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Automatic Bus Door System Market Size - By Bus Type (Shuttle, Articulated, Single-Deck, Double-Deck), Operation (Pneumatic, Electric, Hydraulic), Propulsion Type (ICE, Electric), Door Type (Folding, Sliding, Glider), Application & Global Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7079
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
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Automatic Bus Door System Market Size

Automatic Bus Door System Market size was valued at USD 536 million in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of 11.9% between 2023 and 2032. The use of public transportation is concentrated in large cities, particularly in the metropolitan areas. Globally, governments are investing in public transportation.

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For example, the U.S. government has significantly increased its investments in public transportation through various measures. In addition to regular annual financial assistance, lawmakers allocated nearly USD 70 billion in one-time supplemental funding in 2020 and 2021 with a third already spent. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) further boosted support, providing USD 18 billion annually for public transit programs from 2022 to 2026 (a 42% increase from 2016 - 2021). Additionally, the IIJA allocated USD 13 billion for surface transportation programs, potentially benefiting mass transit.

Increasing population in the Asia-Pacific region has led to greater urbanization and congestion, driving up the demand for efficient public transportation solutions. According to the National Urban Transport Policy report, India's urban population is on a rapid growth trajectory, and is projected to reach 820 million by 2051. To address this trend, there's a growing emphasis on improving infrastructure and services to alleviate congestion and provide sustainable mobility options for the expanding urban population.

The high initial cost is a significant challenge in the automatic bus door system market. Implementing advanced door systems requires substantial upfront investments in technology, infrastructure, and installation. This cost can deter transit agencies and bus operators from adopting these systems, especially in budget-constrained environments. However, it is important to note that despite the initial expense, automatic bus door systems often have long-term benefits, such as improved safety, efficiency & passenger experience, which can justify the investment over time.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had negative impact on the automatic bus door system market. Lockdowns, reduced mobility, and budget constraints for public transportation systems led to postponed or canceled procurement projects. Declining ridership and financial strain on transit agencies further hindered investments in advanced door systems. However, the pandemic highlighted the need for contactless & hygienic solutions, potentially driving the future demand for automatic door systems as transit agencies seek to enhance passenger safety and restore confidence.

Automatic Bus Door System Market Trends

The integration of advanced sensor technologies is an emerging trend in the automatic bus door system industry. These sensors including proximity & infra-red, and cameras enable precise & efficient door operations. They can detect passengers approaching or exiting the bus, ensuring safe and timely door opening & closing. For instance, in June 2023, NOVELIC received a patent for its mmWave detection technology - ACAM for vehicle cabins, which is capable of detecting & monitoring both animals and humans. Automotive In-cabin Monitoring (ACAM) sensor uses radar to intelligently detect, localize, and classify the living beings inside the vehicle.

Moreover, sensor data can be used for real-time monitoring & analytics, enhancing the overall system performance and passenger safety. This integration reflects a growing emphasis on automation, passenger convenience, and safety in the public transportation sector, driving the adoption of sensor-driven automatic bus door systems.

Advanced technologies are a prominent & emerging trend in the automatic bus door system market. These innovations include contactless sensors, such as Lidar and infrared, for precise passenger detection & safety. Smart connectivity features further enable the real-time monitoring & control of door operations, enhancing efficiency and security. Integration with AI and ML enables predictive maintenance, reducing downtime. Moreover, the adoption of eco-friendly & energy-efficient components aligns with the sustainability goals. These technological advancements are transforming the market, making it safer, more efficient, and environmental-friendly.

Automatic Bus Door System Market Analysis

Automatic Bus Door System Market Size, By Bus Type, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

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Based on bus type, the accounted for single-deck buses segment accounted for 35% of the market share in 2022, due to their versatility & suitability for use in various urban transit needs. As cities aim to improve public transportation services, single-deck buses are often preferred for their maneuverability and cost-effectiveness. Equipping them with advanced automatic door systems enhances passenger safety, convenience, and operational efficiency. With increasing urbanization and the need for efficient mass transit, the demand for single-deck buses with advanced door systems is projected to rise, contributing to market growth.

Automatic Bus Door System Revenue Market Share, By Propulsion Type, 2022

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Based on propulsion type, the ICE segment held over 70% of the automatic bus door system market share in 2022. Many buses around the world still rely on ICE propulsion and retrofitting them with advanced automatic door systems improves safety, accessibility & efficiency. As cities expand their bus fleets to meet the requirements of urbanization, a significant portion may include ICE buses. Integrating modern door systems in these vehicles aligns with the safety regulations and passenger comfort standards, driving the demand for automatic bus door systems in the ICE propulsion segment.

China Automatic Bus Door System Market Size, 2021-2032 ( USD Million)

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Asia Pacific automatic bus door system market size recorded 60% of revenue share in 2022. The region is increasingly focused on improving public services with rising demand for advanced door systems that enhance passenger safety and convenience. Stricter regulations on accessibility and passenger security are also driving the adoption of these systems. Asia Pacific is also investing in electric buses and retrofitting existing fleets, thereby creating opportunities for automatic door system integration. With a growing commitment to sustainable urban transit, the market in the region will expand to meet these evolving needs.

Automatic Bus Door System Market Share

Major companies operating in the automatic bus door system industry are:

  • Ventura Systems
  • Masats
  • Ebusco
  • Rotex Automation
  • Ivy Machinery (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.
  • KBT GmbH
  • SAS International
  • Circle Bus Door Systems Co., Ltd.

Ventura Systems and Masats are major companies in the automatic bus door system industry due to their consistent innovation and global presence. Both Ventura Systems and Masats have a long-standing presence in the market, with experience in designing and manufacturing automatic bus door systems. This expertise has allowed them to develop high-quality, reliable products. entura Systems and Masats offer a wide range of automatic bus door systems, including various door types and configurations. This diversity allows them to cater to the specific needs of different bus manufacturers and transit operators.

Automatic Bus Door System Industry News

  • In September 2023, India partnered with the U.S. to deploy 10,000 made-in-India electric buses throughout India. This initiative aims to promote sustainable & eco-friendly urban transportation, addressing pollution & climate concerns while fostering cooperation between the two nations in advancing green mobility solutions.

The automatic bus door system market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) and shipment (Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Bus Type

  • Shuttle
  • Articulated
  • Single-Deck
  • Double-Deck

Market, By Operation

  • Pneumatic
  • Electric
  • Hydraulic

Market, By Propulsion Type

  • ICE
  • Electric

Market, By Door Type

  • Folding
  • Sliding
  • Glider
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Intercity
  • Intracity

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Nordics
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Southeast Asia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of automatic bus door system reached USD 536 million in 2022 and is set to witness 11.9% CAGR between 2023 and 2032, owing to rising usage of public transportation in large cities, particularly in the metropolitan areas.

The ICE propulsion type segment garnered around 70% of the market share in 2022, attributed to the surging need for propulsion and retrofitting with advanced automatic door systems to improve safety, accessibility & efficiency.

Asia Pacific held over 60% of the market share in 2022, due to the growing focus on improving public services in the region.

Some of the leading automatic bus door system companies are Ventura Systems, Masats, Ebusco, Rotex Automation, Ivy Machinery (Nanjing) Co., Ltd., KBT GmbH, and SAS International.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
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  • Countries covered: 21
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