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  • Germany digitising the autobahn
  • Germany digitising the autobahn
    Daimler AG (2014) ©

Germany digitising the autobahn

Fuelled by competition from Google and the rest of Silicon Valley behind it, the German Ministry of Transport is opening up the autobahn to self-driving vehicles. Described as the "digitised autobahn", car makers will be allowed to test autonomous vehicles in a separate lane.



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    DriveNow: Germany's convenient car-sharing

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