AUSTRALIA: Ridesharing services are now legal in all Australian territories.
CANADA: Over the last year, Canada saw a rise in its already large share of highly-skilled workers and a four percent increase in the number of graduates earning STEM degrees.
DENMARK: Denmark more than doubled its new business entry rate to 9.91 from 4.36 per 1,000 people aged 15-64.
ESTONIA: Estonia’s capital, Tallinn, is testing driverless public transit buses, placing it a step ahead of most other European nations.
FINLAND: Over the last year, Finland welcomed self-driving vehicles on public roads, though the vehicles need to provide drivers the option of taking control.
GERMANY: Testing of self-driving vehicles is also legal in Germany, if a backup driver is present behind the wheel and can take control in an emergency.
ISRAEL: Between 2009 and 2018, Israel became home to four startups worth at least $1 billion U.S.
LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg is working with its neighbors to establish an international test track for self-driving vehicles.
NETHERLANDS: The Netherlands adjusted its regulations for recreational and commercial drone pilots to make them more consistent and improved its new business entry rate by 13 percent.
NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand set clearer and more explicit rules for drone operators and spurred drone research at the University of Canterbury.
NORWAY: Norway issued its first national drone strategy last year, laying out plans to create a national test center that enables drone pilots to develop their skills and complete a certification program
SINGAPORE: Singapore became the first country to test self-driving taxis
SWEDEN: In a push to support sustainable transportation innovation, Sweden now allows testing of self-driving vehicles with a permit and improved its short-term rental regulatory framework
SWITZERLAND: Switzerland supplies fast, affordable broadband to its population and spends a remarkably high portion of GDP (3.4 percent) on research and development.
UNITED KINGDOM: After revoking Uber’s license to operate in 2017, London gave the company a 15-month reprieve, and city authorities issued possible future guidelines, promising movements for ridesharing.
UNITED STATES: The U.S. cut its top corporate tax rate.
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