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Increased safety, an unprecedented level of comfort and a gain in personal time. These are the key promises of the global automotive industry for the future of mobility in the form of­ automated and connected driving. Less prominent in the advertising campaigns of manufacturers, yet of central social importance, are the potential effects of­ these technologies on the climate. Today, the transport sector is already responsible­ for around one quarter of global CO2 emissions, with road traffic accounting for the lion’s share at 17.5%. In addition, the so-called “diesel scandal” in Germany, triggered in 2015, has increasingly­ put the spotlight on the­ emission of harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) in road traffic and the associated air pollution. In light of these considerable negative consequences for the climate­ and the environment, the development of new technologies raises the following important questions: How sustainable is the future of this new mobility? What potential…