– January 21,
2020 – The Auto Care Association and the U.S. Commercial Service in
Peru will be hosting a free webinar on business opportunities in the automotive
industry in Peru. The webinar
take place on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 at 3 p.m. EST
will provide participants with an overview of the country, the existing business
climate and details on the association’s upcoming trade mission to Peru on
March 16-17, 2020.
– January 21, 2019 – The Automotive Content Professionals Network (ACPN), a community of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting registrations for its 47th
annual ACPN Knowledge Exchange Conference. The event is the only conference devoted to the automotive content industry and will take place May 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle in Seattle, Wash.
– January 16, 2020 – The Auto Care Association, along with Static Control, filed an amicus brief
on Jan. 13 regarding a case currently before the United States Supreme Court that has the potential to severely limit the ability of companies to produce compatible replacement parts for software driven vehicles. The case, Google v. Oracle,
as decided by a Federal Circuit Court, upheld a charge by Oracle that Google had violated a software copyright when it copied a small part of the application program interfaces (API) code necessary to enable interoperability with programs for Google’s Android platform. If permitted to stand, companies could copyright their APIs such that it would severely hamper companies attempting to ensure compatibility of replacement parts with vehicle software.
BETHESDA, Md. –
January 15, 2020 – Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, today
released the following statement in response to the recently signed Phase One trade
agreement between the United States and China:
“We applaud the Trump administration for successfully
signing Phase One to restore and strengthen the U.S.-China trading
relationship. This is a positive first step in establishing certainty for U.S.
businesses and our industry’s supply chains. However, most tariffs remain in
place, causing severe financial strain on U.S. businesses’ bottom lines and the
consumer’s ability to access cost-effective options...
– January 15, 2019 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), an Auto Care Association community made up of over 1,500 under-40 industry professionals, is now accepting registrations for its fifth annual YANG Leadership Conference. The conference will take place May 15-16 in Denver, Col., at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.
– January 15, 2020 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, announced today the keynote speakers for its upcoming Women in Auto Care Leadership Conference
. The now annual conference provides two engaging days of dynamic speakers and workshops focused on sharpening personal and professional development skills, as well as providing attendees with the latest industry updates and trends. The conference will take place Feb. 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C. at the Omni Charlotte Hotel.