China Automotive Smart Keys Market Size
|2019 - 2029
|Base Year For Estimation
|Market Size (2024)
|USD 4.45 Billion
|Market Size (2029)
|USD 6.28 Billion
|CAGR (2024 - 2029)
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
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China Automotive Smart Keys Market Analysis
The China Automotive Smart Keys Market size is estimated at USD 4.45 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 6.28 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 18.25% during the forecast period (2024-2029).
Smart Keys were a critical feature in luxury vehicles, but now they are even becoming part of entry-level cars. With the change in vehicle owner expectations for their vehicles to perform tasks that would involve a minor physical effort on their part, the smart key became a mainstay of the vehicle model design. Here, the driver is not required to insert a metal key into the tumbler. In addition, push-button ignition switches also became common, eliminating the requirement to rotate the mechanical key in an ignition switch cylinder.
Furthermore, with the advancement in smart keys, virtual smart keys are also being preferred. These keys use technology that can turn a smartphone into a smart key. It can be used for controlling functions like vehicle unlock, turning the ignition on, and various other features.
Over the medium term, factors such as rising demand for cars with advanced features, rising vehicle thefts, and a surge in demand for safety, comfort, and convenience features are fueling the automotive smart keys market in China. Moreover, due to increased demand for advanced features in automobiles, automotive companies are implementing features of high-end cars in budget cars to boost their sales and cater to the demand.
- For instance, in March 2023, a BYD smartwatch with a built-in car key was launched in April. It had features such as smart ignition, comfortable entry, smart locking, raising and lowering windows, and could open the tailgate. The smartwatch is lined up to replace BYD car keys.
The above factors, coupled with new launches and technological advances, will drive the market growth.
China Automotive Smart Keys Market Trends
The Latest Advances in Automotive Security
The automotive industry went under transition in recent years, and with new technology, cars are becoming more innovative, faster, and advanced. However, increased cyber threats with advancements in vehicles make automotive security a growing concern.
As the growth of technological advances in the automotive industry gave rise to increased cyber threats, to cater to such challenges, car manufacturers are focusing on advanced security features such as real-time monitoring, smart keys, biometric authentication, etc.
Moreover, in addition to high-tech solutions for vehicles, automotive manufacturers are finding different ways to enhance automotive security. For instance, some companies are doing R&D on new materials that can withstand theft attempts. Some of the manufacturers are producing smart keys for communication with the car's computer system and automatically lock and unlock doors with the help of radio frequency.
- For example, in August 2022, NXP® Semiconductors announced the NCJ37x Secure Element (SE) for various security-critical automotive applications. It includes smart access key fobs, Qi 1.3 authentication, or car-to-cloud communication.
Thus, the above investments made by automotive giants for various production activities will drive market growth.
OEMs will provide more advance feature in Future
The OEMs offer advanced features relative to door unlocking/locking, control of windows, moon roofs, mirrors, seat adjustment, radio pre-sets, and remote engine starting via key fobs carried by the driver.
A transponder in the smart key features a small chip inside the key head that sends a signal to the signal amplifier and, in turn, to the ECU. It then disengages the immobilizer system and allows the engine to start. The proximity fob needs to be in the range of the system in order for the system to allow the engine to start via a push-button ignition switch. The convenience that these systems provide helps to significantly drive the growth of the market.
Multiple OEMs across the country and international manufacturers are offering innovative products for smart keys for different vehicles. For instance, in July 2023, Dongfeng Nissan Venucia announced the launch of the V-Online DD-i, its first compact plug-in hybrid SUV. The V-Online DD-i is equipped with a 22- or 24-inch one-piece display screen. It comes standard with such functions as NFS non-sensory intelligent start and smart mobile phone virtual key.
Similarly, in March 2023, Chinese company Huawei Car Key surpassed 1 million users to use virtual car keys by using their smartphones and smartwatches.
Thus, the above factors, with new advanced features by automotive manufacturers and the rise in adoption of virtual car keys among users, will drive the market growth.
China Automotive Smart Keys Industry Overview
The China automotive smart keys market is fragmented due to the presence of many local and global players such as Denso Corporation, Continental AG, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, and ALPHA Corporation, amongst others. Major automakers are launching their smartphone application to provide the best features to their customers and to stay ahead in the market. For instance,
- In June 2023, STMicroelectronics NV announced that it will present products and solutions for smart mobility at MWC Shanghai. STMicroelectronics also unveiled the new STPay-Mobile Solution for payments and Digital Car Key solutions.
China Automotive Smart Keys Market Leaders
ZF Friendrichshafen AG
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
China Automotive Smart Keys Market News
- May 2023: Beijing Hyundai announced the Chinese name of the new Mufasa compact crossover SUV, which is confirmed as "Musa." It features the Intelligent Connectivity System 4.0 and the Hyundai SmartSense safety system to realize natural language recognition and mobile phone Bluetooth key.
- April 2023: BYD Co., Ltd. announced the launch of Seagull, a battery-electric subcompact car. The Seagull comes standard with an ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system and a DiLink 10.1-inch adaptive rotating suspended pad. It enjoys functions such as BYD APP, smart keys, smartphone NFC car keys, and Bluetooth keys.
China Automotive Smart Keys Market Report - Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Drivers
4.1.1 The Latest Advances in Automotive Security
4.2 Market Restraints
4.2.1 Cyber Threats related to Smart Keys
4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in USD)
5.1 Application Type
5.1.1 Single Function
5.2 Technology Type
5.2.1 Remote Keyless Entry
5.2.2 Passive Keyless Entry
5.3 By Instrallation Type
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Autoliv Inc
6.2.2 Continental AG
6.2.3 Delphi Automotive PLC
6.2.4 Denso Corporation
6.2.5 ALPHA Corporation
6.2.6 Valeo SA
6.2.7 Hella Gmbh & Co KGaA
6.2.8 Tokai Rika Co Ltd
6.2.9 Robert Bosch GmbH
6.2.10 Hyundai Mobis
7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
China Automotive Smart Keys Market Research FAQs
How big is the China Automotive Smart Keys Market?
The China Automotive Smart Keys Market size is expected to reach USD 4.45 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 18.25% to reach USD 6.28 billion by 2029.
What is the current China Automotive Smart Keys Market size?
In 2024, the China Automotive Smart Keys Market size is expected to reach USD 4.45 billion.
Who are the key players in China Automotive Smart Keys Market?
Alpha Corporation, Denso Corporation, Continental AG, ZF Friendrichshafen AG and Valeo SA are the major companies operating in the China Automotive Smart Keys Market.
What years does this China Automotive Smart Keys Market cover, and what was the market size in 2023?
In 2023, the China Automotive Smart Keys Market size was estimated at USD 3.64 billion. The report covers the China Automotive Smart Keys Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the China Automotive Smart Keys Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.
China Automotive Smart Keys Industry Report
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