Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford, and Volvo Launch Driverless Car Advocacy Coalition

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By Dominique Bonte | 2Q 2016 | IN-4082


Former NHTSA Head Strickland to Lead Lobbying Efforts of Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets


The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets was recently announced, aimed at urging the federal US government to ramp up its efforts to bring driverless cars to market. Former NHTSA head David Strickland will be the coalition’s counsel and spokesman. Strickland previously advised Google on driverless vehicle matters. Statements made by various coalition members included:

“ with lawmakers, regulators and the public to realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles."

“...not just a lobbying initiative but a full policy and messaging campaign and movement."

“...driverless vehicles need to be deployed without taking shortcuts on safety.”

" together to advocate for policy solutions that will support the deployment of fully autonomous vehicles."

" with civic organizations, municipalities and businesses to bring the vision of self-driving vehicles to America’s roads and highways."


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