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Innovations in automotive technology are focusing on connections; both to other cars and the outside world. Connected cars could bring safety benefits, including lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warnings, and automatic braking. Connected cars can also enhance the driver experience with improved navigation systems and cars that can park -­ and eventually drive - themselves.

Global Automakers' members are committed to exploring ways to improve safety on our highways and believes connected cars have the potential to save thousands of lives each year.

Issues in Action


The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) urges Congress to consider a flexible, holistic view on automated vehicle regulation in a statement to the record regarding the Senate hearing entitled “Hands Off: The Future of Self-Driving Cars.” The attached statement was submitted on behalf of John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers. 


The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) provided statements emphasizing the importance of balanced and collaborative policy decisions related to automated vehicles (AVs) at the California DMV Autonomous Vehicle Workshop today.


Global Automakers reiterated its support of efforts to identify and test spectrum sharing solutions to determine if the 5.9GHz band can be safely shared with unlicensed users.  To demonstrate its willingness to work with all stakeholders to find the best path forward, the Association and other industry groups sent a joint letter to the Secretaries of the U.S.


Connected cars could revolutionize highway safety by saving thousands of lives per year.  Keeping the 5.9GHz spectrum band free from interference is a critical component to delivering the benefits of this groundbreaking technology. 

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing, “Wireless Broadband and the Future of Spectrum Policy,” to examine several options for satisfying the growing spectrum demand, including potential sharing of the 5.9GHz spectrum band.


Statement by John Bozzella, Global Automakers President and CEO

“Today’s House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on “Vehicle to Vehicle and Connected Roadways of the Future” is an important one.  

“Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technologies will allow cars to communicate with each other and with the surrounding infrastructure – leading to fewer crashes, less traffic congestion and greater fuel savings for consumers. 


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