A flotilla of technology and automotive companies are forming a coalition for the autonomous car.
Google, Uber, Ford and others are banding together to promote the interests of the cars that handle alone, according to a Reuters report. The coalition seeks to urge the government to act in relation to autonomous vehicles, specifically to put an order in the chaos of laws governing autonomous cars and differ dramatically from one state to another.
The best route to this innovation is to have a set of clear federal standards, “said David Strickland, he is officer Administration and Traffic Safety National Highway in a statement.” The coalition will work with lawmakers to find the right solutions to facilitate the deployment of autonomous cars. ”
Driverless cars are being deployed by numerous companies. Their proponents say the technology for autonomous driving has the potential to be much safer than the standard driving run by humans, although legislators are more likely to have many concerns about the implications of letting a machine take the steering control.
1.3 million people die each year in traffic accidents, many of them young people, “said a spokesman for Uber in a written statement.” The autonomous cars can help save millions of lives and decongest our cities. ”
Ford echoed and elaborated on that position. “We believe that fully autonomous vehicles will help people to travel more efficiently and safely, and to facilitate the mobility of those who are currently not able to handle,” the automaker said in a written statement.
Earlier this year, Google acknowledged that one of its autonomous cars has been at least partly responsible in a traffic accident in which was involved a bus.