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April 25, 2017
Agency Comments
Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) in response to their March 10, 2017 notice of proposed action to amend sections of the California Code of Regulations concerning automated vehicles.   At the California DMV’s Public Workshop on Automated Vehicles today, Global Automakers Senior Manager of Safety and Connected Automation Paul Scullion summarized the comments, stating that "the proposed regulations go too far in a number of respects, most importantly, the unnecessary regulatory restrictions the DMV seeks to impose on the actual sale,...
April 13, 2017
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASES     Contact: Annemarie Pender 202.650.5548 | apender@globalautomakers.org  Automakers Back Connected Car Regulations WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 12, 2017 – The Association of Global Automakers expressed its support for a proposed rulemaking requiring Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications capability in all new automobiles in comments filed with the Department of Transportation (DOT). "As vehicles become more connected and automated, it is important that the policy environment support the deployment of this lifesaving technology,” said John Bozzella, president and CEO of...
April 13, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted written testimony to the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee's hearing to examine a range of automated vehicle (AV) proposals currently before the legislature. Global Automakers opposes any legislation that creates a patchwork of separate state laws establishing inconsistent design and performance criteria for automated vehicles. We also oppose legislation that erects barriers to testing and eventual deployment of this technology. As evidenced by the numerous and varied proposals in Massachusetts, this concern is very real. The bills before the committee...
April 12, 2017
Bulletin
On April 12, 2017, Global Automakers submitted comments in response to the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) notice of proposed rulemaking on vehicle-to-vehicle communications (V2V) technology. These comments support the expeditious implementation of V2V communications technology and highlight some key considerations in regard to the agency's approach, as well as provide specific comments on the proposed regulatory text.
April 12, 2017
Agency Comments
On April 12, 2017, the Safety Spectrum Coalition submitted comments on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) January 12, 2017 notice of proposed rulemaking on “Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; V2V Communications.” The Safety Spectrum Coalition represents a broad group of industries, highway users, and transportation technology, consumer, and safety advocates that support and promote the need for Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) technology, supported by the 5.9 GHz safety spectrum band. DSRC vehicle-to-vehicle communications (V2V) can save lives and...
April 10, 2017
Agency Comments
On April 10, 2017 Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on the proposed 2030 Scoping Plan for greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Global Automakers supports a flexible, multi-sector approach to ongoing greenhouse gas emissoin reductions. In particular, considering the stringent goals to expand Zero Emission Vehicles in the market as part of this proposed Plan, Global Automakers highlights: The need for the Scoping Plan to include market-based mechanisms to support future regulatory programs; That any regulations that results must go through a...
April 10, 2017
Agency Comments
On April 10, 2017, Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) regarding our support for a technology-neutral approach to the allocation of funds for ZEV-related infrastructure as part of the "Volkswagen Settlement Investment Plan:Cycle I." Global Automakers continues to support that all technologies will be needed to achieve ZEV and climate change goals and therefore recommends that a portion of funds be devoted to hydrogen infrastructure, in addition to electric charging infrastructure. 
April 3, 2017
Blog
We’ve just come through an…. interesting… debate on health care, and the next subject up may be tax reform.  One key element of a plan being put forward is described as a “border adjustment tax.”  It’s definitely a tax, but the only thing it adjusts is who will actually pay taxes, on what.  And that’s why Global Automakers opposes it as outlined in the House Blueprint on Tax Reform. While the precise details of the tax haven’t been spelled out, the basic concept is clear.  It will be tax on goods that cross the border coming into the U.S.  That may sound benign, until you consider that...
March 27, 2017
Testimony
Association of Global Automakers submitted a statement for the record to the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection hearing on “Self-Driving Cars: Levels of Automation" on March 28, 2017.
March 27, 2017
Testimony
In a letter to the Florida Senate Transportation Committee, Global Automaker opposed Florida SB 1678. The bill is not only unfair and prejudicial to Global Automaker members but would result in higher costs and more litigation to the detriment of Florida consumers. The bill also restates burdensome provisions already contained in Florida statute which is unnecessary and would cause confusion.
March 24, 2017
Testimony
In a letter to the Rhode Island House Corporations Committee, Global Automakers opposed Rhode Island HB 5901, which would amend the state's franchise law. Global Automakers highlighted several concerns with the bill, including concern with rates for labor and warranty work performed by dealers. Additional concerns highlighted in the letter include recall notice provisions and how manufactures recover compliance costs.
March 24, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers Director of State Government Affairs Damon Porter testified before a joint hearing of the Pennsylvania House and Senate Transportation Committees. Mr. Porter's  testimony focused on how states can work to promote development on this life saving technology and specifically how Pennsylvania can work to remove barriers and advance the development of automated vehicles technology. When addressing pending legislation in Pennsylvania, Mr. Porter stated that while the the bill erects unnecessary barriers for companies seeking to test automated vehicles in the state. The bill would...
