Google, Uber in coalition to promote self-driving cars

David Strickland, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on March 2, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington DCGoogle and Uber are part of a coalition unveiled on Tuesday to push for a unified US legal code on self-driving cars as part of a broader lobbying drive to promote that technology. Car makers Ford and Volvo along with ride-sharing start-up Uber’s rival Lyft rounded out a roster of five founding members of the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets. Former US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator David Strickland was named as coalition counsel and spokesperson.

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