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The Future of Mobility

Since man first traveled to the moon half a century ago, the technology behind mobility has taken many giant leaps forward. Has it advanced enough to allow us to explore Mars effectively? Back on Earth, the trend goes towards more autonomous vehicles? How safe is autonomous driving and who is responsible? And what about drones? Do the benefits for future technologies outweigh the current risks? New business models effected by legislation such as the Austrian Single Category Law, as well as environmental concerns have become infused throughout many other key topics in this area such as attempts to reduce road traffic, e-vehicles and the emergence of services such as Mobility-as-a-Service.

Our business and subject-matter experts discuss pressing and unique questions that will shape the markets of tomorrow.

This webinar was recorded on 21 October.

Topics & Speakers

Unlimited liabilities for autonomous vehicles?

Stefan Perner

Professor, Civil Law and Civil Procedure Group
Vienna University of Economics and Business

“Autonomous driving is becoming more important, and the accompanying technical progress leads to numerous legal questions.”

Effects of the new Single Category Law on the Austrian Mobility Market.

Martin Essl

Head of Austria, Uber

“The Single Category Law in Austria showcases how a well-meant regulation can lead to negative consequences – especially for consumers. Besides increased prices and lower quality of service, it will also be more difficult to meet sustainability goals due to increased use of personal cars.”

Is the shooting of a drone as a right to defend one’s own interests admissible?

Anna Freund

Senior Associate, Wolf Theiss

“Mobility has changed in a variety of possible ways in the last couple of years – especially unmanned aviation has not only undergone massive technical changes but has also become a widespread phenomenon due to the development of affordable drones. These quickly moving developments also raise new legal issues and untouched questions. But are courts and our current legal system up to the new challenges?”

New European Drone Regulations: a risk-based approach enables future technologies.

Valerie Hackl

Managing Director, Austro Control

“The entire drone sector has experienced an incredibly dynamic development in recent years, with intensive research and innovative applications being tested. However, innovation requires safety and suitable framework conditions. Austro Control sees itself as an enabler and a reliable partner when it comes to developing new technological solutions and assisting the industry in applying the new EU-regulations.”

“Why can’t I look at my mobile phone while driving?”

Harald Trautsch

Dolphin Technologies

“How to overcome the risk of new technology and turn it into value.”

Tests of autonomous vehicles on public roads – challenges and opportunities?

Michael Nikowitz

Coordinator Automated Mobility
Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Climate Action,
Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

Governments and local authorities are playing a crucial role by building an effective test and validation framework for automated vehicles.”

How safe is autonomous driving?

Tim Brüdigam

Postgraduate & Research Associate
Technical University of Munich

“Combining the strengths of learning and control algorithms is a promising approach to improve safety for automated vehicles.”

Am I an electricity company when operating an e-filling-station?

Kurt Retter

Partner, Wolf Theiss

How can we reduce road traffic easily?

Rene Schader

CEO, ummadum Service

“If we manage to occupy the vacant seats in a car, we will be a decisive step closer to reducing traffic.”

Is it possible to explore Mars effectively?

Nicola Weiroster

Co-Founder & Commercial Lead
Team Tumbleweed

“In exploring Mars effectively, we lay the groundwork for making humanity multiplanetary.”

What is Mobility-as-a-Service?

Philipp J. Marboe

Counsel, Wolf Theiss

Mobility-as-a-Service: The silent revolution from the operators offers to the demands of the users.”