Global Automakers' members have a long history of introducing innovative vehicle safety technologies for consumers. Our member companies take a comprehensive approach to vehicle safety by protecting occupants during crashes and helping avoid crashes through technologies like automatic emergency braking. In addition to advancing vehicle safety in these ways, Global Automakers encourages all occupants to use seat belts and child restraints, and for drivers to not drive while impaired. We also support restrictions on the use of hand-held electronic devices by drivers while operating motor vehicles.
Tragically, a growing number of infant children die each year from heatstroke suffered when left unattended in the rear seat of passenger vehicles. According to statistics from NoHeatStroke.org, more than 50 children died from heatstroke while in rear seats in 2018. This is the most on an annual basis, bringing the total to more than 800 since 1998. Most deaths were attributed to children left in the vehicle by a caregiver.Learn More