Global Automakers

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March 12, 2012
Testimony
Global Automakers Director of Safety, Mike Cammisa, gave testimony at the Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for In-Vehicle Electronic Devices public hearing at the Department of Transportation. Other organizations who presented included Consumers Union, Distracted Driving Safety Alliance, Lindsey Research, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Ford, BMW, Nissan and GM.  
March 12, 2012
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 12, 2012 – Global Automakers testified today about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposed voluntary driver distraction guidelines stressing the importance of an objective, performance-based, and technology neutral approach. “We agree with the agency’s goal of reducing the potential for driver distraction by providing uniform, modern guidelines for evaluating driver assistance and convenience features demanded by today’s consumers,” said Michael Cammisa, Global Automakers’ director of safety.  “We need to make sure we get this right, it’s...
March 8, 2012
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 8, 2012 – Global Automakers commends President Obama for taking steps to encourage consumer purchases of various advanced technology clean vehicles through tax incentives and credits. Our Association has long believed that the U.S. government should take a technology and fuel neutral approach to incentivizing alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles, and infrastructure to help automobile manufacturers bring the latest technologies to the marketplace faster. We feel strongly that the government should not pick winners and losers by favoring one fuel or technology...
March 5, 2012
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 5, 2012 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) launched DrivingFuelEconomy.com today to highlight its members’ efforts to meet increased fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards.  DrivingFuelEconomy.com is aimed at policymakers to educate them about the necessity of maintaining a comprehensive and harmonized national approach to fuel economy and GHG standards.  “We want to make sure lawmakers and regulators understand that avoiding a patchwork of differing federal and state standards, that provide no significant environmental benefit...
March 1, 2012
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2011 – Global Automakers' members captured eight of Consumer Reports’ Top Picks for 2011. The vehicles were selected as the best all-around models in their categories based on stringent road test, reliability, and safety requirements.Consumer Reports' Top Picks:Budget Car - Honda FitSmall Car - Hyundai ElantraFamily Sedan - Nissan AltimaSmall SUV -Toyota RAV4Green Car - Toyota PriusFamily SUV - Kia SorentoFamily Hauler - Toyota SiennaSports Sedan - Infiniti G37Findings from Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Issue were announced in Washington, DC on Monday at a Washington...
February 29, 2012
Papers and Reports
Michael J. Stanton spoke at the National Academy of Sciences on fuel economy, one national program and what our members are doing to reach the new standards.
February 29, 2012
Letter
Global Automakers sent a coalition letter to every Senate office that opposed an amendment sponsored by Senators Cantwell and Lugar known as the "Open Fuel Standard".  The amendment would effectively mandate that 80 percent of gasoline-powered light-duty vehicles be tri-fuel vehicles capable of running on any combination of ethanol, methanol, and gasoline beginning in model year 2018.
February 17, 2012
Letter
Attached is a Global Automakers letter sent on February 17, 2012 to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson urging EPA to move ahead with the tier 3 vehicle emissions and fuel quality rulemaking.
February 16, 2012
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 – Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released proposed guidelines for the design of electronic devices installed in vehicles. Global Automakers’ member companies are leaders in advancing vehicle safety and we look forward to reviewing and commenting on the new guidelines. We support NHTSA’s intent to help reduce the potential for driver distraction while providing a uniform, modern guideline for evaluating important driver assistance and convenience features demanded by today’s consumers.###The Association of Global Automakers...
February 14, 2012
Agency Comments
Global Automakers provided comments to the Washington Department of Ecology on February 14, 2012 on the second draft of the Better Brake Pad Rule.  The comments support changes made since the last draft and suggest minor edits to the draft for clarity.  The Better Brake Pad Rule will reduce the amount of copper in 2015 and other heavy metals in 2014 in brake pads.Global Automakers previously submitted comments on the first draft rule on December 1, 2011.
February 14, 2012
Letter
Global Automakers submitted a joint coalition letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell regarding safety concerns in Senate bill 1449, the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Improvement Act. Eighteen vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, consumers, and other businesses make up the broad coalition.
February 13, 2012
Agency Comments
Global Automakers submitted comments on the joint Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposal for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for the 2017-2025 model years.The notice of proposed rulemaking brings us another step closer to the goal of having a long term harmonized national program. Global Automakers and its members have always endorsed a comprehensive and harmonized national approach to reducing GHG emissions and improving fuel economy.
