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      January 16, 2018

      Now on the 2025AD Discussion Platform: Research Database for Automated Driving

      • As of January 2018, offers a database of recent studies relating to artificial intelligence, urban mobility, road safety, legal matters andethics
      • Varied perspectives; facts that stand up to scrutiny: For two years now, the 2025AD social web platform has offered a venue for lively discourse on the future of automated driving
      • Business, politics, science: 10,000 users take part every month

      Hanover, Detroit (USA), January 16, 2018. A new feature has now been added to just in time for the start of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit (USA). Car and mobility experts, journalists, politicians, scientists and those who simply love driving can all find the latest academic research in a public database at, alongside infographics illustrating the complex issue of automated driving. To start with, there are 20 surveys concerning the categories of technology, artificial intelligence, acceptance, emissions, urban mobility, road safety, legal matters and ethics, market analysis, human-machine dialogue (human machine interface, HMI), as well as mobility services. The goal is to expand the database rapidly, since users have the opportunity to add studies themselves.

      “If you’re looking for up-to-date, reliable information on automated and autonomous driving, you’ve come to the right place if you’re on,” said Stephan Giesler, the project manager responsible, on the fringes of this year’s North America International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. “Adding academic research to a freely accessible database reinforces our approach of encouraging open and informed dialog between all stakeholders in automated driving,” he added.

      On, authors can present their findings to a wide audience. It is also a platform for all those who use such data: representatives of government and business who need information for planning and evaluation, students writing papers on self-driving cars, academics seeking input, and anyone who wants to find out more about automated driving.

      Current study results: Everything comes together on

      The database is structured clearly, and it is easy to filter by and search for specific topic areas. Each study entry features a brief summary and shows the date of publication, ensuring that the research is kept up to date and will stand up to scrutiny despite the fast-moving nature of the subject.


      Bringing varied perspectives together; promoting development

      For two years now, the 2025AD discussion platform initiated by Continental has offered a venue for open and in-depth social interaction between users and representatives of the worlds of business, politics, science and research on the subject of automated driving. With roughly 10,000 users every month and 4,000 social media followers, 2025AD has built up quite a profile as a platform for discussing and exchanging information regarding modern mobility. Technical aspects are debated on 2025AD just as extensively – and contentiously – as legal and social issues.

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