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Oct
22

Roadway Fatalities Decline For Second Straight Year

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 […]

Jul
22

Alliance Continues Engaging Stakeholders in AV Accessibility Discussions

Washington, D.C. – Automakers continue advancing their focus on assistive transportation technologies that hold promise for people with disabilities and older adults; and the industry’s 2nd workshop included meeting with other stakeholders as part of the July 19 workshop on Automated Vehicle accessibility.  The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers organized the all-day workshop, which was held […]

Jun
13

Alliance Submits Comments to FCC on the Importance of Automotive Safety being a Priority in the 5.9 GHz Spectrum

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 […]

Jun
7

Alliance Statement on U.S., Mexican Agreement

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 […]

May
31

Statement on Mexican Tariffs

Statement attributable to Alliance Interim President and CEO David Schwietert: While we appreciate the administration’s efforts to seek Congressional action on legislation to modernize the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, our position on tariffs remains unchanged:  they are a tax on our customers, which means they’re harmful to our nation’s economy and the millions of American jobs […]