With concerns regarding road and traffic safety becoming more serious by the day, tech firms along with automakers have take it upon themselves to influence lawmakers, regulators and the general public. Google, Uber and Lyft have now shaken hands with Volvo and Ford, creating a coalition to do just that.
The new entity is going to be led by David Strickland former top official of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is currently a Partner in the regulatory group at DC-based law firm Venable LLP and the group will be called The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets.
The best path for this innovation is to have one clear set of federal standards and the coalition will work with policymakers to find the right solutions that will facilitate the deployment of self-driving vehicles,
Strickland said in a statement.
The coalition is holding the second of two public forums regarding driverless car guidelines. The program will feature comments from tech companies and automakers at Stanford University.
The companies’ primary aim is to “work with civic organizations, municipalities and businesses to bring the vision of self-driving vehicles to America’s roads and highways.” And over the course of their operation, they plan to bring fully working cars onto the streets for anyone to get and use.