Global Automakers

Congressional Testimony on Improving Vehicle and Roadway Safety

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October 21, 2015

Statement of John Bozzella, Association of Global Automakers' President and CEO, before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade House Committee on Energy and Commerce for the legislative hearing entitled "Examining Ways to Improve Vehicle and Roadway Safety" held on October 21, 2015.

Executive Summary of John Bozzella's testimony:

- Global Automakers appreciates the Subcommittee’s commitment to improving recall completion rates and exploring innovative ways to address new and emerging challenges associated with the development of advanced safety and connected vehicle technologies.

- Global Automakers believes an effective way to improve the recall remedy rate is to use state Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices to notify vehicle owners of open recalls at the time they register or renew their registration.

- Global Automakers is pleased that the draft bill recognizes the substantial benefits associated with the installation of Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) devices that allow cars to communicate with each other and with the surrounding infrastructure. Encouraging the fastest deployment possible of DSRC technology will spread the benefits of this life-saving technology more quickly and widely.

- As automakers pursue these connected car innovations and the benefits they bring, we recognize strong cybersecurity and privacy protections are essential to building consumer confidence.

- Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers have begun establishing cybersecurity best practices to build upon our joint development of privacy principles to protect consumer data and the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Auto-ISAC) to address cyber threats. - Global Automakers is continuing to review the draft bill and to analyze how the provisions relating to cybersecurity and privacy relate to industry efforts in these areas.

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