Germany wants to force black box in autonomous vehicles

Jul

19

2016

The German government wants to introduce legislation that allows manufacturers of cars are required to provide autonomous and partially autonomous cars of a black box. The black box to track when the autopilot was active and when the driver drove.

Also must keep the system when the system operator sends a signal that it is in control had to take the self-propelled feature. Purpose-installed sensors to track the events. According to a proposal by the Minister of Transport, Alexander Dobrindt, writes Reuters.

It is difficult to create a legal framework for automated driving according to a spokesman of parliament Ulrich Lange in Handelsblatt. But according to him, can not wait longer, or “determine companies from the United States default on German motorways’, and for the German automotive industry may lose.

Group Chairman Nadine Schön said in the Handelsblatt that it is good if Germany will make it the “most innovative traffic laws in the world and does not the German automotive industry must remain in the growth market of autonomous driving cars.

Recently was a semi-autonomous driving Tesla S involved in an accident where the driver died. The accident is the increased pressure on the automotive industry to ensure that self-driving cars are safer and require new regulations.

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