The German market is poised to register a CAGR of over 8% over the forecast period (2020 - 2025).
- The adaptive lighting system is commonly used for the purpose of providing a solution of the glaring effect in a vehicle. Implementing an adaptive lighting system helps to detect whether there is light coming from other vehicles. The Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) is a part of the adaptive lighting system commonly used in higher-end passenger and luxury vehicles.
- . The adaptive lighting system helps to switch downlight when the light comes from the approaching vehicle. The ALS system offers a steady distribution of light unaffected by the vehicle's position by maintaining the illumination axis, which helps to prevent drivers of the other vehicles from getting blinded.
- The automotive market in Germany is driven by significant automotive norms and regulations. These regulations by the EU have prompted OEMs to develop technologically advanced automotive lighting systems. There has been a significant advancement in the safety and driver assistance systems, which has driven the adoption of automotive adaptive lighting significantly in the country.
Key Market Trends
Front Lightening will Lead the Market
The ALS optimizes the distribution of light from the headlights according to the driving and road circumstances. There is no need for manual operation for switching on/off the headlight or rear light. Depending on vehicle speed and steering input, the system projects the low-beam headlights in the direction the driver is intending to travel. Thereby, it saves time and effort for the driver helping him to concentrate on driving. The system provides an optimized vision to the driver during the night and other poor-sight conditions of the road by adapting the headlight angle and the intensity of the light
Improvement of visibility in the night time is a concern of critical importance due to the frequency of fatal accidents during the time. Adaptive LED and laser headlights are some of the major advancements in automotive lighting. Adaptive, or matrix LED systems use a grid of individual LEDs that automatically turns on and off based on where the car is headed and the presence of oncoming vehicles detected on the road. The basic added advantage is the use of laser headlights which provides a focused, long-range beam that can double the reach of the standard automotive high beams. Some of these systems, provide an added advantage using selective lighting to highlight the different objects in the road, which can be traffic signs and road markings, warning or hazard signs or objects that are hardly or not at all be viewed by the driver, such as deer or dimly lit pedestrians.
Leading automotive OEMs and lighting system manufacturers aredevelopingvarious adaptivefront lights for future vehicles.
Bosch intelligent headlight control utilizes a video camera to automatically adjustthe range of the low beam or high beam lights. The adaptive lightning system not only controls the range or segmentation of the light, but it can also manipulate the width of the beam according to traffic conditions.
Whereas, BMW Adaptive Headlights comes with optional glare-free High Beam Assist which controls the main beam of the headlights for proper illumination of the road.In this system an image sensor which is inside the front mirror looks after the lighting conditions and the traffic ahead up to a distance of 400 meters.
Luxury Cars will Drive the Market
German luxury car manufacturers and premium brands had good sales in 2019, not only in Europe but also in other major markets such as China and the United States were the new car markets were not so great in 2019. Two major automakers of the country Mercedes-Benz and BMW had achieved their ninth consecutive record sales figure in 2019. In addition to that Porsche also gained the most from 2019 with deliveries 10% higher than in 2018. Other brands such as Volkswagen and Audi witnessed a fair sales figures.
Previously these technologies are the feature of luxury and high-end cars but now major manufacturers are implementingADASand connected vehicle technology in low-priced cars also. A consistent increase in the demand for compact and mid-sized automobiles equipped with the advanced safety features will ultimately propel the growth of the Germany adaptive lighting market.
The Germany automotive adaptive lighting system market is consolidated and majorly dominated by few players, such as HELLA KGaAHueckand Co., Stanley Electric., Philips, Valeo Group. The market is highly driven by factors like advanced technology, more use of sensors. To provide the safest experience to the car owner, major automotive adaptive lighting system manufacturers are developing new technology for the future and doing partnerships with other players to stay ahead in the market. For instance,
- In 2019, OSRAM Continental, a joint venture founded in 2018has launched a smart digital HD headlamp system, a combination of SMARTRIX-HD system and EVIYOS LED is a digitally controlled lighting system where no mechanical components are involved to control the cornering lights.
- In 2018, Volkswagen Touareg headlights were jointly developed by HELLA and Volkswagen by the name IQ.LIGHT – LED Matrix Headlamps. Through the Dynamic Light Assist the headlamps can be turn on and off independently and able to adjust itself according to the respective environment, topography, and traffic situation.
- In 2019, Minda Industries announced in a statement that they are planning to acquire Delvis Group, a German company engaged in automotive lighting design and engineering.
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