An interdisciplinary question.
Car ethics, questions of liability, testing permit: these are the hotly discussed buzzwords related to autonomous driving to date – but they are now no longer the only ones. After two years of intensive research, the Daimler and Benz Foundation has published its white paper on autonomous driving. 28 scientists from more than 20 different fields have investigated the unanswered questions posed by autonomous driving on the basis of specific application cases. Three future use-case scenarios seem particularly likely: the driverless vehicle as a “highway pilot”, as an autonomous personal replacement for valet parking and as an autonomous vehicle-on-demand. The scientists analysed the opportunities and risks associated with autonomous driving based on these scenarios and came up with many answers – but also with just as many new questions.