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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

Oct
04
2010

ARLINGTON, VA – In response to today’s announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the newly enhanced 5-Star Safety Rating System, the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) recognizes that while the ratings have changed, today’s vehicle continue to provide excellent levels of safety performance in a wide variety of real world crashes.

Sep
20
2010

ARLINGTON, Va. – On the eve of the Department of Transportation’s second National Distracted Driving Summit, the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) reaffirmed its support for restrictions on the use of hand-held electronic devices for phone calls and text messaging by drivers while operating motor vehicles.

Sep
09
2010

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) is encouraged by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement today that traffic deaths on U.S. Highways are at their lowest level in 60 years, decreasing 9.7 percent in 2009.

Jul
29
2010

The Association submitted a Petition for Reconsideration of the June 14, 2010 NHTSA final rule amending FMVSS 305, the standard regulating electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection for electric-powered vehicles.

May
19
2010

Testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Regarding S. 3302, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

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