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November 19, 2014
Bulletin
The Future of Privacy Forum identified some of the benefits of data collection by today’s vehicles in a new paper, The Connected Car and Privacy: Navigating New Data Issues.  The Future of Privacy Forum analyzed the types and purposes of the data collected by the technologies currently available in vehicles seeks to provide an overview of the various technologies currently available in cars and identifies the types of data collected and the purposes for which it is collected. The paper identifies the new types of data collection that are now or soon to be available and identifies common uses...
November 13, 2014
Papers and Reports
Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers have issued Privacy Principles for Vehicle Technologies and Services (“Principles”).  The automotive industry is developing innovative technologies and services that promise to deliver substantial benefits and enhance the driving experience. These technologies and services may assist in enhancing safety, reducing the environmental impacts of vehicles, diagnosing vehicle malfunctions, calling for emergency assistance, detecting and preventing vehicle theft, reducing traffic congestion, improving vehicle efficiency and performance...
November 13, 2014
Letter
Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers submitted to the Federal Trade Commission a letter of commitment regarding the industry's Consumer Privacy Protection Principles for Vehicle Technologies and Services.
November 13, 2014
Press Release
Industry Recognizes Need to Take Proactive Steps in Age of Connectivity WASHINGTON, DC, NOVEMBER 13, 2014 – Global Automakers and its member companies unveiled auto industry consumer privacy protection principles for vehicle technologies and services (Principles). These Principles commit automakers to take certain steps to protect the personal data generated by their vehicles. “The privacy Principles reflect the reality that automobiles increasingly make use of innovative technologies designed to save lives, time and the environment,” said Global Automakers President and CEO John Bozzella...
November 11, 2014
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, NOVEMBER 11, 2014 –The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) welcomes Pratima Gangopadhyay as its new Environment and Energy Affairs Analyst. She will support the Association’s development and execution of environmental and energy regulatory issues impacting the auto industry. Prior to joining Global Automakers, Gangopadhyay was a Clean Energy Fellow at the American Biogas Council where she researched, monitored and reported on relevant legislation and regulations at both the state and federal level. “Pratima brings valuable technical expertise and a passion for...
October 28, 2014
Letter
On October 27, Global Automakers sent New Jersey Senate Transportation Chair Nicholas Sacco a letter expressing the Association's opposition to S 734, which would direct the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to establish a special driver’s license category and related rules for automated vehicles.
October 21, 2014
Agency Comments
On Monday, October 20, 2014, Global Automakers submitted the attached comments in response to the NHTSA Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications (V2V). Global Automakers supports NHTSA’s ANPRM. We believe that connected vehicle technology is poised to provide significant societal benefits, including saving lives, increasing mobility and moving toward a more sustainable transportation system. Our comments discuss several key issues related to V2V, including the benefits of the technology, the need to protect consumer privacy, maintaining the security...
October 20, 2014
Agency Comments
Global Automakers and the Auto Alliance jointly submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on the proposed amendments to the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) III program.
October 20, 2014
Agency Comments
Global Automakers provided comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its August 6, 2014 proposed rule on Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Change of Listing Status for Certain Substitutes Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program. In its comments, Global Automakers: Recommends that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revise the rulemaking to exempt vehicles produced for export to markets that have not adopted provisions for alternative refrigerants and that do not have sufficient infrastructure to support such refrigerants. Recommends that EPA revise the...
October 8, 2014
Press Release
Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO   WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 8, 2014 – Our members’ efforts to reduce their environmental footprint each year by advancing fuel efficiency, reducing greenhouse gases (GHG), and accelerating the introduction of advanced fuel technologies are working. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends report shows that our industry has improved fuel economy performance by 25 percent since 2004.   Trends are moving in the right direction. Our...
October 3, 2014
Press Release
Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 3, 2014 – Today being Manufacturing Day, I want to highlight the growing impact international automakers have on our country. For over 50 years, international automakers have invested billions of dollars in the U.S. becoming a significant and integral part of our economy. They have increased their manufacturing operations, created tens of thousands of jobs and helped revitalize local economies. A report we released with the American International Automobile Dealers Association called Redefining the American Auto Industry...
October 2, 2014
Press Release
Watch Full Event [Video]   WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 2, 2014 – Global Automakers convened an expert panel to discuss how Vehicle-to Vehicle (V2V) communications could potentially save lives, time and the environment.   Global Automakers President and CEO, John Bozzella, who moderated the event said, “There is a lot of excitement about V2V communications. Today we want to explore the innovation, societal benefits and policy implications surrounding this technology.”   As part of the Washington Automotive Press Association’s monthly speaker series, the panel included a research analyst,...
September 18, 2014
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) thanked retiring members of the House and Senate Auto Caucuses for their dedication to the industry.   “The Congressional Auto Caucuses play an important role in keeping the auto industry part of the conversation when shaping relevant public policy,” said John Bozzella, president and CEO of Global Automakers. “The industry has experienced highs and lows, and we have had the privilege of seeing them do their best work during our worst times.”   The Senate and House Auto Caucuses provide a forum...
