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Issues in Action

Dec
20
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Like the departing administrations before it, President Obama and his team are busy wrapping up outstanding issues as they prepare to leave office. On that list were two big issues with implications for the auto industry going far beyond President Obama's tenure. One was handled with care and diligence; the other has prompted serious questions about the objectivity and fairness of the proceedings.

Oct
21
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

We‘re on a journey that should lead us to safer, more efficient and more inclusive transportation, thanks to connected and automated vehicle technologies.  And, we’ve come to a critical navigation point.

We’re on the verge of deploying technologies that could fundamentally change how we move people and goods.   But, as with other major technology-driven shifts, the focus often turns to the worst potential outcomes from these developments.  And, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing – unless it leads to bad public policy.

Oct
19
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

I’m an optimist. 
 
On the day of the third and final Presidential debate, I’m hoping that consequential policy issues will be raised and discussed seriously.

Sep
26
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Today we submitted our initial analysis of a Draft Technical Assessment Report written by federal and California government agencies who will regulate light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel economy standards for model years 2022-2025. This is the beginning of a critical reality check to see if this program is feasible.

Sep
02
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

As we head into our last big holiday weekend of the summer, we learned some bad news that we lost 35,092 people in traffic crashes in 2015. That is the most traffic fatalities since 2008.

Let’s go to NHTSA’s press release announcing the statistics: “NHTSA also noted human factors continued to contribute to the majority of crashes. Almost half of passenger vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seat belts. Research shows almost one in three fatalities involved drunk drivers or speeding. One in 10 fatalities involved distraction.”

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