In future, cars will always be online. For drivers, this means more assistance, more safety, more information and more entertainment. Electric cars are the trendsetters that show what the future of driving looks like.
Fully automated driving will be implemented gradually. By 2030, fully automated, autonomous cars will be sharing the road with non-autonomous cars. However, technical developments will not be the only deciding factor in how things evolve. The ethical and legal general conditions must change along with increased acceptance for autonomous driving.
With its traditional strengths in transportation system technology and start-ups, Berlin will benefit from the technological advanced development of cars and expand its profile as a location for technology-orientated services. To support this aim, Berlin should set up experimental spaces for interconnected driving in which vehicle-to-X applications can be tested.