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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

Apr
13
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

In Detroit this past January we applauded Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx's announcement when he said the agency is going to do "everything we can to advance safe, smart and sustainable transportation innovations like vehicle automation."

Mar
17
2016

“Today major automakers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) joined together to announce a  commitment to make automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on virtually all new passenger vehicles starting no later than September 1, 2022.

Jan
19
2016

“The automobile industry is driving an unprecedented wave of innovation as automakers pioneer groundbreaking technologies that make cars and trucks ever safer. Computing systems help enable many of these automotive technologies, making cybersecurity a top priority – just like it is in any other industry sector using computer systems. Automakers are proactively and collaboratively addressing potential cybersecurity challenges so the industry can continue producing ever safer vehicles that incorporate modern and robust security protections.

Jan
15
2016

Major automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today unveiled a voluntary set of “Proactive Safety Principles” that will set forth the framework for enhancing automotive safety and quality across the industry.

Jan
14
2016

Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global Automakers

“Global Automakers welcomes the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) announcement to develop a nationwide approach to automated vehicles and its commitment to the rapid deployment of this transformative technology.

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