Autonomous Driving

Here you find an overview of activities and research that are currently pursued at the Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics and Global Governance concerning to the topic of autonomous driving.

With the participation of Prof. Lütge, the ethics commission "Automated and Connected Driving" of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure created the first ethical framework for autonomous driving. The guidelines can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure under the following links:


Pre-announcement: Lecture of Professor Lütge in Edmonton

On July 6, Prof. Lütge will give a lecture in Edmonton at the conference Automated Vehicles 2018: Planning for Urban and Rural Transitions.


Speech of Prof. Lütge in Harvard

Following an invitation of the MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Klein Center of Harvard University, Prof. Lütge has hold a lecture at the "Symposium on Trust and Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles" on May 30. For further information please click here.


Speech of Prof. Lütge in Brussels

On May 25, Prof. Lütge held a speech on Automated Driving at the Digital in Practice Programme in Brussels. For more information, please click here.


Presentation of Prof. Lütge at the Warwick University

On March 28, Prof. Lütge was invited to held a lecture on the Responsible Research Innovation project at Warwick University in Coventry.


Paper of Professor Lütge in the Journal "Philosophy & Technology"

The Journal "Technology & Philosophy" has recently published an article of Prof. Lütge concerning "The German Ethics Code for Automated and Connected Driving" in the December issue.

Here you find the link to the article.


Lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study (TUM)

On December 6, 2017, Prof. Christoph Lütge held a lecture about the world’s first ethical guidelines for automated driving at the Institute for Advanced Study (TUM). For further, information click here.


Lecture of Prof. Lütge in Paris

On November 24 2017, Prof. Lütge was invited by French Minister of Transport Elisabeth Borne to speak about the German ethics code for autonomous cars at the journée internationale des Assises Nationales de la Mobilité in Paris.

Lecture concerning the topic "Autonomous Cars" at the German Embassy in Ottawa

Prof. Lütge was invited to a workshop in the German embassy in Ottawa (Canada) as a speaker. He held a lecture concerning the topic "Ethics Code for Autonomous Cars: What Can it Achieve."

For more information, click here.


Comment on the German Ethics Code for Automated and Connected Driving

Prof. Dr. Lütge published a comment concerning the "the German Ethics Code for Automated and Connected Driving" in the "Philosophy and Technology " journal. In the article, Prof. Dr. Lütge examined dilemma structures resulting from the usage of automated cars from a business-ethics persepctive.

Click here to read the complete article.

Lecture at the Chiba University in Japan

Prof. Dr. Lütge held a lecture at the Chiba University in Japan on the 28th of October. The topic of the lecture was "An Ethics Code for Self-Driving Cars: The Case from Germany".


Ethics Committee for Automated Driving presents its final report

The Ethics Committee for Automated Driving presented its final report on 20.06.2017. As a member of the Committee, Prof. Lütge contributed a (business-)ethical point of view on the subject. You can find further Information on the following website: