Automotive Camera Sensor Report

Automotive Camera Sensor Report

Publication Date: 10/07/2020

This report provides a comprehensive study of the automotive camera sensors market while discussing the various levels of automation and the application of automotive camera sensors across different levels of automation. It also outlines and discusses the various camera technology types and includes a component-level summary of the camera construction and its working principle.

The report also highlights all automotive camera positioning techniques and configurations. The report also discusses the regulatory and policy frameworks around automotive camera sensors. A separate section focusing on the camera technology trends along with the camera startup ecosystem has also been included in the report.

The research study also includes a market analysis of the automotive camera sensors, along with global demand including volume and revenue forecasts. This report aims at providing in-depth coverage of the automotive camera supply chain, highlighting the key suppliers and their detailed product offerings. The competitive landscape section covers the whole spectrum of the supply chain including image sensor suppliers, ISP suppliers, image recognition processor suppliers, and tier-1 camera module suppliers. It sheds light on the strategic developments undertaken by top tier-1 and tier-2 suppliers and their strategies to gain a strong foothold in the automotive camera sensor ecosystem.

Companies discussed within the report include Ambarella, Aptiv, Bosch, Continental, Denso, Faurecia Clarion, Himax Technologies, Hitachi Automotive, Infineon Technologies, LG Innotek, Magna, Mitsubishi Electric, Mobileye, NVIDIA, NXP Semiconductors, ON Semi, OmniVision Technologies, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Renesas Electronics, Samsung, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Valeo, Veoneer, and ZF.

The core of the research in this report is based on the IHS Markit Autonomy Forecasts published in June 2020, which represents the estimation of global demand growth for camera sensors. In turn, this is grounded in the IHS Markit global light vehicle production forecast released in May (II) 2020 and which includes light vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of up to 3.5 metric tons.

The automotive camera sensor forecast focuses on the global volume estimation by region and is influenced in part by the expected penetration of the underlying levels of automation. Differences can be significant across regions, and most camera sensor adoption is expected to occur in established automotive markets where ADAS and automated driving are being pushed by OEMs owing to safety regulations (current and expected future changes), cost of automated driving options, and similar market-shaping trends.

Analysts at IHS Markit regularly conduct primary and secondary research and refer to multiple internal datasets and surveys to determine the camera sensor’s adoption rates.


  • Overview
  • Research scope and methodology

Key findings

  • Key findings and market insights

Technology Overview

  • Automotive camera overview
    • FoV, resolution, and other parameters
    • Camera components and CMOS technology
  • Camera applications
    • Application across L0-L5 automation
    • Benefits and importance of automotive camera sensors
  • Automotive camera sensor technology type
    • Mono
    • Stereo
    • Trifocal
    • Infrared camera
  • Automotive camera sensors positioning and configuration
    • Front-mounted camera (windshield mounted)
    • Rear camera
    • Rear mounted windshield camera
    • 360° surround-view camera
    • Interior monitoring camera
  • Regulatory framework
    • Euro NCAP
    • US NCAP and NHTSA mandates
    • K-NCAP
    • Japan
  • Camera technology trends
    • Sensor fusion
      • Camera-radar integration
      • Camera-lidar integration
    • Implementation of DNN and next-generation silicon architecture
    • 3D Imaging
    • Camera SoCs
    • Smart camera sensors

Competitive Landscape

  • Supply chain analysis
  • Startup ecosystem

Automotive camera sensor market forecast

  • Market overview and forecast (shipment and revenue)
  • Factors driving the growth of camera sensor markets

Conclusion and future outlook

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