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Electric Parking Brake Market

Global Market Study on Electric Parking Brakes: The Future of Dynamic Automotive Engineering

Electric Parking Brake Market Segmented By Electric-Hydraulic Caliper Systems, Cable-Pull Systems Product with Passenger Cars Vehicle, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles


Electric parking brakes are not only replacing the conventional hand brakes in modern vehicles, but also adding valuable features such as space management, interior styling, and crashworthiness of new automobiles. In addition, electric brake systems are also facilitating reduction of power consumption as well as vehicle weight, which signifies that electric parking brakes can soon become an integral part of new-age automobiles.

Manufacturers are also focusing on enhancing the safety for light commercial and heavy commercial vehicles with the help of advanced designs of electric parking brakes. Such advancements in modern automotive engineering are transforming run-of-the-mill automotive models, indicating a potential for innovation with the next-generation technologies in the electric parking brakes market.

Looking at the growth prospects of global electric parking brake systems, Persistence Market Research has provided comprehensive insights on the overall likeliness of the business for OEM giants in the industry.

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Brake-By-Wire Technology and Investments in R&D Are Transforming Electronic Parking Brakes Market

The auto-hold brake function in electric parking brake systems is making stop-start traffic a more relaxed affair for customers. Within the automotive segment, there is an increased competition between the key players who are investing significantly in advanced technology.

For instance, BMW has announced that the M8 and M8 Competition models will have brake-by-wire technology, a technology adjacent to drive-by-wire technology; which reduces the weight by two kilograms and employs a vacuum-free brake booster to enhance the car’s overall efficiency.

On the other hand self-driving cars are propelling the demand for technologically compatible components like electric parking brakes. Thus leading OEMs and aftermarkets are investing heavily in research & development (R&D) to introduce innovative designs of electric parking brakes that can meet the requirements of the autonomous cars industry.

Likewise, Hyundai Mobis announced to launch an open innovation center ‘M-Cube’ in Silicon Valley of the US to make a full-fledged commitment to source and invest in startups possessing new technologies for future such as self-driving vehicles.

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Europe, East Asia and South Asia Emerging as Ultimate Destinations for Manufacturers

The automotive market is estimated to be left with only a handful percentage of new cars on sale that have a manually operated handbrake; Dacia and Suzuki being the major players in this bracket. Premium brands such as Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes and Porsche, no longer have car models on sale that are equipped with manual parking brake.

This has led to note-worthy transformations in the electric parking brakes market on a global level in terms of diversifying business operations and change in focus of key manufacturers in regions that are fetching great revenue, volume and long-term sovereignty for the electric brakes market.

The global electric parking brakes market value has increased rapidly in the past few years, and reached ~US$ 1.2 billion in 2018, and is estimated to be valued at ~US$ 1.4 billion by the end of 2019.

During the forecast period, Europe is estimated to hold prominence high sovereignty in terms of market share, whereas the electric parking brakes market in South Asia and East Asia is expected to grow at a fast rate in terms of revenue and production of electric parking brake product types like electric-hydraulic caliper systems and cable-pull systems.

On the topographical map, the global electronic parking brakes market is estimated to grow at a steadfast rate in Europe, corresponding to the heavy adoption of electric parking brake technology. In the American region, investments in new auto factories in Mexico and developing auto ancillary business are giving rise to potential supply of electric parking brake components.

For instance, automotive giant Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd. announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Leon Import, S.A. (Leon) to establish an aftermarket import and sales company located in Panama to serve customers in Central, Southern and Caribbean markets of America.

Other factors such as strong competition in the automotive sector, increasing electronic components per vehicle and government’s appeal to manufacture safer vehicles have been instrumental in reinforcing the installation of automatic driver assistance systems like electric brakes.

Similarly, Hyundai Mobis has developed a dual-mode electronic steering system optimized for autonomous driving, inbuilt with safe control technology such as steering and braking coupled with sensor and positioning technology. Such technological advancements have not only offered lucrative opportunities for key players to incorporate in their automotive operations, but also prepared the market environment for increased competition to fulfill the demands of domestic and commercial customers in the coming years.

Further rise in the adoption of electric vehicles is another factor for industry growth in the electric parking brakes market.

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Electric-Hydraulic Caliper Systems and Passenger Vehicles Bank for Future Market Growth

Electric parking brakes require a lot less physical effort and don’t need to be adjusted like a traditional lever, which creates free space inside the cabin, especially at the center consol. Most electric parking brakes disengage automatically when the driver pulls away, which come with an add-on of automatic hill-hold functionality.

