The global automotive smart seating systems market was valued at US$ 19,370.0 Mn in 2016 and is projected to reach US$ 43,334.7 Mn in 2026 at a CAGR of 8.4% from 2017 to 2026. The OEM segment in the global automotive smart seating systems market accounts for majority revenue share of 77.4%, owing to factors such as inclusion of value-added features in smart seat systems, and increasing adoption of smart seat systems in luxury cars.
Automotive smart seating systems are advanced systems that offer enhanced driving experience with added comfort and safety. Integration of these systems have made them lightweight without compromising on visual design or seat comfort. Some of the systems integrated have self-cooling systems and massage systems. These systems help in positioning, and monitoring behavioral dynamics. Moreover, smart seats have the ability to measure the driver’s vital information such as heart rate, stress level, breathing rate, and can also senses signs of fatigue or exhaustion.
A major factor restraining growth of the global automotive smart seating systems market is high cost of smart seating systems leading to high automobile cost. In addition, integration of automatic braking systems and smart seating systems will safeguard vehicles against crashes to a certain extent. Moreover, adoption of holistic human-machine interface (HMI) seats offered by some manufacturers is a key trend driving growth of the market. HMI seats not only provide comfortable seating, but also establishes an active communication between the driver and seat. It also enables storing of seat position information for cars that are driven by multiple individuals.
Companies profiled in the report are Johnson Controls, Magna International, Faurecia, Continental, Lear corporation, DURA Automotive Systems and Toyota Boshoku.