The occupant classification system is designed to systematize the weight of the front seat passenger and mechanically turn off the front passenger airbag under certain conditions. The use of capacitive sensors on the passenger seat of the vehicle can monitor whether the place is occupied and classify the occupants. If a child in the passenger seat sits in the child seat or not filled, the system will suppress the airbag. If the position is for adult passengers, the occupant classification system can ensure that the airbag deployed in the event of an accident. The occupant classification system can also perform occupant detection for the seat belt warning function.
The global occupant classification system market has the potential to grow with USD 3.2 billion with bolstering CAGR in the forecast period from 2020-2027. The factors that are driving the market demand of global occupant classification systems are the rising requirement safe vehicles, increasing awareness of vehicle safety system, emerging road accidents are propelling the market demand.
In contemporary automobiles, the implementation of the occupancy classification system (OCS) has become a standard configuration of safety functions. OCS ensures that the airbags are deployed in the most effective way to protect passengers and avoid injury. It uses some form of sensor technology to determine the height and size of the occupant.
The sensor system will first confirm whether passengers are occupying the seats and evaluate the physical characteristics of the passengers. Subsequently, this information is transmitted to the electronic control unit (ECU) to decide what kind of reaction to make so that the airbag triggered at full speed or a slower pace.
Since system failures can occur at any time, a reliable driver monitoring system is needed. Besides, the occupant classification system (OCS) is rapidly being used in vehicles to detect whether passengers are inside the car, to monitor passenger status, and to prevent children from being left in the vehicle.
The government across the world has made strict rules regarding the safety of the people while the driver needs to wear a seat belt and must have airbags in the cars. The government’s emerging concern and making strict rules towards safety are propelling the market for the occupant classification system market. Moreover, new vehicles have made it mandatory to install the occupant classification system owing to increasing road accidents.
Technology advancement in the automotive sector has ensured the safety of the person if followed correctly. The demand for various sensors is bolstering to make the vehicle fully automotive and provide safety and security to the passengers. Moreover, increasing production and sales growth of automobile demand safety increases the need for the occupant classification system in it.
Based on the sensor, the global occupant classification system market classified into Pressure Sensor, Seat Belt Tension Sensor. The seat belt tension sensor, the segment accounted for the largest share in the global occupant classification system market. It mainly owes the rules and regulations of the government imposed on the owner of the car to have a seat belt tension sensor and airbags in the vehicle. It prevents overload by a mechanical stop and also suitable for static and dynamic applications.
Based on the components, the global occupant classification system market categorized into ACU, Sensors. The airbag control unit (ACU)segment estimated to dominates the maximum share of the worldwide occupant classification system market in the forecast period. The airbag control unit is a basic version of a passive safety electronic system for automobile manufacturers in emerging markets. Through the front airbag and seat belt pre-tensioner, the system can provide essential functions to achieve front and rear collision protection. The airbag control unit of each system based on the advanced safety concept of the SPEED platform. Therefore, ACU is bolstering the growth of the global occupant classification system market.
Based on the sensor technology, the global occupant classification system market bifurcated into Wired, Wireless. Wireless technology dominated the largest market share in the universal occupant classification system market. Wireless sensor technology is a fusion of short-range wireless communication technology, micro-electronics sensors, embedded systems technology need for intelligent transportation systems. It has excellent characteristics, which can provide an effective means for the information collection of the smart transportation system. It can monitor the vehicles in all directions of the intersection.
Based on the light-duty vehicle, the global occupant classification system market classified into Economy, Mid-Size, Luxury. Mid-size, the segment has dominated the largest share in the global occupant classification system market. It is mainly owing to the technology and adoption of an occupant classification system in the mid-size vehicle. Moreover, various OEMs are selling a mid-size car with new models and variants across the globe are driving the market share for the global occupant classification system market.
Based on the Electric vehicle, the global occupant classification system market segmented into BEV, HEV, PHEV, FCEV. The hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is capturing the largest market in the global occupant classification system market. It is mainly owing to the emerging technological advancement and government shifting from the electric vehicle from fuel. Moreover, with the occupant classification system equipped in the hybrid electric vehicle is fueling the market share for the global occupant classification system market.
Based on geography, the global occupant classification system market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific region is capturing the largest market share of the global occupant classification system market. It is mainly owing to the adoption of an electric vehicle, stringent rules for occupant classification system installation in vehicles of government rules are fueling the market share of Asia Pacific.
Companies such as ZF, Bosch, IEE Sensing, TE Connectivity, Aptiv, and others are key players in the global occupant classification system market.
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