September 23, 2020: Virtual French-German Dialogue on Japan I: “Autonomous Driving: Perspectives on Japan, France, and Germany”, October 8, 2020, JDZB

The Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) in cooperation with the France-Japan Foundation of the EHES (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) in Paris invites to the following event,

Virtual French-German Dialogue on Japan I:

Autonomous Driving: Perspectives on Japan, France, and Germany

on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 11 h (CEST) / 18 h (JST)

Autonomous driving has become a relevant and broadly discussed topic in Japan as well as France and Germany. However, political and corporate strategies on how to implement autonomous driving, regulatory policies in both national, and, in the cases of Germany and France, EU levels, and attitudes towards autonomous driving as well as the perception of risks and chances in each society might differ to a large extent. The French-German Dialogue on Japan will discuss this topic by bringing together trilateral perspectives, research findings, and hands-on experience by panelists from academia and business.

The first session on “Regulating Autonomous Driving” will focus on corporate strategies and the perspective of automobile manufacturers in regard to regulatory issues and policies concerning the development and implementation of autonomous driving.

The second session on “Autonomous Driving and Society” will compare the reception and acceptance of autonomous driving in all three societies: What attitudes and preferences can be found in the Japanese, French and German public? What chances and risks do citizens perceive in regard to autonomous driving?

The event will be held in English.

The virtual symposium will be streamed from the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB).

For your virtual participation via Zoom please register by returning the requested information by E-Mail to Jörg REINOWSKI at by 1 October 2020:
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In case you do not wish to participate actively in this conference, we kindly ask you to watch via the provided livestream on the JDZB YouTube Channel.

You can see the program here.

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