The VDA-Politikbrief briefly illuminates current topics in the automotive industry. In the current issue 01/17, we take a look at the upcoming federal elections in Germany. We are also addressing current questions on emissions: We explain how a more comprehensive and better CO2 regulation can improve climate protection. We have also brought together a number of facts for the discussion around nitrogen oxide emissions. The new law on automated driving is also subject to a brief analysis as well as the transatlantic trade links of our industry. And last but not least, we cordially invite you to visit the 67th International Motor Show (IAA) Cars in Frankfurt am Main.