Roadmap to automated driving takes shape: silicon chauffeur takes over

June 05, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
The European Community intends to reduce the number of traffic fatalities by 50 percent until 2020; the United Nations put a similar program in place to improve road traffic safety and cut back the number of traffic accidents in a global scale.

This gives carmakers and tier ones a good argument to switch to automated driving: a chauffeur made of silicon and algorithms is less prone to fatigue and emotions and thus a safer driver than a human. Another big driver for automation on the road is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Read the full article on page 12 of our June digital edition .