GVR Report cover Middle East Intelligent Transportation Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Middle East Intelligent Transportation Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (ATMS, ATPS, APTS, EMS), By Application (Public Transport, Automotive Telematics), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-606-6
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2015 - 2016
  • Industry: Technology

Industry Insights

The Middle East intelligent transportation systems (ITS) market size was valued at USD 2.82 billion in 2017. It is poised to exhibit a CAGR of 11.6% during the forecast period. Need to present real-time traffic information to drivers and passengers is one of the key trends stimulating the growth of the market.

Turbulence in the prices of petroleum and crude oil has not caused much of an impact on investment flow in the mobility and transportation sector in the region. The leading countries, such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), in modernizing mobility have extensive monetary reserves to fund these projects.

Middle East Intelligent Transportation System Market

The region is home to several fast emerging metropolitans and big cities, wherein the population is increasing at a noteworthy rate. In such a scenario, mobility issues in the offing can be envisaged. Consistent efforts by governments to improve public transport and infrastructure to cater to urban transportation challenges are providing a tremendous push to the market.

Intelligent transportation systems are a viable solution for traffic and safety issues. They are a combination of communication and information technology incorporated into transportation infrastructure for improving passenger safety and overall efficiency. Advancements in information and communication technology are likely to work in favor of the market.

Upcoming events in the region such as Expo 2020 in Dubai and FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 are expected to boost the need for efficient transportation systems, thereby driving the market. The ambitious project ‘Vision 2030’ launched by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has specific arrangements for improved mobility in the country, emphasizing on intelligent transportation systems in planned and executed projects. The Kingdom also has planned a project of connecting intercity railroads with metros and buses with the help of intelligent transportation solutions.

Application Insights

The automotive telematics segment was valued at USD 301.2 million in 2017. It is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 13.8% over the forecast period. Increasing stringency in regulations pertaining to the safety and security of vehicles and passengers as well as pedestrians is contributing to the growth of the segment. Constant evolution in connectivity between vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to everything (V2X) is augmenting the efficient implementation of intelligent transportation systems.

Traffic management systems are anticipated to emerge as a promising application segment during the forecast period. There is a widening base of inhabitants in the region owing to attractive employment opportunities in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. Rise in population has resulted in increase in passenger cars on roads, despite improving public transportation. This is triggering situations such as traffic congestion, eventually resulting in increased pollution and the need for effective traffic management systems.

System Type Insights

APTS is projected to post a CAGR of 13.8% from 2017 to 2025. It provides enhanced visibility into the overall timelines of buses and trains. Rising number of passengers traveling through public transportation and increasing investments in real-time information systems are poised to contribute to the growth of the segment. The segment is likely to dominate the Middle East ITS market throughout the forecast horizon.

Middle East Intelligent Transportation System Market Share

ATMS provides traffic management solutions that enable improvement in road safety, enhanced traffic flow, and enhancement in mobility. Traffic management solutions offer real-time data to analyze and respond immediately to emergencies. Countries in the region are modifying their traffic management infrastructure to reduce increasing traffic congestion.

Regional Insights

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is expected to progress at the highest CAGR of 12.2% during the forecast period. The Kingdom has planned extensive modernization projects in all its major cities along with religious cities such as Mecca and Medina. The ‘Vision 2030’ has enabled realization of various infrastructure projects including roadways, railways, and airways development. The Kingdom has allotted billions of dollars for these projects and has planned integration of local transport with intercity transport services. This is estimated to provide an essential boost to intelligent transportation systems in the Middle East.

The U.A.E. has been working on improving transportation systems since 2007 with a flagship project of automatic road tolling systems in Dubai. The city has also installed other intelligent systems such as traffic management systems and is planning to increase such projects to improve transportation. The capital Abu Dhabi has also chalked out various intelligent transportation systems to regulate and manage traffic more efficiently.

Middle East Intelligent Transportation Systems Market Share Insights

Key players in the market include Siemens AG, Kapsch TrafficCom, and Hitachi Ltd. The competitive landscape of the market is influenced by a diversified customer base and a wide range of advanced technology products employed in transportation management. Other prominent vendors in the market include Denso Corporation, Efkon Ag, Garmin International, and Lanner Electronics.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2015 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation                                

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

Middle East

Country Scope

U.A.E., Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Report coverage      

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Middle East intelligent transportation systems market report on the basis of type, application, and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • ATIS

    • ATMS

    • ATPS

    • APTS

    • EMS

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Traffic Management

    • Road Safety and Security

    • Freight Management (Commercial)

    • Public Transport

    • Environment Protection

    • Automotive Telematics

    • Parking Management

    • Road Tolling Systems

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • United Arab Emirates (UAE)

    • Saudi Arabia

    • Rest of Middle East

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