Automotive Smart Antenna Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Automotive Smart Antenna Market is segmented by Antenna Type (Shark-fin, Fixed Mast, and Others), by Frequency (High Frequency, Very High Frequency, and Ultra-High Frequency), by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles) and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World)

Market Snapshot

automotive smart antenna industry overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.3 %
automotive smart antenna industry major players

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Market Overview

The Automotive Smart Antenna Market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.3%.

Smart antennas are used to identify spatial signal signatures such as the direction of arrival (DOA) of the signal in vehicles for better communication. Increasing the installation of safety and convenience systems in passenger cars and commercial vehicles and growing advancements in the communications field of vehicle electronics is expected to promote the growth of the market. 

With increasing vehicle sales, the adoption of smart antennas has also increased. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region while North America is the market leader.

Although there has been a slight decrease in the new passenger car sales in the Asia Pacific, in countries like India and China, the demand for luxury cars has increased. This in turn is driving the market for automotive smart antennas in the region. 


Scope of the Report

The automotive smart antenna report covers the growing adoption of smart antennas in both passenger cars and commercial vehicles across the globe, technological advancements in antennas, and factors driving the demand for smart antennas. The scope of the report includes:

By Antenna Type
Shark-fin Antenna
Fixed Mast Antenna
Others (Pillar, Element, etc.)
By Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
Ultra-High Frequency
By Vehicle Type
Passenger Cars
Commercial vehicles
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South Africa
Other Countries

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Key Market Trends

Increase in Development of New Smart Antennas

The integration of high-end communication technologies has become an important feature in the global automotive industry. Antennas in vehicles serve a wide range of applications starting from receiving satellite-based navigation to making a call. Shark-fin antennas have become the most common element for passenger cars. Earlier this type of antennas was offered in luxury sedans and sports utility vehicles. Currently, in developing automobile markets such as India, even the entry-level cars are offered with shark-fin antennas. Driven by the increased adoption and technological advancements, the shark-fin antennas in the future may be even smaller and serve a wide range of purposes as compared to a conventional antenna.

However, future technologies require multiple antennas to establish better communication signals. Although there is an option of installing multiple antennas, this will interfere with other antennas in the proximity. To eliminate this, TU Wien, Vienna University of Technology has developed a special antenna box that can be integrated into the front area of the car roof. This technology has been tested and results showed that the directionality of wireless signals is better around cars, and with the new antenna variants cars are extremely well equipped for the wireless requirements. 

Manufacturers are currently working on a newer type of smart antenna that can replace the conventional antenna. In the future, data exchange will play a significant role in road transportation.

automotive smart antenna market trends

Asia Pacific Growing at a Higher CAGR

Smart antennas are no longer reserved for luxury cars, as these systems are making inroads irrespective of vehicle segment; even in the C and B-segment vehicles.

In order to retain their loyal consumer base, major premium car manufacturers are trying to improvise on the existing antennas or producing better hardware to stand out.

Sports Utility Vehicles have taken a giant leap in the automotive sector. The sales of SUVs have gained significant traction with growing consumer preference towards owning a vehicle with better city driving in bad roads and for the sporty off-road experience.

Asia-Pacific countries are now witnessing a considerable spike in the demand for SUV and crossover vehicles over the past 3-4 years. With the SUVs finding their use in weekend off-road applications, the demand from the customer for better convenience and communication systems in this segment grew substantially which in-turn is driving the demand for smart antennas.

  • India represents the 4th largest automobile industry in the world with more than 3.39 million cars sold in 2018. Over the past few years, there has been increasing demand from consumers for features like infotainment systems with navigation facility. Convenience, connectivity features.
  • By 2019, car manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Kia, MG, Tata, Mahindra, and Toyota have started offering shark-fin antenna in their newly launched models for the Indian market.
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Competitive Landscape

Robert Bosch GmbH, Continental AG, TE Connectivity, and Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA are dominant players in the market studied.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Antenna Type

      1. 5.1.1 Shark-fin Antenna

      2. 5.1.2 Fixed Mast Antenna

      3. 5.1.3 Others (Pillar, Element, etc.)

    2. 5.2 By Frequency

      1. 5.2.1 High Frequency

      2. 5.2.2 Very High Frequency

      3. 5.2.3 Ultra-High Frequency

    3. 5.3 By Vehicle Type

      1. 5.3.1 Passenger Cars

      2. 5.3.2 Commercial vehicles

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of the World

        1. Brazil

        2. South Africa

        3. Other Countries


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share**

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA

      2. 6.2.2 Robert Bosch GmbH

      3. 6.2.3 Continental AG

      4. 6.2.4 TE Connectivity

      5. 6.2.5 Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG

      6. 6.2.6 MD ELEKTRONIK GmbH

      7. 6.2.7 Ericsson Antenna Technology Germany GmbH

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Automotive Smart Antenna Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Automotive Smart Antenna Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, Robert Bosch GmbH, TE Connectivity, Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG, Continental AG are the major companies operating in Automotive Smart Antenna Market.

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