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Evolution of the Car into a Distributed IT System Drives the Functional Value of Automotive infotainment Systems

Published: January 2018


  • Code: MCP-7028
  • Pages: 346
  • Tables: 63
  • Companies: 76


The global market for Automotive Infotainment Systems is forecast to reach US$58 billion by 2024, driven by the evolution of the car into a distributed IT system and the innovative rise of infotainment system as the master command center of the vehicle’s entertainment, safety and connectivity functions. Guiding trends for infotainment systems for 2018 and beyond include consolidation of instrument cluster; growing preference for large size full cockpit infotainment displays; increasing speed of technology change and shortening software development cycles. Until now a feature predominantly available only in luxury cars, infotainment systems are emerging into a common feature in all types of vehicles and models. By the year 2020, most cars will come equipped with an infotainment system as a carputer for a more rejuvenating cruise down information highway. Europe and Asia-Pacific dominate the market with almost equal might. Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 10.5% over the analysis period led by factors such as growing penchant for electronic features and functions in an automobile among the digitally literate middle class population; rising willingness of vehicle owners to pay for software updates for infotainment systems that help improve and upgrade vehicle functionality and features; strong vehicle production growth in China and the ensuing opportunities in the OEM market; and increasing availability of affordable infotainment systems in the aftermarket. 

    Summary of Findings

  • With the Auto Industry Moving Past the Recovery Boom Period, Sluggish to Flat Growth in New Vehicle Sales Unleashes Focus on Alternate Revenue Streams Including Services Built Around Infotainment Systems
  • Automobile Industry’s Migration Towards New Value Creation and Revenue Streams to Make “Infotainment Connectivity” the Core Area of Future Growth and Focus
  • The Unprecedented Rise of Connected Cars as the Future of Driving Fuels the Importance of Infotainment Systems in Monetizing Connected Vehicle Services
  • With Over 23 Million Automobiles Rolling off the Assembly Line, Robust Production in China Offers a Fertile Environment for the Growth of Infotainment Systems in the OEM Market
  • Rise of ITS as the New Wave in Vehicle Safety Spurs OEM Focus on Leveraging the Infotainment Platform to Offer V2X Functions
  • Backed by the Power of Ubiquity of Android Smartphone OS, Android Auto Steals the Lead Over Apple CarPlay

    Timeline for Analysis

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts for 2016-2024
  • Historic Review 2011-2015

    Geographic Markets Analyzed

  • US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China and Rest of Asia-Pacific), and Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America), and Rest of World

    Market Segmentation & Classification

  • Product Segments:
    • Telematics Unit, Connectivity Unit, Display Unit, and Others


  • AISIN AW Co., Ltd.
  • Huizhou Desay SV Automotive Co., Ltd.
  • Visteon Corporation
  • Clarion Corporation of America
  • Continental Automotive GmbH


  • Review of Industry/Market Structure
  • Analysis of Trends & Drivers
  • Insights on Macro Market Scenarios
  • Market SWOT Analysis
  • Latent Demand Forecasts & Projections
  • Comprehensive Geographic Market Analysis
  • Presentation Ready Facts & Statistical Data Findings
  • Coverage of Major/Niche Players, Market Shares & Competition
  • Coverage of major Company/Technology/Product/Financial Stories
  • Extensive Product/Service/End-Use/Technology Coverage Where Applicable

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