Global Sources
EE Times-India
Stay in touch with EE Times India
 
EE Times-India > Manufacturing/Packaging
 
 
Manufacturing/Packaging  

Automotive touch panel market to ship 86M units by 2021

Posted: 22 Apr 2016     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IHS  automotive  touchscreen  smartphone  tablet 

IHS Inc. has released a report predicting that the automotive touch panel market will expand from 28 million units shipped in 2013 to 86 million in 2021. The reason for this is that not only are consumers becoming increasingly comfortable using smartphones and tablet PCs, but touchscreens are also making their way into their vehicles.

"Projected capacitive touch technology is commonly found in consumer smartphones and tablets, which consumers have grown very comfortable using," said Shoko Oi, senior display analyst at IHS Technology. "Although there are concerns about how direct touch operations could affect safety while driving, automotive touch panels are becoming a standard feature in new vehicles coming to market."

The content shown on automotive displays now comes from a variety of sources, both inside and outside the car. Many of these applications require touch panels, which shift the role of the display from simply revealing information visually to becoming an actual human-machine interface. This shift, along with the increased volume and importance of displayed data, is leading to a growing need for easy-to-see designs that incorporate larger sizes, irregular or curved shapes and higher resolutions.

Touch panel shipments

Figure 1: IHS said the growth is due to the fact that not only are consumers becoming increasingly comfortable using smartphones and tablets, but touchscreens are also making their way into their vehicles.

Automotive touch panels are shifting from resistive-touch to capacitive-touch technology, and capacitive touchscreens are forecast to exceed resistive touchscreens in vehicles in 2017, according to the IHS Automotive Touch Panel Market Report. As vehicle models are updated, the resistive touchscreens that formerly dominated the automotive industry are quickly being replaced by capacitive touchscreens.

"In spite of higher module costs, projected capacitive technology is replacing resistive technology as the mainstream touch solution for automotive monitors," Oi said. "The latest trends in connected cars and telematics encourage car makers to adopt projected capacitive touchscreens, because they provide a similar user experience to smartphone and tablet-PC touch displays."





Comment on "Automotive touch panel market to shi..."
Comments:  
*  You can enter [0] more charecters.
*Verify code:
 
 
Webinars

Seminars

Visit Asia Webinars to learn about the latest in technology and get practical design tips.

 

Go to top             Connect on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter      Follow us on Orkut

 
Back to Top