Car gurus determine that the death of the handbrake is approaching soon, as manufacturers switch to electric parking brakes in huge numbers. Due to this, cars equipped with electric parking brakes are witnessing increased sales as compared to those with conventional handbrakes.

Likewise in the electric parking brakes products segment, electric-hydraulic caliper systems provide improved system performance, greater comfort for the operator and reduced plumbing costs, which act as key differentiators from its contemporary - cable-pull systems. ­­­Car manufacturers will observe a decline in the number of car sales with traditional handbrakes.

Since the handbrake lever and handbrake cables are no longer needed in electric parking brakes, production and assembly of automobiles has been simplified for automotive engineers. Also the adoption of electric parking brakes allows significant weight saving compared to mechanical parking brakes.

Such advantages are paving the way for passenger cars towards intense adoption of electric parking brakes. More importantly, SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) are getting more drawn towards electric parking brakes technology, followed by luxury cars in the passenger cars segment.

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Faulty Systems and Counterfeit Act as Short Comings for Automotive Manufacturers

In light of the increasing number of cars with electric parking brakes, one of the major drawback is the absence of feelThe lack of distinctive tactility compels the driver to look at the system for operating the vehicle, whereas a physical switch can be activated by feel.

Electric parking brakes also pose as a risk for potentially faulty electric systems. Car brands like Tesla, Audi, Volkswagen, Renault and Toyota issued a global recall for an enormous number of cars in the previous years due to an issue with the electric parking brakes which affected several models.

This recall of faulty electric parking brakes was raised as a capacitor on the circuit board and/or the actuator stroke sensor magnetic ring, which is fixed in the control unit of the electronic parking brake, poses as a risk to crack over time. This could result in failure of the emergency brake that does not engage if the transmission is not in the recommended gear when parked and the vehicle could roll away.

The automotive industry also faces the wrath of counterfeiters. According to the FICCI report, ~30% of the automobile components in India are counterfeit. This counterfeit is carried out by tier 3 players that hold a significant share for the manufacturing and sales of refurbished or duplicate automotive components in the market and can hinder the business growth of electric parking brakes for the years to come.

Analyst Point of View

Authors of PMR’s study on the Electric Parking Brakes market are optimistic about the positive growth potentials in the automotive industry. The global electric parking brakes market is estimated to be dominated by Europe in terms of market share for the forecast period of 2019–2029.

Also South Asia and East Asia are projected to show fast growth in terms of revenue and production scale of electric parking brake products. In the products segment, electric-hydraulic caliper systems have the upper hand as compared to cable-pull systems owing to key differentiators for the ease of the car driver and overall technology.

As consumers are highly drawn towards aesthetic, comfort and safety features in cars, SUVs in passenger vehicles are expected to adopt new innovations in the electric parking brakes technology, followed the luxury cars sub-segment. However light commercial vehicles (LVCs) and heavy commercial vehicles (HVCs) are estimated to incur a slow growth rate for the adoption of electric parking brakes technology.

Manufacturers on the other hand are strategizing on latest technological innovations such as brake-by-wire technology that significantly reduces the weight of the car and the adoption of self-driving cars with technologically compatible components like electric parking brakes.

However faulty electric parking brake systems, counterfeit of automotive components and long product life cycle of electric parking brake systems are affecting the growth of electric parking brakes market landscape.

Electric parking brake market

Electric parking brake is an automatic parking brake that replaces the manual parking brake lever by a small switch. This technology provides greater freedom for vehicle designers by providing more space in car and better fuel efficiency from reduced system mass. Additionally, due to the absence of mechanical hand brake parts, it provides benefits such as the reduction in overall weight of the vehicle by up to 7.3 kg. Electric parking brakes are widely utilized in luxury and premium cars.

The global electric parking brake market has been continuously studied with a deep understanding of the macro and forecast factors, to provide profound analysis to clients. Rising automation in rapid mass transit is projected to drive the global market of electric parking brake over the upcoming period.

The global electric parking brake market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~12.0%, and is estimated to reach a value of ~ US$ 1.2 Bn by the end of the forecast period.

Electromobility Playing a Pivotal Role in the Automotive Industry 

Alterative powertrain concepts with high level of integration are gaining significant traction in the automotive industry. The concept of electromobility & an electrical system integrated with all the required power electronics for an electric parking brake is very attractive when it comes to certain sensitive factors, such as the system cost and weight restrictions.

Thus, the penetration of electronics in the industry is increasing substantially for sophisticated functionalities as they are emerging as differentiators in this new era of electromobility. Hence, electric parking brakes are finding their way in the automotive industry. Electric parking brakes are being adopted, particularly, to prevent parked vehicles from rolling away. An electric parking brake is an integrated electrical system with better efficiency and accuracy when compared to conventional brake system.

