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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

Mar
17
2017

Global Automakers submitted written testimony to Colorado Senate Transportation Committee hearing on SB 213 urging lawmakers to avoid legislation that creates barriers to automated vehicles and to look to other states that are promoting the technology without enacting legislation.

Mar
17
2017

Global Automakers submitted written testimony to Georgia House Transportation Committee held a hearing on SB 219 urging lawmakers to avoid legislation that creates barriers to automated vehicles and to look to other states that are promoting the technology without enacting legislation.

Feb
28
2017

Global Automakers submitted an opposition letter to Nebraska LB 627 which seeks to regulate automated vehicles. Global Automakers described LB 627 as poorly drafted and stifling to automated vehicle innovation. The bill's provisions are unworkable and would limit the testing and deployment of automated vehicles where the role of the driver may differ depending upon the design of the system.

Feb
28
2017

Global Automakers submitted opposition testimony on Illinois SB 1432, the Safe Autonomous Vehicle (SAVE) Act, an unnecessarily restrictive proposal to limit who can test or operate an automated vehicle and the circumstances under which the vehicles can be tested and operated. If passed, SB 1432 would prohibit the testing of automated vehicles by entities other than motor vehicle manufacturers.

Feb
23
2017

Global Automakers testified in opposition to Maryland SB 902, the Safe Autonomous Vehicle (SAVE) Act, an unnecessarily restrictive proposal to limit who can test or operate an automated vehicle and the circumstances under which the vehicles can be tested and operated. For instance, SB 902 would prohibit the testing of automated vehicles by entities other than motor vehicle manufacturers.

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