“Karma is a high-tech incubator; an open platform, a testbed for emerging innovation, and a supplier to others who need our engineering, design, customization and manufacturing resources to speed their product development or access to technology,” said Zhou in a news release.
Formed this year, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation focuses on creating “a safe and transformative path for sustainable industry growth.” The alliance says it represents the manufacturers producing nearly 99% of cars and light trucks sold in the United States.
The alliance, headquartered in Washington with offices in Detroit and Sacramento, is a combination of global automakers and Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and will be involved in U.S. regulatory and policy matters impacting the light-duty vehicle market.
Motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, technology and other automotive-related companies and trade associations are among the alliance’s members.
Karma, which describes itself as a Southern California-based “high-tech mobility incubator” and creator of luxury electric vehicles, said that its addition to the Alliance for Automotive Innovation supports the alliance’s effort to “build a path to cleaner, safer and smarter personal mobility solutions.”
The membership announcement comes two weeks after the association’s introduction at the Consumer Electronics Show. Karma and the alliance describe that as “a fitting backdrop” with the impact that technologies and ecosystems are making on the automotive industry.
The alliance says it works to ensure that regulatory and legislative level decision-makers understand the industry’s need for freedom to technically innovate and bring positive outcomes to its customers and their constituents.
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