Global Tunnel Automation Market Size, Share And Global Trend By Component (HVAC, Lighting & Power Supply, Signalization); Tunnel Type (Railway Tunnels and Highway and Roadway Tunnels); Offering (Hardware, Software, and Services) By Region (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Rest Of North America, The UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway), Benelux Union (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg), Rest Of Europe, China, Japan, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Rest Of Southeast Asia), Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, South Africa, Rest Of Middle East & Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Rest Of Latin America) - Global Insights, Growth, Size, Comparative Analysis, Trends And Forecast, 2021-2030

Industry: Semiconductors & Electronics


Global Tunnel Automation Market Insights Forecasts to 2030

  • The Global Tunnel Automation Market was valued at USD 4.3 billion in 2021
  • The market is growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2021 to 2030
  • The Worldwide Tunnel Automation Market size is expected to reach USD 6.2 billion by 2030
  • Europe is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period


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The Global Tunnel Automation Market is anticipated to reach USD 6.2 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030. Government regulations, increasing traffic accidents, and the growing integration of IoT and cloud with tunnel automation technologies are propelling the market. The growing number of tunnel building projects, as well as the incorporation of analytics into tunnel management, are likely to generate significant growth prospects for market participants.


Market Overview

A tunnel contains a large number of ventilation systems, lighting systems, and speed limit indications, among other things, all of which demand a large amount of power and must be managed successfully and efficiently in order to control traffic. Any flaw in the operation of any system, or any malfunction in the power supply, might result in serious mishaps. As a result, tunnel system automation is the best alternative for avoiding such unfortunate accidents. Tunnels make it easier to transport things, cars, and products swiftly, but at a higher cost and risk. Tunnel automation can save money by reducing human labor and utilizing renewable energy sources. Tunnel automation is supposed to improve safety by creating an optimum environment for speedy mobility. Tight government rules, an increase in traffic accidents, a strong need for greater security, and the rising integration of cloud computing technologies and IoT into tunnel automation solutions are the primary factors pushing tunnel automation adoption.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global tunnel automation market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyses trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the tunnel automation market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the tunnel automation market.


Tunnel Automation Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2021
Market Size in 2021:USD 4.3 Billion
Forecast Period:2021 - 2030
Forecast Period CAGR 2021 - 2030 :7.7%
2030 Value Projection:USD 6.2 Billion
Historical Data for:2017 - 2020
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:100
Segments covered:By Implant Type, By Application, By End User, By Region.
Companies covered::Johnson Controls International plc, Siemens AG, SICK AG, ABB, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Honeywell International Inc., Eaton Corporation, SWARCO AG, Agidens International NV, Advantech Co. Ltd.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The various government regulations encouraging the use of tunnel automation solutions are also fueling the growth of the tunnel automation market. The growing integration of IOT and cloud with tunnel automation solutions are also boosting the market growth. Furthermore, an increasing number of accidents as well as an increasing number of project allocations, and outdated railway tunnels, are acting as active growth drivers in the tunnel automation market. In addition, growing connectivity and established IT services, as well as ever-increasing connectivity and based IT services, are boosting the growth of the tunnel automation market during the period of forecasting.


Restraining Factors

The main disadvantage is the high initial investment. Tunnel automation is expensive to develop, difficult to transport, and necessitates extensive backup systems and electricity. Huge boulders and stones can hinder the drive. The tunnel service operations of all underground automated solutions necessitate a skilled workforce with technical knowledge of the machine's operation, and a lack of the necessary manpower impedes product sales, limiting market value.


Market Segmentation


The Global Tunnel Automation Market share is categorized into component, tunnel type, and offering.


  • The HVAC segment is expected to hold the largest share of the market during the forecast period.

