Three-country test site for autonomous driving planned
At the Frankfurt Motor Show, German federal transport minister Alexander Dobrindt announced the joint project of the countries involved. According to Dobrindt, for the success of automated driving it will be essential that the systems will work everywhere, regardless of country borders.
Despite extensive harmonization of traffic regulations across the EU, there are still differences with regard to road markings, traffic guidance systems and mobile networks. Therefore, carmakers and suppliers will be able to test systems to control passing, braking and threading maneuvers.
At the beginning of the year, France and Germany had already agreed to set up a joint test track. Now also Luxembourg will be participating in the test project. In detail, the countries plan a road ring structure between the towns of Metz (France), Bettemburg (Luxembourg) and Saarbrücken (Germany).