BETHESDA, Md. – May 9, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced that for the first time, the Auto Care Legislative Summit, a biennial educational and advocacy event in Washington, D.C., will take place Sept. 18-19, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in conjunction with 2019 Auto Care Association Fall Leadership Days. Leadership Days is a three-day event for the association’s top volunteers and engaged members to discuss industry issues and drive association initiatives. With over 400 attendees expected to attend Fall Leadership Days, many of whom are expected to participate in the Legislative Summit, the Auto Care Association will play host to the largest-ever contingency of auto care industry advocates who wish to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill.
BETHESDA, Md . – May 3, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced Mike
Tanner as director, vehicle communications. In this
role, he serves as the association’s lead technical subject matter expert for
vehicle connectivity related projects and initiatives, including conducting
field testing and inspection of products and services related to proof of
concept implementations, liaising with Standard Developing Organizations (SDO)
and the creation of technical reports and design recommendations for SDO
related projects. The future of the
aftermarket depends on safe, secure, direct access to vehicle networks, and
robust secure data communications is the fundamental enabler for this access.
BETHESDA, Md . – May 1, 2019 – 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 its
2019 Knowledge Exchange Conference in Tampa, Fla.
The annual awards recognize the best examples of print and
electronic cataloging in the vehicle aftermarket. Catalogs are judged on a
variety of criteria ranging from compliance with best practices to readability
and technical accuracy, innovation, interactivity, quality of content, and ACES
and PIES XSD validation.
– May 2, 2019 – The Auto Care Association announced this week that the Vehicle
Configuration Database (VCdb), a large part of the database backbone that
supports the Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard (ACES), has been extended to
include non-automotive data with coverage from 1980-2019 in nine new segments. By
extending the coverage to include Off-Highway and Equipment, subscribers can
now send all possible content information using ACES and PIES. This will
eliminate the need for multiple content delivery options based on the type of
product being sold and all product and content data can be sent using ACES and
Auto Care Association announces UniLink™ to enable the automotive aftermarket
to sell more parts in more markets.