Special attention was given to implementing autonomous cars in municipal services. Because distances in Vesthimmerland are relatively high and public transportation coverage is relatively low, local government rely highly on transportation in small cars. In stark contrast to urban counterparts, a municipality like Vesthimmerland spent the equivalent to 1 full-time position per 500 citizens. In total, transportation of employees and citizens amounts to several percent of the total operating budget of 470 M EUR.
Alongside the project on selv-driving cars other ideas and projects emerged, making it a natural choice to establish Autonomous as an economical and political independent organisation.