The India automotive adaptive lighting system market is poised to register a CAGR of over 6% over the forecast period (2020 - 2025).
- The adaptive lighting system is commonly used for the purpose of providing a solution to 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 ALS optimizes the distribution of light from the headlights according to the driving and road circumstances. Depending on vehicle speed and steering input, the system projects the low-beam headlights in the direction the driver is intending to travel. The system provides an optimized vision to the driver at night and during other poor-sight conditions of the road by adapting the headlight angle and intensity of the light.
- Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is the apex industry body representing vehicle manufacturers in India. Trade shows (Auto Expo) in India, give support to automobile companies to showcase their new models and create awareness among customers. Whereas, Make in India initiative have boosted the Automobile manufacturing industry in India and as a result a marvelous growth is anticipated in the industry over the forecast period.
Key Market Trends
Front headlight will lead the market
Keeping the passengers safe and providing the driver a world-class driving experience has become the main agenda of the middle-high end passenger car manufacturers. Starting from ABS and EBS to the present day auto-cruise control systems, automotive manufacturers have made their search for advanced driver assistance systems a prime target. Adaptive lighting system also called the automotive adaptive front-lighting system (AFS), is one such effort as a part of an active safety system (ASS).
Whereas, leading automotive OEMs in the country are launching vehicles with adaptive headlight feature. Mainly this feature is observed in the high-end SUV and luxury cars. For instance
- In February 2020, MG showcased its Gloster SUV at Auto Expo 2020, the SUV comes with Adaptive LED headlights, LED DRLs, panoramic sunroof, heated wing mirrors, gesture-controlled tailgate, ambient lighting, an 8.0-inch multi-information instrument cluster display, connected car tech, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
- In 2019, BMW updated its X1 in to a plug-in hybrid X1, with new Adaptive LED headlights, bumper with integrated LED fog lamps, centrally mounted 6.5-inch screen, whereas, navigation systemhavethe option of 8.8-inch or 10.25-inch Touch Control Display.
- In 2019, Koito Manufacturing Co. Ltd has announced that it will acquire the remaining 29.9% share of India Japan Lighting Pvt. Ltd (IJLPL), which is company’s joint venture with TVS Group.
COVID-19 will Hinder the Market Growth
Like any other economy, the Indian economy has also hugely affected by COVID-19, and due to global supply chain disruption, factories shut down, and the car dealership closed the automotive industry has faced a huge setback. Vehicle sales in 2019has already witnessed around 13% decline as compared to the previous year, and in 2020 vehicle sales are in its all-time low. In 2019 passenger vehicle sales are 3,816,891 units as compared to 4,400,151 in 2018. For recovery from the pandemic Indian government has announced-INR 20 trillion stimulus package which will provide relief to various sectors and industries, especially the MSMEs.
Whereas last year major global players have announced huge investments which will provide a boost for the Indian market in the coming years. For instance,
In December 2019, Force Motors announced to invest USD 85.85 million for the development of two new models over the next two years. Similarly, Morris Garages (MG), which has already invested a huge amount for entering into the Indian market have announced to further invest USD 429.25 million in India.
Whereas, Hyundai has plans to invest USD 1 billion in India by 2020, and another Asian giant SAIC Motor has also announced to invest USD 310 million in India.
The India automotive adaptive lighting systems market is consolidated and majorly dominated by few players, such as HELLA, Philips, Osram, and Koito. The market is highly driven by factors like advanced technology, more use of LEDs, more use of sensors. To provide the safest experience to the car owner, major car manufacturers are incorporating ALS in their future and upcoming models to stay ahead in the market. For instance,
- In 2020, BMW launches its Made in India 530i Sport which comes with various safety features such as ABS with brake assist, dynamic stability control, hill descent control, run-flat tires, electronic vehicle immobilizer and cornering brake control. Along with that it also has adaptive LED headlights and six airbags.
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