At this point, we repeatedly praise the people's representatives in the EU or the ministries in Berlin for their willingness to prescribe solutions for which there is no problem. Sometimes they even prescribe problems for which there is no problem. In addition, mail has sailed onto our editorial desk again this week, but first we have to disappoint the high politicians. The industry can also keep up.
Editor in the business world, responsible for "Technik und Motor".
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Mate Rimac, a likeable young Croatian entrepreneur with basic school education in Frankfurt-Ginnheim, has recently acquired not only the automotive icon Bugatti, but also his own super sports car, the electric Rimac Nevera, for some time. With its 1914 hp, it accelerates from 0 to 400 km/h in 21.3 seconds. So far, so normal, after all, he's doing it in forward gear. If you can't sleep because of nagging questions, such as why Deutsche Bahn doesn't install exterior mirrors on the ICE or whether the Airbus doesn't need hazard lights in case Lufthansa has to fly to the right, you are looking for and finding a solution in reverse. The Nevera managed 275.7 km/h, with the rear first. Unfortunately only on the test track in Papenburg, but now completely new possibilities are opening up.
We, on the other hand, also enjoy the other end of the speed scale, in the seat of a ride-on lawnmower, for example. He drives and mows and has been insured as a lump sum in the general liability insurance for decades. Problems? "None. Practicable, affordable, well-rehearsed," says the German Association of Insurers. The legislator cannot let this sit on its hands. Forklifts, agricultural machinery, snow ploughs and lawn mowers will need their own insurance from the end of December. If they drive faster than 6 km/h and slower than 20 km/h and don't just stack, clear or mow in a tightly fenced area. Paragraph 6 para. 2 Pf+lVG-E helps to regulate this. Completely incomprehensible, however, the attachment of a license plate should be dispensed with, the little bit of bureaucracy should also be included. Volker Wissing, the Federal Minister of Transport, said this week about thinking about new blood alcohol and age limits in road traffic: "Without personal responsibility, a society does not function." How now, and how are we going to move forward then?