Is being on the driver's seat of a SAE J3016 level 3 road vehicle (i.e. a motor vehicle defined by a third-party standards agency as having "Conditional Driving Automation") considered working time according to ArbZG (i.e. the Arbeitszeitgesetz, which is the German "Working Hours Act"), while in autonomous mode?

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    I have gone ahead and defined the terms for you since you are a new user. But in general, abbreviations used in a question should be spelled out in the text of your question rather than relying on links which could go bad in the future (for the benefit of future users of Law.SE) and non-English language terms should be given a translation in English.
    – ohwilleke
    Sep 22, 2022 at 17:41
  • Probably just as much as sitting in a security booth at the entrance of a facility and looking at the monitor.
    – kisspuska
    Sep 22, 2022 at 20:29
  • There is no such vehicle that is allowed to drive without a fully attentive driver monitoring every action of the car at the moment.
    – Trish
    Sep 22, 2022 at 20:37
  • @Trish The Daimler/ Mercedes S class with "drive pilot" has it at least in Germany, see: group.mercedes-benz.com/innovation/case/autonomous/… . Sep 23, 2022 at 10:13
  • @TorstenKnodt you can't drive on public roads without the driver in the seat and being able to interfere at any moment. The Car Park example is a) off the road b) in an area unavailable for pedestrians. Fully automated vehicles also work in container harbors, but they are in a fenced off area where pedestrians are not allowed and with a safety system that shuts down the harbor in case of foot traffic is detected.
    – Trish
    Sep 23, 2022 at 10:52


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