press releases

Women in Auto Care Announces 2018 Automotive Communications Award Winners

Posted by Auto Care News on October 31, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – October 31, 2018 – Women in Auto Care, a community of the Auto Care Association, yesterday announced the winners of the 2018 Automotive Communications Awards. The winners were honored during the Women in Auto Care press conference that took place Tuesday, Oct. 30, during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.
Keywords: aapex

Auto Care Association Successfully Petitions U.S. Copyright Office to Exempt Repairers from DMCA Software Anti-Circumvention Prohibition

Posted by Auto Care News on October 26, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – October 26, 2018 – Based on a petition jointly filed by the Auto Care Association and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. Copyright Office on Oct. 26 eliminated a limitation that only permitted car owners to circumvent vehicle software under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The final rule issued under the current DMCA’s seventh triennial rulemaking proceeding effectively permits third-party repairers to also access software on personal, commercial and agricultural vehicles that are legitimately owned.
Keywords: government affairs

Auto Care Association Announces Hailey Ray as Director, Political Affairs

Posted by Auto Care News on October 25, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – October 25, 2018 – The Auto Care Association today announced the addition of Hailey Ray as director, political affairs. Ray joins the Auto Care Association’s government affairs department, where she will lead the association’s political action committee, “ACPAC.” ACPAC is the only bipartisan fund that seeks to elect and re-elect officials who work to advance, promote and preserve a vibrant auto care industry.
Keywords: government affairs

Women in Auto Care Announces 2018 Women of the Year Award Winners

Posted by Auto Care News on October 23, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – October 23, 2018 – Women in Auto Care today announced the recipients of the 2018 Women of the Year Awards. The Women of the Year Awards include the “Auto Care Woman of the Year”, “Auto Care Woman of Excellence” and “Female Shop Owner of the Year,” which annually recognize the outstanding female contributors making a difference in the automotive industry.

New Survey Finds Vast Majority of Consumers Want Access to and Control of their Vehicle's Data

Posted by Auto Care News on October 18, 2018

Survey findings reveal low awareness among U.S. vehicle owners of the data their cars produce—as well as who owns this data


BETHESDA, Md
. – October 18, 2018 – More than 8 in 10 U.S. vehicle owners and lessees believe car owners should have full access to and control of their vehicle's data, including maintenance and repair information, according to the results of a survey released today by the Auto Care Association.

Keywords: telematics

HDDA: Heavy Duty Announces Addition of New Categories to HD Standards Project

Posted by Auto Care News on October 10, 2018
BETHESDA, Md. – October 10, 2018 – On Oct. 1, HDDA: Heavy Duty, a community of the Auto Care Association, pushed forward on the development of heavy duty product data standards by announcing the launch of four additional categories to generate product attribute definitions. This brings the project’s total categories completed or in progress to nine of the initial 20.

Auto Care Association and Partners to Unveil Secure Vehicle Interface at AAPEX 2018

Posted by Auto Care News on October 09, 2018

Attendees at this year's AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo) will be among the first to view and experience the Secure Vehicle Interface (SVI), an internationally standardized technical design that provides for secure and standardized access to the In-Vehicle Networks (IVN) for access to operational, maintenance and driver behavioral data by the automotive aftermarket and vehicle owners.