Occupant Classification System Market (By Technology: Bladder, Strain Gauge, Pressure Sensitive Tape System; By Vehicle Type: Luxury, Mid Range, Economic; By Component:Sensor, EU) - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 - 2026

Category : Automotive, Transportation and Logistics | Published at : April-2019 | Delivery Format : PDF | Status: Published | Pages : 190

According to Acumen Research and Consulting, the global Occupant Classification System market is expected to grow at noteworthy CAGR around 6.5 % throughout the forecast period and reach around US$ 3.2 billion by 2026. The report provides analysis of global Occupant Classification System market for the period 2015-2026, wherein 2019 to 2026 is the forecast period and 2018 is considered as the base year.


In order to identify the definitive presence of passengers on the seat, occupant classification systems (OCS) are developed. For advanced air bag requirements and other safety requirements, the system can detect physics and existence of the occupant. Regulatory authorities ' safety regulations for passing NCAP test ratings are binding and are considered as a factor driving the market for occupant-type systems.

Market Dynamics

Automotive manufactures are increasingly facing deaths due to car accidents and the adoption of front airbags has become an important area of focus for automotive manufacturers, resulting in the growth of an occupant classification system market. Furthermore, several governments around the world are driving the car sector to integrate advanced safety systems into cars, thereby further influencing the market. These can contribute to the abolition and prevention of injuries in the airbag forces, particularly in children and small occupants. xThe deployment of such systems was compulsory in most advanced countries. All cars and trucks which were produced after 2006 by airbags have been mandatory regulations in the United States which create less risk of occupant injury. Moreover, the huge growth of the car electronics market has given the occupants a boost. Persons with high availability incomes have become more demanding on vehicle safety in regions such as Europe. The industry growth is expected to be further driven by awareness of active & passive safety.

Technology Outlook

In the market of occupant classification system is widely used the bladder system. These are essentially bladder-containing fluid placed in the seat used to detect the occupant's weight. Delphi's PODS technology is a weight-sensing bubble system that is installed under the passenger seat cushions. It uses high-performance algorithms for signal processing. This allows airbags to variable pressure removal or deployment. Delphi system consists of a pressure sensor, an electronic control unit and a bladder system that is filled with silicon fluid. The sensor indicates the user's weight to the control unit. The sensor indicates the user's weight to the controller. In many mid-range cars, which influence the market, the bladder sensors have been adopted.

The pressures and pressurized tape systems include other technologies employed in the occupant classification system market. Strand measuring systems used silicone micromachined technology by companies, such as Gagetek Co. and BF Goodrich. These systems use torsion-sensing load cells that detect the occupant's position and weight for airbag operation. The pressurized band systems in luxury cars are generally used and are expected to be increasingly implemented on the market with increasing demand for luxury cars.

Vehicle Type Stance

There is a expected high growth potential in vehicles of the economy in the occupant classification system market. Economic vehicles have grown popular in regions like Asia, Middle East, as producers deliver such systems in economical cars, thanks to their growth in medium-size populations and disposable incomes.

Sophisticated and improved safety systems in cars have always been supported by luxury cars as a significant part of their business. In addition, luxury car buyers consistently require high-level safety systems in their vehicles. This influenced the growth of the luxury car segment in the occupant classification system. These systems have already been implemented in their several passenger car models by automotive players such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi.

Component Outlook

ECUs and sensors are the most common components in the market for occupant classification. The ECU helps transmit the signals from the sensors to the airbag systems to determine the strength necessary. The ECU is critical for airbags and other automotive electronic systems. The sensors are used to detect weight, size and occupant seat positions. The sensors are used for the detection of other data sets in advanced safety systems such as when the passenger wears a seat belt or not and when the child seat is fitted with seat tensional sensors for the measurement. The most commonly used technology are strain sensors, pressure sensors and bladder type sensors.

Regional Stance

In the occupants classification systems market growth, Asia Pacific is expected to be one of the dominant regions. Mahindra KUV 100, Toyota Etios and Maruti Suzuki Desire are some of the region's most popular economic cars with safety airbags. In addition, several car manufacturers concentrated on expanding manufacturing activities in the Asia Pacific region which leads to an increase in vehicle production. In 2018, approximately 23 million cars were produced in China. Asia Pacific has a number of car makers, including Robert Bosch, ZF TRW, Continental, Hyundai Wia, and other component manufacturers.

Another important region for the growth of the occupant classification systems is expected to be Europe. There are high-income European countries and a high demand for safety attributes. A number of luxury car manufacturers influenced the region's automotive growth. In addition, research and development influenced the integration of cars with improved safety features.

Market Segmentation

Global Occupant Classification System Market, by Technology

  • Bladder
  • Strain Gauge
  • Pressure Sensitive Tape System

Global Occupant Classification System Market, by Vehicle Type

  • Luxury
  • Mid Range
  • Economic

Global Occupant Classification System Market, by Component

  • Sensor
  • EU

Global Occupant Classification System Market, by Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of MEA

The market research study on “Occupant Classification System Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2019 - 2026” offers detailed insights on global Occupant Classification System market segments with market dynamics and their impact. The report also covers basic technology development policies.

Key Players & Strategies

Some of the leading players in the industry include Aisin Seiki, Continental AG, Denso, Robert Bosch and ZF Friedrichshafen AG. They develop new products to have a competitive advantage over their counterparts. In the occupant classification system market, many of the leading suppliers focus on strengthening the distribution network through partnerships with other enterprises. Denso announced in April 2019 that it will invest USD 1.7 billion to boost automotive electrification systems production. The leading supplier of various sensors for occupant detections is Flexpoint Sensor Systems, which has several distribution partners.

Robert Bosch has consistently invested in research and development as one of the leading car systems suppliers. R&D activities in 2017 were invested by the company in approximately USD 8.3 billion. It is expanding its production facilities worldwide, including Braga and Portugal. Thanks to the presence of several car and sensor suppliers, the occupants ' classification system market has become competitive.

In vehicles in crashes & collisions, airbags have emerged as a major safety feature. The earlier airbacks were however too aggressive and in some cases caused serious injuries and even deaths to the passenger with a high force. This led to the growth of the occupants ' classification system market as the demand for airbags was increasing according to the demands of the occupants. In the USA, airbags were issued to create lower risk of injuries for inhabitants, especially children. In the United States As a result, all cars manufactured in the USA have these systems after 2006, this motivated car manufacturers to use airbag restraint systems.These systems had been deployed in luxury cars previously. The economy and intermediate vehicles have nevertheless become the main growing markets.

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