The Italy automotive adaptive lighting system market is poised to register a CAGR of over 10% over the forecast period (2020 - 2025).
- Trends such as autonomous vehicles and electric vehicles are evolving vehicle lighting systems. Industry participants are working intensively on various new technologies for vehicle lights with a variety of new functionalities and which can be adapted to the continuously changing requirements of future vehicles.
- Adaptive headlights are a part of the active safety systems designed to make driving at night or in low-light conditions safer by increasing visibility around curves and over hills. The ALS optimizes the distribution of light from the headlights according to the changing driving and road circumstances.
- Vehicle manufacturers are designing, prototyping, and testing the possibilities for external lighting. For example, Volkswagen is working on a technology that projects a pair of red warning lines on the road, when a car is turning around, thereby, letting pedestrians know where the danger zone is and presumably eliminating the problem of backing out of a high-fenced driveway, into the path of a cyclist on the footpath.
Key Market Trends
Incorporation of Sensors/ Camerais likely drive the Market
Several car manufacturers and light manufacturers are having their own mechanism of adaptive lighting, but the most important role in this system is of the cameras and sensors as it provides the information to the system, and then accordingly light changes its intensity and direction. For instance,
Audi adaptive xenon headlights have the gas discharge lamps. It provides much brighter light as halogen incandescent lamps also their energy consumption is 20 percent less. Audi offers these headlights in every model either as standard or as an option. This module is electromechanically rotated for the adaptive light.
Similarly, in Hella adaptive headlight systems, the company’s VarioX® module is combined with a swiveling module. In the combination in between the light source and the lens, there is a cylinder that can be rotated in its longitudinal axis. The outer surface of the cylinder generates different light distributions on the road and the stepper motor turns the cylinder to the required position within milliseconds.
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.
Italian luxury car manufacturer 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 Lamborghini and Ferrari had achieved a decent 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 Italy automotive adaptive lighting systems 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, growing investment in RandD projects, and growing market of electric and autonomous vehicles. To provide the safest experience to the car owner, major automotive adaptive lighting system manufacturers are developing new technology for the future and acquiring small players to expand their market reach. For instance,
- In 2019, HELLA GmbH and Co. KGaA, and the Fraunhofer Application Center for Inorganic Phosphors in Soest, has successfully completed the development of a prototype lighting system based on laser technology. The prototype for a high-resolution headlamp module consists of a laser light source in the headlamp.
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