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Advanced Technologies

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

Apr
25
2017

Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) in response to their March 10, 2017 notice of proposed action to amend sections of the California Code of Regulations concerning automated vehicles.  

Apr
13
2017

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Automakers Back Connected Car Regulations

Apr
13
2017

Global Automakers submitted written testimony to the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee's hearing to examine a range of automated vehicle (AV) proposals currently before the legislature. Global Automakers opposes any legislation that creates a patchwork of separate state laws establishing inconsistent design and performance criteria for automated vehicles.

Apr
10
2017

On April 10, 2017 Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on the proposed 2030 Scoping Plan for greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Global Automakers supports a flexible, multi-sector approach to ongoing greenhouse gas emissoin reductions.

In particular, considering the stringent goals to expand Zero Emission Vehicles in the market as part of this proposed Plan, Global Automakers highlights:

Apr
10
2017

On April 10, 2017, Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) regarding our support for a technology-neutral approach to the allocation of funds for ZEV-related infrastructure as part of the "Volkswagen Settlement Investment Plan:Cycle I." Global Automakers continues to support that all technologies will be needed to achieve ZEV and climate change goals and therefore recommends that a portion of funds be devoted to hydrogen infrastructure, in addition to electric charging infrastructure. 

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