The Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. campaign represents the interests of individual car owners and the independent repair shops and auto parts stores that serve them. We believe car owners should have the right to access and control their own vehicle data. We're fighting to put car data back where it belongs - in the hands of car owners.
Did you know:
- By 2020, more than 90% of new cars will transmit real-time information about the owner's driving behavior and the vehicle's condition.
- More than 80% of car owners think that they should have control over their data.
- 93% of auto industry employees think car owners should control their own data.
- 90% of car owners think they could save more money by visiting an independent repair shop.
The best solution to this issue is a negotiated settlement with the automakers. However, despite extensive attempts by the Auto Care Association and others, the manufacturers have refused any attempts to resolve the data access/control issue, so it’s now the mission of the Auto Care Association to investigate a new path. Absent an agreement, the only apparent solution for ensuring consumer control and access to data is legislation, which we are actively working on via our government affairs department, our coalition partners and more.
It's time to take action. If you're a member of our industry, learn more about the campaign and take the pledge to get involved today!