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Roland Berger Study: Automotive Disruption Radar

Consulting agency Roland Berger has been constantly publishing studies on autonomous driving and related topics. Now they created the so called Automotive Disruption Radar, Now they created the Automotive Disruption Radar, which is basically a nations ranking regarding future mobility readiness released regularly.

Indicators, criteria and roots of change

Similarly as in past studies Roland Berger created a nations ranking based on different evaluation criteria that are sequenced. The result is the Automotive Disruption Radar.

The study captures the radical change in the automotive industry taking place after 130 years of linear development. These changes are also reflected in the car manufacturers’ behavior as they undergo a transformation from the traditional manufacturer to a mobility supplier. Their reasons are simple: You can earn much more money on the after-sales market than with vehicle production. Car Connectivity promises numerous sources of income, be it music, navigation or overlays financed through advertising. Established brands have to act quick as new non-OEM competitors are entering this profitable market.

In order to analyze the mentioned change the Berger research focuses on “MADE” – which stands for Mobility types, Autonomous driving, Digitized culture, Electric vehicles. This classification yielded 25 different indicators responsible for disrupting the automotive industry. Factors like customer interest, legal regulations, technology & infrastructure development and industry activity were taken into account with regard to ten different countries.

Nations ranking

The total ranking is led by the Netherlands whose trump cards are e-mobility and investments for autonomous driving. The second place goes to Singapore followed by China. The main reason for their good position is their willingness to invest in mobility. Places 4 to 10 are given away as follows: Germany, Great Britain, France, India, South Korea, USA and Japan.

If you filter the results by customer interest in autonomous cars, the table is topped by France, Japan and the Netherlands. However the researchers see Germany, Great Britain, India and the US catching up here. In China the topic seems to play no role at all. The Netherlands lead again in terms of legal regulations followed by Singapore, USA and Great Britain. The Dutch seem to be well prepared for future mobility although they only got a mediocre ranking for their 5G LTE infrastructure. Latter is best developed by Germany, Singapore and France. The sector ride- and car-sharing is once more dominated by the Netherlands, pursued by China, Germany, France, UK and USA.

Read the full study results here:

About the author:

David Fluhr is journalist and owner of the digital magazine “Autonomes Fahren & Co”. He is reporting regularly about trends and technologies in the fields Autonomous Driving, HMI, Telematics and Robotics. Link to his site:

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