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Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Size By Offering (Diagnostic Hardware {Scanner, Code Reader, Tester, Analyzer}, Diagnostic Software {ECU Diagnosis Software, Vehicle Tracking and Emissions Analysis Software, Vehicle System Testing Software}, Diagnostic Services {Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Custom, Training, Support, and Integration}), By Application (Automatic Crash Notification, Vehicle Tracking, Vehicle Health Alert & Roadside Assistance, Repair and Maintenance, Emission Control), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Vehicle, Commercial Vehicle), By Tool Type (Professional Diagnostic, DIY Diagnostic, OEMs Diagnostic), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GMI3262
  • Base Year: 2018
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market size crossed USD 33 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of over 5% from 2019 to 2025.

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market

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The rise in number of automobile workshops and an exponential increase in vehicle production & sales across the globe are proliferating the automotive diagnostic scan tools market. The adoption is increasing due to the growing complexity in the architecture of modern vehicles, increasing sales of passenger vehicles, and stringent government regulations related to vehicle emissions. Automotive software OEMs, such as Robert Bosch GmbH, Continental AG, Delphi Technologies, and KPIT Technologies Limited, design and develop automotive diagnostic scan tools, which are mostly universal and can be deployed in any vehicle. The growing adoption of electric, connected, and hybrid vehicles has increased the number of electronic sensors and software in vehicles, transforming the automotive industry from hardware machines to software electronic devices. These transformations have increased the risks of malfunctions due to errors in programming codes that run the vehicle control modules, increasing the demand for the market.

By Offering

The diagnostic software segment held a substantial automotive diagnostic scan tools market share in 2018 due to growing demand for several vehicle alert systems on the dashboard or in-app notification related to vehicle health. The increasing demand for passenger convenience is driving the demand for vehicle system testing software. The vehicle system testing software eases human-machine interfaces, streamlines workflow, and increases savings on development hardware. The automakers and OEMs are increasingly adopting system testing software as it improves the safety and reliability of their products, differentiates their offerings with telematics & infotainment devices, and offers OTA software update in real-time.

By Application

The emission control segment is estimated to grow significantly at a substantial CAGR over the forecast timeline due to declining air quality index across the globe. The vehicles are fitted with emission control software and hardware, such as catalytic converter, to reduce carbon emission in vehicles. Stringent government regulations related to the vehicle emission control is proliferating the growth of emission control software and hardware. For instance, since January 1993, all vehicles sold in the European region are fitted with a catalytic converter, which helps in the reduction of vehicle emissions. Additionally, the government of Brazil and FCA are working very closely on R&D opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions through improvements in ethanol-fueled engines.

Mexico Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Industry By offering

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By Vehicle Type

The commercial vehicles segment in automotive diagnostic tools market is expected to grow substantially over the forecast timeline. The growing requirement of long-term emission benefits among the HCV is the primary factor augmenting the demand for automotive diagnostic scan tools market. They are designed to ensure proper operation of the emission control equipment to ensure that vehicles meet emission limits during everyday use. Automotive diagnostic scan tools are valuable for vehicle owners and technicians as they provide important feedback about the need for engine maintenance and potential urgent repairs. It assists in the service and repair of vehicles by providing a simple, quick, and cost-effective way to identify problems by retrieving diagnostics data. Automotive diagnostic scan tools are also a vital component of inspection & maintenance programs for reducing in-use emissions and controlling high emitters.

UAE Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market By Tool Type

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 By Tool Type

OEM automotive diagnostic scan tools market is estimated to register substantial growth rate over the forecast timeline due to growing trend of forward integration among the automakers. Additionally, the automakers and OEMs are partnering with technology-based companies to offer a wide range of automotive diagnostic scan tools. For instance, in October 2018, BMW Group partnered with KPIT and TTTech as software partners with a global footprint and proven expertise in the development of both software platforms, diagnostic scan tools, and autonomous driving technologies.

By Region

Europe held the largest market share in 2018 and is projected to dominate the automotive diagnostic scan tools market over the forecast timeline due to the presence of prominent automakers & OEMs and increasing vehicle production & sales. For instance, in 2017, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, 1.1 million vehicles including cars and commercial vehicles were produced in Italy with a 3.5% increase in the overall production compared to 2016. The enforcement of stringent fuel regulations and mandatory OBD requirements by the European Commission is propelling the market in Europe. The increasing commitment by the government and private companies to promote smart mobility solutions, driving transformation to a new zero-emission energy model will also generate the demand for the diagnostics and emission control solutions.

 Competitive Market Share

The presence of several prominent market players operating in automobile manufacturing, and OEMs of automakers across the globe establishes the market as highly fragmented. Prominent global players, such as Bosch, Continental, Denso, and Snap-on Incorporated, registers dominant market share and are focusing on strategic alliances with other players to expand their product line and geographical presence. For instance, in June 2018, SGS acquired Advanced Metrology Solutions S.L. (AMS), which specializes in highly technical inspection measurement processes and 3D metrology precision services. This acquisition will support SGS in expanding its products in dimensional measurement inspection and 3D metrology services across Spain and Europe. It will help SGS to enter the aerospace industry.

Prominent market players operating in automotive diagnostic tools market are Snap-on Incorporated, Softing AG,  Delphi Automotive PLC, , Continental AG, Volkswagen AG,  DG Technologies, KPIT Technologies, Daimler AG, Denso Corporation, Honda Motor Company, Ltd.,  General Technologies Corporation, Actia Group SA, Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd., Fluke Corporation, AVL List GmbH, Hickok Incorporated, BMW AG,  Launch Tech UK, Volvo Group and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc. Prominent automakers, such as Volvo, General Motors, Honda, and Daimler AG, are developing their own interface technology or leveraging diagnostic scan tools from automotive diagnostic scan tool manufacturers. These scan tools are deployed as built-in functionality in vehicles to alert the driver about the probable malfunctioning of the engine.

Industry Background

The evolving customer expectations, acceleration in technological innovations, and shift in the competitive power are changing the automotive aftermarket scenario. Automotive diagnostic scan tools aftermarket is rapidly growing due to the pricing pressure, increasing part quality, and e-mobility. Digital channels are expected to influence the customer’s research and purchase processes in both the developed as well as in the emerging markets. Automakers are strategically partnering with automotive software OEMs, OBD suppliers, and automotive aftermarket OBD manufacturers to boost the aftermarket sales in the coming years. These partnerships and mergers will boost the revenue generation of the automakers. For instance, in May 2017, Hero motors entered into a joint venture with Hewland Engineering Ltd of UK for providing customers with powertrain solutions.

Authors: Ankita Bhutani, Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of automotive diagnostic scan tools was estimated at USD 33 billion in 2018.

The industry share of automotive diagnostic scan tools will grow at a CAGR of 5% from 2019 to 2025.

An exponential rise in automobile production & sales and an increase in number of vehicle workshops across the world is fostering the industry expansion.

Stringent government-introduced regulations pertaining to automobile emission control is expected to impel the demand for emission control hardware and software.

Europe is slated to dominate the global landscape during the forecast period owing to presence of several prominent OEMs and automakers in the region.

Prominent market players are Snap-on Incorporated, Softing AG, Delphi Automotive PLC, , Continental AG, Volkswagen AG, DG Technologies, KPIT Technologies, Daimler AG, Denso, Honda Motor Company, Ltd., General Technologies Corporation, Actia Group SA, Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd., Fluke Corporation, AVL List GmbH, Hickok Incorporated, BMW AG, Launch Tech UK, Volvo Group and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc.

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  • Published Date: Apr 2019
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 540
  • Countries covered: 23
  • Pages: 320

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