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Advanced Technologies

Our members are engaged in research and development of a full range of advanced technologies for vehicles. Continuing to develop the most fuel-efficient internal combustion engines is a top near-term priority. These technologies include the use of turbochargers with down-sized engines, cylinder deactivation during cruise modes, start-stop starter/generator systems to avoid idling, gasoline direct injection to more precisely meter fuel, and more efficient transmissions. View Global Automakers’ work related to Advanced Technologies below.

Issues in Action

Jul
27
2017

“Today’s unanimous bipartisan approval of the SELF DRIVE Act in the House Energy and Commerce Committee is a critical step towards saving lives on America’s roadways.  We commend the Committee for establishing a clear nationwide pathway to the deployment of these vehicles while putting safety first.  We will continue to work with policymakers to help ensure the benefits of automated technology can be realized as soon as possible.”

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Jul
19
2017

Global Automakers submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on its request for comments on "Alternative Method for Calculating Off-cycle Credits Under the Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Program: Applications from BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, and Hyundai Motor Group." Global Automakers requested that EPA approve the applications for off-cycle technology credits.

Jun
14
2017

Global Automakers submitted the attached statement for the record for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing titled “Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles."

May
24
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

It is unfortunately all too often the case that in their rush to regulate some new issue, well-meaning politicians end up doing more harm than good. This is certainly the case with automated or self-driving vehicles.

May
17
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

This week, there has been a lot of talk about our country’s ‘infrastructure’.  Much of the conversation is about building and improving our roads, waterways and airports using traditional materials such as concrete, steel and asphalt. However, I want to go a step further and talk about the “smart” use of infrastructure. The reality is that technology – in the form of spectrum, sensors, and algorithms – will be the raw materials for a revolution to provide a safer, more efficient, and more sustainable way of life.

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