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The global tunnel automation market generated $3.5 billion revenue in 2020, and it is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period (2021–2030). The factors responsible for the growth of the market include strict government regulations; surge in demand for enhanced road safety and security solutions due to the rise in number of road accidents; increase in integration of tunnel automation systems with advanced technologies like cloud storage and internet of things (IoT); combination of analytics in tunnel management; and rise in number of tunnel construction projects around the globe.
With the imposition of multiple lockdowns due to COVID-19 has a negative impact on the tunnel automation market worldwide. The business lockdowns, halted construction and transportation activities, along with migrations of workers to their home states, and supply chain disruption in several countries have affected the market growth.
The railway tunnels category is predicted to hold larger revenue share in the tunnel automation market in coming years, based on tunnel type. The primary element driving the market in this category is the modernization of railway transportation system. In addition, increasing construction of railway and subway tunnels has boosted the need for railway tunnel automation solutions.
On the basis of component, the HVAC category held the largest share in 2020 and it is expected to showcase the highest growth rate during the forecast period, in the tunnel automation market. Since ventilation inside tunnels is extremely important and its manual operation can be costly, HVAC automated systems can provide much easier solutions, and hence are gaining popularity around the globe. Further, compulsory government regulations to install air conditioning and ventilation systems in tunnels, as these tunnels have limited access to natural ventilation. Therefore, HVAC components are widely used for ventilation and heat exchanging processes in the tunnels.
Europe held the largest share in the tunnel automation market in 2020, and it is expected to lead the market during forecast period as well. This is attributed to the well-established transportation industry, increase in demand for public transportation systems, existence of several mountain ranges, and rise in awareness for the improvement of rail and road safety among consumers, in the region.
Road safety is a major issue across the globe. Therefore, consumers all around the world are becoming more concerned about road safety, prompting governments to invest in innovative technologies such as tunnel automation to improve security, surveillance, lighting, ventilation, air conditioning, and other facilities. This is expected to drive the market for tunnel automation solutions.
Tunnel automation systems are being integrated with advanced technologies, such as internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, and data analytics, offering customers a huge edge over manual management methods. Data may be shared and transferred between communication systems and other devices, such as thermostats, sensors, and lighting systems, with the help of these technologies. The information collected from these units is used to improve the tunnels’ efficiency by the analysis of the data to control the automation systems.
Base Year (2020) Market Size
Market Trends, Drivers, and Restraints; Revenue Estimation and Forecast; Segmentation Analysis; Regional and Country Breakdown; Impact of COVID-19; Companies’ Strategic Developments; Market Share Analysis; Company Profiling
Market Size by Segments
By Offering, By Tunnel Type, By Component, By Region
Market Size of Geographies
U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa
Secondary Sources and References (Partial List)
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Indian Railway Construction Limited, Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Institute, Asian Railway Association, Association of German Transport Companies, International Association for Public Transport, International Energy Agency, International Rail Transport Committee, International Transport Organizations
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Some of the major players operating in the global tunnel automation market include Siemens AG (Germany), Johnson Controls International Plc (Ireland), ABB Group (Switzerland), SICK AG (Germany), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), Philips Lighting N.V. (Netherlands), Trane Inc. (Ireland), Swarco AG (Austria), Eaton Corporation Plc (Ireland), and Kapsch Group (Austria). In recent years, the players in the industry have been involved in product launches, facility expansions, and acquisitions to improve their position.
In April 2018, Johnson Controls International Plc opened its R&D complex in Central Pennsylvania, the U.S., spread over an area of 357,000 square feet. This facility would aid in the development of HVAC products.
In January 2018, Sick AG launched a hot spot detector system, which is capable of detecting and preventing fire in highway tunnels. Through this system, vehicle fire in highway tunnels can be prevented.
The global tunnel automation market report offers comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with market estimation for the period 2015–2030.
Based on Offering
Based on Component
Based on Tunnel Type
In 2020, the value of the tunnel automation market was $3.5 billion.
HVAC is the largest component category in the tunnel automation industry.
Europe is the largest market for tunnel automation solutions.
The major tunnel automation market drivers are increasing number of road accidents and integration of IoT- and cloud-based automation solutions in tunnels.
Some of the key players operating in the tunnel automation market include Siemens AG, SICK AG, Johnson Controls International Plc, Kapsch Group, ABB Group, Honeywell International Inc., Trane Inc., Philips Lighting N.V., Swarco AG, and Eaton Corporation Plc.
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