Lyft today announced the recruitment of John Maddox, founder of the American Center for Mobility and previous affiliate head of vehicle security research at the U.S. Department of Transportation, to extended its autonomous vehicle safety and compliance campaigns. At Lyft, Maddox will be the company’s firstly senior head of autonomous safety and compliance.
” I’ve dedicated my career to boosting safe mobility engineerings. Joining Lyft is a continuation of that campaign, and I’m stimulated to be part of such a talented and energized crew that’s contributing the channel in redefining the automotive industry and future of transportation ,” Maddox said in a statement.
In Lyft’s recently propelled role of autonomous safety and compliance, Maddox will oversee the company’s refuge efforts in producing self-driving automobiles to the masses.
Lyft first propelled its self-driving gondola segment 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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