The inclusion of electric parking brake in place of the conventional parking brake also makes space for other designs and reduces the weight up to couple of Kgs. As the weight of any vehicle directly affects its dynamics, fuel consumption, agility, and emission, the electromobility is expected to drive demand for electric parking brakes in the upcoming years.

Automotive Industry Being Severely Affected by Ploys of Counterfeiters 

The global automotive aftermarket is estimated to be over a trillion dollar, which serve thousands of market players. In which, tier-2 and tier-3 players hold a significant share, and several tier-3 players are engaged in the manufacturing and sales of auto components that are either refurbished or duplicate of original manufactured products.

Every year, the automotive industry loses double digit billion dollars due to counterfeiting, which is a major setback for prominent OEMs. Counterfeiting of auto components, especially electronic components such as electric parking brake destroys the brand value.

Also, locally made parts are offered at comparatively lower price, resulting in the increased market competition. This is expected to hinder the growth of the electric parking brake market during the forecast period.

Full Electric Drive-By-Wire Systems: The Alternative Solution

The automotive industry has been competitive since decades due to the presence of giant players investing significantly in advanced technologies. To gain a competitive edge over other players, manufacturers are relying on product development that offers functional and economic benefits to consumers.

Prominent players of electric parking brake have strong focus on innovating new technologies in the brake system to develop new products and compete in the market by providing full electric brake system with reduced vehicle weight.

The full electric drive-by-wire, a type of electric parking brake, uses electronic controls to activate brakes, control the steering, and operate all the other systems, instead of using hydraulic pump pressure and cable. This concept of the full electric drive-by-wire electric parking brake is expected to create notable opportunities in the near future.

Electric Parking Brake Market: Structure

  • The global electric parking brake market is fairly fragmented, wherein, tier-1 companies hold ~55% of the total market share. Manufacturers such as Continental AG, Hyundai Mobis, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, SKF Group, Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., Hitachi, Ltd., Toshiba Corporation, Brembo S.p.A., Robert Bosch GmbH, Sanken Electric Co., Ltd., and HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, comprises of the tier-I players of the global electric parking brake market.
  • The electric parking brake market is primarily dominated by global manufacturers due to their extensive market footprints in several geographical locations.
  • The electric parking brake market is a technology driven market, and it is anticipated that some of the players in tier-2, could enter the tier-1 bracket in the upcoming years.
  • Tier-II and other players in the electric parking brake market, namely Toshiba Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH, Sanken Electric Co., Ltd., and DURA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, are focusing on introducing cost effective and customized products to improve their market penetration.

Key Questions Answered in the Electric Parking Brake Market Report

  • How is the electric parking brake market expected to grow over the projected period?
  • What direction is the electric parking brake market expected to take in terms of volume and value during the forecast period?
  • What is the expected impact of macroeconomic factors on the electric parking brake market in the future?
  • What are the key factors driving the electric parking brake market?
  • What are the significant opportunities and improvement areas for the manufacturers of electric parking brake?
  • What are the key developments and trends taking place in the electric parking brake market?
  • Which emerging countries are expected to create significant growth opportunities in the electric parking brake market?

Segmentation of Electric Parking Brake Market

PMR’s study on the electric parking brake market has been segmented into four categories – Product Type, Vehicle Type, Sales Channel and Region. Information featured in the study can help readers understand the growth prospects of the electric parking brake market, based on the aforementioned segments.

Attribute Details
  • Electric-Hydraulic Caliper Systems
  • Cable-Pull Systems
  • Passenger Cars

    • Compact Cars
    • Mid Sized Cars
    • Luxury Cars
    • SUVs
  • Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs)
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCVs)
  • OEMs
  • Aftermarket
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

Important Questions Answered in PMR’s Electric Parking Brake Market Report

  • What are the risks of investing in electric parking brake markets in developing countries?
  • Which strategies proved successful for leading players in the electric parking brake landscape to gain a competitive edge?
  • Which geographical regions will prove to be the most lucrative for electric parking brake providers in the coming years?
  • How are the recent trends in the automotive and manufacturing industry impacting the growth of electric parking brake landscape?
  • What are the critical challenges faced by manufacturers in the electric parking brake market?

- Companies Covered in This Report -

  • Hyundai Mobis
  • SKF Group
  • Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
  • Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Brembo S.p.A.
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Shougang Group Co., Ltd.
  • HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Dura Automotive Systems

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