WASHINGTON – Today, the Intelligent Car Coalition proudly announced that CTIA-The Wireless Association® has become its newest member.

The Intelligent Car Coalition is a group of technology industry stakeholders devoted to talking with consumers and decision-makers about the exciting developments in the dynamic intelligent vehicle space. Other members include the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), AT&T, Hughes Telematics (a Verizon Company), the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and Verizon.

“CTIA has long been a policy thought leader that represents the wireless telecommunications industry, and it is with great excitement that we welcome the Association into the Intelligent Car Coalition,” said Intelligent Car Coalition Executive Director Catherine McCullough. “CTIA’s experience in navigating the rapidly-evolving wireless ecosystem and its wide-ranging membership will provide vital insight to federal policy issues such as distracted driving, the deployment of autonomous vehicles, and other matters related to intelligent vehicles.”

“There is immense promise in the development and deployment of connected car technologies, particularly those wireless-related, to save lives, improve the environment, and reduce traffic congestion and fuel consumption,” said Steve Largent, CTIA President and CEO.  “With such great possibilities and so much at stake, it is important those in government, the auto  and technology industries, as well as other stakeholders, collaborate to develop a policy agenda that fosters this innovation and prevents unnecessary regulation.”

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The Intelligent Car Coalition is a 501(c)4, non-profit, consumer advocacy and education organization. For more information please visit www.intelligentcarcoalition.org. Other members include the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), AT&T, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and Verizon.

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, DC.

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