The head of car manufacturer Volkswagen acknowledged the slow development of German unmanned vehicles from the US for one or two years. But he assured that this lag could be overcome, reports Chronicle.info with references to FaceNews.
The German company is one or two years behind American companies in developing unmanned vehicles. About this at a conference about developments in the field of artificial intelligence, said Volkswagen board chairman Herbert Dies (Herbert Diess). At the conference on Sunday, November 18, wrote the publication Welt am Sonntag. "We are determined to pursue (America – Ed.). The game is not over," – assured Herbert Dis.
Daimler's head of automotive attention Dieter Zetsche (Dieter Zetsche) notes that the development of unmanned movements must be accompanied by accompanying legislative steps. "We don't want laws that will completely let go of the hands of the industry, which will give the green light to all," he stressed. If not, he said, it is not possible to gain consumer trust in this technology. even 1,000 times better than a man, "he said.
Meanwhile, according to statistics, the most active technology developers for autonomous driving are Americans and Germans: the largest number of applications for patents relating to self-driving cars are accepted from the United States and Germany.
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One third of all applications for patent registration in the past 7 years regarding various aspects of autonomous driving were received from the United States by the European Patent Office (EPO). Germany is in second place – it accounts for 14.5 percent of the applications.
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