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Friday, May 28, 2021

Germany Says Level 4 Driverless by 2022.

Seems quite broad, but further a large number of commercial vehicles mentioned.  Level 4  ... meaning  " ... Level 4 is considered to be fully autonomous driving, although a human driver can still request control, and the car still has a cockpit. In level 4, the car can handle the majority of driving situations independently. ...  " 

Germany Greenlights Driverless Vehicles on Public Roads

Tech Crunch; Rebecca Bellan, May 24, 2021

Legislation passed by the lower house of Germany's parliament would permit driverless vehicles on that nation’s public roads by 2022. The bill specifically addresses vehicles with the Society of Automobile Engineers' Level 4 autonomy designation, which means all driving is handled by the vehicle’s computer in certain conditions. The legislation also details possible initial applications for self-driving cars, including public passenger transport, business and supply trips, logistics, company shuttles, and trips between medical centers and retirement homes. Commercial driverless vehicle operators would have to carry liability insurance and be able to stop autonomous operations remotely, among other requirements. The bill still needs the approval of the upper chamber of parliament to be enacted into law.  ... " 

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