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Lyft is getting more serious about autonomous vehicle safety with new hire

Lyft today announced the recruitment of John Maddox, founder of the American Center for Mobility and previous associate administrator of vehicle safety research at the U.S. Department of Transportation, to guided its autonomous vehicle safety and conformity endeavours. At Lyft, Maddox will be the company’s firstly elderly superintendent of autonomous safety and compliance.

” I’ve dedicated my job to boosting safe mobility technologies. Affiliating Lyft is a renewal of that campaign, and I’m roused to become part of such a talented and energized squad that’s preceding the acces in redefining the automotive industry and future of transportation ,” Maddox said in a statement.

In Lyft’s recently launched office of autonomous security and conformity, Maddox will oversee the company’s safety the initiatives in bringing self-driving vehicles to the masses.

Lyft first propelled its self-driving auto split in July 2017. Since then, Lyft has partnered with Drive.ai as well as with tier-one automotive industry supplier Magna on autonomous vehicle technology. Magna also invested $200 million in Lyft in exchange for an equity stake.

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About the author, Gregg Kell

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