March 22, 2017
Letter
In a letter to Florida House Careers and Competition Subcommittee Chairman Halsey Beshears, Global Automakers opposed legislation requiring manufacturers to pay dealers for vehicles subject to federal recall. The Association encouraged the chairman to refrain from moving the bill until stakeholders can negotiate the provisions as described in the "Rules of Engagement" that were previously agreed to.
March 21, 2017
Agency Comments
On March 20, 2017, Global Automakers submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rulmaking for Procedures for Risk Evaluation of Chemicals under the Amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  These comments focused on establishing a strong process for the five phases of the risk evaluation process: (1) Scope; (2) Hazard Assessment; (3) Exposure Assessment; (4) Risk Characterization; and (5) Unreasonable Risk Determination.
March 21, 2017
Agency Comments
On March 20, 2017, Global Automakers submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposed Rulemaking on Procedures for Prioritization of Chemicals for Risk Evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  These comments focused on establishing a strong process that clearly defines terms such as "risk evaluation" and to consistently apply these determinations for the selected chemicals.
March 21, 2017
Letter
In response to a letter from California's Governor, Jerry Brown, concerning the EPA's reopening of its Midterm Evaluation of the model year 2022-2025 CO2 emission standards, the Association of Global Automakers sent the Governor the attached letter correcting certain misperceptions about the Association's position on this important issue.
March 17, 2017
Agency Comments
Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on March 17, 2017 on the “California’s Advanced Clean Cars Midterm Review: Summary Report for the Technical Analysis of the Light Duty Vehicle Standards” (Midterm Review). The comments address the three regulatory programs within the California's Advanced Clean Car Program: the Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) mandate, the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) standards, and the Low Emission Vehicle III (LEVIII) standards. There are three general themes throughout Global Automakers’ comments: The purpose of the Midterm Review is to...
March 17, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted written testimony to Georgia House Transportation Committee held a hearing on SB 219 urging lawmakers to avoid legislation that creates barriers to automated vehicles and to look to other states that are promoting the technology without enacting legislation.
March 17, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted written testimony to Colorado Senate Transportation Committee hearing on SB 213 urging lawmakers to avoid legislation that creates barriers to automated vehicles and to look to other states that are promoting the technology without enacting legislation.
March 15, 2017
Press Release
Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO  WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 15, 2017 –“We welcome the Trump Administration's decision to return the greenhouse gas standards’ midterm evaluation back to the process that was agreed to in 2012. We look forward to working with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the California Air Resources Board on a review of the standards that is data driven and accounts for the needs of American consumers without locking in a prejudged outcome.” ###
March 10, 2017
Press Release
Statement by the Association of Global Automakers WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 10, 2017 – "California DMV's proposed automated vehicle (AV) regulations are an improvement over earlier proposals but still include unnecessary and prescriptive requirements that we believe will slow the development, testing and deployment of this life-saving technology. The state's draft regulations would establish significant barriers that do not exist in other states and are inconsistent with federal guidance. California can become a leader at the forefront of AV technology if the state rethinks its approach and...
February 28, 2017
Blog
Be honest: few of us really know what to expect from President Trump’s first address to Congress tonight, and that’s one reason the event is likely to get good ratings. We do know what he campaigned for and what he has chosen to emphasize in his first month in office. Those of us at Global Automakers are eager to hear more, especially about his ideas to grow American manufacturing. When it comes to strengthening manufacturing in the United States, the member companies of Global Automakers stand at the forefront. International automakers accounted for 47 percent of total U.S. auto production...
February 28, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted an opposition letter on Minnesota HF 740 which aims to repeal the current warranty reimbursement statute and replace it with a complicated and burdensome procedure that would result in a windfall to certain dealers at the expense of Minnesota consumers. The legislation would also prohibit automobile manufacturers from recovering compliance costs by increasing vehicle prices to dealers. Global Automakers stated that manufacturers have the right to determine the price of products based on evaluating all costs associated with the production, sale, and servicing of its...
February 28, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted an opposition letter to Nebraska LB 627 which seeks to regulate automated vehicles. Global Automakers described LB 627 as poorly drafted and stifling to automated vehicle innovation. The bill's provisions are unworkable and would limit the testing and deployment of automated vehicles where the role of the driver may differ depending upon the design of the system. Global Automakers stated states should not be in the business of setting vehicle design standards for how automated vehicles should be designed - it is essential that this be the responsibility of the...
February 28, 2017
Testimony
Global Automakers submitted opposition testimony on Illinois SB 1432, the Safe Autonomous Vehicle (SAVE) Act, an unnecessarily restrictive proposal to limit who can test or operate an automated vehicle and the circumstances under which the vehicles can be tested and operated. If passed, SB 1432 would prohibit the testing of automated vehicles by entities other than motor vehicle manufacturers. Global Automakers¹ testimony stated SB 1432 is anti-competitive since it prescribes a specific business model for the testing and operation of these vehicles. The testimony pointed to other states, such...

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