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Driving the Conversation on the Evolution of the Auto Industry

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Sep
08
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Now that the negotiations are under way for a more modern North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), I think it’s important we discuss the elephant in the room… jobs.

Aug
10
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Each year, a collection of auto executives, auto journalists, regulators, elected officials, stakeholders, researchers, and the usual suspects (a term I use affectionately) heads north to Traverse City, Michigan to mull the state of the industry. 

This year, I participated on a panel called, “Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Where does Policy go now? And, will the Market Follow?”. Believe it or not, peace may have broken out. 

Jul
31
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Since we met for this discussion last August much has changed -- a Federal review of new standards for 2022-2025 was closed and then reopened, a California review of its standards was completed and the process begun for new regulations out to 2030, all while industry sales appear to be coming off their record pace. And, let’s not forget there was also an election.

Jul
21
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Today’s U.S. automotive industry is a critical driver for the U.S. economy, supporting millions of direct and indirect jobs across the country. International automakers powered much of this comeback, investing more than $63 billion in the United States since the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect. Trade and economic integration enabled by NAFTA supports U.S. auto production, employment and global competitiveness.

Jul
14
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

A bicoastal conversation has been taking place this week around the future of self-driving vehicles and how to regulate this emerging technology. On the West Coast, I participated on a panel discussion at the Automated Vehicles Symposium in San Francisco. On the East Coast, Congress is working on developing policies to accelerate the deployment of self-driving technologies and promote safety.

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