Automotive Smart Key Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Application Type (Single Function, Multi-Function), By Technology Type (Remote Keyless Entry, Passive Keyless Entry), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jun 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616904
  • Pages : 147

Automotive smart keys also called proximity keys or keyless entry systems can be used as an access granting system in new vehicles that are manufactured to provide entry to the vehicle and are commonly used by automakers in modern-day vehicles. Unlike the traditional and normal physical key to just open the vehicle door, the smart keys use RFID technology, or a similar wireless communication protocol technology to tell the vehicle's onboard system to unlock the door when the driver is near the vehicle with the smart key, and without physically using the key to unlock the vehicle’s door, the driver can enter the car.

The automotive smart keys provide the driver with convenience, comfort, and luxury. Therefore, smart keys are being widely adopted by several major automakers across the globe. The working of automotive smart keys depends upon the authentication as when the smart key is within a certain range of the vehicle the vehicle's system can provide access to the vehicle by detecting the presence of the driver with the smart key.

The communication between the smart key and the vehicle's onboard computer is done through a secure wireless connection that may involve exchanging encrypted signals or codes to verify the key's authenticity. Also, the access control for different parts such as the door, trunk, and tailgate can be provided using the smart key along with ignition control as the smart key enables the engine to start when the driver presses the start button and the key must be inside the vehicle's interior for the engine to start.

INTRODUCTION:

The automotive smart keys market is driven by the demand of the general public for convenience and comfort in the features provided with the modern vehicle they purchase including the smart key feature that provides access to the vehicle without using a physical key and enhances the security of vehicle by reducing the risk of getting stolen. The ease of use for smart keys to access and start their vehicles without the need for a physical key in the ignition or door lock attracts the customer and enhances their overall driving experience and is therefore being adopted by several car manufacturers to integrate this technology into the vehicle they manufacture which in turn is anticipated to propel the automotive smart keys market.

Moreover, the enhanced security that is provided by the smart key is driving the market growth as these smart keys use advanced security features such as encryption and rolling codes which make them more secure than traditional keys that are just for opening vehicle doors and therefore, help reduce the risk of vehicle getting stolen or unauthorized access by a stranger. Also, the integration with advanced vehicle systems as the vehicles become more technologically advanced drives the demand for smart key systems that can smoothly with these advanced features.

The consumer preference for modern-tech features like smart keys to remotely open the vehicle is growing as they align with the latest trend by offering a modern and tech-savvy alternative to traditional keys. The rise in the production of luxury vehicles is predicted to grow the automotive smart keys market over the forecast period. For instance, in the USA the luxury vehicle market captured 18% of total new vehicle sales in 2023 which has gone up from 14% in 2020.

MARKET DRIVERS:

  • Growth in technological advancements in the automotive industry is predicted to propel the market:

The smart key feature within the new generation cars is considered as an advanced innovation trend that meets the demands of the general public towards the new vehicles they intend to purchase. The increasing adoption of smartphones and other smart devices that make consumers' lives easy and convenient has made them increasingly move towards vehicles that are equipped with advanced technology features and smart keys are one of those features. Therefore, offering a modern and tech-savvy alternative to traditional keys is growing its demand in the market.

Also, the integration of advanced vehicle systems like onboard computers with smart keys is contributing to growing the market as these smart keys are often combined with other advanced vehicle systems such as keyless entry, push-button start, and remote engine start, and as vehicles become more technologically advanced and the demand for smart key systems that seamlessly integrate with these features continues to grow over the forecast period the market is anticipated to grow proportionally.

  • The growing consumer demands for enhanced security, comfort, and convenience are projected to drive the automotive smart key market.

The growing consumer demand for enhanced security, comfort, and convenience in the vehicle they purchase is making several automakers up their game and beat the competition by enhancing the driver's overall experience with the vehicle. The smart key is one such feature that offers users a convenient and comfortable way to access and start their vehicles without the need for physically inserting a key into a lock or ignition switch. The easy-to-use smart key appeals to consumers and enhances their overall driving experience which drives the smart keys market.

Also, the smart keys provide enhanced security to the user for the vehicle. When the driver is using the smart key which comes with advanced security features such as encryption and rolling codes, making them more secure than traditional normal keys used for opening doors physically. This enhanced security helps reduce the risk of vehicle theft and unauthorized access. Hence, the increasing customer trust in smart key technology is anticipated to fuel the market growth of the automotive smart key market over the forecast period.

MARKET RESTRAINT:

Automotive smart keys despite having a significant role in improving the security and comfort of a vehicle can make it difficult for manufacturers to mass produce these high-tech smart keys due to significantly high-cost requirements for advanced technology needed in manufacturing smart keys that can be higher manufacturing costs if compared to traditional keys used for just physically opening the door. This cost may affect consumer decisions to buy vehicles negatively and will limit the adoption of smart keys, especially in a price-sensitive market where consumer thinks twice before paying high costs.

The complexity of these advanced key systems may pose some difficulties or challenges for some users which can lead to frustration and dissatisfaction among the drivers with the overall vehicle experience which can contribute to hindering the automotive smart key market growth over the forecast period.

The growth is projected to be prominent in the Asia Pacific region.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to show major growth in the automotive smart key market with growing sales for vehicles in the region that include commercial, passenger, EVs, and Avs. The rapid growth in the automotive industry in countries like China, India, and Japan in the Asia-Pacific region are the contributing factors in increasing the sales of the vehicle with the presence of major automotive manufacturers like Toyota, Honda, TATA Motors, and Mitsubishi in the region. The growth in sales and production of vehicles is directly impacting the rise in demand for automotive smart keys in the Asia Pacific region. For instance, in India, the automotive sector's share of the national GDP increased from 2.77% in 1992-1993 to around 7.1% in 2023.

