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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


On March 27, Global Automakers sent New Jersey Assembly Deputy Majority Leader Annette Quijano a letter expressing opposition to AB 1326, an autonomous vehicle bill. Global asserted the bill lacks clear definitions and acceptable language and encouraged the assemblywoman to work with the Association to write legislation that looks similar to CSG model bill from Florida.


WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 3, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today with the release of its final rule on Tier 3 vehicle emissions and fuel standards.  

“Reducing sulfur in gasoline brings instant benefits to consumers and the environment,” said Michael J. Stanton, president and CEO of Global Automakers.  “This rulemaking will reduce emissions from the existing fleet of vehicles on our roads today and opens the door for even cleaner cars in the future.”


On February 11, Global Automakers testified at a Maryland Environmental Matters Committee hearing on HB 538 in favor of creating an Autonomous Vehicle Task Force with an amendment to add the Association of Global Automakers to its membership.


The Associaton of Global Automakers sent a letter in support of HB 3369 to House Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, William Straus, of the Boston State House. The bill covers autonomous vehicles and provides the definitions, testing requirements, and the appropriate approach to third party liability preferred by Global Automakers’ member companies.

Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers jointly submitted comments to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to amend its Low Emission Vehicle Program to align with California's Advanced Clean Car regulations.


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