Highly Automated and Autonomous Driving: Facts, State of Technology and Legislation


The seminar addresses all facts and questions about highly automated and autonomous driving: Market, players, customers & affected persons, the worldwide legislation, the required technologies, and last but not least the numerous gaps still to be filled. Following the introduction of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), driven primarily by Euro NCAP, some vehicle manufacturers are now offering systems that enable partially automated driving in certain traffic scenarios, but which still have to be monitored by the driver. In just a few years, highly automated systems are to follow, in which the driver only has to take over control when requested to do so. The focus will be on traffic jams and the autopilot on motorways. The legal framework conditions are currently being created. At the same time, internet companies, mobility service providers, start-ups and cities in the USA, Singapore, China and Europe are intensifying the testing and operation of driverless robotic taxis and shuttle buses on public roads: Since 2018, even self-driving waymo taxis (Google) that are no longer monitored by security drivers have been on the road in a suburb of Phoenix (Arizona). This hype is only clouded by a deadly collision with a pedestrian caused by an Uber taxi. In this field of interest, the seminar discusses all functions and technologies used in automated driving, sensors, communication systems and algorithms, especially artificial intelligence. Particular attention will be paid to system boundaries and technical gaps, as well as aspects of functional safety and system security. The effects on occupant protection and synergies between active and passive safety will also be addressed. In addition, the legal situation of automated driving and the consequences under type approval law are dealt with.


The seminar is particularly aimed at technicians and engineers from the fields of research and development in the automotive and automotive supplier industries, i.e. system developers, test and application engineers, designers, project managers and managers, who are professionally involved in some form of highly automated and autonomous driving. In addition, the seminar is aimed at all those who would like to find out about the current status, facts and perspectives of autonomous driving: Traffic and city planners, lawyers and marketing experts.


The seminar answers the most important questions about automated driving:

  • Who are the players/drivers, what are their goals and strategies?
  • What levels of automation are aimed at in which scenarios?
  • What are the basic functions and which key technologies are needed?
  • When and why are digital maps needed?
  • Why and why artificial intelligence is needed?
  • How does artificial intelligence work - what are the risks?
  • What are the worldwide legal framework conditions like?
  • How will autonomous vehicles affect vehicle safety and accident statistics?
  • What gaps still need to be closed and what are the biggest hurdles still to be overcome?


  • Motivation, drivers and advantages of autonomous driving
  • Scenarios for automated driving and driverless robotic taxis
  • Applied technologies and sensors
  • System boundaries and technical gaps
  • Legal and other challenges (e.g. system security, driver monitoring)
  • Effects on occupant protection

Dr. rer. nat. Lothar Groesch
Groesch Automotive Safety Consulting

Groesch For more then 44 years, Dr. Lothar Grösch has been working in vehicle safety, both passive (crash sensing and electronics, occupant protection) and active safety (surround sensors, accident avoidance). First of all working for 18 years for one of the leading OEMs in vehicle safety, another 16 years followed in automotive safety sensors and electronics at one of the major automotive suppliers. Working as a Product Director for Automotive Safety Systems in the US from 2000 through 2009, he is particularly familiar with the specific requirements of the US market, legislation and product liability. Since 2009, Dr. Groesch has been doing consulting business under the name Automotive Safety Consulting with focus on driver assistance, accident avoidance and autonomous driving. Last but not least, he is teaching automotive safety at several universities and has conducted numerous in-house seminars about automotive safety.




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