1.1 Passenger

      2. 5.1.2 Commercial

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States Of America

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Rest of the World

        1. Brazil

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. United Arab Emirates

        4. South Africa

        5. Rest


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Mergers & Acquisitions

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Continental AG

      2. 6.3.2 Honeywell International

      3. 6.3.3 Eaton Corporation

      4. 6.3.4 Analog Devices Inc

      5. 6.3.5 Infineon Technologies AG

      6. 6.3.6 JAB Industrial Services

      7. 6.3.7 NXP Technologies N.W

      8. 6.3.8 ST Microelectronics

      9. 6.3.9 Siemens AG

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Automotive Rain Sensor Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Automotive Rain Sensor Market is growing at a CAGR of 7% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2019.

Denso Corporation , Hella KgaA Hueck & Co. , ZF TRW, Autoliv Inc, Magna International , Continental AG are the major companies operating in Automotive Rain Sensor Market.

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