Google’s Driverless Car Draws Political Power

Marilyn Dondero Loop, a Nevada state assemblywoman, remembers being skeptical and concerned of possible dangers with self-driving cars when a Google Inc. lobbyist first approached her last year.

But then Google introduced Ms. Dondero Loop, who chairs the assembly’s transportation committee, to people who had ridden in its self-driving cars and showed her a video of one stopping when people crossed in front it.

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