On 15 June we held a lunch briefing on the global competition towards autonomous vehicles. Speakers from the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the EU Commission, Ford, Bosch and Allianz SE discussed the issue, on which we also published a white paper. What added a new dimension to the event were the experts from the US, EU and Asia joining via video conference to provide insights from each of the markets..
The goal was to provide a clear understanding of the global market barriers and explore different regional policy approaches, best practices, and measures that could facilitate market entry around the world.
For us the key takeaways were…
With new digital businesses and tech disruption, industry will need to create a policy framework. Indeed, fragmented global policy landscape poses a key challenge to self-driving cars producers. The different industries and policymakers will have to work together on this very complex technology to ensure market maturity and deployment.