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Autonomous Vehicle ECU Market

Autonomous Vehicle ECU Market Size, Share and Segmentation by ECU Capacity (16-bit ECU, 32-bit ECU, 64-bit ECU), by Propulsion Type (BEVs, Hybrid Vehicles, ICE Vehicles), by Application (ADAS & Safety System, Body Control & Comfort System, Infotainment & Communication System, Powertrain System), by Regions and Global Market Forecast 2023-2030

Report Id: SNS/AUTO/2215 | July 2022 | Region: Global | 135 Pages

Report Scope & Overview

Autonomous Vehicle ECU Market Size was valued at USD 33.70 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 53.72 billion by 2030 and grow at a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

The electronic control unit, often known as an ECU, is a component of a vehicle that is intended to govern and control the operations of the vehicle's electronic systems, such as the fuel injection setup system, the lane departure warning system, and the anti-lock brake system. Depending on the role that each component of the vehicle plays, the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) receives input from that component. The development of connected vehicles, of which the ECU is an essential component, is expected to drive growth in the market for ECUs used in autonomous vehicles. Keyless entry, engine and steering control, power windows, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) are just a few of the features that may be controlled with this information. Automatic emergency braking, airbags, and other active and passive safety features are all controlled by this system. It is also possible for ECUs to connect with the cloud as well as other vehicles and infrastructures via V2V or V2X technologies.

Autonomous Vehicle ECU Market Revenue Graph

In April 2021, DENSO Corporation developed its advanced driver assistance technology with a Spatial Information Service Electronic Control Unit (SIS ECU) for accurately identifying the position of the vehicle, as well as an Advanced Drive System Electronic Control Unit (ADS ECU) & Advanced Drive Extension Electronic Control Unit (ADX ECU) for high-speed processing of information delivered by these products. These units were designed to work in conjunction with each other.



  • The government enforces stringent safety requirements.

  • Demand for vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems is on the rise.

  • Electronic and software content has increased as a result of the widespread use of new technologies.

  • It's projected that progress in the production of low-cost ECUs would fuel demand for automotive ECUs.


  • Complexity and number of ECUs slow market expansion.

  • Problems with cyber security and regulatory difficulties with autonomous vehicles will slow the market's expansion.


  • Due to the increasing need for more advanced driver assistance features.

  • Demand for hybrid and electric vehicles.

  • Government-mandated safety rules increase demand for ECUs used in automotive safety systems.


  • ECU failure can invalidate engine fuel settings and timing, reducing vehicle performance.

  • Activating airbags when they aren't needed can be fatal if the control unit isn't working properly.


Markets across the board were affected by the COVID-19 issue, including those in the automotive industry. The fall in worldwide demand for automobiles was directly linked to the closure of assembly plants and large-scale manufacturing interruptions. Governments around the world declared a state of emergency, ordering the temporary suspension of industry and the closing of national and international borders, limiting the flow of goods and people. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic halted mass production in Europe, forced the closure of US assembly factories, and halted the sale of Chinese parts. Market participants' service activities, however, showed a steady and positive recovery in the following months as passenger car sales increased, which resulted in an increase in demand for the automotive electronic control unit market.


Continental AG (Germany), Robert Bosch (Germany), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan), Intel Corporation (U.S.), Nvidia Corporation (U.S.), and Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan), ZF Friedrichshafen AG (Germany), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands), and Autoliv Inc. (Sweden) are some of the affluent competitors with significant market share in the Autonomous Vehicle ECU Market.


Market, By ECU Capacity:

The global market has been divided into 16-bit ECU, 32-bit ECU, and 64-bit ECU Based on the ECU Capacity segment. The market for 64-bit ECUs is expected to develop at the fastest rate. The 64-bit ECU market is predicted to grow in response to the increasing need for high-performance electronics, such as windshield HUDs, camera modules, drive mode selectors, RADAR, LiDAR, and advanced telematics.

Market, By Propulsion Type:

The global market has been divided into BEVs, Hybrid Vehicles, and ICE Vehicles Based on the propulsion type segment. The battery-electric vehicle (BEV) automotive ECU market is expected to develop at the fastest rate over the forecast period. BEVs contains a large number of electric components and ECUs in the drivetrain, interior, and body. In order to draw in more customers, BEV producers are also making use of cutting-edge technology.

