From January 23 to 25, 2019, the 57th German Traffic Court Conference took place. Ralf Johanning was there and prepared some topics for us. First topic: Automated driving.
The discussions about advantages and disadvantages of autonomous driving do not stop. On the one hand, experts warn against unregulated liability issues. In addition, cyber security is still not guaranteed.
German citizens hope for more safety and environmental protection through autonomously driving cars. But the reality looks still different.
The first autonomously driving cars could roll over the highways in just over seven years. While the developers make technically fast progress, there are still many legal gaps.
The industry association Bitkom claims that most Germans see very big chances for artificial intelligence (AI) in vehicles.
Under the motto “ Commercial vehicles – networked and efficient in the future”, commercial vehicle professionals will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and future technologies at the DEKRA-organized Zukunftskongress für kommerzielle Nutzfahrzeuge 2017 (Future Congress for Commercial Vehicles) on November 7 and 8, 2017.
While the commercial vehicle industry is pushing forward the highly automated driving, the transport and logistics sector remains skeptical. This even starts with the use of software.
Germany gets its first test track for highly automated vehicles. In early September Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt signed the Innovation Charter for the Digital Test Field Highway.