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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

Aug
11
2011

Global Automakers submitted comments with regard to NHTSA’s July 12, 2011 notice of intent to prepare an environmental assessment on pedestrian safety. This initiative relates to the planned NHTSA rulemaking to establish a standard requiring that electric and hybrid vehicles be equipped with a pedestrian alert sound system that would activate in certain vehicle operating conditions.

Jul
26
2011

NHTSA hosted a panel discussion to raise awareness and discuss the dangers of children being left unattended in vehicles and particularly those situations leading to hyperthermia.

Jul
19
2011

Global Automakers believe SB 869 is an important measure that clarifies the duty of an automobile repair dealer to ensure that when a vehicle with a deployed airbag is repaired, the airbag must be restored to its "original operating

Apr
26
2011

Global Automakers submitted comments regarding NHTSA'S February 25, 2011, request for comments on consumer information regarding child restraining fit program under the agency's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

Apr
18
2011

Comments on NHTSA’s December 7, 2010, notice of proposed rulemaking and March 2, 2011, notice on rear visibility. The comments supplement comments that Global Automakers submitted to the agency on February 7, 2011. These include:  guide-lines; response time; system durability; display luminance; and image measurement.

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