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Autonomous driving as future mobility.

Autonomous driving will change our society.

“Anyone who only thinks of technology, has not yet recognized that autonomous driving will change our society.” This quote is from Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG, and points to what the future of mobility will look like.

But what is meant by „autonomous driving“ as a basis for this development? While in automated driving a human driver is supported by intelligent assistance systems, in autonomous driving the vehicle moves autonomously – without the driver having to take action.

Not only safety and efficiency will reach unprecedented levels.

Imagine a world in which traffic works perfectly connected and both the passenger transportation and transportation of cargo flow without active driver involvement. In particular the safety and efficiency will reach unprecedented levels, accidents caused by human errors will be avoided and the traffic will run faster while fuel prizes will be minimized.

With the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck Daimler AG presents a scenario for the logistics sector which focuses on the future of mobility. This trucks’ cabin includes an comfortable and functional work place which can be used for the phase of autonomous driving.

Let us discuss the potentials.

Now the question arises, what opportunities the networked and autonomous mobility give – especially for logistics. What would happen if drivers would no longer exist? What further potentials can be explored? This is what we would like to discuss with you about in the forum.