Global Automakers

Issues in Action

-A A +A

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


Global Automakers reiterated its support of efforts to identify and test spectrum sharing solutions to determine if the 5.9GHz band can be safely shared with unlicensed users.  To demonstrate its willingness to work with all stakeholders to find the best path forward, the Association and other industry groups sent a joint letter to the Secretaries of the U.S.


Washington, DC, July 30, 2015 – Connected cars could revolutionize highway safety by saving thousands of lives per year.  Keeping the 5.9GHz spectrum band free from interference is a critical component to delivering the benefits of this groundbreaking technology. 

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing, “Wireless Broadband and the Future of Spectrum Policy,” to examine several options for satisfying the growing spectrum demand, including potential sharing of the 5.9GHz spectrum band.



Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO


Washington, DC, June 25, 2015 – “Today’s House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on “Vehicle to Vehicle and Connected Roadways of the Future” is an important one.  

On March 13, 2015, Global Automakers formally endorsed H.R. 910, a bipartisan proposal introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Candice Miller and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence. The bill clearly defines the installation of V2I communication equipment as an appropriate use of existing surface transportation funding dedicated to the improvement of highway safety. H.R. 910 is an important acknowledgement of the vast potential of V2I technology to improve our nation's roads.
Global Automakers and a coalition representing automobile manufacturers, motorists, state highway and transportation officials, and the intelligent transportation community sent a letter to Members of Congress on February 9, 2015, urging that they oppose legislation that endangers the deployment of critical new safety technology known as V2X. The legislation (S.424) was introduced by Senators Rubio and Booker on February 10, 2015.


Our Members