Letters are the preferred form of communication, although e-mail addresses are provided for select auto industry trade associations and policymakers. Letters can be handwritten or typed, and should be relatively brief - a page, or two at most. The best letters are professional, respectful, and constructive, and include at least one or two specific examples of the way a technology has affected you, a friend or loved one, or your community. If it is relevant to your situation, let the industry know how close we live to parked cars: if that lock alert honk occurs as close as ten feet from your living room, or twelve feet from your child's bedroom - include that information.
Immediately below is a list of automotive trade associations and brief descriptions largely quoting directly from their respective web sites. Further discussion points are provided on another page on this site.
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
An association of twelve vehicle manufacturers that includes BMW Group, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America, and Volvo Cars North America. Vision and goals are to develop and implement policies that enable the introduction of new technologies needed to support sustainable mobility; to be the trusted source of proactive and positive innovation and public policy benefiting society in areas of environment, energy and motor vehicle safety; to be the credible resource for technical and science-based analysis enhancing motor vehicle safety, environment and energy issues with a global perspective.
Vice President, Environmental Affairs
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance)
1401 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
E-mail jbecker (at) autoalliance (dot) org
With the goal of fostering a marketplace that encourages investment, job growth, and development of vehicles that enhance Americans' quality of life, Global Automakers works with industry leaders, legislators, regulators, and other stakeholders to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Members include Aston Martin, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, KIA, Mahindra, Maserati, McLaren, Nissan, Peugeot, Subaru, Suzuki, and Toyota.
Michael X. Cammisa
Director of Safety
1050 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
E-mail mcammisa (at) globalautomakers (dot) org
Society of Automotive Engineers
SAE International is a global body of scientists, engineers, and practitioners that advances self-propelled vehicle and system knowledge in a neutral forum for the benefit of society. SAE International is a non-for-profit educational and scientific organization dedicated to advancing mobility technology to better serve humanity. Its 133,000-engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 100 countries-develop technical standards, publish authoritative literature, share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is the world's resource for designing, building, maintaining and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
David L. Schutt, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Ground Vehicles Standards Specialist
755 West Big Beaver
Troy MI 48084
E-mail david.schutt (at) sae (dot) org
E-mail pebejer (at) sae (dot) org
Pollution Probe (Canada)
Pollution Probe is a Canadian charitable environmental organization that Defines environmental problems through research; Promotes understanding through education; and Presses for practical solutions through advocacy.
Chief Executive Officer
150 Ferrand Drive, Suite 208
Canada M3C 3E5
E-mail boliver (at) pollutionprobe (dot) org
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA)
JAMA's objectives are to promote the sound development of the Japanese automobile industry, to contribute to social and economic welfare, and to focus on newer technologies that will further reduce the impact of vehicles on the environment.
William C. Duncan, Ph.D
Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association, USA
1050 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
President and CEO, Honda Canada Inc.
Suite 460, 151 Bloor Street West
Canada M5S 1S4
Contact form for Honda Canada (lower right)
Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA)
(International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers)
OICA's mission is to defend the interests of the vehicle manufacturers, assemblers and importers grouped within their national federation. Membership includes thirty-seven national trade associations around the world, including all major automobile manufacturing countries. OICA is committed to technological innovation in the areas of safety, environment, and fuel efficiency, and seeks global harmonization of safety and environmental standards to benefit all countries.
OICA Technical Committee:
Bernd Gottselig, Chairman
Ben Van Assche, Vice-Chairman
Yves van der Straaten, OICA Secretary General
Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles
4, rue de Berri, 8ème arrondissement
E-mail bgottselig (at) ford (dot) com
E-mail yvanderstraaten (at) oica (dot) net
E-mail ben.van.assche (at) honda-eu (dot) com
OICA e-mail contact form