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Germany: Ethics Commission on Automated Driving presents its report


In Germany the Ethics Commission on Automated Driving set up by Federal Minister Alexander Dobrindt presented its report. In this report, the body of experts, headed by Professor Udo Di Fabio, a former Federal Constitutional Court judge, has developed guidelines for the programming of automated driving systems. The key elements …

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Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt to build ‘compact electric vehicles’


Mercedes-Benz consistently pursuing its electric offensive has announced that its Rastatt plant will produce compact class EQ models in the future. The decision is based on a declaration of intent, which the company has set up with the works council. Now, together with the sites in Bremen and Sindelfingen, all …

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Germany passes self-driving vehicles law


Germany cleared the way for its giant automotive industry to develop and test self-driving cars, when the upper house of its parliament approved on Friday a law setting out the conditions under which they could take to German roads. Under the law, first mooted by Chancellor Angela Merkel last year, …

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German green cars infrastructure measure in line with EU state aid rules, gets go ahead


European Commission has given approval to the German green cars infrastructure which at a cost of in total €300 million over four years and promotes the installation of new standard and high-speed charging stations for electric vehicles, as well as the extension of the existing infrastructure. The scheme is open to …

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Germany approved a draft law allowing for autonomously-driving cars to be active on German streets


GTAI has informed that Germany’s federal government has approved a draft law allowing for autonomously-driving cars to be active on German streets. Crucially within the law, responsibility for mishaps continued to rest firmly in the hands of the driver, but allows for the driver to hand control of his or …

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Germany tweaks its traffic rules to include self-driving cars


Published: 31 October 2016 For any industry to grow the government regulations play a very important role. What is the political disposition towards any industry at the end of the day matters. No matter how promising it may look to the other players and how much ever potential it may …

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Germany: Black box to be made mandatory in autonomous cars

A self-driving car by Google is displayed at the Viva Technology event in Paris, France, June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Published: July 19, 2016 A new legislation has been planned and ready to be executed in Germany where automakers are going to install a black box in vehicles that already have autopilot features. This step has been taken in consideration to determine the responsibility in the event of an accident. Earlier this …

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Marvell opens automotive center of excellence in Germany


Published: April 19, 2016 | Germany Marvell has announced the inauguration of a first-of-its-kind automotive networking technology development center, the Marvell Automotive Center of Excellence (ACE). Located in Ettlingen, Germany, ACE is centrally-located by major OEMs and tier one customers. Automotive technological developments have advanced rapidly in recent years and …

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ITF new studies highlight the use of big data and the trend towards automated cars


Published: June 2, 2015 | Leipzig, Germany How to use Big Data for better transport without risking privacy / what regulation for autonomous and automated vehicles? Two new reports launched by the International Transport Forum during the Annual Summit of Transport Ministers in Leipzig, Germany, highlight cutting-edge issues for the …

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Continental Mobility Study discloses the openness to own ‘connected cars’ in Germany


Published: February 9, 2015 | Hanover, Germany Not owning a car is out of the question for the majority of drivers in Germany. According to the “Continental Mobility Study 2015,” the vast majority (83%) of vehicles are owned personally and only 1% of respondents make use of car-sharing services. Local …

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