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Statement on Quiet Car Legislation in the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act

The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) applauds the passage of the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act. Earlier this year, AIAM worked with lawmakers, the National Federation of the Blind, the American Council of the Blind, and other auto industry groups on the legislative language that has now passed both Houses of Congress.

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Government's Upgraded 5-Star Safety Ratings System Reflects Automakers' Progress

ARLINGTON, VA – In response to today’s announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the newly enhanced 5-Star Safety Rating System, the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) recognizes that while the ratings have changed, today’s vehicle continue to provide excellent levels of safety performance in a wide variety of real world crashes.

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Statement on Notice of Intent to Issue Proposed Passenger Vehicle Fuel Efficiency and GHG Emission Standards

As leaders in the development of fuel-efficient technologies, AIAM member companies are pioneering technologies to advance the goal of increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are committed to continue working with the administration and other stakeholders in establishing future performance-based targets through the regulatory process and to address the challenging issues this rulemaking presents.

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Support of Ban on Texting and the Use of Hand-Held Phones While Driving

ARLINGTON, Va. – On the eve of the Department of Transportation’s second National Distracted Driving Summit, the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) reaffirmed its support for restrictions on the use of hand-held electronic devices for phone calls and text messaging by drivers while operating motor vehicles.

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Automakers Credit Safety Technologies with Decline in Highway Deaths

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) is encouraged by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement today that traffic deaths on U.S. Highways are at their lowest level in 60 years, decreasing 9.7 percent in 2009.

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Support for Agreement on California Brake Pad Bill SB 346

ARLINGTON, VA – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) supports passage of a bill by the California legislature to reduce copper dust from vehicle brake pads that can wash into urban watersheds. AIAM members worked closely with California lawmakers, industry organizations, municipal water agencies and environmental groups on SB 346 to find an approach to brake pad reformulation that protects the environment without compromising public safety.

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Commending White House Support of the Korea Free Trade Agreement

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) commends President Obama for his pledge to move forward and ultimately present the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) to Congress. Approval of this agreement will significantly expand trade and investment opportunities to the benefit of consumers in both nations.

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"Most American" Automobile Listing Index Reflects International Automakers' Deepening Roots in America

Arlington, VA, Companies represented by the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) garnered half of the top ten spots in this year’s annual ranking of “Most American” vehicles. The listing rates vehicles built and bought in the U.S. based on popularity, sourcing of parts, and a variety of other factors.

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Commitment to Support National Greenhouse Gas/Fuel Economy Program

Arlington, VA – The auto industry met at the White House today to announce their continued support of a single national policy to increase fuel efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution from motor vehicles for the next 15 years. The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) commended President Obama’s leadership and commitment to a process that will continue the program through 2025.

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Global Automakers Opposition Letter to Wisconsin Senate Bill 96: Franchise Legislation

Global Automakers sent a letter to the Wisconsin Senate Transportation & Elections Committee outlining reasons why member companies oppose SB 96.  The legislation contains major changes to the state's dealer franchise law, including a retroactivity provision that would apply to both future and existing dealer franchise agreements.

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