Smart transportation coalition forms to promote tech to lawmakers

The proliferation of technologies such as 4G data connection, powerful computer processors and advanced graphics in new cars is gaining momentum, creating common areas of interest for automakers and technology firms. But government oversight of connected vehicles, self-driving cars and the privacy of data collected by autos is still in its infancy. “What we’re seeing is different players engaging in the same space now, and at the end of the day, we have the same perspective: that technology has some tremendous societal benefits,” said Mitch Bainwol, CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.