Automotive Rain Sensor Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Automotive Rain Sensor market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Automotive Rain Sensor size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Size of Automotive Rain Sensor Industry

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Automotive Rain Sensor Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 1.23 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 1.75 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 7.20 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market Asia-Pacific

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Automotive Rain Sensors Market Analysis

The Automotive Rain Sensor Market size is estimated at USD 1.23 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 1.75 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 7.20% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The market was negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 due to low-reported vehicle sales impacting the commercial potential for automotive rain sensors in the wake of a decline in vehicle production and supply chain disruptions. However, by the first half of 2021, the market had gained momentum as electric vehicle sales picked up across major regions globally.

The increasing use of electrical systems in cars and the expanding need for driver comfort and safety in vehicles, coupled with significant expansion of the automotive sector, are anticipated to act as major driving factors for market growth during the forecast period. In addition, the development of electric mobility and autonomous vehicle technology is expected to further contribute to the remarkable growth of the automotive rain sensors market. Moreover, improving economic conditions, increasing customer demand and interest, technical innovation, and stricter government restrictions are all favorable drivers for the market's expansion. Furthermore, leading luxury vehicle manufacturers are introducing electric variants of their vehicles in response to growing environmental concerns and rising fuel prices. It will also aid in the expansion of the sector. Due to the lower cost of automotive rain sensors, adopting such sensors in the economy and mid-range automobiles is expected to enhance market growth.

In general, several nations advise putting a rain sensor on cars because of excessive rain. However, there are some places where it might not even be necessary. The Middle East & North Africa are two places with very little rainfall. Some nations, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Egypt, have extremely low levels of precipitation, which lessens the need for automatic rain sensors. For example, rainfall is negligible in all seasons of the Middle East, as the region is nearly all desert. The only real winters in the Middle East happen in the mountainous regions of Saudi Arabia, where temperatures can reach freezing. Such typical climatic conditions discourage key OEMs from launching their models with such automatic rain-sensing technology features and hence are anticipated to limit the overall market development over the forecast period.

In most parts of North America, automatic wipers are already commonplace in vehicles and have advanced across most car segments. Rain sensors that manage the speed and frequency of wipers are not only a convenience feature, but they are also thought to make driving safer. In all weather situations, the proper wiper speed ensures optimal visibility. According to automakers, the rain sensor's location behind the rearview mirror is also perfect for a cluster of sensors, such as a camera, sun sensor, and ambient light sensor.

Automotive Rain Sensors Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)