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Motional Is Newest Member of The Self-Driving Coalition

Washington, D.C. - The Self-Driving Coalition welcomed Motional, a global leader in driverless technology, as the newest member to join its unique alliance of the autonomous vehicles (AV) industry’s leading technology, rideshare and automotive companies. While its team has been at the forefront of self-driving cars for decades, Motional is a new company, having been formed as a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv earlier this year. 

The Self-Driving Coalition was established to work with lawmakers, regulators and the public to realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving cars. AV technology holds the potential to improve safety, enhance mobility, and transform how goods and passengers travel. With the inclusion of Motional, the Coalition expands to ten members, including Argo AI, Aurora, Cruise, Ford, Lyft, Nuro, Uber, Volvo Cars and Waymo.

“As one of the foremost companies in the self-driving industry, we’re excited to have Motional joining the Self-Driving Coalition to work with federal, state and local policymakers and other stakeholders on the right policy solutions to make AVs a safe, everyday reality,” said Ariel Wolf, Counsel to the Coalition.

“We look forward to working with the Self-Driving Coalition in support of Motional’s mission to make driverless vehicles a safe, reliable and accessible reality,” said Sam Wempe, Director of Government Relations and Public Policy, Motional. “We’ve long believed industry collaboration is crucial in bringing the safest, driverless vehicles to our communities, and know that together, we can significantly improve mobility worldwide.” 

The demand for driverless technology is more apparent than ever. A recent study from Motional found 83% of Americans agree that access to safe, clean transportation is a public health issue and 70% believe the risk of infection is a real concern impacting their transportation decisions. This has led 1 in 5 consumers to become more interested in self-driving vehicles than they were before the pandemic. 

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