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April 12, 2013
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 12, 2013 – Global Automakers is pleased with today’s announcement by the United States Trade Representative welcoming Japan’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade talks.  The Association supports the expansion of international trade and has encouraged the broadest possible participation in the TPP, including that of Japan, Canada, and Mexico.  “As the third largest economy in the world, Japan’s participation in the TPP is important because it will expand trade and investment opportunities to the benefit of consumers in all of the participating...
April 8, 2013
Letter
The Association of Global Automakers and the Auto Alliance jointly submitted the attached letter to Nevada on April 8, 2013 regarding the bill, SB 433, which would ban the use of manganese-based additives (a.k.a. MMT) in gasoline in the state.
March 29, 2013
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 29, 2013 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) and its member companies are pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rules for Tier 3 vehicle emissions and gasoline standards.“We have been anxiously awaiting this rulemaking because it is good for the environment and will help harmonize the federal and California programs for both vehicles and fuels,” said Michael J. Stanton, president and CEO of Global Automakers.Global Automakers believes the proposed EPA fuel standards are especially important because a nation-...
March 27, 2013
Agency Comments
Global Automakers filed comments to the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) on the 15-day notice and comment for the Safer Consumer Product (SCP) Program’s External Scientific Peer Review Reports and the California Environmental Policy Council’s Resolution, both of which were released on March 13, 2013.  Global Automakers’ comments are attached. 
March 19, 2013
Agency Comments
Global Automakers filed supplemental comments jointly with the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) reinforcing a previous request from our July comments to exempt replacement parts for existing motor vehicles and highlighting a regulatory precedence for exempting replacement parts in a Significant New Use Rule for mercury in switches. A copy of the comment is attached.
March 15, 2013
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 15, 2013 –   In its comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposed rule to add sound to hybrid and electric vehicles, Global Automakers is asking the agency to find a noise level that effectively alerts pedestrians without being excessively loud.  “Striking a balance is important,” said Michael Cammisa, director of safety for Global Automakers.  “While we support the intent of the regulation to assist pedestrians, we have concerns that the current proposal may lead to alert sounds that are excessively and unnecessarily noisy to others...
March 15, 2013
Agency Comments
Global Automakers filed comments jointly with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers responding to NHTSA's NPRM to establish minimum sound requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles. While supporting the intent of the NPRM, Global Automakers and Alliance members have serious concerns with the the requirements as proposed in terms of customer acceptance and technical practicability. The joint comment provides recommendations to NHTSA intended to address these concerns and avoid mandating alert sounds that would be louder than necessary, create driver and occupant annoyance, and cost more...
March 15, 2013
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 15, 2013 – Global Automakers welcomes Japan’s decision to formally seek participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade talks.  The Association supports the expansion of international trade and has encouraged the broadest possible participation in the TPP, including that of Canada, Mexico, and Japan. The inclusion of all major automobile producing nations on the Pacific Rim would create a single set of consistent rules, increase trade and investment opportunities, and benefit consumers.  As the third largest economy in the world, Japan’s participation in...
March 6, 2013
Press Release
Washington, DC, March 6, 2013 – At today’s Maryland House Judiciary Committee hearing on counterfeit airbag legislation, the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) urged the committee to pass House Bill 885, making it a criminal offense if an individual knowingly sells or installs a counterfeit airbag in a vehicle.“This is a public safety issue that auto manufacturers are taking very seriously,” said Paul Scullion, Manager of Safety at Global Automakers. This legislation is needed to make individuals think twice before they intentionally make, distribute, sell, install,...
March 6, 2013
Testimony
The Association of Global Automakers testified at the Maryland House Judiciary Hearing on Bill 885, legislation that would make it a crime to knowingly sell or install counterfeit or substandard airbags in a vehicle. Find our related press release here.
February 28, 2013
Agency Comments
The Association of Global Automakers, Inc. (Global Automakers) submitted comments to the California Department of Toxic Substance Control’s Revised Safer Consumer Product Regulations on February 28, 2012.  Global Automakers also participates in the Durable Goods Coalition, whose comments were also submitted to DTSC on February 28, 2012. 
February 20, 2013
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to evaluate spectrum sharing as it considers a series of proposals aimed at expanding Wi-Fi use.  Global Automakers is concerned about the potential risk associated with introducing a substantial number of unlicensed devices into the 5.9GHz band as it may compromise the integrity of vehicle-to vehicle (V2V) accident-prevention technology systems.“Automakers are expending significant resources and effort to develop V2V safety technologies because of the...
