Luxembourg, a small European country famed for its fortified medieval old town has perhaps struck the deal of the decade. The country along with its neighbors France and Germany have joined forces to create a test zone for self-driving cars, in the south and center of Luxembourg.
The area will cover the road network in the central and southern regions of Luxembourg, the Metz region in France and the Saarland in Germany. Testing will begin in the first half of 2018.
Automated driving will completely revolutionise our society as the smartphone has done…
–François Bausch, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure.
The Minister believes that automated and connected driving will not only significantly reduce the number of road deaths, but also create new on demand mobility services which go hand-in-hand with public transport.