Individual mobility is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation. Hardly any other time in the history of the automobile has seen so many changes in such a short space of time. Electric mobility is just one part of this, and the next major innovations are on the verge of breaking through. This includes autonomous driving, which would make a long-established dream of mankind come true: a car that no longer needs a driver, where you can be a passenger in your own vehicle. Digitalisation is at the heart of the implementation of this vision. The vehicle must be permanently supplied with information from the environment in real time, which is processed by algorithms. Reliability and safety are key and call for digitalisation, 5G technology, robotics and artificial intelligence.