That's a deep answer. This is the funniest article of the day for me as a flying robot/drone developer.
While the germans are flying drones all over the place, selling them and have a regulatory framework, they are complaining they cannot build/sell autonomous cars... and calling out other countries, mainly the US as beating them in that game.
But in the US, it's the completely reverse... or bizarro situation. While Google and Uber are building autonomous cars, and getting them approved for use, drones on the other hand are DOA with no framework insight... and drone companies are complaining countries like Germany and France (and Australia) are beating them in that game.
Oh, "the irony of the rant".