Google, Uber and Lyft Join Forces with Volvo and Ford in Self-Driving Coalition

According to Automative News, Google, Uber and Lyft have combined forces with Volvo and Ford, forming a coalition meant to influence not only lawmakers and regulators but also the public.

Dubbed “The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets,” the new lobby is said to be led by longtime safety watchdog and former head of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) David Strickland.

Looking at the most recent available numbers from the NHTSA, there were a reported 6.1 million crashes on U.S. roads that resulted in 2.3 million injuries and 32,675 fatalities in 2014.

The Self-Driving Coalition for Safe Streets basically aims to influence regulations keeping safety in mind. It should also allow autonomous vehicle technology to rapidly penetrate into the market.

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