As the world shifts towards the break of autonomous cars, Netherlands found itself to be leading on the newly published Automated Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI) by KPMG. Other European countries like Sweden, U.K. and Germany were also among the top 10 countries globally that are ready for the introduction of self-driving vehicles.
The AVRI examines where countries are today in terms of progress and capacity for adapting AV technology. It evaluates each country according to four pillars that are integral to a country’s capacity to adopt and integrate autonomous vehicles. The four pillars are: policy & legislation; technology & innovation, infrastructure and consumer acceptance.
According to the AVRI, the 10 countries most prepared for the future of autonomous transportation of those researched are:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- United Arab Emirates
- New Zealand
- South Korea
Netherlands by far has the highest density of electrical vehicle charging points, with 26,789 publicly-available points. With a well established wireless network system and the highest usage of electric vehicles across the planet, it is of no surprise that the country is also home to a number of AV companies.