Technological and Legal Aspects of Self-driving Vehicles

  • Lorenz BrunnerEmail author
  • Gudrun Waniek
Conference paper


In light of recent technological leaps in satellite navigation, processing power, sensory technology and connectivity, almost every company in the automotive industry is pouring unprecedented resources into the development of automated self-driving systems. This poses a variety of challenges not only from a technological viewpoint as far as classification and standardization is concerned, but also from a legal standpoint. This written version of a presentation focuses on the technology currently employed in automated self-driving systems, its classification and approval for road use in different countries as well as legal implications in the fields of liability and data protection.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign AffiarsViennaAustria
  2. 2.Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbHViennaAustria

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