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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

On March 13, 2015, Global Automakers formally endorsed H.R. 910, a bipartisan proposal introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Candice Miller and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence. The bill clearly defines the installation of V2I communication equipment as an appropriate use of existing surface transportation funding dedicated to the improvement of highway safety. H.R. 910 is an important acknowledgement of the vast potential of V2I technology to improve our nation's roads.
Global Automakers and a coalition representing automobile manufacturers, motorists, state highway and transportation officials, and the intelligent transportation community sent a letter to Members of Congress on February 9, 2015, urging that they oppose legislation that endangers the deployment of critical new safety technology known as V2X. The legislation (S.424) was introduced by Senators Rubio and Booker on February 10, 2015.

On January 28, Global Automakers sent letters asking the sponsors of New Jersey legislation seeking to limit access to vehicle data recorder information, A 3579/S 2433, to accept proposed amendments in order to prevent the bill's unintended consequences.

On December 5, Global Automakers sent a letter of opposition to New Jersey Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo regarding S 734, which directs the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to establish rules for operating automated vehicles for any purpose. The committee will be hearing S 734 on December 8, 2014 at 1PM Eastern.

Global Automakers and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers have issued Privacy Principles for Vehicle Technologies and Services (“Principles”). 


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