Driverless vehicles: Coming soon to an 'island of autonomy' near you

Gary Silberg discusses what “islands of autonomy” mean in the driverless vehicle industry, and why organizations need to act now to tap into the multi-trillion dollar market.

Can’t wait to jump into a driverless car for your next commute, shopping excursion, or airport trip? Panicked at the idea of ceding driving control to a vehicle weighing a couple of tons?

Whatever your personal take, driverless vehicles are on the path to becoming a more mainstream reality faster than many of us might have dreamed. Indeed, the behemoth and upstart vehicle manufacturers and technology companies investing in this potentially multi-trillion dollar market may be bringing driverless vehicles to your local “island of autonomy” in the next six to 24 months.

In this podcast, Gary Silberg, KPMG’s Americas head of automotive, sat  to discuss:

  • what KPMG means by “island of autonomy”, and insights into those already mapped
  • the concerns around insurance, liability, and other related issues
  • why vehicle manufacturers, technology firms, governments, cities, and energy companies need to start engaging now with their boards, management, and external ecosystem members to determine how to move ahead.


To learn more about transformation in the automotive industry,  visit www.kpmg.com/us/automotive.

Gary Silberg

Gary Silberg

Partner, Global Automotive Sector Leader, KPMG US