According to Global Market Insights, the automotive diagnostic scan tools market growth is attributed to the increasing sales of passenger vehicles, transforming vehicles from hardware-driven machines to software-controlled electronic devices, electrification of vehicles and an increasing number of service stations. In addition, the electrification of vehicles is encouraging manufacturers to increase in-vehicle electronic components and incorporate technological upgrades into vehicles to meet the government emission control standards.
The increasing population of in-vehicle electronic components is increasing the demand for professional diagnostic services frequently to maintain vehicles, helping the growth of the automotive diagnostic scan tools market. In contrary, the highly-priced diagnostic equipment and lack of skilled professionals may adversely affect the overall growth of the market. The increasing in-vehicle electronics is resulting in the complex architecture of automobiles, creating challenges for automotive manufacturers and professional diagnostic solution providers. Moreover, the demand for automotive diagnostic scan tools is expected to increase significantly over the forecast timeline owing to the growth of the overall aftermarket automotive industry.
The diagnostic software market is projected to register an accelerated growth during the forecast timeline, growing at a CAGR of around 8%. The growth is attributed to the increased integration of in-vehicle software across the automotive industry. In addition, the presence of technology giants, such as Bosch, Continental, Denso and Snap on Incorporated, enhances the growth opportunity of the diagnostic software segment as these companies have expertise in providing professional automotive diagnostic software solutions that can help repair shops to diagnose efficiently, safely, and quickly. For instance, in September 2018, Bosch launched a new diagnostic tester for mobile and quick ECU diagnoses. This solution is specifically developed for mobile and straightforward workshop use.
The emission control is anticipated to exhibit a lucrative growth at a CAGR of over 9% between 2019 and 2025. The growing global environmental concerns and stringent government regulations related to environmental safety require OEMs to build fuel-efficient engines with low-carbon emissions. Therefore, automotive manufacturers are deploying engine management systems to control fuel injection, fuel supply, ignition, and air management to improve fuel efficiency and emissions, encouraging the use of On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) in vehicles for tracking and controlling emissions.
The commercial vehicles segment shows a promising growth rate in the automotive diagnostic scan tools market during the forecast period. This segment is being influenced by the increasing number of commercial vehicles across the world. The increasing adoption of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is propelling the demand for commercial vehicles, increasing the diagnostic requirements.
The DIY diagnostic segment shows the highest growth rate during the forecast period. These diagnostic tools allow users to work independently by connecting vehicles’ diagnostics port to a smart device via Bluetooth. The users are expected to experience the desired comfort and flexibility with DIY diagnostic tools. For instance, Bosch OBD 1050, a mobile scan diagnostic tool offered by Bosch, can read diagnostic trouble codes, turn off vehicles’ check engine light, and run a full diagnostic scan via Bluetooth.
The Asia-Pacific automotive diagnostic scan tools market is expected to register the highest growth, growing at a CAGR of around 8% between 2019 and 2025. This growth can be attributed to the presence of emerging countries (such as China and India), leading manufacturers and significantly large consumption markets in the region. In addition, the infrastructural development and growing industrialization in the emerging economies are creating opportunities for automotive OEMs as well as professional automotive diagnostic solution providers.
The companies operating in the global automotive diagnostic scan tools market are focusing on technology innovations, strategic acquisitions and mergers to strengthen their market position and acquire new customers. For instance, in April 2019, Launch UK announced its plans to unveil its latest range of exceptional automotive diagnostic tools, harnessing the most up-to-date technology at Automechanika Birmingham 2019.
Link: Global Market Insights