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Innovations in automotive technology are focusing on connections; both to other cars and the outside world. Connected cars could bring safety benefits, including lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warnings, and automatic braking. Connected cars can also enhance the driver experience with improved navigation systems and cars that can park -­ and eventually drive - themselves.

Global Automakers' members are committed to exploring ways to improve safety on our highways and believes connected cars have the potential to save thousands of lives each year.

Issues in Action

Jul
27
2017

“Today’s unanimous bipartisan approval of the SELF DRIVE Act in the House Energy and Commerce Committee is a critical step towards saving lives on America’s roadways.  We commend the Committee for establishing a clear nationwide pathway to the deployment of these vehicles while putting safety first.  We will continue to work with policymakers to help ensure the benefits of automated technology can be realized as soon as possible.”

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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.

Jul
03
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Fourth of July weekend marks the beginning of summer driving season. While more drivers hit the road, safety remains a top priority for the Association and our members.  Self-driving vehicle technologies are getting a lot of attention these days for their promise to reduce highway fatalities.
 

May
24
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

It is unfortunately all too often the case that in their rush to regulate some new issue, well-meaning politicians end up doing more harm than good. This is certainly the case with automated or self-driving vehicles.

May
17
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

This week, there has been a lot of talk about our country’s ‘infrastructure’.  Much of the conversation is about building and improving our roads, waterways and airports using traditional materials such as concrete, steel and asphalt. However, I want to go a step further and talk about the “smart” use of infrastructure. The reality is that technology – in the form of spectrum, sensors, and algorithms – will be the raw materials for a revolution to provide a safer, more efficient, and more sustainable way of life.

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