Automotive Digital Key Market Size & Share, by Application (Single-Function, Multi-Function); Technology (Remote Keyless Entry, Passive Keyless Entry, NFC Keyless Entry); Vehicle Type (Electric, Non-Electric); Vehicle Class-Type (Passenger Vehicle, Commercial Vehicle) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2029

  • Report ID: 2892
  • Published Date: Feb 13, 2023
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Automotive Digital Key Market Highlights 2020-2029

The automotive digital key market is estimated to garner a notable revenue by growing at a significant CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2021 – 2029. The growth of the market can be attributed to factors such as emergence of IoT technology and increased car sales. According to our analysis, more than 90 million automobiles were sold worldwide in 2019, up from 74.5 million in 2010. Furthermore, technological advancements related to automobiles, along with the upsurge in demand for more comfortable vehicles is enabling implementation of start-stop model and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) by leading car manufacturers, which are estimated to foster the progress of the market. Growing number of car thefts and emphasis on building customer loyalty through aftersales are also providing potential growth opportunities to the market.

Automotive Digital Key Graph

The market is segmented by technology into remote keyless entry, passive keyless entry, near field communication (NFC) keyless entry and others, out of which, the NFC keyless entry segment is anticipated to hold the largest share in the automotive digital key market in the year 2029 on account of the ability to lock/unlock the vehicle with the help of a unique smartphone device. PKE technology used alongside NFC also has great development potential in the near future. This is because unlike RKE technology, user doesn’t need to hold the device and press a button for locking/unlocking the vehicle. Additionally, based on vehicle class-type, passenger cars section is predicted to grow at the highest rate owing to their higher sales than any other type of vehicle. For instance, in 2019, more than 63 million passenger cars were purchased, quantifying to approximately double the number of commercial vehicles sold that year.

Global Automotive Digital Key Market Regional Synopsis

On the basis of geographical analysis, the market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa. The market in Asia Pacific is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period on the back of growing volumes of automotive production and export in the region. Our analysis depict that China leads all other nations in terms of passenger car production accounting to almost 21.5 million units in 2019, followed by Japan (8.1 million) and Germany (4.7 million). Additionally, China, Japan and India have also observed a rising demand for digital keys in the recent years which is projected to drive the growth of the market. The market in Europe is also evaluated to grow at a robust CAGR, and currently holds a considerable share in the market, owing to the presence of leading car manufacturers in the region, especially in Germany and France. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Automotive Digital Key Market Share

The global automotive digital key market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global automotive digital key market includes the following segments:

By Application

  • Single-Function
  • Multi-Function

By Technology

  • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
  • Passive Keyless Entry (PKE)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) Keyless Entry
  • Others

By Vehicle Type

  • Electric
  • Non-Electric

By Vehicle Class Type

  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Emergence of IoT Technology
  • Increase in Vehicle Sales
  • Rising Demand for Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)


  • Digital Keys Prone to Cyber-Security Related Threats

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • Continental AG
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis 
  • ALPHA Corporation
  • BMW AG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Tesla Inc.
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Daimler AG
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd


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Author Credits:  Harshita Srivastava, Saima Khursheed

  • Report ID: 2892
  • Published Date: Feb 13, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Emergence of IoT embedding technology and increased automotive sales are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a significant CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2021-2029.

Increasing number of cyber security threats is estimated to hamper the market growth.

Asia Pacific region will provide more business growth opportunities owing to the rising manufacture and export of vehicles.

The major players in the market are Continental AG, TOKAIRIKA CO. LTD., DENSO CORPORATION, and BMW AG.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by application, technology, vehicle type, vehicle class-type and by region.

The passenger cars segment is anticipated to hold the largest market size and is estimated to grow at a noteworthy CAGR over the forecast period and display significant growth opportunities.

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