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Apple, GM, Uber, Lyft, Hyperloop & others join U.S. Department of Transportation Automation Committe

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by habanero69, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

    Jul 29, 2016
    Where's Elon ?

    Full list of committee members below:

    1. Co-Chair: Mary Barra- General Motors, Chairman and CEO
    2. Co-Chair: Eric Garcetti- Mayor of Los Angeles, CA
    3. Vice Chair: Dr. J. Chris Gerdes- Stanford University, Professor of Engineering
    4. Gloria Boyland- FedEx, Corporate Vice President, Operations & Service Support
    5. Robin Chase- Zipcar; Buzzcar; Veniam, Co-founder of Zipcar and Veniam
    6. Douglas Chey- Hyperloop One, Senior Vice President of Systems Development
    7. Henry Claypool- Community Living Policy Center, Policy Director
    8. Mick Cornett- Mayor of Oklahoma City, OK
    9. Mary “Missy” Cummings- Duke University, Director, Humans and Autonomy Lab, Pratt School of Engineering
    10. Dean Garfield- Information Technology Industry Council, President and CEO
    11. Mary Gustanski- Delphi Automotive, Vice President of Engineering & Program Management
    12. Debbie Hersman- National Safety Council, President and CEO
    13. Rachel Holt- Uber, Regional General Manager, United States and Canada
    14. Lisa Jackson- Apple, Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives
    15. Tim Kentley-Klay- Zoox, Co-founder and CEO
    16. John Krafcik- Waymo, CEO
    17. Gerry Murphy- Amazon, Senior Corporate Counsel, Aviation
    18. Robert Reich- University of California, Berkeley, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy
    19. Keller Rinaudo- Zipline International, CEO
    20. Chris Spear- American Trucking Association (ATA), President and CEO
    21. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger- Safety Reliability Methods, Inc., Founder and CEO
    22. Bryant Walker Smith- University of South Carolina, Assistant Professor, School of Law and (by courtesy) School of Engineering
    23. Jack Weekes- State Farm Insurance, Operations Vice President, Innovation Team
    24. Ed Wytkind- President, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO
    25. John Zimmer- Lyft, Co-founder and President
  2. jdw

    jdw Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Montreal, Canada
    Well, at least they got the guy from Zoox on the team ...
  3. adiggs

    adiggs Active Member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Portland, OR
    One way to look at it - they have a car maker (GM) and a car parts maker (Delphi) on the committee. The others are reasonably non-overlapping in terms of their organizations and point of view they bring to the problem (or they represent companies that I don't know anything about - I assume that Waymo and Zoox are non-overlapping for instance :)).

    If you define Tesla as a car maker, then the point of view is covered. I think any other point of view you can define as Tesla's, you'll find somebody / some company there as well. Of course, missing is a company with all of Tesla's point of view (part of what makes them so different), as well as anybody as far along in doing this.

    Sure - I'd like to see Tesla involved, but I'm also ok with the idea that this committee may be moving much much slower than Tesla is ready and eager to move (we've seen it before with EV charging standards), so Tesla may go ahead and bring standards semi-compatible systems into the world anyway and make a de facto standard if the committee isn't moving fast enough.

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