Automotive Whiplash System market size is valued at US$ 1,977 million in 2019 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period. It is basically a protection system implemented on front seat of the four wheeler vehicle that avoids the neck and spinal injury. The seats are designed with wire frames to lower the impact of the forces on human body. Increasing number of road fatalities and whiplash injuries has created niche demand for whiplash system to be deployed in vehicles. High safety feature has led these system to be integral part of light weight four wheeler vehicles.
The system was first introduced in Volvo S80 in 1999 and since then is a part of standard safety equipment in all Volvo cars. Automotive companies are focusing on product innovation and design to offer best safety modules to customers. For instance, in 2005, Mercedes Benz M-Class introduced spring activated system for whiplash protection. These system releases pre-tensioned springs inside the head restraints, if in case sensor detects rear collision. As a result, head is protected at early stage. Several such development across other manufacturers has also been noted.
Emergence of Autonomous Cars to Fuel the Demand for Whiplash System
Sales of autonomous car is increasing at double digit rate. It is expected that around 19% of total new vehicles will be atleast semi-automated by 2028. These autonomous vehicles are equipped with state of art safety technology including braking and whiplash system. Sales of these driverless cars are expected to create huge market opportunity for whiplash system manufacturers worldwide. Ridesharing concept would further strengthen the installation of these systems.
OEM will dominate the Global Whiplash System Market
In 2019, sales of automotive whiplash systems through OEM is estimated to be valued at US$ 1,770 million. The segment will continue to dominate throughout the forecast period. These systems comes preinstalled with the vehicle with lower replacement rate. As a result, third party manufacturers gets long term contract with vehicle manufacturer. Aftermarket is expected to register healthy growth during the forecast period, however, absolute growth will be marginal compared to OEM.
Global Automotive Whiplash System Market Value Analysis, by Product Type
Reactive head restraint system is estimated to be valued over US$ 652 million in 2019.
Among all the whiplash system, reactive head restraint system accounted for 33% of global sales in 2018. It will further gain 270 basis points between 2019and 2028 to create high incremental opportunity for players. Reactive head restraint system are deployed across all major passenger and commercial four wheelers.
Global Automotive Whiplash System Market Size and Forecast: Regional Analysis
Asia Pacific whiplash system market value is estimated to be valued over US$ 797 million in 2019
Asia Pacific dominated the global sales in 2018 and will continue to dominate the market throughout the forecast period. Nowadays, whiplash system are installed across all major vehicles ranging from midrange to SUV and luxury vehicles. The region registered highest sales of cars in 2018 and the trend is likely to continue in 2019 with same growth forecast as that in 2018. China, Japan, South Korea and India are the leading manufacturers of car. As a matter of fact, over 25.7 million units of cars were manufactured in China in 2018. Assembly line is strong in these countries. Cost efficiency is another reason behind major automotive cluster in China.
Global Automotive Whiplash System Market Size and Forecast: Competition Landscape
Some key Automotive Whiplash System market players are:
- Robert Bosch GMBH
- ZF Friedrichshafen AG
- Takata Corporation
- Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp
- Lear Corporation
- Delphi Automotive Plc
- GRAMMER AG
- Continental AG
By Vehicle Type:
- Passenger Cars
- Compact Car
- Electric Cars
- Autonomous Cars
- Commercial Vehicle
- Light Weight Vehicle
- Heavy Duty Vehicle
By Sales Channel:
By Product Type:
- Reactive Head Restraints
- Active Head Restraint
- Pendulum Systems
- Pyrotechnic Head Restraints
- Spring Activated
What Will You Discover in the Report?
- An in-depth analysis of the Automotive Whiplash System market across regions – North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
- How the Automotive Whiplash System market sales is expected to grow throughout the forecast period.
- How geopolitical policies and technological changes will affect the Automotive Whiplash System market in near future
- Where the stakeholders should invest to generate higher profit margins
- How consumers (end-users) will reflect to the Automotive Whiplash System industry during the forecast period
- Who are the Automotive Whiplash System industry leaders and what are the key initiatives taken by them for long term growth
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- Automotive Whiplash System Industry Suppliers
- Automotive Whiplash System Industry Manufacturers
- Consultants and Analysts
- Industry Specialists
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