Press Release 113/2019

How Does Autonomous Driving Change Our Everyday Life?

Discussion Evening on the Occasion of the 2019 Science Year “Artificial Intelligence“ – Introductory Speeches - Panel Discussion - Debate

Technology, ethics, society: the topic of autonomous driving may be considered from various perspectives. Can there be safe mobility for all without more traffic flows? What is technically feasible today? Who pushes further development? And why? Who is liable when an autonomously driving car causes an accident? How secure are self-driving cars from attacks by hackers? These and other interesting questions will be dealt with during the discussion evening organized by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences in cooperation with KIT, ZKM, and KVV on September 23 in Karlsruhe. Interested citizens and representatives of the media are cordially invited. Kindly register at presseJem2∂hadw-bw de.




Title: Back to the Future – How Will Autonomous Driving Change Our Everyday Life? (The event will be in German)


Venue: Medientheater of the Zentrum für Kunst und Medien I ZKM, Lorenzstraße 19, 76135 Karlsruhe


Time: September 23, 2019, 18 hrs


Panel: Karl-Heinz Streibich (acatech National Academy of Science and Engineering), Armin Grunwald (KIT), Andreas Urs Sommer (Freiburg University), Eric Sax (KIT), Barbara Deml (KIT), Alexander Pischon (Karlsruhe Transport Authorities)


Presentation: Markus Brock


Representatives of the media and other persons interested are cordially invited. You are kindly invited to announce and report about our event. The event is public. Admission is free.


More information in German:

More information on the Baden-Württemberg Test Area for   Autonomous Driving:


The event is organized by KIT, ZKM, KAA, and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (also Baden-Württemberg State Academy).





More about the KIT Mobility Systems Center


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,600 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 23,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

hbo, 11.09.2019


Monika Landgraf
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