Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks (SPD) does not see autonomous cars as the solution to the “mobility problems of the elderly”.
On Wednesday (12 April), she said in Berlin that “Germans won’t accept automatic cars because they have to walk down hallways. I find it difficult to imagine a 75-year-old daring to pilot a driverless car in a decade’s time.”_____________________
But there is another change of mentality going on in the minds of the Bundesrepublik’s drivers.
For the first time, the authors of the 11th environmental awareness study asked people about their attitudes towards driving and mobility. Of the 4,000 people questioned, 91% said that life would be better if people weren’t dependent on their cars anymore.