The global automotive cybersecurity market size is projected to grow from $2 billion in 2021 to $5.3 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 21.3%, according to MarketsandMarkets.
Increasing sales of connected vehicles and semi-autonomous vehicles led to increasing use of electronic component for a vehicle. This increased the complexity of vehicle E/E architecture and software coding thus a vehicle is now becoming more vulnerable against a cyber-attack. Thereby, to safeguard the vehicles from such kind of attack the demand for automotive cybersecurity solutions increased at a rapid pace globally. Moreover, the recent launch of UNECE WP.29 regulation and “Auto Data” regulation are further expected to accelerate the markets growth momentum in the coming years globally.
Passenger vehicle segment to dominate the global automotive cybersecurity market
The passenger vehicles segment is expected to lead the Automotive Cybersecurity Market during the forecast period, owing to the demand for connected vehicle services and growing sales of mid-luxury and luxury vehicles. The electrical/electronic (E/E) architecture of passenger vehicles is more complex and critical than that of LCVs and HCVs. Passenger vehicles are equipped with a considerable number of ECUs and are more prone to cyberattacks compared with the other two categories of vehicles.
The key factor driving the passenger vehicles segment is the increasing adoption of V2X technologies due to the growing concerns over traffic, safety, and pollution levels. There are several passenger cars equipped with V2X available in the market, such as Audi A4 and Cadillac CTS. Moreover, the increasing adoption of ADAS features in passenger cars is also another major factor creating the need for cybersecurity solutions globally.
Endpoint security is expected to be the fastest-growing security type
The endpoint security segment is expected to witness the fastest growth in Europe and Asia Pacific during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the increased use of mirror link apps in these regions. Increasing safety and security concerns in these regions are also likely to propel the demand for endpoint security solutions.
Presently, new vehicles contain approximately 100 million lines of code and are deployed with complex software by automobile manufacturers. To maintain the safety as well as security of a vehicle’s entire code base, OEMs are opting for endpoint security solutions. Moreover, the trend of a mobile workforce, BYOD, social media, and cloud synchronizing tools is expected to influence the expenditure on endpoint security solutions.
Software segment is expected to dominate the global automotive cybersecurity market
In terms of market share in the global automotive cybersecurity industry, the hardware to software ratio per vehicle is around 20:80. This is expected to change over the years with variations in hardware prices.
Cybersecurity software inside the vehicle requires the implementation of a few security functionalities such as secure protocols, identity and access management, intrusion detection, and abstraction layers for crypto functions. These functionalities are then used by the functional ECUs to secure communications and avoid the creation of backdoors. Therefore, the software segment is expected to hold the largest share in Automotive Cybersecurity Market during the forecast period globally.
Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest market
Asia Pacific is estimated to account for the largest market share in 2021, followed by Europe and North America. The rising awareness of active and passive safety features among people and increasing sales of mid-sized and luxury vehicles are the key factors driving the Automotive Cybersecurity Market in Asia Pacific.
Several OEMs have shifted their automobile manufacturing plants to emerging countries because of low labor costs, ease of doing business, and the availability of raw materials. Several well-known semiconductor companies have their manufacturing hubs in the Asia Pacific region as well. This helps them maintain an effective supply chain of their products for the automakers.
Moreover, the growing sales of V2X equipped vehicles and significant growth in ride-sharing industries are likely to increase the demand for automotive cybersecurity solutions in the Asia Pacific region. OEMs in Japan and South Korea, such as Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Honda, and Toyota, are focused on the development of self-driving cars. This is further expected to spur the demand for related cybersecurity solutions.
Similarly, in the Indian market, OEMs such as MG Motor, Kia, and Mahindra have already started offering car models with level 1/2 features, which would further support the demand for cybersecurity solutions in the coming years. Apart from this, Asia Pacific is home to some of the top players in the Automotive Cybersecurity Market, such as Autotalks and AutoCrypt.
Growing electric vehicle adoption and an increasing number of vehicles with connected car features would boost the need for automotive cybersecurity in the region. All these factors put together are expected to drive the Asia Pacific Automotive Cybersecurity Market during the forecast period.