Scheuer meets – Rosberg and the public

Racing driver Nico Rosberg and Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer

Information, activities and surprises at the BMVI open house

The open house hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) on 25 and 26 August 2018 featured a host of events on the theme of transport. These included interviews with experts on the stage in the ministerial gardens on topics such as transport and safety, the German Meteorological Office (DWD), the rights of airline passengers, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the expansion of the broadband network.

An enthusiastic crowd mingles with racing driver

As well as the opportunity for discussions with Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg and transport minister Scheuer in the ministerial gardens, there were lots of information stands e.g. providing details on training at the BMVI and other government authorities. Also popular were the bike and motorcycle simulators, the “Slow Down” campaign for more safety in traffic, and the digital “Driver’s Licence Test” with actor Hans-Joachim Heist in his satirical role as “Gernot Hassknecht”, an aerospace-themed School Lab for children and the VR apps of the German Air Traffic Control Authority and Deutsche Bahn (German Rail). A special highlight offered visitors the chance to get information on their demerit points from the Driver Aptitude Register.

Space for new experiences and adventures

There was a lot to LEARN and a lot to EXPERIENCE. For example, visitors could find out how dangerous it is to use the phone when cycling. An electric go-kart track for adults and special circuit for children were part of a wide-ranging programme featuring more than 25 exhibitors who were happy to answer questions.

Visitors also had plenty of opportunities to find out what the Ministry is doing to make mobility safer, cleaner and smarter.