February 11, 2013
Press Release
Washington, DC, February 11 , 2013 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) supports Maryland House Bill 885, legislation that would make it a crime to knowingly sell or install counterfeit or substandard airbags in a vehicle. The Association has been working closely with bill sponsor Delegate Keiffer Mitchell Jr.’s office to provide technical expertise on the issue.“Counterfeit replacement airbags are a serious safety problem,” said Mike Stanton, Global Automakers’ president and CEO.  “We want to do everything we can to ensure that consumer’s vehicles are repaired with...
January 7, 2013
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 7, 2013 – The Association of Global Automakers commends the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the release of their notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on effective noise standards for quiet vehicles.  As our members continue to bring more fuel efficient hybrids and electric vehicles to the market place, we recognize the importance of setting industry-wide noise standards for pedestrian safety.  In 2010, the Association worked closely with the National Federation of the Blind, the American Council of the Blind, and other auto industry groups to...
December 20, 2012
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, DECEMBER 20, 2012 - In response to today's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Plus+ award in the new small overlap test, Global Automakers shares the Institute's commitment to raising the bar in improving vehicle safety. The Association believes consumers should have information about crash protection so they can make educated buying decisions.While not all vehicles have been tested for the Top Safety Pick Plus+ designation, it is important to note that new vehicles continue to score highly in the IIHS high-speed frontal and side crash tests, as well...
October 10, 2012
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 10, 2012 – The Association of Global Automakers urges consumers to make sure that only original equipment replacement airbags are used when having a vehicle repaired after a collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today issued a consumer alert warning of the dangers of counterfeit airbags, which may have been installed in the last three years by someone other than an authorized dealer.“Counterfeit replacement airbags are a serious safety problem,” said Mike Stanton, Global Automakers president and CEO.  “Only original equipment replacement...
September 27, 2012
Press Release
Boston – Both sides of the Right to Repair issue came together today to announce the start of a united effort to inform Massachusetts voters that the Right to Repair ballot question – Question 1 – is no longer necessary as Right to Repair is already law.Joint Consumer Protection Committee Chairs Senator Tom Kennedy and Representative Ted Speliotis – who helped negotiate and shepherd the agreement through the Legislature – joined representatives from the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition, Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers,...
September 10, 2012
Testimony
Global Automakers testified at the Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) public hearing on their proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations on September 10, 2012. The Association voiced overall support of the overreaching goals of the law and regulations but provided comments on three areas of concern.
September 5, 2012
Agency Comments
Global Automakers submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) regarding Canada and Mexico's participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
September 5, 2012
Bulletin
Global Automakers submitted the following comments in response to NHTSA's request for comment on the agency's research on advanced braking technologies that rely on forward looking sensors.
September 4, 2012
Bulletin
Global Automakers President and CEO, Mike Stanton, appeared in an exclusive interview on E&E TV. He joined OnPoint host Monica Trauzzi to discuss the Obama administration's new fuel economy standards... click here to view entire entry/video.
August 28, 2012
Bulletin
Today, the Obama Administration issued the new fuel economy rules, setting the overall MY2017-2025 Greenhouse Gas/CAFE standard at a fleet average 54.5 mpg. The new standard is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry. However, Global Automakers’ members are already working to achieve higher fuel economy...read entire entry here.
August 28, 2012
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 28, 2012 – The Association of Global Automakers’ (Global Automakers) members are working hard and will continue to take the steps needed to meet the Administration’s tough new fuel economy standard of 54.5 mpg by 2025.“The new standard is aggressive and sets a high bar for automakers,” said Mike Stanton, president and CEO of Global Automakers.  “This program is important to our country and our members have accepted the challenge.”In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued federal harmonized GHG emissions and...
August 17, 2012
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, AUGUST 17, 2012 – Global Automakers is disappointed with today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to dismiss the petitions challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s grant of a partial waiver permitting gasoline with 15 percent ethanol (E15) in 2001 and newer model  vehicles. We disagree with the court’s finding that automobile manufacturers do not have standing to challenge an agency action that permits the use of a fuel, such as E15, in automobiles not designed or warranted for such use. However, we are pleased that the dissent found...
August 16, 2012
Agency Comments
Global Automakers filed comments with the FCC expressing support for a petition for rulemaking to modify the Commission's rules to permit the operation of unlicensed, short-range vehicular radar systems (SRR) in the band 77-81 GHz (typically referred to as the 79 GHz band).  The requested modification to the FCC rules would facilitate international harmonization of frequency allocations for short-range vehicular radar, which Global Automakers believes would promote widespread use of advanced, radar-based safety technologies.

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