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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

May
09
2016
On May 9, Global Automakers submitted the attached written comments in connection with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) development of Guidelines for the Safe Deployment and Operation of Automated Vehicle Technologies. In the comments, Global Automakers urges NHTSA to act quickly to expand its leadership role with respect to the regulation of automated vehicles.
May
05
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

There’s no question that spectrum is a valuable (and finite) resource. In the last ten years we’ve come to use it to watch movies, share photos and videos, and do a whole range of things wirelessly that we once could only dream of. Now, we’re going to be using the spectrum to save lives on our roads and in our cars.

Apr
14
2016

Statement of John Bozzella, Association of Global Automakers' President and CEO, before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Oversight Hearing of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held on April 14, 2016.

Executive Summary of John Bozzella's Testimony

Apr
13
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

In Detroit this past January we applauded Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx's announcement when he said the agency is going to do "everything we can to advance safe, smart and sustainable transportation innovations like vehicle automation."

Mar
17
2016

Washington, DC, March 17, 2016 – “Today major automakers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) joined together to announce a  commitment to make automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on virtually all new passenger vehicles starting no later than September 1, 2022.

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