Statement on the draft bill for the law on autonomous driving

ITS Germany e.V. has issued a statement on the draft bill on autonomous driving.

In general, the drafts assume that autonomous driving vehicles will travel autonomously, i.e. without any communication with the road traffic infrastructure or other vehicles. Consequently, this communication is not considered in draft, either. ITS Germany e.V. called this corresponds, neither to short- or medium-term realities. A central reason for this is to ensure road safety, especially the protection of pedestrians and cyclists (VRU Vulnerable Road Users) in urban / inner-city areas.

Therefore, we strongly recommend that the draft legislation be revised soon. Moreover, that the additional sensors required in the road space and communication with the road traffic infrastructure be included.

You can download the detailed statement in German, here

New member: T-Systems International GmbH

We welcome T-Systems International GmbH as a member of ITS Germany. T-Systems International GmbH has locations in over 20 countries, 37,900 employees and external revenues of 6.8 billion euros (2019), T-Systems is one of the world's leading multi-vendor digital service providers headquartered in Europe. We are looking forward to a successful future collaboration.