In-cabin 3D Sensing Technology Market, Edition 2019

3D sensing camera modules and subcomponents (VCSEL, CMOS image sensor, optics, 3D system design and computing) market penetration, size, shipment, and pricing breakdown for in-cabin ADAS and autonomous driving applications of DMS and gesture recognition

Published: 09 Dec 2019

Key Highlights

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This most exhaustive research study conducted on the in-cabin 3D sensing applications of camera system for ADAS and autonomous driving applications is a – 
  • More than 200 pages of analysis 
  • 20+ 3D module and Tier 1 suppliers analyzed 
  • 30+ sub-component-level suppliers analyzed
  • 70+ OEMs and new autonomous solution providers analyzed
  • 120+ data tables on penetration, sales demand, and pricing
  • 80+ deep-level infographics on the market 
  • Dedicated 25+ interviews conducted with key players 
  • Deep company profiles of more than 20+ key players 

Exhaustive Coverage

This report is an outcome of M14 INTELLIGENCE leverage over the exhaustive research database on the ACES industry and its enabling technologies. Total 4 years of collective desk research and interviews by a team of 5 full-time ACES consultants

This report is the industry’s 1st successful annual publication on the in-cabin 3D sensing camera technologies market for ADAS and autonomous driving
Over 200 pages on the 3D sensing technologies, market landscape, and supplier’s analysis. With 34 interviews conducted with the players in the in-cabin 3D sensing ecosystem in 2019-20 and over 1500+ interviews with key stakeholders within the AV industry till date since 2016
This report covers —
Market penetration of ADAS and autonomous driving technology by levels of automation in passenger and commercial vehicles industry
Market penetration of in-cabin 3D sensing camera technologies for driver monitoring, gesture recognition, occupant monitoring, iris recognition, and face recognition across level 2 and above OEM vehicles by brands, models, and trim levels
70+ OEMs and new autonomous vehicles companies analyzed which are actively integrating in-cabin 3D sensing sensors in their vehicle models
3D sensing system design, software, and computing solutions providers and their customers analyzed
3D sensing camera sub-component level analysis—CMOS image sensors, VCSEL, and optics suppliers analyzed
Shipments, market size, and pricing analysis of in-cabin 3D camera sensors along with the sub-component market analysis is exhaustively covered in this research study
Supply chain mapping—who is supplying to whom is covered in this report by OEM models
Detailed analysis on the strategic developments witnessed in recent couple of years are analyzed in this research study
Market share analysis of CMOS image sensor players, VCSEL players, 3D system, software, and computing players, and Tier 1 suppliers is covered in this report

Below is the list of section covered – 

ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles Demand Analysis
·          Historic quarterly and yearly ADAS and AV sales analysis
·          Estimation and forecast of ADAS & AV sales till 2030
·          ADAS & AV market by level of automation
·          Penetration of AI and machine learning

Autonomy Levels - ADAS to Autonomous Driving for passenger and commercial vehicles including solutions

In-cabin 3D Sensing Camera Technologies
·          Structured Light
·          Time-of-Flight (TOF)
·          Active Stereo Vision (ASV)
In-cabin 3D Sensing Market Penetration, Sales, Market Size Forecast 
3D sensing cameras market penetration rate, market revenue ($ million), shipment (million units), and ASP ($), breakdown by –
·          Technology type – Structured light and TOF
·          DMS, Gesture recognition, occupancy monitoring, biometric recognition 
In-cabin 3D Sensing Component Level Market Analysis 
·          3D Sensing component level market analysis and breakdown by type of technology –
·          3D sensing camera module
·          NIR and RGB sensor
·          Illumination 
·          3D system design
·          Optical Path 

In-cabin 3D sensing camera technologies, their sub-components and application in Driver Monitoring and Cabin Monitoring