September 8, 2014
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is pleased to announce that Julia Rege has been promoted to Director, Environment and Energy. Rege is replacing John Cabaniss who retired after 19 years with the Association. “Julia was a natural choice to carry on the Association’s efforts on the energy and climate change front,” said John Bozzella, Global Automakers’ president and CEO. “She brings with her over a decade of experience and has proven to be a valuable asset to our organization.” Rege joined the Association in 2011 as Senior Manager,...
September 4, 2014
Agency Comments
The Association of Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers submitted joint comments to the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) regarding the draft, informal regulations for brake friction materials. While much of the proposed regulations are consistent with the statutory requirements of California’s Brake Friction Material Law, the comments raised the following concerns: To prevent unnecessary regulatory burdens, DTSC should harmonize with the State of Washington's brake friction material program.  Where harmonization is not possible, the two states...
September 4, 2014
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) welcomes Emily Lambe as its new Communications Manager. She will support the expansion of the Association’s social media and public affairs programs. Lambe joins the team after spending several years on Capitol Hill working for Congressman Richard Hanna (NY-22). Most recently she served as his Deputy Communications Director and handled numerous legislative issues including education and consumer safety. “We are excited to have Emily’s talent and enthusiasm on board to support our efforts to grow the...
September 2, 2014
Agency Comments
The Association of Global Automakers submitted reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on September 2, 2014, asking that the FCC postpone its new rules that would allow for expanded use of Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices in the 5 GHz Band. The comments are attached below.   The Association is asking that the FCC postpone its proposed rules to allow more unlicensed users in the frequency band next to the spectrum designated for connected cars until thorough testing is conducted.  V2V safety systems currently under development will send...
August 28, 2014
Testimony
On August 27, 2014 EPA held a public hearing on its SNAP proposal published on August 6, 2014.  Attached is Global Automakers' statement at the hearing.
August 26, 2014
Letter
Global Automakers sent the attached letter to California Senator Kevin de Leon expressing concern that the Senator's proposed bill would change the availability of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program based on, among other factors, the consumer's income level. We urge flexibility for the available balance in the CVRP and would urge the Legislature to not adopt arbitrary obstacles to the continued adoption of ZEVs.
August 18, 2014
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 18, 2014 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) shares the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) commitment to exploring ways to improve safety on our highways and believes wireless vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications technology has the potential to save thousands of lives. "NHTSA’s kickoff of the rulemaking process for V2V communications demonstrates the country is well on its way to deploying this life saving technology,” said John Bozzella, Global Automakers president and CEO. “This also...
July 31, 2014
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC,  – Despite several high-profile cases in recent weeks, American drivers still need to be reminded of the dangers of leaving children in unattended cars.  The Association of Global Automakers joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today for a nationwide effort to educate the public through the campaign “Where’s Baby? Look before you lock."   According to the NHTSA, heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatalities for children 14 and under. Nearly every 10 days, a child dies from being left in a hot vehicle. More than half of kids who...
July 29, 2014
Testimony
The Association of Global Automakers today shared its strong support of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA). In a Statement for the Record for the Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness's hearing “The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement: Lessons Learned Two Years Later,” Global Automakers stressed the agreement’s positive impact on the U.S. auto industry. In the two years since the agreement’s implementation in 2011, Global Automakers’ members have already begun exporting thousands of U.S.-made vehicles to Korea under the...
July 25, 2014
Agency Comments
The Association of Global Automakers, Inc. submitted comments to the City of Chicago regarding the proposed amendment to Municipal Code 4-108 to add requirements to sell the gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (known as "E15"). Global Automakers expressed concerns about adoption of this ordinance without sufficient protections for consumers to prevent the use of E15 gasoline in unapproved products and means to assure adequate ongoing supply of E10 and E0 fuels for vehicles and engines not designed to run on E15.
July 25, 2014
Bulletin
The Association of Global Automakers submitted comments regarding the draft State Energy Strategy, which was released by New Hampshire's Office of Energy and Planning. Global Automakers supports that New Hampshire should focus its Strategy on creating a marketplace that will stimulate demand for and use of advanced technology vehicles, including purchase incentives, infrastructure investments, and other efforts to encourage and support the marketplace for a more environmentally friendly and fuel efficient fleet in place of consideration of adopting the California Zero Emission Vehicle...
July 23, 2014
Letter
Attached is a copy of a letter to NHTSA from Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers regarding a cybersecurity initiative with the goal of establishing a voluntary automobile industry sector information sharing and analysis center or other comparable program for collecting and sharing information about existing or potential cyber-related threats and vulnerabilities in motor vehicle electronics or associated in-vehicle networks (Auto-ISAC). This letter was sent to NHTSA on July 1, 2014. Also attached is a copy of a July 14, 2014 response letter from NHTSA signed by...

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