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Auto Care Association Applauds Senate Commerce Committee on Vehicle Data Access and Control Amendment to AV START Act

Posted by Auto Care News on October 05, 2017

  BETHESDA, Md. – October 5, 2017 – The Auto Care Association applauds the Senate Commerce Committee for including a vehicle data access and control amendment in the “American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies” (AV START) Act (S 1885).  The amendment sponsored by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) requires that the Department of Transportation convene a federal advisory committee comprised of stakeholders to provide recommendations to Congress “with respect to the ownership of, control of, or access to, information or data that vehicles collect, generate, record, or store in an electronic form that is retrieved from a highly automated vehicle or automated driving system.”

2017 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education and Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Awards Winners Announced

Posted by Auto Care News on September 27, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – September 27, 2017 – The 2017 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education and Auto Care Career and Education (ACE) Award winners were announced at the 2017 Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days in San Francisco, Calif. Oct. 6-8 During the Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 7. The awards are presented by the Auto Care Association Education Committee. 

2017 Auto Care Association Impact Award Winners Announced

Posted by Auto Care News on September 21, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – September 21, 2017 – The Auto Care Association has announced the 2017 recipients of its Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry.

Auto Care Association CEO Bill Hanvey Addresses PRONTO Shareholders Meeting

Posted by Auto Care News on September 19, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – September 19, 2017- Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, delivered a keynote presentation at the National PRONTO Association’s shareholders meeting in National Harbor, Md., last week. The meeting, which took place Sept. 13-15, was attended by more than 500 PRONTO members, shareholders and guests.

YANG Announces Upcoming Regional Meet-Ups

Posted by Auto Care News on August 09, 2017
YANG is hosting Regional Meet-Ups in five locations for young auto care professionals in Michigan, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Tennessee through October 2017.

Auto Care Association Hosts Successful Trade Mission to Colombia

Posted by Auto Care News on June 20, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – June 21, 2017 – The Auto Care Association hosted a sold out trade mission to Bogotá, Colombia, June 7-8, as part of a series of trade missions that are being organized as part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The association received the award to help U.S. companies in the automotive industry increase exports to free trade agreement partners in Central and South America.

YANG to Present Second Annual Leadership Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on January 17, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – January 18, 2017 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) of the Auto Care Association will host the 2017 YANG Leadership Conference, May 5-6, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. The conference takes place in conjunction with the Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Days and is designed for young professionals under the age of 40 in the auto care industry.