Apple’s Lisa Jackson named to U.S. DOT advisory committee

Lisa Jackson — Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives — has been named to a new advisory committee of the U.S. Department of Transportation to unify and regulate the introduction of automated vehicles to U.S. highways, reports AppleInsider.

According to the Department of Transportation, the main focus of the group is the "development and deployment of automated vehicles, and determining the needs of the Department as it continues with its relevant research, policy, and regulations.” In addition to Jackson, other board members include an avaiation attorney from Amazon, Lyft co-founder John Zimmer, Waymo CEO John Krafcik, and Hyperloop One Senior Vice President Henry Claypool.

Jackson previously left her administrator position at the US Environmental Protection Agency and joined Apple in 2013 as the Vice President of Environmental Initiatives. Her expanded role for policy and social initiatives will allow Jackson to guide Apple's environmental efforts, educational policy programs, product accessibility work and global governmental affairs, says Apple.