Automotive Hypervisor Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles), By Type (Bare Metal Or Type 1, Hosted Or Type 2), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : May 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615200
  • Pages : 132

The automotive hypervisor market was valued at US$588.491 million in 2021.

An automotive hypervisor is a highly sophisticated software layer that enables multiple operating systems to run concurrently on a single hardware platform, such as a car's electronic control unit (ECU). It is a crucial technology that provides a secure and reliable environment for running critical and non-critical applications in isolation. By acting as a virtualization layer between the hardware and the operating systems, the hypervisor manages the system resources and provides a secure communication mechanism between the guest operating systems. The use of an automotive hypervisor is becoming increasingly important in the automotive industry, where integrating multiple systems and technologies into vehicles is becoming more complex. With the rise of connected cars and the increasing popularity of autonomous driving technologies, automakers are looking for ways to develop new features and functions quickly and efficiently. The hypervisor provides a secure and reliable environment for running multiple applications and operating systems on a single hardware platform, enabling automakers to meet the demands of the modern automotive market.

The automotive hypervisor market is driven by increasing demand for connected cars, growing adoption of autonomous driving technologies, and increasing focus on cybersecurity.

  • Increasing demand for connected cars- With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the increasing popularity of connected cars, automotive manufacturers are looking for ways to integrate multiple systems and technologies into their vehicles. Automotive hypervisors can provide a secure and reliable environment for running various applications and operating systems on a single hardware platform, enabling automakers to develop new features and functions quickly and efficiently.
  • Growing adoption of autonomous driving technologies- Autonomous driving is another significant driver of the automotive hypervisor market. As vehicles become more advanced and automated, the need for secure and reliable software systems that can run multiple functions and applications simultaneously is becoming increasingly important. Automotive hypervisors can provide the necessary virtualization capabilities to support autonomous driving systems, ensuring that critical functions such as steering, braking, and acceleration remain separate from non-critical functions such as infotainment and navigation. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 94% of all accidents are caused by human error, making autonomous driving technologies a potential solution for reducing accidents and fatalities.
  • Increasing focus on cybersecurity- With the growing number of connected devices and systems in modern vehicles, cybersecurity has become a major concern for automotive manufacturers. Automotive hypervisors can help improve these systems' security by separating critical and non-critical functions and providing secure communication channels between them. This can help prevent cyber-attacks and ensure the vehicle's and its occupants' safety and security. In addition, the US Department of Transportation has also launched the Automotive Cybersecurity Best Practices initiative to promote developing and implementing industry-wide cybersecurity best practices. The initiative aims to address cybersecurity risks associated with modern vehicles, including threats to safety and privacy.

Based on vehicle type, the automotive hypervisor market is expected to witness positive growth in the passenger cars segment.

Automotive hypervisors offer several benefits to passenger cars, such as increased safety and security, improved performance, and reduced power consumption. These advantages make hypervisors a viable solution for modern passenger cars. Passenger cars have various electronic control units (ECUs) that manage different functions, such as engine control, braking, and infotainment systems. The adoption of hypervisors allows multiple operating systems and applications to run on a single ECU, which reduces the system's overall complexity, leading to better performance and cost savings.

North America accounted for a significant global automotive hypervisor market share in 2021.

Based on geography, the automotive hypervisor market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. The North American automotive hypervisor market is expected to experience significant growth during the projected period. Factors such as the growing demand for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and the increasing adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles are expected to drive the market's growth. In addition, the presence of established automotive companies and leading technology providers in the region are likely to contribute to the market's expansion. Moreover, implementing stringent safety regulations and increasing focus on improving vehicle safety are anticipated to create opportunities for market growth in North America. In addition, the region's developed infrastructure and rising investments in R&D activities are expected further to augment the development of the automotive hypervisor market.

Market developments:

  • In April 2022, Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced an integrated solution for automotive ECU virtualization that allows designers to incorporate multiple applications into a single ECU. The solution offers a safe and secure environment for applications, ensuring they remain separate from each other to avoid interference. This facilitates the adoption of novel electrical-electronic (E/E) architectures by employing zone ECUs based on MCUs, which permit the support of various logical ECUs on one physical ECU. Integrating Renesas' RH850/U2x MCUs and ETAS' RTA-HVR software, a hypervisor specially created for microcontrollers with hardware virtualization capabilities, forms the platform. In addition, the solution has an interactive environment that includes pre-set embedded software, tools, and a demonstrator for RH850/U2x MCUs.
  • In October 2022, Elektrobit unveiled a pioneering real-time operating system and hypervisor designed for Infineon Technologies AG's AURIX TC4x microcontroller. The EB tresos AutoCore OS, and the new EB tresos Embedded Hypervisor enable OEMs and Tier 1s to more easily build automotive architectures based on the AUTOSAR Classic standard, ultimately speeding up the development of next-generation vehicles. In addition, the hypervisor facilitates the simultaneous execution of multiple operating systems and AUTOSAR stack instances on a single MCU, thereby reducing costs and update efforts.

Market Segmentation:

  • By Vehicle Type
    • Passenger Cars
    • Commercial Vehicles
  • By Type
    • Bare Metal or Type 1
    • Hosted or Type 2
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

2021 has been taken as the base year in the automotive hypervisor market.
Prominent key market players in the automotive hypervisor market include Siemens, BlackBerry Limited, Green Hills Software, Wind River Systems, Inc., and OpenSynergy, among others.
The automotive hypervisor market has been segmented by vehicle type, type, and geography.
The automotive hypervisor market is driven by increasing demand for connected cars, growing adoption of autonomous driving technologies, and increasing focus on cybersecurity.
North America accounted for a significant share of the global automotive hypervisor market.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Design

2.3. Validation


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Passenger Cars

5.3. Commercial Vehicles


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Bare Metal or Type 1 

6.3. Hosted or Type 2


7.1. Introduction 

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. Germany

7.4.2. France

7.4.3. United Kingdom

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Israel

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Indonesia

7.6.6. Taiwan

7.6.7. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. Siemens

9.2. BlackBerry Limited

9.3. Green Hills Software

9.4. Wind River Systems, Inc.

9.5. OpenSynergy

9.6. ETAS

9.7. Elektrobit

9.8. HARMAN International

9.9. Renesas Electronics Corporation


BlackBerry Limited

Green Hills Software

Wind River Systems, Inc.




HARMAN International

Renesas Electronics Corporation