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Global Automakers' members are developing the next generation of safety technologies and introducing innovations such as lane-departure warning systems, collision mitigation systems, and active front head restraints. Our members lead the industry in helping reduce the risk of accidental injuries to children by voluntarily installing push-down/pull-up power window switches and brake-transmission shift interlocks, in advance of federal regulations.

In addition to advancing vehicle technologies, Global Automakers are dedicated to addressing safety problems associated with driver behavior. We support restrictions on the use of hand-held electronic devices for phone calls and text messaging by drivers while operating motor vehicles. Our member companies are taking a comprehensive approach to automotive safety addressing both protection and prevention.

Issues in Action

Apr
28
2017

Global Automakers submitted opposition testimony on Alabama SB 379 which would authorize the operation of autonomous vehicles on public and private roads at certain testing sites and would require the testing and approval of autonomous technology prior to operation. Municipalities and counties would be authorized to impose restrictive requirements for the testing of autonomous vehicles.

Apr
28
2017

Global Automakers submitted opposition testimony on Tennessee HB 381 which creates the Automated Vehicles Act (AVA) to establish registration, restraint, operational, and accident requirements for autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads and highways in Tennessee.

Apr
25
2017

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.  

Apr
13
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).

Apr
13
2017

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.

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