The government has chosen autonomous driving as one of its mobility goals. It therefore stands to reason that they would also push to permanently limit the speed on German motorways. To ensure that speed limits are observed, speed monitoring is still the method of choice. Innovative solutions increase road safety and are already recognized by a majority of the population as necessary. Speed limits, in addition to helping reduce fatalities and serious injuries, also benefit the environment due to lower average speeds, as CO2 emissions are reduced.
As an innovative and future-oriented company, VITRONIC is already thinking about which contributions could be made on our side towards making autonomous driving a reality. We are ready for the future and for change. We believe autonomous driving will bring about meaningful change, making traffic safer overall. Last year, 3,046 people were killed in road traffic accidents across Germany. Our aim is to introduce a Vision Zero – our multi-national pledge to achieve a motorway system in which no fatalities or serious injuries occur.
As such, introducing a general speed limit not only enables developments in mobility, it will also improve road safety.