Automated Vehicles Index Q1/2016
Automated driving remains a key topic for the future of the international automotive industry. The level of driver interest is high: some 60 percent of study participants interviewed by Roland Berger in Germany and the US express an interest in automated driving, with the figure in China as high as 96 percent. 26 percent of German car owners, 28 percent of Americans and 51 percent of Chinese could even see themselves using self-driving robot taxis in the future instead of buying their own new car.
The latest "Automated Vehicles Index" for the first quarter of 2016 issued by the automotive experts at Roland Berger and fka Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen presents the current status of research and vehicle development alongside the market and legal framework and compares the relative competitive positions of the key markets (these being Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Sweden, the US, Japan, China and South Korea).