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Jul
18

Alliance Statement on House Autonomous Vehicle Legislation

The Alliance released this statement to respond to autonomous vehicle legislation introduced in the House this week: “For many years, automakers have been developing self-driving vehicle technologies that promise to transform mobility — offering greater safety, fuel savings and independence. So automakers want to move as quickly as possible to safely test and deploy these […]

Jul
17

New Polling on Self-driving Vehicles

Adults of all parties, age groups and educational backgrounds support a single, unified federal standard governing the use of autonomous vehicles, according to new polling released today. The majority of respondents said “there should be one federal standard to ensure vehicles can adhere to common rules and easily travel across state lines.” Congress will begin […]

Jul
7

Alliance Statement on Proposed HOT CARS Act of 2017 (Updated)

Losing children in hot cars is a tragedy, and greater public awareness and vigilance are absolutely crucial to save young lives right now, this week. That’s why automakers, as well as diverse safety groups, are conducting education and outreach campaigns.* We all need to work together to avoid heatstroke deaths, so we will review the […]

Jun
27

Auto Alliance CEO Testimony to House E&C Committee on “Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation”

Auto Alliance President & CEO Mitch Bainwol gave the following testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing entitled “Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation.” Excerpts of the testimony are below, and to download the full testimony click here. As we meet today, the U.S. lacks a critical uniform national framework to advance these technologies as was […]

Jun
14

Auto Alliance CEO Mitch Bainwol Testimony to Senate Commerce Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles

On Wednesday, June 14, Auto Alliance President and CEO Mitch Bainwol testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation at a hearing titled “Paving the Way for Self-Driving Vehicles” Speaking on behalf of the automakers, Mr. Bainwol provided guidance to the committee on the development and deployment of self-driving technology. “We can achieve […]

Jun
5

The Facts on Progress in Auto CO2 Reductions

The auto sector has already made significant carbon reductions in its products. Fleet-wide automobile CO2 reductions are already more than 22 percent lower than in 2005. According to the 2016 EPA Trends Report, the real-world emissions of new cars and light trucks went from an average of 447 g/mi CO2 in 2005 to 347 g/mi […]