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Our members are engaged in research and development of a full range of advanced technologies for vehicles. Continuing to develop the most fuel-efficient internal combustion engines is a top near-term priority. These technologies include the use of turbochargers with down-sized engines, cylinder deactivation during cruise modes, start-stop starter/generator systems to avoid idling, gasoline direct injection to more precisely meter fuel, and more efficient transmissions. View Global Automakers’ work related to Advanced Technologies below.

Issues in Action

Jun
14
2017

Global Automakers submitted the attached statement for the record for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing titled “Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles."

May
24
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

It is unfortunately all too often the case that in their rush to regulate some new issue, well-meaning politicians end up doing more harm than good. This is certainly the case with automated or self-driving vehicles.

May
17
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

This week, there has been a lot of talk about our country’s ‘infrastructure’.  Much of the conversation is about building and improving our roads, waterways and airports using traditional materials such as concrete, steel and asphalt. However, I want to go a step further and talk about the “smart” use of infrastructure. The reality is that technology – in the form of spectrum, sensors, and algorithms – will be the raw materials for a revolution to provide a safer, more efficient, and more sustainable way of life.

May
04
2017

Automakers Commends Governor Larry Hogan over Backing of EVs Tax Credit Program

Washington, DC, May 4, 2017 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) applauds the passage of the Maryland Clean Cars Act of 2017 that boosts the state investment in its’ electric vehicle (EV) excise tax credit program.

Apr
28
2017

Global Automakers submitted opposition testimony on Alabama SB 379 which would authorize the operation of autonomous vehicles on public and private roads at certain testing sites and would require the testing and approval of autonomous technology prior to operation. Municipalities and counties would be authorized to impose restrictive requirements for the testing of autonomous vehicles.

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