Based on the component, the global tunnel automation market is differentiated into HVAC, lighting & power supply, and signalization. Among these, the HVAC segment is estimated to hold the largest share of the market during the study period. This market's growth can be contributed to the absolute necessity of providing forced ventilation inside tunnel enclosures, as tunnel enclosures have limited access from the outside and no natural ventilation. An HVAC system inside a tunnel performs several functions, including supplying fresh air to passengers and workers, removing harmful gases, removing heat generated by metro and train subcomponents, preventing humidity formation via water seepage and body sweat, as well as vapour and fume removal from water coolers, lighting, and escalators, among other things.


  • The railway tunnels dominate the market and are anticipated to grow at a rapid CAGR in terms of revenue during the study period.

Based on the tunnel type, the global tunnel automation market is classified into railway tunnels, highway and roadway tunnels. Among these, railway tunnels segment dominate the market and are estimated to grow at a rapid CAGR in terms of revenue during the projected period. Increasing project allocation, as well as an increase in the number of accidents in railway tunnels, are expected to drive market growth during the forecast period. Growing renovation activities in older railway tunnels in developing countries are also propelling the market growth.


  • The Service offering segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the predicted period.

Based on the offering, the global tunnel automation market is categorized into hardware, software, and services. Among these, the service segment is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR during the predicted period. The service segment is driven by the frequent installation and replacement of HVAC, electrical and lighting, firefighting, and other systems in tunnels. Growing engineering and design, project planning, and scheduled maintenance services are some of the primary drivers behind the expansion of the services segment market.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Tunnel Automation Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


Asia Pacific is expected to hold the largest share of the market during the predicted timeframe.


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Asia Pacific is estimated to hold the largest share of the global tunnel automation market during the forecast period. China and India are expected to be the major regional contributors to the growth of the tunnel automation market in the Asia Pacific in the coming years. Infrastructure development in the Asia Pacific is accelerating as a result of rapid urbanization and economic growth in the region's various countries. The region's tunnel automation market is expected to be driven by rising tunnel construction investment. The Chinese government's increased investment in tunnel infrastructure, combined with the increasing adoption of tunnel automation solutions for railway, subway, and road tunnels, has contributed to the country's increased demand for tunnel automation solutions. Furthermore, factors like population growth and rapid urbanization have increased the use of highways and railways. As a result, tunnel automation solutions are in high demand in the Asia Pacific.


Europe is predicted to grow the fastest during the forecast period. Tunnel construction has increased in many European countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy, as the market in this region has grown. Several significant tunnel projects are either under construction or in the planning stages. The presence of a number of manufacturing industries, combined with rising demand for public transportation in most cities, is propelling the tunnel automation market forward. The presence of several mountain ranges in the region is also expected to drive market growth over the forecast period.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global tunnel automation market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • CODEL International Ltd.
  • Monitoring Solutions
  • General Electric
  • Delta Electronics, Inc.
  • Advantech Co. Ltd.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Eaton
  • Agidens International NV
  • SICE
  • Indra Sistemas
  • OSRAM GmbH
  • Johnson Controls
  • Siemens
  • Trane
  • ABB
  • Kapsch
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments

  • In June 2022, With the introduction of Mobilaris Tunneling Intelligence, Epiroc expanded its digital solutions portfolio within the construction industry. The new tunnelling portfolio improves both safety and productivity.


  • In June 2022, Femern A/S and Sice-Cobra signed a contract to install electromechanical installations in the Fehmarnbelt tunnel. The DKK contract covers ventilation, lighting, and safety systems for the 18-kilometer tunnel connecting Denmark and Germany.


  • In July 2021, Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) launched its new brand Yunex Traffic and began operations as a new Siemens Mobility company. The company will continue to offer solutions for adaptive traffic control and management, highway and tunnel automation, and smart solutions for V2X and road user charging.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2030. Spherical Insights has segmented the Global Tunnel Automation Market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Global Tunnel Automation Market, By Component

  • HVAC
  • Lighting & Power Supply
  • Signalization

Global Tunnel Automation Market, By Tunnel Type

  • Railway Tunnels
  • Highway and Roadway Tunnels

Global Tunnel Automation Market, By Offering

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services


Global Tunnel Automation Market, By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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