Products Offered by Key Companies:

  • Keydroid: The TRON smart key has slim-bodied and pocket-friendly design with smart proximity and window locks and smart trunk operations allowing the boot to auto open.
  • Huf Group: The remote control keys can provide control of the vehicle functions at the touch of a button and the key does not have to be actively operated for both access to the vehicle and start it.

Key Developments:

  • In April 2023, Car Keys Express announced the launch of the universal smart key that combines hundreds of OEM smart keys into a single retail-friendly device.
  • In August 2022, NXP announced the launch of NCJ37x Secure Element which has physical built-in electrical attack resistance and advanced cryptographic accelerators for automotive applications like smart access keys.

 

Automotive Smart Key Market Scope:

 

Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR during the forecast period
Study Period 2019 to 2029
Historical Data 2019 to 2022
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024 – 2029
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered
  • Application Type
  • Technology Type
  • Vehicle Type
  • Geography
Companies Covered
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase

 

Segmentation:

  • By Application Type
    • Single Function
    • Multi-Function
  • By Technology Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • Passive Keyless Entry
  • By Vehicle Type
    • Passenger Cars
    • Commercial Vehicles
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others 
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others 
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others 
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

1. INTRODUCTION

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

1.8. Key Benefits to the stakeholder

2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY  

2.1. Research Design

2.2. Research Processes

3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

3.1. Key Findings

3.2. Analyst View

4. MARKET DYNAMICS

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

4.5. Analyst View

5. AUTOMOTIVE SMART KEYS MARKET, BY APPLICATION TYPE

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Single Function

5.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.2.2. Growth Prospects

5.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

5.3. Multi-Function

5.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

5.3.2. Growth Prospects

5.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6. AUTOMOTIVE SMART KEYS MARKET, BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Remote Keyless Entry

6.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.2.2. Growth Prospects

6.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

6.3. Passive Keyless Entry

6.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

6.3.2. Growth Prospects

6.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7. AUTOMOTIVE SMART KEYS MARKET, BY VEHICLE TYPE

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Passenger Cars

7.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.2.2. Growth Prospects

7.2.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

7.3. Commercial Vehicles

7.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

7.3.2. Growth Prospects

7.3.3. Geographic Lucrativeness

8. AUTOMOTIVE SMART KEYS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY

8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. By Application Type

8.2.2. By Technology Type

8.2.3. By Vehicle Type

8.2.4. By Country

8.2.4.1. United States

8.2.4.1.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.2.4.1.2. Growth Prospects

8.2.4.2. Canada

8.2.4.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.2.4.2.2. Growth Prospects

8.2.4.3. Mexico

8.2.4.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.2.4.3.2. Growth Prospects

8.3. South America

8.3.1. By Application Type

8.3.2. By Technology Type

8.3.3. By Vehicle Type

8.3.4. By Country

8.3.4.1. Brazil

8.3.4.1.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.3.4.1.2. Growth Prospects

8.3.4.2. Argentina

8.3.4.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.3.4.2.2. Growth Prospects

8.3.4.3. Others

8.3.4.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.3.4.3.2. Growth Prospects

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. By Application Type

8.4.2. By Technology Type

8.4.3. By Vehicle Type

8.4.4. By Country

8.4.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.4.1.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.4.4.1.2. Growth Prospects

8.4.4.2. Germany

8.4.4.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.4.4.2.2. Growth Prospects

8.4.4.3. France

8.4.4.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.4.4.3.2. Growth Prospects

8.4.4.4. Italy

8.4.4.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.4.4.4.2. Growth Prospects

8.4.4.5. Spain

8.4.4.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.4.4.5.2. Growth Prospects

8.4.4.6. Others

8.4.4.6.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.4.4.6.2. Growth Prospects

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. By Application Type

8.5.2. By Technology Type

8.5.3. By Vehicle Type

8.5.4. By Country

8.5.4.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.4.1.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.5.4.1.2. Growth Prospects

8.5.4.2. UAE

8.5.4.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.5.4.2.2. Growth Prospects

8.5.4.3. Others

8.5.4.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.5.4.3.2. Growth Prospects

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. By Application Type

8.6.2. By Technology Type

8.6.3. By Vehicle Type

8.6.4. By Country

8.6.4.1. Japan

8.6.4.1.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.6.4.1.2. Growth Prospects

8.6.4.2. China

8.6.4.2.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.6.4.2.2. Growth Prospects

8.6.4.3. India

8.6.4.3.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.6.4.3.2. Growth Prospects

8.6.4.4. South Korea

8.6.4.4.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.6.4.4.2. Growth Prospects

8.6.4.5. Taiwan

8.6.4.5.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.6.4.5.2. Growth Prospects

8.6.4.6. Thailand

8.6.4.6.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.6.4.6.2. Growth Prospects

8.6.4.7. Indonesia

8.6.4.7.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.6.4.7.2. Growth Prospects

8.6.4.8. Others

8.6.4.8.1. Market Trends and Opportunities

8.6.4.8.2. Growth Prospects

9. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT AND ANALYSIS

9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Competitive Dashboard

10. COMPANY PROFILES

10.1. Keydroid

10.2. Huf Group

10.3. Ducker Carlisle

10.4. Pop-A-Lock

10.5. Car Keys Express

10.6. NXP

10.7. Nissan Global

10.8. Hyundai 

10.9. Locks and Unlocks Inc.

10.10. Giesecke + Devrient


Keydroid

Huf Group

Ducker Carlisle

Pop-A-Lock

Car Keys Express

NXP

Nissan Global

Hyundai 

Locks and Unlocks Inc.

Giesecke + Devrient