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Global Automakers' members are developing the next generation of safety technologies and introducing innovations such as lane-departure warning systems, collision mitigation systems, and active front head restraints. Our members lead the industry in helping reduce the risk of accidental injuries to children by voluntarily installing push-down/pull-up power window switches and brake-transmission shift interlocks, in advance of federal regulations.

In addition to advancing vehicle technologies, Global Automakers are dedicated to addressing safety problems associated with driver behavior. We support restrictions on the use of hand-held electronic devices for phone calls and text messaging by drivers while operating motor vehicles. Our member companies are taking a comprehensive approach to automotive safety addressing both protection and prevention.

Issues in Action

Jun
14
2017

Global Automakers submitted the attached statement for the record for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing titled “Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles."

May
17
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

This week, there has been a lot of talk about our country’s ‘infrastructure’.  Much of the conversation is about building and improving our roads, waterways and airports using traditional materials such as concrete, steel and asphalt. However, I want to go a step further and talk about the “smart” use of infrastructure. The reality is that technology – in the form of spectrum, sensors, and algorithms – will be the raw materials for a revolution to provide a safer, more efficient, and more sustainable way of life.

Apr
28
2017

Global Automakers submitted opposition testimony on Alabama SB 379 which would authorize the operation of autonomous vehicles on public and private roads at certain testing sites and would require the testing and approval of autonomous technology prior to operation. Municipalities and counties would be authorized to impose restrictive requirements for the testing of autonomous vehicles.

Apr
28
2017

Global Automakers submitted opposition testimony on Tennessee HB 381 which creates the Automated Vehicles Act (AVA) to establish registration, restraint, operational, and accident requirements for autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads and highways in Tennessee.

Apr
25
2017

Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) in response to their March 10, 2017 notice of proposed action to amend sections of the California Code of Regulations concerning automated vehicles.  

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