The Automotive Electric and Electronic Systems Report

November 25, 2013

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Automotive Electric and Electronic Systems Report.

London (PRWEB) November 25, 2013

In automotive technology, since the first digital engine control modules were introduced in the 1980s, electronic content in vehicles has steadily increased. Today, a premium-class automobile contains around 100 million lines of software, running on 70 to 100 microprocessor-based electronic control units (ECUs) networked throughout. The electronics component value add is estimated today at around 40% for traditional cars and 75% for electric / hybrids. According to a recent study, 60% of new cars will be connected by 2017.

According to forecasts from IHS, the global market for automotive electronics is set to rise to $240 billion in 2020, up more than 50% from $157 billion in 2010, driven to new levels of prominence by regulatory and OEM safety initiatives. “The massive growth of automotive electronics in the space of a decade reflects the field’s rising importance to the car industry at large, especially as OEMs ratify in-vehicle electronics to be an essential selling feature for an automobile,” said, Ben Scott, automotive analyst for IHS.

This report looks at the demands of the automotive industry on electronic systems, the challenges for the automotive industry with increasing need for electronics, hardware and sensors, and looks at the software and sytems created in an automotive network design. The report also has over 35 profiles of prominent suppliers of automotive electric and electronic systems.


Demands of the automotive industry

Temperature requirements

Vibration and shock

Failure rates

Challenges for the automotive industry



Changes in the automotive industry

Higher voltage architecture

System hardware

Electronic Control Units (ECUs)

Wiring and harnesses

Fibre optic cables

Flat cabling

Flexible printed circuits

Programmable logic devices


Resistive sensors

Voltage generating sensors

Switch type sensors

Optical torque and position sensors

Other sensors

Clustered sensors, sensor modules and sensor fusion

Automotive network design

Network types and design

Systems Engineering

Reconfiguration Flexibility

Bus and Communication Standards







Coping with growing complexity


GENIVI Alliance


Microsoft Auto



Domain Controller approach

Supplier Profiles

Alpine Electronics

Altran Technologies




ContinentalAutomotive Electronics


C&S Group GmbH



dSpace Automotive electronics


Elektrobit Corporation Automoitve lectronics

ELMOS Semiconductor


Freescale Semiconductor








Johnson Controls



Magneti Marelli

MBTech Gro

Mentor Graphics

Mitsubishi Electric

NEC Tokin


Texas Instruments

TRW Automotive


Figure 1: Global market revenue forecast for OEM electronic systems (billions)

Figure 2: Electronic Stability Control installation rates

Figure 3: High performance domain control ECUs can simplify overall network complexity

Figure 4: A schematic of data fusion from multiple sensors

Figure 5: Temperature and shock operating conditions for automotive electronic components

Figure 6: Typical temperatures at which automotive electronic components

Figure 7: Failure rate requirements of automotive electronic components

Figure 8: The development of processor clock frequencies

Figure 9: Additional functions and changes in electrical architecture

Figure 10: Additional functionality requires higher voltages – 48 volts

Figure 11: Exponential growth in communications connections

Figure 12: Fibre optic cable and POF structure

Figure 13: Examples of automotive sensor applications

Figure 14: Estimated sensor market size ($ billion)

Figure 15: Heated oxygen lambda sensor

Figure 16: Optical torque and position sensor

Figure 17: Fusing multiple sensor information for driver assistance systems

Figure 18: A slip control system ECU with integrated inertial control sensors

Figure 19: Evolution of Bosch radar sensors

Figure 20: Aggregate volume for radar sensors supplied by Bosch

Figure 21: Market segmentation development for in-vehicle networks

Figure 22: Cost versus speed for communication standards

Figure 23: CAN networks significantly reduce wiring requirements

Figure 24: Uses for the various communication standards

Figure 25: A schematic representation of the FlexRay architecture

Figure 26: MOST Cooperation members 2013

Figure 27: The convergence of automotive and consumer electronics

Figure 28: A MOST Infotainment system in a heterogeneous

Figure 29: AUTOSAR software architecture showing components and interfaces

Figure 30: Volume of cars sold (2009)

Figure 31: AUTOSAR timeline

Figure 32: AUTOSAR implementation plan

Figure 33: Volume of ECUs utilising AUTOSAR

Figure 34: GENIVI involved partners

Figure 35: Functional units of a GENIVI IVI software platform

Figure 36: Automotive domain characteristics


Table 1: Requirements on electronic devices

Table 2: Bus and communication standards comparison

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The Automotive Electric and Electronic Systems Report


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