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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


The Association of Global Automakers submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on September 2, 2014, asking that the FCC postpone its new rules that would allow for expanded use of Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band. The comments are attached below.



WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 18, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) shares the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) commitment to exploring ways to improve safety on our highways and believes wireless vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications technology has the potential to save thousands of lives.

Attached is a copy of a letter to NHTSA from Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers regarding a cybersecurity initiative with the goal of establishing a voluntary automobile industry sector information sharing and analysis center or other comparable program for collecting and sharing information about existing or potential cyber-related threats and vulnerabilities in motor vehicle electronics or associated in-vehicle networks (Auto-ISAC). This letter was sent to NHTSA on July 1, 2014.

WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 20, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is concerned that legislation introduced today by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to open the 5.9GHz band to unlicensed users is putting at risk the opportunity to save thousands of lives through the deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle  (V2V) communications.  The legislation seeks to rush a decision on ope


President and CEO of Global Automakers, John Bozzella, spoke at the 2014 New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) - MIT Automotive Technology Conference. At the event titled, Engineering Safer Drivers—Technology, cars and minimizing the impacts of age, inexperience and distraction, Bozzella discussed the intersection of public policy and automotive safety technology. View his entire presentation here.


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