In the case of artificial intelligence, Volkswagen and Daimler's chief economist Peter Altmaier told the finance minister about the order backlog of the German auto industry. According to "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung", according to "Welt am Sonntag" Altmaier did not say all his words.
For CEOs Herbert Diess (VW) and Dieter Zetsche (Daimler), he said: "I wonder if Mr. Zetsche, Mr. Diess, Mr. Krüger of BMW will buy an electric car. The build is as hot as a half. Tesla. As far as the appeal of electronic cars is concerned, you can actually come up with new ideas. "
There was no direct answer. But this has already become a backlog for autonomously driving cars. According to "Welt am Sonntag" at the conference, Diess must admit that Waymo, a Google subsidiary of a vehicle without a driver one to two years ahead.
Altmaier said that "Welt am Sonntag" according to autonomous vehicle will not win as fast as expected. But he was convinced, "It's a little bit slower than we thought a couple of years ago," he said. German companies can play a leading role in this field.
The German automotive industry is strong in developing, building and selling high quality vehicles. "This knowledge can offset other backlogs we have when developing digital platforms."