North America Market Study on Ignition Interlock Devices: Increasing Incidences of DUI to Catalyze IID Demand in North America


  • Published On : Feb-2016 |
  • Pages : 94 Pages |
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Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is an advanced breathalyser connected to a vehicle’s ignition system. The amount of alcohol in a person’s breath is an indicator of an amount of alcohol present in his/her blood/body. IID prevents the ignition of the vehicle if the driver’s breath alcohol level exceeds that pre-set on the device. IID is mainly connected to the vehicle dashboard or somewhere within the reach of the driver’s seat. IIDs are used as a tool by National Highway Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) for controlling and reducing drunk driving incidences.

This report covers the North America ignition interlock devices market in terms of value and volume. The report covers key trends drivers, restraints, and opportunities influencing the growth of the North America ignition Interlock devices market currently. Impact analysis of the key market drivers and restraints has also been measured based on the weighted average model to better equip clients with crystal clear decision-making insights.

The North America ignition interlock devices market is mainly driven by factors such as increasing number of Driving Under Influence (DUI) incidences in the U.S. and Canada, increasing involvement of social organizations such as Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Fathers Against Drunk Driving (FADD), and use of ignition interlock devices by commercial fleet owners to avoid possible future accidents.

However, social awkwardness caused while blowing into the ignition interlock device and high cost involved in the usage of the device are some of the restraints that are expected to hinder the growth of the ignition interlock devices market in North America over the forecast period.

On the basis of end use, the market is segmented into compliance segment and commercial segment. The compliance segment includes the convicted drivers of passenger vehicles while the commercial segment includes the convicted drivers of commercial vehicles. However, the voluntary users of ignition interlock devices in the commercial segment are increasing in view of the rising user awareness about avoiding potential DUI incidences.

Besides, the report also segments the market on the basis of technology into fuel cell technology and semiconductor technology, and on the basis of the country into the U.S and Canada. Among the technology segments, the fuel cell technology segment is expected to dominate the market with a revenue share of more than 90% throughout the forecast period, wherein it is expected to expand at a healthy CAGR of 6.7%. By end use, the commercial segment is expected to grow at the slow place, registering a CAGR of 2% in terms of value during the forecast period.

The ignition interlock devices market is segmented as follows:

By Technology

  • Fuel Cell Technology
  • Semiconductor Technology 

By End Use

  • Compliance Segment
  • Commercial Segment

By Region:

  • U.S.
  • Canada

Key features included in this report:

  • Drivers and restraints for the ignition interlock devices market
  • Latest product innovations and key developments in the market
  • Analysis of business strategies of the top players
  • Ignition interlock devices market estimates and forecasts

Ignition interlock device is an advanced breathalyser installed in vehicles to measure the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of the driver, wherein the driver needs to blow breath into the device to give his breath sample. If the alcohol content in the breath sample is more than pre-set limit of the device, the vehicle would not start.  Ignition interlock device is used as a tool against drunk driving.

The ignition interlock device can be used by drivers convicted of DUI as well as by voluntary users who are not convicted of DUI. In order to use this device, the user needs to pay a number of fees, such as installation charges, monitoring fees, device calibration charges, etc. Use of ignition interlock device helps the convicted driver to regain his license much before the completion of his suspension period. However, laws regarding the usage of these devices differ in each state of the U.S and Canada. Some states have made the usage of device mandatory for first-time offenders, while in other states, it’s compulsory for second or third-time offenders.      

The trend in this market is the provision of devices with added features by current market players, such as camera, GPS tracker, and attractive cup shaped packaging, in view of avoiding the social awkwardness caused by the usage of ignition interlock device

The North America ignition interlock devices market was valued at US$ 35.1 Mn in 2015 and is anticipated to reach US$ 48.8 Mn, expanding at healthy CAGR of 6.6% in terms of volume and 5.6% in terms of value, over the forecast period.  

By technology, the fuel cell technology segment accounted for approximately 97.3% value share of the total market in 2015 and is expected to continue to dominate the market, expanding at a CAGR of 5.8% in terms of value throughout the forecast period.

Currently, the key focus of the major market players lies on offering added features such as mobile application, real-time monitoring, GPS tracker, etc.

Some of the major market players in the North America ignition interlock devices market include Smartstart Inc., Lifesafer Inc., Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc., Intoxalock, Monitech LLC, Alco Alert Interlock, Inc., and Guardian Interlock System Corp.

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Some of the key players in the North America ignition interlock devices market include:

  • Smartstart Inc.
  • Lifesafer Inc.
  • Alcohol Countermeasure System Inc.
  • Intoxalock.
  • Drägerwerk AG & Co.
  • KGaA, Monitech, LLC.
  • Alco Alert Interlock, Inc.
  • Guardian Interlock, LLC.
  • Alcohol Detection Systems, Inc.
  • Other.
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