Future Trends Mapping
·          Future technological innovations in the automotive 3D sensing
·          TOF vs Structured Light
·          VCSEL vs EEL – Increasing penetration of VCSEL 
·          Wafer level Optics for illumination 
Competition Assessment
·          Competition between OEMs for in-cabin 3D sensing features
·          Competition between 3D camera module companies to serve OEMs
·          Competition between illumination players (VCSEL and EEL)
·          Competition between sensor suppliers
·          Competition between 3D system design players 

3D camera CMOS Image Sensor Players, VCSEL & EEL players, Tier 1 suppliers, 3D system design and computing players and OEMs across in-cabin 3D sensing camera ecosystem

Inorganic Development Strategies
  • Partnership mapping  – OEMs, 3D camera module suppliers, sensor suppliers, illumination source suppliers, optical elements suppliers, 3D system design players, software and 3D computing players
  • M&As, Collaborations, Agreements, Funding, and Investments

Market Overview

Worldwide Passenger Vehicles Sales Breakdown by Levels of Automation in ADAS and Autonomous Driving Industry

Since 2017 the 3D sensing camera demand for in-cabin application has increased 9 times till today. 

In-cabin 3D sensing camera shipments globally

  • Almost all the leading brands has 3D sensing deployed in their vehicles, and most of them are expected to start integrating gesture recognition 3D sensing by 2021.
  • With stringent regulations for integration of driver monitoring systems the in-cabin 3D camera module demand will grow by more than 20 percent in next 5 years
  • With near future deployment of level 3 cars and slow moving urban autonomous vehicles such as robotaxis, shuttles, and pods the demand for in-cabin 3D camera module will be exponential
  • 3D system design and software players are expected to benefit with this growth
  • Structured light technology was the first to get implemented in passenger vehicle for 3D sensing.
  • Majority of OEMs are moving towards implementing TOF 3D sensing
  • The ASP of 3D sensing module for passenger cars is currently at a higher side. However, this has not restrained the growth of technology and adoption it directly.
  • Higher ASP will exponentially increase the market in coming years by 5 folds
  • The fall expected in all the 3D sensing technology module is less than x% by 2030
  • The CMOS image sensors shipments for in-cabin applications increased by 2 folds in 2019 as compared to previous year
  • The further demand is expected to be accelerated due to the upcoming launches of level 2 commercial vehicles and level 3 passenger cars along with robotic vehicles 
  • The stringent regulatory frameworks across EU and North America for compulsion of driver monitor system to be integrated will further propel the demand
  • By 2025, the shipment is expected to grow to ~2.8 million units 

Key Questions Answered

  • What is the market penetration of 3D sensing technologies in in-cabin ADAS and autonomous driving applications by levels of automation?
  • What are the current market shipments of 3D camera module and its sub-components in in-cabin automotive applications of driver monitoring and gesture recognition?
  • What is the pricing trend of the 3D camera module, 3D sensors, and VCSEL? 
  • What is the market size of 3D system design, software, and computing for in-cabin automotive applications?
  • Who is the leading Tier 1 suppliers in the in-cabin application and who are their suppliers?
  • Who are the leading developers of in-cabin 3D sensing software solutions of face recognition, iris recognition, and computing?
  • What are different in-cabin 3D sensing solutions installed on the leading level 2 and above passenger and commercial vehicles currently? 
  • How the demand for 3D cameras expected to grow in coming years? And who is expected to lead the race?
  • How is the demand for TOF cameras expected to change in coming years?
  • How is the demand for VCSEL is expected to grow with increasing in-cabin 3D sensing application?
  • What are the strategic plans of leading OEMs, Tier 1s, and technology suppliers?
  • How are the regulations around driver monitoring impacting the growth of in-cabin 3D sensing application? 

List of Companies





Bright Way Vision (* although it is covered in the research the company does not deal in in-cabin sensing)

Core Photonics



Eyesight Technologies Ltd.



Fullhan Microelectronics

Gentex Corporation


Guardian Optical Technologies






Inuitive Tech





On Semiconductor



Princeton Optronics


Seeing Machines














*not an exhaustive list

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