|(in € million)||Turnover||Investments||Public Revenue|
*gross production value **gross fixed capital formation
When it comes to safety, automakers are strongly committed to being part of the solution. Today’s automobiles have greatly enhanced safety systems and many important safety features, making them safer than ever.
For instance, in the USA, availability of these safety features has risen by up to 23% from 2005.
|Safety Feature||Model Year 2006 availability|
|Electronic stability control||63%|
|Head-protecting side air bags||84%|
|Anti-lock braking system||100%|
Source: US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2006, Buying a Safer Car
In spite of a growing number of vehicles on the road, the steady fall in the number of fatalities in road accidents shows that they are getting safer.
The industry is committed to contributing to an integrated approach, with other stakeholders,to a cleaner environment and reduced carbon emissions. Automakers are constantly developing more efficient engines and drive-trains to reduce fuel consumption, and a wide range of sophisticated emissions-control technology is putting cleaner automobiles on the road everywhere. With more and more new vehicles with modern exhaust emissions performance on the road, clear improvements in air quality can be seen. This trend will continue, even without further improvements to new vehicles, as older, more polluting cars are replaced with new ones.