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Global Automakers' members are developing the next generation of safety technologies and introducing innovations such as lane-departure warning systems, collision mitigation systems, and active front head restraints. Our members lead the industry in helping reduce the risk of accidental injuries to children by voluntarily installing push-down/pull-up power window switches and brake-transmission shift interlocks, in advance of federal regulations.

In addition to advancing vehicle technologies, Global Automakers are dedicated to addressing safety problems associated with driver behavior. We support restrictions on the use of hand-held electronic devices for phone calls and text messaging by drivers while operating motor vehicles. Our member companies are taking a comprehensive approach to automotive safety addressing both protection and prevention.

Issues in Action

Oct
04
2017

Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers 

WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 4, 2017 – “Today's approval of the AV START Act by the Senate Commerce Committee is another step forward to helping reducing highway fatalities on our nation's roadways. We thank Chairman Thune, Senator Peters, Ranking Member Nelson, and the Committee for their leadership. We will continue to work with Congress on refining the legislation in order to have an effective AV bill reach the President's desk for his signature."

Sep
29
2017

The Association of Global Automakers President and CEO John Bozzella released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation introduced S. 1885, The American Vision for Safer Transportation Through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act (AV START Act).

Sep
21
2017
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

At the unveiling of the updated federal guidance for automated driving systems, guests (myself included) could walk through a tech pavilion where the products of brilliant computer, electrical and mechanical engineering were on display.   Elsewhere on that Michigan campus, hardware and systems undergo constant testing and refinement in vehicles under simulated real-world conditions.   And that’s an apt metaphor for the challenge we face in realizing the benefits of automated vehicles. 

Sep
12
2017

Statement by John Bozzella, President and CEO of Global Automakers

WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 – “This is an important day for automotive safety. The federal automated vehicle guidance supports innovation and ensures that public safety is a priority as these new technologies are introduced into the marketplace.”

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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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