Automated mobility: legal aspects of unmanned ships and self-driving cars

Activiteit: Participation in workshop, seminar, course


The maritime sector faces challenges to become more sustainable and remain safe, secure and efficient at the same time. To learn more about these challenges that the maritime sector faces in particular in light of increased automation, the AUTOROBUST project on robust and safe control of remotely operated offshore vehicles will be presented at our March STeP Talks. The use of maritime automated surface ships (MASS) may contribute to reaching these sustainability, safety and efficiency goals. Unmanned ships not only pose technical challenges, they also give raise a large number of legal questions. Who is responsible for a ship without a captain on the bridge and how should the concept of good seamanship be interpretated? We will discuss the latest developments in regulating unmanned ships, learn about the particularities of the maritime world and discover parallels and differences between (regulating) ships and other modes of (unmanned) transport as similar legal questions and challenges are relevant in relation to self-driving cars. During this STeP Talk, we will explore how the two fields can supplement each other.
Periode15 mrt. 2024
LocatieGroningen, NetherlandsToon op kaart
Mate van erkenningLocal


  • geautomatiseerde mobiliteit
  • onbemande schepen
  • zelfrijdende auto's
  • juridische aspecten