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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

Mar
24
2009

ARLINGTON, VA —The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) today released the following statement regarding the March 24, 2009 release of roof crush rollover tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The following statement can be attributed to Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of AIAM.

Nov
24
2008

Petition for Reconsideration of the October 8, 2008 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) final rule on Designated Seat Position.

Jun
04
2008

ARLINGTON, VA., In a statement delivered this morning at a U.S. Senate oversight hearing, Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), conveyed AIAM’s support for enhanced passenger vehicle roof strength standards as part of a larger comprehensive effort to help prevent rollover crashes and the fatalities and serious injuries caused by vehicle rollovers. The hearing was held by Senator Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety.

Jun
04
2008

Testimony supporting Congress’ direction to NHTSA to issue upgraded roof strength requirements as part of a comprehensive strategy to address vehicle rollover crashes.

Mar
12
2008

ARLINGTON, Va. – The following statement was issued by The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) in response to the release of the Roof Crush Rollover test results by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

“Rollover crashes are unpredictable and violent events. Unfortunately, injuries can occur even if there is minimal roof deformation after a crash. At other times vehicle occupants are unharmed even if there is significant roof deformation.

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