Apr 26, 2016

Google, Ford and Uber join forces, create coalition for self-driving cars

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Companies from Detroit and Silicon Valley are teaming up to urge lawmakers to put self-driving cars on the street as fast as they can. Companies believe the technology can save many of the 33,000 who die in car accidents, although thousands of jobs may be lost.

Titled the Self-driving Coalition for Safer Streets, the new lobbying group is composed of Google, Ford, Uber, Volvo, and Lyft. The group’s entire goal is to advocate for self-driving technology at the federal level.

Former administration of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), David Strickland, will be leading the group.

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