Automakers welcome the news of a second consecutive year of declines in highway fatalities following the U.S. Department of Transportation report that 2018’s highway fatalities were down 2.4 percent from a year earlier. The department’s preliminary figures for 2019’s first six months shows a further decrease, down 3.4 percent from the same period a year […]
Speaking Notes from Robert Strassburger, Vice President, Vehicle Safety & Harmonization at the U.S. Department of Transportation Child Passenger Safety Forum, September 19, 2019
Americans continue to favor light trucks over cars, which are now below 30% of new vehicle sales. In 2013, sales of cars and light trucks – SUVs, vans, and pickups – were nearly even. Now there’s a 40% gap in market share.
On June 12, 2019, the Auto Alliance submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the importance of automotive safety being a priority in the 5.9 GHz spectrum. Automakers believe it is important to ensure that intelligent transportation systems (“ITS”) and vehicle-to-everything (“V2X”) technologies are able to operate in the 5.9 GHz band free […]
The following statement on the agreement reached tonight between the U.S. and Mexico can be attributable to David Schwietert, Interim President and CEO at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers: “We are pleased to see that the president has decided against imposing tariffs on goods coming into the country from Mexico. Any barrier to the flow […]
Over the last several weeks, leaders in the auto industry and Colorado state officials have engaged in discussions about the possibility of creating a zero emission program that would be unique to Colorado. These talks have concluded and Colorado state officials are moving forward with implementing the California Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate. In response to […]