Vehicle Safety

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.

Heatstroke Prevention

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, 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.

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Crash Protection & Avoidance

Global Automakers' members are developing the next generation of vehicle safety technologies and introducing innovations such as lane-departure warning systems, automatic emergency braking systems and occupant protection systems through improved vehicle structures and advanced restraint systems.

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Driver Behavior

With 94% of vehicle crashes attributable to some form of driver behavior, Global Automakers encourages drivers and occupants to always use seat belts and child restraints, and to never drive while impaired. Global Automakers also supports restrictions on the use of hand-held electronic devices by drivers while operating motor vehicles.

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Global Automakers works with NHTSA and other policymakers to enhance the efficacy of the motor vehicle recall program and to maximize safety recall participation rates. Investment in improved recall practices demonstrates the industry’s commitment to ensuring increased awareness of vehicle recalls and customer safety.

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Our Work

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November 20, 2019 Press Release

Statement Regarding Chairman Pai's 5.9 GHz Proposal

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May 23, 2019 Letter

Global Automakers Signs Safety Spectrum Coalition Letter Thanking Secretary Chao for V2X/5.9 Support

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May 17, 2019 Press Release

Global Automakers Files Ex Parte Letter to FCC on Safety Spectrum

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May 17, 2019 Letter

Global Automakers Ex Parte Letter to FCC on Safety Spectrum