Market, By Application:

The global market has been divided into ADAS & Safety System, Body Control & Comfort System, Infotainment & Communication System, and Powertrain System based on the application segment. It's projected that the ADAS & safety system category would occupy the most market share in the global market. The increasing number of government mandates for ADAS features and the incorporation of fundamental safety systems such as ABS, airbags, and TPMS can be contributed to the rise of this market category.


By ECU Capacity:

  • 16-bit ECU

  • 32-bit ECU

  • 64-bit ECU

By Propulsion Type:

  • BEVs

  • Hybrid Vehicles

  • ICE Vehicles

By Application:

  • ADAS & Safety System

  • Body Control & Comfort System

  • Infotainment & Communication System

  • Powertrain System

Autonomous Vehicle ECU Market Segment Chart


North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the rest of the world make up the market's four distinct regions. Increasing demand for sophisticated safety, convenience, and comfort systems in the United States and Canada is likely to drive the North American market in the future. As the demand for autonomous vehicles grows, Europe is expected to hold a significant portion of the worldwide ECU market for autonomous vehicles. Europe is home to major original equipment manufacturers and tier-1 suppliers, who have major facilities that conduct research and development on the ECU, which is expected to drive the ECU market for autonomous vehicles around the globe. Due to an increase in vehicle sales across the region, Asia Pacific is expected to hold a substantial share of the global ECU market for autonomous vehicles, closely followed by Europe. The ECU market for autonomous vehicles in the Asia Pacific is expected to be boosted by the presence of major automotive parts manufacturing sectors in China, India, and Japan.


  • North America

    • The USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • The UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Autonomous Vehicle ECU Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 33.70 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 53.72 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 6% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • by ECU Capacity (16-bit ECU, 32-bit ECU, 64-bit ECU)
• by Propulsion Type (BEVs, Hybrid Vehicles, ICE Vehicles)
• by Application (ADAS & Safety System, Body Control & Comfort System, Infotainment & Communication System, Powertrain System)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Continental AG (Germany), Robert Bosch (Germany), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan), Intel Corporation (U.S.), Nvidia Corporation (U.S.), and Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan), ZF Friedrichshafen AG (Germany), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands), and Autoliv Inc. (Sweden)
Key Drivers •The government enforces stringent safety requirements.

•Demand for vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems is on the rise.
RESTRAINTS •Complexity and number of ECUs slow market expansion.

•Problems with cyber security and regulatory difficulties with autonomous vehicles will slow the market's expansion.

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis


8. Global Autonomous Vehicle ECU Market Segmentation, By ECU Capacity

8.1 16-bit ECU

8.2 32-bit ECU

8.3 64-bit ECU


9. Global Autonomous Vehicle ECU Market Segmentation, By Propulsion Type

9.1 BEVs

9.2 Hybrid Vehicles

9.3 ICE Vehicles


10. Global Autonomous Vehicle ECU Market Segmentation, By Application

10.1 ADAS & Safety System

10.2 Body Control & Comfort System

10.3 Infotainment & Communication System

10.4 Powertrain System


11. Regional Analysis

11.1 Introduction

11.2 North America

11.2.1 the USA

11.2.2  Canada

11.2.3  Mexico

11.3 Europe

11.3.1  Germany

11.3.2  the UK

11.3.3  France

11.3.4  Italy

11.3.5  Spain

11.3.6  The Netherlands

11.3.7  Rest of Europe

11.4 Asia-Pacific

11.4.1  Japan

11.4.2  South Korea

11.4.3  China

11.4.4  India

11.4.5  Australia

11.4.6  Rest of Asia-Pacific

11.5 The Middle East & Africa

11.5.1  Israel

11.5.2  UAE

11.5.3  South Africa

11.5.4  Rest

11.6 Latin America

11.6.1  Brazil

11.6.2  Argentina

11.6.3  Rest of Latin America


12. Company Profiles

12.1 Continental AG (Germany),

12.1.1 Financial

12.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

12.1.3 SWOT Analysis

12.1.4 The SNS view

12.2 Robert Bosch (Germany)

12.3 Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)

12.4 Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)

12.5 Intel Corporation (U.S.)

12.6 Nvidia Corporation (U.S.)

12.7 Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan)

12.8 ZF Friedrichshafen AG (Germany)

12.9 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands)

12.10 Autoliv Inc. (Sweden)


13. Competitive Landscape

13.1 Competitive Benchmarking

13.2 Market Share analysis

13.3 Recent Developments


14. Conclusion

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