Global Automakers

Highway Fatality Data Highlights Urgency of Moving AV Policy Forward

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October 6, 2017

Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers

WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 6, 2017 – "The rise in highway fatalities is disheartening news, but a review of the facts and analysis points to a path forward. We are on the verge of taking a quantum leap in road safety with the deployment of driver assists, connected vehicles, and automated technologies that will help address and mitigate the main causes of fatalities, human error and impairment. The new figures underscore the importance and urgency of Congressional action on AV legislation to spur innovation and save lives.”

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