The Auto Transportation Alliance is the brainchild of patent attorneys from Uber and Cruise. Technology being the 'driver' of the future of transportation, experienced execs are developing an alliance to head off a smartphone patent war situation.
Back in the day the patent royalty stack crippled some smart phone manufacturers and this auto alliance seeks to head off such issues at the pass!
Automotive competitors are coming together to collaborate, clear up misunderstandings and head off patent litigation issues. Makes sense to me.