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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), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GMI3262
  • Published Date: May 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market size surpassed USD 35 billion in 2021 and is set to grow at a CAGR of over 5% from 2022 to 2030.

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The automotive diagnostic scan tools industry evolution is attributed to stringent emission norms introduced by governments in various countries for the reduction of carbon footprint. is creating new opportunities for market expansion.

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The automotive diagnostics scan tools market growth had witnessed severe setbacks during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic with major vehicle plants being shut down and vehicle sales & services reducing drastically. Moving into 2022, the pandemic has driven the enhancement of automation, digitalization, and AI in the automobile sector in the post-COVID-19 era, thus improving resilience to future pandemic crises. The growing interest of auto OEMs in integrating modern in-vehicle communications in their new models as a strategy to enhance product value and garner increased market sales is expected to augment the industry.

Amid the ongoing Russian-Ukraine crisis, the prices of neon gas have surged 10 times, which will potentially impact automobile manufacturing across the globe. In addition, sanctions imposed on Russia will also hamper the supply of palladium in automotive assembling. This, in turn, is likely to extend the production, sales, and delivery of automobiles. The ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia has also halted automotive aftermarket exports from Ukraine, thus negatively influencing the global automotive diagnostic scan tools market size expansion.

Increasing complexity of in-vehicle technologies in Germany

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In 2021, the passenger vehicle segment dominated automotive diagnostic scan tools market share of around 90% in Germany, which is credited to the rising incorporation of new digital features in passenger cars and making them increasingly autonomous.

The gradual transition of German car owners toward ADAS features will also create new avenues for market statistics. Automotive diagnostic scan tools are enabling passenger vehicle OEMs to improve driver safety and riding experience whilst providing robust vehicle monitoring features, thus triggering the segment growth.

Rising affinity of vehicle owners toward self-repair

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In the U.S., the DIY diagnostic sector is poised to attain gains nearly 5% through 2030 with the rising trend of vehicle self-repair. The rapid urbanization and an increase in disposable incomes are increasing the number of premium vehicles in recent years. This has also increased the passion of vehicle owners, resulting in the robust growth of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) diagnostics. Concurrent with developing diagnostic tests, automakers are building virtual interfaces to improve the automotive diagnostic experience.

Growing role of vehicle tracking in fleet management

In Japan, the vehicle tracking application is anticipated to showcase a substantial growth rate near about 10% during 2022-2030 as vehicle owners in the region are transitioning toward leveraging automotive diagnostic scan tools market. Stringent government regulations related to passenger and vehicle safety are driving the market demand for integrated vehicle tracking in new vehicles. Additionally, old vehicles are being retrofitted with vehicle tracking systems in service stations owing to increasing customer requests, further fostering the revenues of vehicle tracking.

The matured automotive landscape and shift toward advanced vehicle diagnostics hardware

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In Italy, the diagnostics hardware application is slated to account approximately 40% market revenue share by 2030 as scanners, testers, and analyzers are rapidly being adopted by service stations, workshops & automakers to diagnose and eliminate vehicle faults. If faults are not detected and promptly diagnosed, the expense of the vehicle repair would become high, which underpins the sharp returns of these components.

Flourishing automobile production and rise of connected vehicles

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Asia Pacific held a significant portion of the global market and accounted for USD 8 billion in terms of revenue in 2021. The Asia Pacific automotive diagnostic scan tools market is characterized by increased demand for high-quality vehicle diagnostic solutions, which is led by rising vehicle manufacturing in regional automotive hubs.

The region also has a favorable business regulatory framework for electric vehicles and alternate fuel automotive. In 2021, the regional electric vehicle industry registered one million electric vehicle sales compared to five million electric vehicles worldwide. OEMs are deploying complex electronic circuits to ensure the smooth functionating of connected & electrified powertrains, which is likely to strengthen the market foothold of automotive diagnostic scan tools.

Acquisition of marginal players to mitigate competition

The automotive diagnostic scan tools market is highly fragmented with the presence of several large-scale players and a multitude of regional & local vendors. The diagnostic hardware and software sub-markets are increasingly picking up pace and major OEMs are partnering with automotive diagnostic scan tool providers to offer enhanced vehicle security and repair features in vehicles.

Leading automotive diagnostic scan tools suppliers are cornering on acquiring marginal players to broaden their portfolios and increase their market outreach. Some of the prominent players operating in the automotive diagnostic scan tools business are Actia Group SA, Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd., AVL List GmbH, BMW AG, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc., Continental AG, Daimler AG, Delphi Automotive PLC, Denso Corporation, DG Technologies, Fluke Corporation, General Technologies Corporation, Hickok Incorporated, Honda Motor Company, Ltd., KPIT Technologies, Launch Tech UK, Snap-on Incorporated, Softing AG, Volkswagen AG, and Volvo Group.

This market research report on automotive diagnostic scan tools includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2030 for the following segments:

Market, By Offering

  • Diagnostic Hardware
    • Scanner
    • Code Reader
    • Tester
    • Analyzer
    • Others
  • Diagnostic Software
    • ECU Diagnosis Software
    • Vehicle Tracking and Emissions Analysis Software
    • Vehicle System Testing Software
    • Others
  • Diagnostic Services
    • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
    • Custom, Training, Support, and Integration

Market, By Tool Type

  • Professional Diagnostic
  • DIY Diagnostic
  • OEMs Diagnostic

Market, By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Commercial Vehicle

Market, By Application

  • Automatic Crash Notification
  • Vehicle Tracking
  • Vehicle Health Alert & Roadside Assistance
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • Emission control
  • Others

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Chile
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Qatar
    • Oman


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Smriti Loomba

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global automotive diagnostic scan tools industry size surpassed USD 35 billion in 2021 and will record more than 5% CAGR from 2022 to 2030.
The passenger vehicle segment held over 90% of Germany automotive diagnostic scan tools sector share in 2021 due to the rising integration of new digital features in these cars to make them as autonomous as possible.
The U.S. automotive diagnostic scan tools industry share from the DIY diagnostic segment will register a 5% CAGR through 2030 because the trend of self-repair of vehicles is rising at a notable rate across the country.
Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd., Actia Group SA, AVL List GmbH, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc., BMW AG, Delphi Automotive PLC, and Daimler AG, among several others, are delivering top-notch automotive diagnostic scan tools to customers across the world.

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 20
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