COVID-19 Impact on Automotive Sensor in Semiconductors and Electronics Industry

Posted by Prakash on April 23rd, 2021

COVID-19 Impact on Automotive Sensor in Semiconductors and Electronics Industry

COVID-19 is a pandemic disease that has triggered a serious worldwide epidemic, beginning in China and almost every region. It has a huge effect on almost all including human life, global economy, automobile industry, manufacturing sector, consumer goods, defense and surveillance, among others as a result of lowering demand among usage rates.

The unavailability of the vaccine to control or deter the spread of the disease is a big reason why lockdown was introduced for prevention and to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To monitor the transmission of the disease, lockdown is considered the best response found in many countries so far, but it also has an adverse economic impact.

More than 2 billion citizens were under a kind of lockdown at the height of the pandemic, and 91% of the world’s populace, about 7.1 billion citizens, resides in countries with border restrictions about travel bans because of the epidemic.

Currently, however, the factories are beginning to reopen in almost every country by taking some prevention such as 20%- 50% field workers, social distancing, drastic hygiene steps and others to help the economy. It strengthens the economy and tends to bring down the rate of contraction at any stage.

COVID-19 highly impacted the transportation of public. During time of social distancing, travelers were asked to avoid travel unless it's completely necessary. Also the behavior of the individuals have certainly changed in the pandemic, people are now more concerned towards their health and spending for future use due to incurred losses which leads to decrease in the sale of automotive vehicles.

Sensors are used to minimize fuel consumption and reduce onboard weight of vehicles. Thus increasing/decreasing demand for automotive vehicles directly impacts the demand for automotive sensors. COVID-19 has had a severe impact on the global automotive sensors market.

Due to lockout initiatives, the poor demand for electronic, specialized products had a major effect on the market for automotive sensors. It is also expected that the ongoing decrease in demand and exports for motor vehicles will adversely affect the market for automotive sensors.


The pandemic brought a huge drop in sales for the automotive sensor market as the lockdown prevailed in most of the regions. The lockdown led manufacturers and consumers to completely stop the processes for few months. The demand for automotive sensor market faced drastic downfall due to shut down of various automobile, airlines, transport and electronic industry.

However the things are getting normal day by day, government is taking initiatives to unlock business step by step. Post COVID-19 automotive sensor market will see an increased demand.

The pandemic has also a huge impact on the supply chain of automotive sensor market. The supply chain was adversely affected as the lockdown prevailed in many regions globally, government has limited the workers. Companies are making their operation work according to the government regulations by making limited workers work in different shifts.

However now there is an improvement in the supply chain as most of the facilities and travel restrictions have opened and working in most optimum capacity. Chinese components shortages, large-scale production interruptions throughout Europe, and the closing of assembly plants in the United States are upsetting the automotive sensor supply chain sector. Read more…

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