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Self-Driving Cars Have Their Own Lobby Now

A coalition of the automated, if you will, as Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, and Lyft have formed the new Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to lobby for the causes of the nascent self-driving car industry.
April 27, 2016, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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David Shepardson breaks the news that Ford Motor Co., Volvo Cars, Google, Uber Technologies Inc., and Lyft have created the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets "to work with lawmakers, regulators, and the public to realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles."

The coalition has hired David Strickland, formerly of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as its counsel and spokesperson.

The news sparked follow-up coverage from Lora Kolodny, for TechCrunch, and Andrew J. Hawkins, for The Verge.

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Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in Automotive News
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