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Ministry of Transport & Digital Infrastructure at CeBIT trade show

"Autoland," Mechanical Engineering Nation, Land of Things and Ultrafast Internet – Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is backing high-performance digital infrastructures

22 Feb. 2017

Germany's Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is mounting a showcase at the Public Sector Parc display area at this year's CeBIT trade show, which runs from 20 to 24 March. The 300-square-meter stand will feature exhibits outlining Germany's plans to build the world's most sophisticated high-speed web infrastructure, the way forward to a "gigabit society," the federal government's 5G Strategy, innovation through open data, "Innovation Society 4.0," and the latest developments and technologies in the world of automated driving. In fact, half the stand will be devoted to giving visitors a first-hand glimpse of the future of personal transport. The BMVI and its corporate partners will use the stand to demonstrate the "digital motorway test bed," which has also been described as a "laboratory with real-life conditions."

Visitors to the demonstration will be able to see for themselves how connected and automated driving systems are put through their paces. Vehicles equipped with assisted driving systems are already being mass produced today. In five years, these systems will be sufficiently safe and reliable to operate at high speeds. In ten years, vehicles will be able to drive completely autonomously. With its "Strategy for Automated and Connected Driving," Germany aims to secure its position as the world's leading automobile nation well into our digital future. The digital motorway test bed – the world's first smart and fully digitalized highway – is critical to the process of making innovations fit for the road.