Article - Transportation
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) (1) “Distributor” means a distributor who is authorized by the manufacturer or the manufacturer’s authorized importer to enter into franchise agreements with dealers of:
(i) New motor vehicles constructed or assembled outside of the United States; or
(ii) New two–stage vehicles completed outside of the United States by a second–stage manufacturer.
(2) “Distributor” does not include an autonomous vehicle converter as defined in § 15–901 of this title.
(c) (1) “Factory branch” means a branch office of a manufacturer from which the manufacturer:
(i) Sells or promotes the sale to dealers in this State of a particular brand or make of new motor vehicles, or new completed two–stage vehicles;
(ii) Directs and supervises its representatives in this State; or
(iii) Supervises or contacts its dealers or prospective dealers in this State.
(2) “Factory branch” does not include an autonomous vehicle converter as defined in § 15–901 of this title.
(d) “License” means a manufacturer’s, distributor’s, or factory branch’s license issued by the Administration under this subtitle.
(e) (1) “Manufacturer” means:
(i) A manufacturer of new motor vehicles constructed or assembled in the United States;
(ii) A second–stage manufacturer of new two–stage vehicles completed in the United States; and
(iii) In the case of trucks, a person engaged in the business of manufacturing truck component parts.
(2) “Manufacturer” does not include an autonomous vehicle converter as defined in § 15–901 of this title.
(f) “Second–stage manufacturer” has the meaning stated in § 13–113.2 of this article.