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Automotive trailer tows are considerably larger than usual vehicles plying on roads. Needless to say then, they require specialized systems to help with their movement and maneuverability, including automotive trailer tow mirrors that help increase the rear field of view of the automotive operator. According to our research, existence of large number of blind spots are the major causes responsible for towing related accidents. Eradication of blind spots through enhanced visibility and to ensure safety of the drivers and the attached trailers through these attached equipment will drive market growth.

Proliferating demand for towable RVs is expected to present significant growth opportunities through the forecast period

RVs are specifically designed for pleasure and recreational activities such as camping and tourism. These vehicles are incorporated with facilities such as toilets, bathrooms, kitchen, sleeping rooms and other customizable amenities that provide enhanced user comfort during the camping or travel. Moreover, favorable government policies, increasing popularity of RVs and positive business environment will also help provide significant momentum to the RVs demand. For instance, initiatives to regulate the RV quality standards by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and tax deductions by the Internal Revenue Service in the U.S., have led to increased consumer inclination towards these automobiles. Increased demands for RVs due to these factors, will provide significant growth prospects to the automotive trailer tow mirror market.

Automotive Trailer Tow Mirror (ATTM) Market Taxonomy

On the basis of vehicles, the global automotive trailer tow mirror market is classified into:

  • Towable RVs
    • Travel trailers
    • Folding camping trailers
    • Fifth-wheel trailers
    • Trunk campus
  • Truckload trailer
    • Flatbed trailers
    • RGN
    • Step deck
    • Dry Van
    • Low Boy and others

Integration of cameras to cover the blind spots is one of the next generation trends gaining major traction in the industry

Automotive trailer tow mirror find significant applications in enhancing the blind spot monitoring through incorporation of cameras. The system essentially requires three cameras, one at the rear end of the trailer and the other two as side view cameras. Side cameras are incorporated in the side mirrors to enhance the visibility of the vehicle for the driver, by displaying the side view of the central screen when turned on. These cameras are connected to the trailer light for power, and transmits the image wirelessly. This innovative advancement is expected to augment the ATTM market growth over the next few years.

Truckload trailers are expected to dominated the overall ATTM market share in 2016

Truckload trailers find significant applications in transportation of small and heavy loads across large distances in an economic manner. Considerable growth in commercial transportation activities is expected to present solid demands for these vehicles. According to Coherent Market Insights findings, global road freight transportation market is expected to register growth at around 2% CAGR. This will help the truck loads segment to continue its dominance over the next few years. Furthermore, requirement of compliance with the government regulations such as implementation of towing mirrors by the European Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will largely contribute to the ATTM market growth.

U.S. is expected to dominate the automotive trailer tow mirror market, owing to highly developed road infrastructure, increasing adoption of RVs and government mandates for the deployment of these equipment in the vehicles. Moreover, increasing inclination of consumers towards camping and other recreational trips, in turn augmenting demand for travel trailers creates a highly conducive environment for growth of the automotive trailer tow mirror market.

The automotive trailer tow mirror market is highly fragmented, owing to the large number of players sharing the business space. Moreover, several regional and international players have established significant presence in the aftermarket, which constitutes substantial share of the industry. Major offerings of these players include additional integration of cameras and cargo lamps to attract the consumers. Chief ATTM market participants include K Source, Samvardhana Motherson, ISP Glendale, Milenco, Power Vision,, and Ford Motor Company.


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