February 25, 2020 News

Statement From Alliance for Automotive Innovation President and CEO, John Bozzella

“While automakers have developed important, life-saving vehicle safety technologies to help address the more than 90 percent of crashes that are caused by human choice or error; and continue to improve safety on America’s roads, there are currently no vehicles available for sale to consumers that are fully automated. No vehicle widely available to the public removes the responsibility of the driver to stay awake, aware and responsible for the vehicle. The most important safety feature in any vehicle today is the driver—they must maintain awareness and control at all times. Advanced technology on the road today can save lives, but drivers must still operate the vehicle in a safe and responsible way.

“There are no other safety or mobility solutions that hold as much promise to provide as many benefits to the traveling public as automated vehicle technologies. Automakers, and our supplier and technology partners continue to work with state and federal regulators to improve safety and expand mobility options for the traveling public.”

About the Alliance for Automotive Innovation

Formed in 2020, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation is the singular, authoritative and respected voice of the automotive industry. Focused on creating a safe and transformative path for sustainable industry growth, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation represents the manufacturers producing nearly 99 percent of cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. The newly established organization, a combination of Global Automakers and Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, will be directly involved in regulatory and policy matters impacting the light-duty vehicle market across the country. Members include motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, technology and other automotive-related companies and trade associations. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation is headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Detroit, MI and Sacramento, CA. For more information, visit our website http://www.autosinnovate.org.