Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Markus Maurer
    Pages 1-7 Open Access
  3. Walther Wachenfeld, Hermann Winner, J. Chris Gerdes, Barbara Lenz, Markus Maurer, Sven Beiker et al.
    Pages 9-37 Open Access
  4. Man and Machine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-40
    2. Patrick Lin
      Pages 69-85 Open Access
    3. J. Christian Gerdes, Sarah M. Thornton
      Pages 87-102 Open Access
    4. Ingo Wolf
      Pages 103-124 Open Access
  5. Mobility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-147
    2. Miranda A. Schreurs, Sibyl D. Steuwer
      Pages 149-171 Open Access
    3. Barbara Lenz, Eva Fraedrich
      Pages 173-191 Open Access
    4. Dirk Heinrichs
      Pages 213-231 Open Access
    5. Hermann Winner, Walther Wachenfeld
      Pages 255-275 Open Access
    6. Sven Beiker
      Pages 277-295 Open Access
  6. Traffic

  7. Safety and Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-406
    2. Klaus Dietmayer
      Pages 407-424 Open Access
    3. Walther Wachenfeld, Hermann Winner
      Pages 425-449 Open Access
    4. Walther Wachenfeld, Hermann Winner
      Pages 451-471 Open Access
    5. Andreas Reschka
      Pages 473-496 Open Access
  8. Law and Liability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 519-521
    2. Tom Michael Gasser
      Pages 523-551 Open Access
    3. Bryant Walker Smith
      Pages 571-587 Open Access
  9. Acceptance

About this book


This book takes a look at fully automated, autonomous vehicles and discusses many open questions: How can autonomous vehicles be integrated into the current transportation system with diverse users and human drivers? Where do automated vehicles fall under current legal frameworks? What risks are associated with automation and how will society respond to these risks? How will the marketplace react to automated vehicles and what changes may be necessary for companies?

Experts from Germany and the United States define key societal, engineering, and mobility issues related to the automation of vehicles. They discuss the decisions programmers of automated vehicles must make to enable vehicles to perceive their environment, interact with other road users, and choose actions that may have ethical consequences. The authors further identify expectations and concerns that will form the basis for individual and societal acceptance of autonomous driving. While the safety benefits of such vehicles are tremendous, the authors demonstrate that these benefits will only be achieved if vehicles have an appropriate safety concept at the heart of their design. Realizing the potential of automated vehicles to reorganize traffic and transform mobility of people and goods requires similar care in the

design of vehicles and networks. By covering all of these topics, the book aims to provide a current, comprehensive, and scientifically sound treatment of the emerging field of “autonomous driving".


Automated Vehicle Guidance Automated Vehicle Guidance Design Functional Testing Driver Assistance Systems Electro-mobility Functional Savety System Architectures

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Maurer
    • 1
  • J. Christian Gerdes
    • 2
  • Barbara Lenz
    • 3
  • Hermann Winner
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für RegelungstechnikTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Institut für VerkehrsforschungDeutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.BerlinGermany
  4. 4.Fachgebiet FahrzeugtechnikTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48845-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48847-8
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