February 7, 2012
Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 7, 2012 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is pleased with the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s passage today of H.R. 3199, a bill that requires a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of mid-level ethanol blends in gasoline. While the Association generally supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) actions with regard to a harmonized national program for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, it believes the  EPA prematurely granted partial waivers...
February 7, 2012
Letter
Global Automakers submitted a letter to Congressman James Sensenbrenner, Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in Strong Support of H.R. 3199. The bill would require a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of mid-level ethanol blend use in motor vehicles and other engine products.
February 6, 2012
Letter
Global Automakers submitted a letter to the Utah ATAE in response to the Utah Dealers' proposed franchise legislation. The letter provides amendments to certain aspects of the current Utah Code with respect to the rights and obligations of dealers and manufacturers distributing or selling motor vehicles in the state.  
January 26, 2012
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 25, 2012 – In the State of the Union address, the American people only heard about the Detroit 3 automakers- acknowledging just a portion of today’s U.S. auto industry.  Let’s not forget that other global auto companies have contributed to the growth of the U.S. motor vehicle industry for several decades.Global Automakers’ members today employ over 80,000 Americans at their U.S. manufacturing facilities.  In the past 30 years, our members have invested more than $43 billion into their U.S. operations in addition to the billions of dollars their dealers and suppliers...
January 25, 2012
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 25, 2012 – Global Automakers’ President and CEO Michael J. Stanton today said that automakers were doing their part to meet the new fuel economy/greenhouse gas (GHG) standards program being developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and the California Air Resource Board (CARB). “Our members continue to invest in technologies to reduce the environmental footprint of their vehicles and to meet or exceed government regulations, but we are only one part of the equation,” said Stanton.  “To get consumers to buy green...
January 20, 2012
Letter
Global Automakers submitted a letter to CARB providing written comments on the Advanced Clean Cars regulations which will be heard by the Board at its January 26-27, 2012 meeting. Global Automakers will testify in support of the regulations.
January 17, 2012
Press Release
DETROIT, MI, JANUARY 17, 2012 – Global Automakers’ President and CEO Michael J. Stanton testified at today’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) joint public hearing regarding the proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG)/Fuel Economy Standards for MY 2017 – 2025 light-duty vehicles. Global Automakers and its members strongly support a comprehensive and harmonized national approach to reducing GHG emissions and improving fuel economy.  “The proposed MY2017-2025 regulations bring us a step closer to one national program,” said Stanton.  “We will...
January 17, 2012
Testimony
President and CEO of Global Automakers, Mike Stanton, testified at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) joint public hearing regarding the proposed greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards for MY 2017 - 2015 light vehicles. Global Automakers and its members have always endorsed a comprehensive and harmonized national approach to reducing GHG emissions and improving fuel economy and the proposed rulemaking brings us another step closer to the goal of having a long term, single national program. View the full testimony here.
December 23, 2011
Agency Comments
Global Automakers sent comments to the California Department of Toxic Substance Control on their informal draft Safer Consumer Products regulations on December 23, 2011.  The rule, as drafted, proposes to: (1) establish a process by which chemicals in consumer products may be identified and prioritized; and (2) develop criteria by which chemicals and their alternatives may be evaluated.  Global Automakers’ comments recommend a narrower approach in the early years of the program to ensure regulatory success, provisions for assembled products, and consistency with existing global practices...
December 22, 2011
Agency Comments
Global Automakers submitted these written comments to the Nevada DMV today regarding the DMV's November 30th draft regulations regarding autonomous vehicles. In our comments, Global Automakers commends the DMV for proposing to exclude advanced safety/driver assistance systems in the definition of "autonomous vehicles", noting that further development and implementation of these technologies would be hindered if they were included in the scope of these proposed regulations.
December 14, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requesting an extension of the comment period for the 2017+ GHG-FE rulemaking from January 30, 2012 to March 1, 2012. 
December 9, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, DECEMBER 8, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is encouraged by the Department of Transportation’s announcement today that traffic deaths on U.S. highways are at their lowest level in over 60 years.   "The record breaking decline in traffic fatalities is proof that the billions of dollars automakers are investing into advanced safety features on their vehicles is helping save lives," said Michael J. Stanton, president and CEO of Global Automakers. "Our members continue to research and develop the next generation of safety technologies and introduce...
December 5, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers Manager of Environment & Energy, Julia Rege, testified at the Green Chemistry Workshop in Sacaramento, California on the Safer Consumer Products Alternatives (SCPA) regulations.

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