press releases

ACPN Announces Recipients of 2018 Content Excellence Awards

Posted by Auto Care News on April 20, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – April 20, 2018 - The Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN), a community of the Auto Care Association, announced the recipients of its ACPN Content Excellence Awards this week at their 2018 Knowledge Exchange Conference Ft. Worth, Texas.

Auto Care Association Hosts Technology Standards Mission to Central America

Posted by Auto Care News on March 23, 2018

BETHESDA, Md. – March 22, 2018 – The Auto Care Association hosted technology standards conferences in El Salvador on March 19 and Guatemala on March 21 in a series of technical missions to key Latin American countries as part of an export promotion award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

The conferences, attended by top local auto care industry executives and government officials, focused on the processes around standards development and maintenance. Topics covered included detailed adoption methodologies for existing standards, ACES (Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard) and PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard).

Auto Care Association Promotes Joe Register to Vice President, Emerging Technologies

Posted by Auto Care News on January 04, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – January 4, 2018– The Auto Care Association today announced the promotion of Joe Register to Vice President, Emerging Technologies, where he will be instrumental in changing the association’s profile in setting vehicle technology standards by working with his global counterparts in industry standards-setting organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and SAE International.

Auto Care Association Presents Catalog and Product Standards at RUJAC International Conference

Posted by Auto Care News on September 11, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – September 7, 2017 - The Auto Care Association briefed the repair and retail shop attendees of the 33rd annual Expo Internacional RUJAC 2017 last week in Guadalajara, Mexico. RUJAC is the Refaccionarias Unidas de Jalisco A.C., an association that brings together both original equipment and parts for cars and heavy equipment throughout Mexico. 

Auto Care Association Hosts Technology Standards Conference in Santiago, Chile

Posted by Auto Care News on August 25, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – August 25, 2017 – On Aug. 22, 2017, the Auto Care Association hosted a technology standards conference in Santiago, Chile, the second in a series of technical missions to key Latin American countries as part of the export promotion award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The conference, attended by more than 60 local auto care industry executives and government officials, focused on the processes around standards development and maintenance. 

Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA: Heavy Duty) Developing Product Data Standards for Heavy Duty Market

Posted by Auto Care News on August 24, 2017
BETHESDA, MD – August 24, 2017 – The Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA: Heavy Duty), a community of the Auto Care Association, has announced that it will begin the formal creation of product data standards for the heavy duty (HD) aftermarket.

Auto Care Association Launches Emerging Technologies Committee

Posted by Auto Care News on August 17, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – The Auto Care Association announced the formation of the Emerging Technologies Committee – a new standing committee comprised of staff, member volunteers and external stakeholders who will spearhead research and development for vehicle network interfaces, vehicle connectivity and connected aftermarket devices, all on behalf of the independent auto care industry.