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Requirements for drivers
The majority of accidents on German roads are caused by car drivers. The main causes of serious accidents are inattention or lack of abilities of drivers, too small distances between the own vehicle and vehicle ahead and inappropriate speeds. Especially in complex situations, at junctions, in bends and during overtaking manoeuvres, serious accidents occur again and again. A mistake-forgiving infrastructure, more consideration for other road users and of driver assistance systems can help to prevent serious accidents.
Automated vehicles in which the driver can allow the vehicle to do all the work on certain parts of the trip and no longer has to monitor anything are currently being developed by many automotive manufacturers. When there are driving tasks that these highly automated vehicles can no longer handle,...Read more.