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
A statement from Dave Schwietert, Interim CEO and President, Auto Alliance, responding to today’s EPA/DOT announcement revoking California’s authority to establish greenhouse gas standards for light-duty automobiles: “Automakers support year-over-year increases in fuel economy standards that align with marketplace realities, and we support one national program as the best path to preserve good auto jobs, […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Parents and caregivers will soon be reminded to check for children in rear seats, thanks to an automaker-led voluntary commitment to add rear seat reminder systems to new vehicles. This announcement is the industry’s latest effort to help enhance child safety, and expands upon widespread efforts to increase public awareness regarding the […]
After the 8-1 vote by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) approving a joint alternative regulatory proposal on Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulation, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE), Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Association of Global Automakers released the following […]
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.