Episode 81 - Envisioning a Safer Future with the Self-Driving Coalition

ADAS and AV technologies are evolving at a rapid pace — but developing safeties and conveniences won’t be fully realized if the public doesn’t understand them. That’s why industry leaders founded the Self-Driving Coalition to educate policymakers and the public, promote the benefits of self-driving vehicles and support the safe and rapid deployment of these potentially life-saving technologies. 

Ariel Wolf, General Counsel at the Self-Driving Coalition, discusses the future of policy at the local, state, and federal levels, and how these policies need to enhance public trust, maximize public deployment and promote innovation to create a safer tomorrow.

Stay updated on the latest news from the Self-Driving Coalition: https://www.selfdrivingcoalition.org/

Meet Our Guest


General Counsel, Self-Driving Coalition

Ariel Wolf serves as General Counsel to the Self-Driving Coalition. He advises the Coalition on legal and policy issues, and engages with state and federal policymakers, including testifying on the Coalition’s behalf.

Previously, Ariel served in the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he helped develop the agency’s policies and priorities governing autonomous vehicles and spectrum. Prior to that, Ariel worked as a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Senate. Based in Washington, DC, Ariel leads the Mobility and Transportation Technology team at Venable LLP, where he also is a member of the firm’s eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Practice Group. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.

Our Host


Innovation Strategist & Co-Founder, Brulte & Company

Grayson Brulte is an autonomous mobility advisor and consultant who provides strategic counsel and political insights to help clients navigate what’s next.

As an SAE strategic partner since 2017, Grayson brings his in-depth industry knowledge to host SAE Tomorrow Today. His unique perspective factors in economics, politics and technology into one-of-kind weekly conversations with innovators changing mobility and its impact on society.

Grayson is a thought-leader who regularly provides insights to publications including Bloomberg, Reuters, The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter and Forbes. His written opinions and insights have been featured by organizations including the Consumer Technology Association in presentations to the Federal Trade Commission.

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