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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

Sep
19
2016

Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO

Washington, DC, September 19, 2016 –“Global Automakers welcomes the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) leadership with the release of its automated vehicle guidance and model policy. A consistent national approach for this burgeoning technology is critically important as automated vehicles will advance vehicle safety, mobility and sustainability. 

Sep
02
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

As we head into our last big holiday weekend of the summer, we learned some bad news that we lost 35,092 people in traffic crashes in 2015. That is the most traffic fatalities since 2008.

Let’s go to NHTSA’s press release announcing the statistics: “NHTSA also noted human factors continued to contribute to the majority of crashes. Almost half of passenger vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seat belts. Research shows almost one in three fatalities involved drunk drivers or speeding. One in 10 fatalities involved distraction.”

Aug
26
2016

The Association of Global Automakers, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America filed comments opposing the petition for rulemaking and request for emergency stay filed by Public Knowledge and Open Technology Institute at New America with regard to the operation of DSRC in the 5.9GHz band. The requests of both petitioners are without merit, and the petition should be denied.

Jul
29
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Scarcely a day goes by without cybersecurity dominating the headlines, whether it involves a bank, the electric grid, a retailer, or most recently, the Democratic National Committee.

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.

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