Most Prepared For Self-Driving Cars: Netherlands, Singapore, Norway, U.S.

Autonomous vehicles are being developed around the world, but people in some countries appear more ready than others to deal with it.

The countries leading in the new “Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index” by KPMG International are the Netherlands, Singapore, Norway, the U.S. and Sweden.

The index is based on an assessment of 25 countries on 25 different variables, including research by KPMG International and scored on an index by KPMG and ESI Thought Lab.

The study ranked consumer acceptance, infrastructure, technology and innovation and policy and legislation.

The Netherlands scored high on individual measures, leading on infrastructure, second on consumer acceptance and fifth on policy and legislation.

The United States, home to the companies leading the world in autonomous vehicle development, is third in technology and innovation and fourth overall.

The U.S. is eighth in infrastructure and ninth in policy and legislation.

On consumer acceptance, the U.S. ranks sixth behind Singapore, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

As part of the study, consumers were asked their general opinion of autonomous vehicles.

People in India, Mexico and the UAE were the most enthusiastic, with those in the U.S., U.K. and Canada the least.

2 comments about "Most Prepared For Self-Driving Cars: Netherlands, Singapore, Norway, U.S.".
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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , November 6, 2019 at 7:14 p.m.

    would like to know how many countries were on the test list.
    If only 10, then US is lagging, which is a false reprentation, because
    for 3 years I've asked many people if they would consider having a Ghost driver car,
    100% say NO WAY.  Did anybody see the humor in this: the most receptive
    are Norway, Sweeden, and Finland?   The Frozen tundra, and you think that
    these cars will perform in those frozen elements?   Gosh , these tech nerds live in a
    parallel universe??  

  2. Chuck Martin from Chuck Martin replied, November 6, 2019 at 7:25 p.m.

    There were 25 countries on the list, Mark.

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