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Asia ahead Automotive Disruption Radar – #2

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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Switzerland
Büro Zürich, Zentraleuropa
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While Asian countries like Singapore, China, or South Korea are speeding up their activities, it looks as though mature Western markets – and German OEMs in particular – are busy protecting themselves as they manage the "Dieselgate" and NOx emissions crisis. Have major Western European markets already lost the race?

In an analysis of 11 countries, the Automotive Disruption Radar (ADR) has named the Netherlands as the leading country for introducing autonomous vehicles. The only major automotive market to rank was China at no. 2, while other key markets are at best in the midfield.

  1. Customer interest: Do people want autonomous vehicles and to what extent?
  2. Regulation: What are the regulatory conditions?
  3. Infrastructure: How developed is the infrastructure for autonomous vehicles?
  4. Technology: How far developed is the technology for autonomous driving?
  5. Industry activities: Which solutions have been announced or already exist?

Especially with respect to regulation of autonomous vehicles, countries are quickly making significant progress in providing a legal framework for testing the new technology on public roads.

Autonomous mobility services are sure to be "the next big thing" in the automotive industry, and the race is on: markets that have strong customer demand, low regulatory hurdles, general technology readiness, and sufficient infrastructure will take the lead. There is a chance that China will become a leader in autonomous driving.

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Asia ahead Automotive Disruption Radar – #2


Have major Western European markets already lost the race for future mobility?

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