Since its foundation in 1971, the AZT has contributed with many studies and active public relations to ensuring that safety-related topics are discussed in the media worldwide and fostered in the industry. There are many examples of this, including the various road safety campaigns and reports for different target groups (e.g. road safety education for children or reports on distracted driving), public discussions at the annual Allianz Motor Day and, last but not least, current research in the field of sustainability with the published studies on "Repair vs. Replace".
Automated driving has long been part of AZT's research and here, too, we are keen to foster public awareness and education about the potential of automated vehicles. As a member of PAVE Europe, we can now pursue this goal together with many different partners. "The Allianz Center for Technology has been working on the topic of automated vehicles for a decade. We are pleased to be part of PAVE Europe and contribute to the goal of raising public awareness of automated vehicles. In cooperation with other partners within PAVE Europe, we would like to integrate our experience from various projects and studies related to safety and insurability”, says Christian Sahr, Managing Director at Allianz Center for Technology as of
January 01, 2024.
PAVE is a coalition of industry, nonprofits, and academics with one goal: To bring the conversation about automated vehicles to the public so everyone can play a role in shaping our future. PAVE’s goal is purely educational, and not to advocate for a particular technology or specific public policies. The members believe that the potential benefits of driverless technology can only be achieved if the public and policymakers know the facts. PAVE wants to raise public awareness of both what is on the roads today and what is possible for the future.
The official press release on AZT's accession is available here: