Congress will hear from head of Google self-driving car project

Urmson will testify alongside executives from General Motors Co, Delphi Automotive PLC and privately held ride-hailing service Lyft Inc to talk about “advancements in autonomous vehicle technology and its anticipated benefits for Americans,” the committee said. The committee wants witnesses’ views “on the appropriate role of government in promoting innovation including removing unnecessary hurdles, and their strategy to grow consumer adoption of this new technology.”