Germany has adopted legislation that allows self-driving cars to drive on public roads by 2022, paving the way for companies to introduce robotic taxis and delivery services in the country on a large scale.
While self-testing is currently permitted in Germany, this would allow self-driving cars to operate without a human safety factor behind the wheel.
Be seen project of law, Which was approved by the Bundestag and the German parliament last week, specifically in self-driving cars of the fourth level.
The fourth level of autonomous driving, defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), means that the computer deals with driving in certain conditions or environments, and in Germany these vehicles are restricted to specific geographical areas.
The legislation says: Self-driving cars should in the future be able to drive across the country without an actual driver in designated operating areas for traffic across public roads in regular operation.
He adds: More steps must be taken to bring the corresponding systems into regular operation so that the potential of these technologies can be exploited and the community can participate in them.
The bill still needs to be passed through the Bundesrat, and the bill includes potential primary applications for self-driving cars on German roads, such as public passenger transport, business and supply trips, logistics, company vehicles that handle employee traffic, trips between medical centers and homes. the retirement.
Companies looking to operate commercial vehicles without a driver in Germany need to adhere to a number of other rules, such as bearing liability insurance and access to halting remote autonomous operations.
Many US states have regulations about testing and potential commercial publication.
Chinese start-up robotic taxi company Pony.ai has become the eighth company to be granted a permit to test self-driving cars in California. While Nuro is the only company with a publication permit to operate commercially via public roads in the state.
Companies like AutoX, which is backed by Alibaba, are also testing fleets of driverless driving on public roads in China, and the German legislation is a step beyond the test in the direction of merging with normal traffic.
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