Ron Medford, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s deputy director, will leave the government agency to join Google Inc.

in January.

Medford will be the director of safety for Google’s self-driving cars. Ron Medford has a career of more than 40 years in government and has been a key player in finalizing the 2017-2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements to a fleetwide average of 54.5 mpg in 2025. Medford has been involved in all of the key safety issues NHTSA has investigated in recent years and also in setting new safety rules.

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NHTSA Deputy Director To Leave Post And Manage Google Driverless Car Program

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