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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

Feb
28
2017

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.

Feb
23
2017

Global Automakers testified in opposition to Maryland SB 902, 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. For instance, SB 902 would prohibit the testing of automated vehicles by entities other than motor vehicle manufacturers.

Feb
23
2017

Global Automakers testified before the Wisconsin State Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy's informational hearing on automated and connected vehicle technology. Global Automakers congratulated the state of Wisconsin and in particular, the University of Wisconsin – Madison for being designated a “proving ground” by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Feb
23
2017

Global Automakers submitted a statement for the record to the Idaho Legislature's informational hearing on automated and connected vehicle technology. The statement highlighted the significant benefits these technologies will offer and noted the importance of the right regulatory framework at both the state and federal levels to foster innovation and investment.

Jan
23
2017

On January 19, Global Automakers submitted a letter to the North Dakota House Transportation Committee stating opposition to House Bill 1202 which grants the state's Department of Transportation unlimited regulatory authority without establishing an appropriate framework for autonomous vehicle standards.

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