Introducing the Alliance for Automotive Innovation
Innovation has been the watchword of the auto industry from day one. Today, in an era of near daily breakthroughs unmatched since those earliest years, there is a new industry voice—the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. Formed by the combination of the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance), this new entity is dedicated to helping that innovation come to market safely and cleanly. Propelled by the collective energy of the world’s multi-faceted auto industry, we will play a major role in transforming personal mobility.
COVID-19 Industry Response
The nation’s largest manufacturing sector, the auto industry, remains focused on ensuring our workforce and customers are safe and have a path to economic recovery. We strongly support initiatives to help those affected by the current public health and economic situation while returning the economy to full strength. Automakers and their partners have assembled a high-level industry task force to monitor the situation, share information and address future developments driven by recommendations from public health experts. We also remain in close contact with key policymakers and stakeholders. As Congress and the administration continue to develop legislation, we will continue to closely monitor the industry and economy for potential impacts on our customers. The auto industry is a key part of this economy and we will continue doing its part to protect customers and employees.
Auto Industry Tells U.S. Senate of Strong Response to Nation’s COVID-19 Challenges
Statement of The Alliance for Automotive Innovation Before The Committee on Commerce, Science, And Transportation U.S. Senate
FROM OUR MEMBERS
“As the industry is undergoing rapid transformation it is critical that we come together with a stronger voice. We look forward to working together as we advocate for policies that will drive us into a new era of mobility and help us reach our vision of zero emissions, zero crashes and zero congestion.”General MotorsMary Barra, Chairman and CEO
“Mercedes-Benz is committed to re-imagine and shape the future of mobility for generations to come. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation provides our industry with a unified foundation, to formulate, propose and support the policies and guidelines required for emerging technologies.”Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.Nicholas Speeks, President and CEO
“Volkswagen Group of America is excited to be part of the new merged association. The auto industry is heavily investing in the future of mobility and is critically important to the health of the U.S. economy, so it makes sense for all manufacturers working in the U.S. to be speaking with one voice on matters important to our consumers and our employees.”Volkswagen Group of AmericaDavid Geanacopoulos, Senior Executive Vice President, Public Policy
“Having led the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers before joining Ford, I have a deep belief that the auto industry succeeds when we advocate together for policies that give people the ability to move freely. This principle has never been more important as we work to define the future of transportation. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation will help secure America’s role as a mobility leader by tackling the challenges that come with bringing new technologies to market safely and responsibly. We give this association our full support and look forward to working hand-in-hand with our industry partners.”Ford Motor CompanyMitch Bainwol, Chief Government Relations Officer
“Honda is enthusiastic that the industry has united to form the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. In the challenging decade to come, this new unity is exactly what’s needed to address policies that will effectively advance and improve the future of human mobility for our customers and society.”Honda North America, Inc.Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President
“As we speak, the automotive industry and FCA are rapidly evolving toward electrified, connected and autonomous vehicles. Uniting to speak with a single voice is critical to advancing policies that encourage innovation, which provides our customers with even cleaner, safer and smarter mobility options.”FCA North AmericaMark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer
“As the auto industry continues developing new models of mobility, having a single, unified voice is crucial to building policies that allow us to get new, innovative technologies to our customers for a brighter, cleaner, and safer future.”Mazda North AmericaJeff Guyton, President
“In today’s rapidly changing policy environment, it is more important than ever that the auto industry speaks with one, unified voice. The purpose of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation is to do just that.”Kia Motors AmericaMichael Cole, President
“Toyota believes the new association merges the best of both former organizations to speak in a more unified and effective manner on issues affecting the auto industry.”Toyota