BERLIN - Germany has paved the way for the automotive industry to develop and test self-propelled cars. The German First Chamber adopted a law on Friday that laid down the conditions for self-propelled cars to meet German roads.
According to the law, introduced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel last year, there is always a driver behind the wheel, who can take control again if necessary. Also, a black box must register the trip and keep track of when the driver is driving and when the automatic pilot is driving. The latter may be important in assigning the debt if an accident occurs.