The share of newly registered passenger cars worldwide produced without provisions for assisted driving systems has become smaller and smaller in recent years.
The transition to autonomous-ready cars has been a quick one: In 2015, cars without assistance systems were still in the majority at 51.4 percent of all newly registered ones.
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There are six different automation levels for passenger cars in the classification SAE J3016 by standards developer SAE International, four of which are included in the chart.
Autonomous driving ability is displayed as levels 0 to 5. In levels 1 and 2, the autonomous driving functions assist the drivers (so-called assisted mode). Automated driving provisions of of level 3 are now entering regular production, while level 4 is expected by 2025.
Level 3 is the lowest level of this automated mode.
Vehicles whose systems meet level 3 requirements can drive independently to some degree, with the driver taking over the wheel again upon request and with advance notice.