Autonomous Vehicle Technology Discussed at Congressional Hearing

Elite Transportation Services CEO shares potential for self-driving vehicles to transform industry.


President and CEO of Elite Transportation Services, Dane Grey, testified at the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee Field Hearing, discussing transportation technology trends, the expansion of autonomous vehicle technology and access to investment capital for small businesses.

"We recently announced the expansion into the autonomous vehicle industry by becoming the exclusive provider of operational support for Olli, an autonomous self-driving shuttle developed and owned by Local Motors of Arizona," Grey said during his prepared remarks. "From airports to university campuses, the future of autonomous vehicles will transform the way we think about mass transportation. Our company is preparing to offer expertise in transportation support and technology, making it easier for organizations and local communities to own and operate their own fleets of autonomous shuttles." 

U.S. Representative Al Lawson (FL-5) and U.S. Representative James Comer (KY-1) co-hosted the House Small Business Committee hearing on Monday at the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce in Jacksonville, Florida. The hearing, "Disparities in Access to Capital: What the Federal Government Is Doing to Increase Support for Minority-Owned Firms," allowed witnesses to discuss their business opportunities and challenges in today's economy while also highlighting their success stories.