Germany takes the lead with a new law on autonomous driving and update

German lawmakers have approved a new law on autonomous driving that intends to bring “autonomous vehicles” at SAE Level 4 into regular operation as soon as 2022. By this legislative move, Germany aims to get the edge and take the pioneering role in this field until a harmonizing international and European legal framework is in place. This article intends to provide background information on the international standards and legal developments and provide details on the newest legislative updates in Germany in the field of autonomous driving and passenger transportation.