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What is the connected car?

Connected Consumer: Today, consumers stay connected through navigation systems or hands-free phone calling in their vehicle.

Driver Assists: A variety of driver assists are on sale that can monitor the roadway and provide information or help in meeting challenges.

Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V): Work is underway to develop system where cars can “talk” to each other so one automobile can alert other vehicles that there is a crash ahead, warning drivers to slow down.

Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I): “Smart” intersections can allow stop signs and traffic lights to communicate with vehicles, as sensors report if another vehicle is running a red light. Traffic lights could be synchronized to improve traffic flow — and fuel efficiency — and if there is only one vehicle sitting at a traffic light late at night, the light could be programmed to turn green.

Autonomous Vehicles: Ultimately, these technologies and others will culminate at some point in the future in autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles that can drive themselves for longer and longer periods of time.

Automated Driving Systems

The earliest forms of automated driving are here now. Learn More

Driver Assists

Driving Innovation Through Driver Assists

According to NHTSA, about 94 percent of crashes involve driver error. Automakers responded to this road safety challenge by creating a range of systems that aid drivers for brief periods of time.

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cybersecurity

To prepare for an increasingly interconnected future, automakers are anticipating and acting to address the complexities and challenges that the future may bring. Read More

privacy principles

Protecting Connected Consumer Data

To prepare for an increasingly interconnected future, automakers are anticipating and acting to address the complexities and challenges that the future may bring.

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Fuel Economy &

Carbon Reductions

According to consumer research, our customers want it all — better mileage, cleaner and safer technologies and affordable new vehicles. While we continue urging all stakeholders to work together toward a national program for fuel economy standards, automakers have our own roadmap to move forward while continuing to meet the needs and expectations of consumers. 

Our priorities are fourfold

Continue increasing fuel economy — year after year — to provide our customers with more energy-efficient vehicles with greater emissions reductions and the latest safety technologies.

Partner with public/private groups to get more energy-efficient vehicles on our roads via charging/fueling infrastructure, consumer incentives, government fleet sales and car-sharing and ride-sharing programs.

At the same time, continue increasing investments in research & development for more advancements in safety and efficiency.

Do all of this while still keeping new vehicles affordable.

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