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Global Apps Integration Software Units to Reach 370 Million Units by 2020; Google Projected Mode to Lead, According to IHS Automotive
|By Business Wire
|May 9, 2014 01:00 AM EDT
The global auto industry will see more than 370 million Smartphone apps
integration software units in-use by 2020, according to a recent report
and forecast from IHS Automotive, part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the
leading global source of critical information and insight.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are expected to continue today’s
trend of integrating smartphone apps that are controlled via a vehicle’s
HMI or as part of an infotainment system controlled by the vehicle’s HMI
through the remainder of the decade. The recent introductions of Google
Projected Mode and Apple CarPlay have changed the industry landscape
dramatically and both companies are expected to become clear leaders in
Smartphone apps integration.
Cars with Google Projected Mode software are expected to top 100 million
units by 2020, up from just 86,000 units in 2014. Cars with Apple
CarPlay, with 105,000 units in 2014, will exceed 94 million units in
2020, a compound annual growth rate of 210 percent. These volumes will
contribute significantly to the nearly 370 million Smartphone apps
integration units expected in the automotive industry by 2020, from just
6.9 million units in 2014. MirrorLink, Aha by Harman, Ford SYNC AppLink
and others are also included in these numbers.
“Apps for autos are growing rapidly and will have a profound impact on
auto infotainment and connectivity in the next decade,” said Egil
Juliussen, the report’s co-author and research director at IHS
Automotive. “Auto apps will influence the competitive landscape among
auto manufacturers and will even change the brand market share between
them. OEMs will have to keep up to remain competitive.”
North America expected to lead apps integration
At a regional level, North America is expected to continue to lead the
industry in automotive apps integration, with more than 115 million
expected by 2020. This is due to the U.S. being the pioneer in deploying
such systems and high Smartphone penetration and with extensive
Smartphone apps usage. Western Europe will remain in second place
through 2019 and will have over 65 million apps integration enabled cars
in use by 2020. China will grow rapidly and will surpass Western Europe
in 2020, with over 71 million apps integration enabled cars. As the apps
integration technology and market matures, the growth will be driven by
car sales, Smartphone penetration and apps availability.
OEM adoption and integration of apps in vehicles is expected to be led
by General Motors, for whom embedded apps development for infotainment
systems will continue to increase. GM also is using HTML5 as its apps
platform, which is well-known by developers and predicted to continue as
the standard for web apps and web content. This platform also creates a
larger knowledge and competency base that the auto industry can leverage
for growing a large auto apps portfolio.
Apps developed for an OEM’s Software Development Kit (SDK) are just
beginning to gain interest in the automotive market and will grow in
importance in the next decade, the IHS report says. “We anticipate the
most innovative apps will come from apps developers using OEM SDK’s,”
said Juliussen. GM is currently the leader in the embedded apps category.
Embedded infotainment apps currently have two approaches: current SDKs
are either OEM-specific or multi-OEM specific. Growth in these sectors
also is expected, though will not be as aggressive as some of the other
More than 36 million apps-enabled vehicles will be in use with Apple
CarPlay in 2020, up from just over 0.1 million in 2014, according to the
IHS Automotive forecast. Google Projected mode apps are expected to be
included in more than 40 million vehicles in 2020, from less than 0.1
million in 2014.
“The in-car app market is a new frontier for Apple and Google’s mobile
competition,” said Jack Kent, mobile analyst at IHS Technology. “Each is
aiming to use their established expertise in delivering mobile apps and
content into the new realm of automotive entertainment and services.”
Global app spending to hit $40 billion by 2020
World consumer spend on mobile apps is set to grow from $24 billion in
2014 to more than $40 billion by 2020. “While games will dominate, other
services such as music, location and navigation will contribute to
revenue growth,” Kent said.
IHS research shows that apps are the fastest growing digital content
category. The rise of devices that connect to smartphones and tablets
including cars and also wearable and other smart devices will further
increase mobile app downloads and revenues.
App stores will be the key distribution channel for auto apps. “App
stores have revolutionized how consumers access digital content and
services, providing a global distribution, discovery and billing
platform that will reach well beyond smartphones and tablets,” Kent said.
About IHS (www.ihs.com)
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Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe
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