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Sep
02
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

As we head into our last big holiday weekend of the summer, we learned some bad news that we lost 35,092 people in traffic crashes in 2015. That is the most traffic fatalities since 2008.

Let’s go to NHTSA’s press release announcing the statistics: “NHTSA also noted human factors continued to contribute to the majority of crashes. Almost half of passenger vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seat belts. Research shows almost one in three fatalities involved drunk drivers or speeding. One in 10 fatalities involved distraction.”

Aug
10
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Traverse City, Michigan hosted two conferences on the auto industry last week: one that I read about, and one that I attended.

The one that I read about laid bare differences among regulators and the auto industry about the possibility of reaching ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, commonly expressed in miles per gallon figures.

The one I attended revealed some interesting, and possibly productive, areas of agreement among regulators and the auto industry as to how we might work together to achieve our policy goals.

Aug
01
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Those who follow the auto industry (and you’re one of them, or else it’s unlikely you’d be reading this post) took great interest in the Draft Technical Assessment Report on fuel economy released recently by the federal government. Reports on the 1,200 page report essentially distilled its findings to two numbers: 54.5 and 50.8.

Jul
29
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

Scarcely a day goes by without cybersecurity dominating the headlines, whether it involves a bank, the electric grid, a retailer, or most recently, the Democratic National Committee.

Jun
24
2016
By John Bozzella, President and CEO

What is an American car? It is a question that periodically, and regularly, surfaces. This week a professor at American University in Washington, DC published the latest version of his index in an attempt to answer the question.

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