Frost & Sullivan has published a ‘Global Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Testing Market Analysis Report’. According to the report, as the development of vehicles equipped with ADAS is in full swing, the HIL test market is also gaining momentum. There is a growing need for a solution that can cost-effectively check a large number of electronic control units (ECUs) in an ADAS-equipped vehicle.
The automobile industry accounts for about 60.7% of the total HIL test market, and it was found that the sales generated by the automobile industry were 442 million dollars.
HIL solutions can test electric vehicles and are also used to verify battery devices and other electrical and electronic components. Frost & Sullivan forecasts that the global HIL test market size from $728.3 million in 2020 will reach $1.3 billion by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2%.
HIL technology is also needed in the aerospace & defense industry. Recently, more and more private companies are entering the space exploration field, opening up new opportunities for HIL test companies.
As with the automotive industry, parts and ancillary systems in the aerospace & defense industry will increasingly become software. As the number of embedded software increases, many HIL tests will have to be conducted from the early stage of development. In addition, the entire component and integrated system must be within the scope of the test.
Among the components of HIL solutions, test solution system integration will show the fastest growth, followed by software and hardware. In 2020, it was found that HIL system integration accounted for 35.3% of the total market. System integration is the most important because it provides the best HIL test solution and customized test solution with competitive price.
The areas that companies related to HIL test solutions should pay attention are as follows.
China is emerging as the most important market for the electric vehicle market, accounting for more than 50% of global electric vehicle sales in 2020. Partnerships with Chinese vendors performing major telecom tests, engineer service providers, and other test equipment manufacturers are very important.
In 2020, the size of the aerospace & defense industry is shrinking, but military spending is increasing. Cooperation with governments and related organizations is required to provide custom test solutions for military use.
The development of smart cities will increase the use of sensor technology, open IoT platforms and smart applications, which will expand business opportunities in this area.
Domestic air users are increasing in the Asia-Pacific region, especially China. Airplanes that are more automated and equipped with electric or hybrid engines will need HIL testing.
“ADAS-enhanced vehicles contain so many sensors and embedded software that it is impossible to individually test them one by one,” said Rohan Joy Thomas, industry researcher at Frost & Sullivan. The ability to simulate through testing can significantly reduce product development costs and time to market. The importance of HIL testing will increase significantly in the future.”
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