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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

Aug
01
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Those who follow the auto industry (and you’re one of them, or else it’s unlikely you’d be reading this post) took great interest in the Draft Technical Assessment Report on fuel economy released recently by the federal government. Reports on the 1,200 page report essentially distilled its findings to two numbers: 54.5 and 50.8.

Jun
17
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO
North of the city of Concord, California, a sea of golden hills surrounds a 5,000–acre former navy weapons station populated by abandoned buildings -- and automated vehicles.
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.
Mar
31
2016
On March 29th, Global Automakers testified in Rhode Island before the House Committee on Corporations in opposition to HB 7711 relative to telematics. HB 7711 has a companion bill in the Senate that was introduced by the Senate Majority Leader. Attached is Global Automakers testimony.
Mar
23
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Right now in New York, two major events are happening. North America’s most-attended auto show is set to kick off at the Javits Center in New York City, with automakers unveiling some of the sleekest, smartest and greenest electrified vehicles ever produced. Meanwhile, a few hours up the Hudson River, the New York State legislature is preparing a budget to unveil.

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