Google, Uber, Ford, Lyft band together to fabricate self driving cars

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2016, 22:20 PM IST
Google, Uber, Ford, Lyft band together to fabricate self driving cars
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Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In order to speed up their driverless initiative, Alphabet's Google unit , Ford Motor Co, Volvo cars, Uber technologies and Lyft formed a coalition to build self-driving cars.

The joint effort called the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets 'will work with law makers, regulators and public to realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles', according to Reuters.

The coalition named David Strickland, the former top official of US national Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as counsel and spokesperson.

"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.

From the past few months Google was urging policymakers in US to come up with nation wide-regulation for these vehicles so as to the development of the technology doesn't get stalled.

NHTSA is planning to release the self-driving car guidelines to policy-makers and companies in July.

(With agencies inputs)