Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers News

U.S. Rule Requires Sound Alerts on Quiet Electric, Hybrid Cars

The U.S. government on Monday finalized long-delayed rules that will require “quiet cars” like electric vehicles and hybrids to emit alert sounds when they are moving at speeds of up to 18.6 miles per hour (30 km per hour) to …

Safety Advocates Frustrated that Accident-Prevention Technologies Remain Optional

Computerized sensors that warn drivers they’re about to rear-end another vehicle or prevent other types of accidents are available on models made by every major auto manufacturer. The problem, according to a U.S. safety agency and accident-prevention advocates, is that …

Talking Cadillac Tries to Be Heard Over Silicon Valley on Airwaves

General Motors Co. is rolling out a sedan laden with gadgets that track other cars on the road and can automatically brake to avoid collisions, fulfilling a safety vision decades in the making. Yet the 2017 Cadillac CTS arrives to …

Senate Panel Makes U-Turn on Rentals of Recalled Vehicles

A Senate panel killed a proposal to permit companies to continue renting vehicles that have been recalled, a measure criticized by consumer groups, automakers and even some rental-car companies. The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee instead voted Wednesday to require …

Smartcars Pose Cyber Risk to Drivers, Senator Warns

Automakers are adding wireless technologies into vehicles without enough protection to keep hackers from interfering the operation of a car or stealing personal information, according to a report by U.S. Senator Edward Markey. Cars are now being built with Bluetooth, …

Tesla Could Skip Dealers Under Arizona bill

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors would be allowed to sell cars in Arizona without establishing a dealer network under a bill approved by a state Senate committee this week. House Bill 2123 is strongly opposed by traditional auto manufacturers and …

Safety Board Recommends ‘Talking Vehicles’ Technology in New Models

The government should set performance standards for new safety technology that allows cars and trucks to talk to each other and then require the technology be installed in all new vehicles, a federal accident investigation board recommended this week. The …