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Auto Care Members Invited to Attend 2019 Auto Care Legislative Summit This Fall

Posted by Auto Care News on May 09, 2019

  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.

Auto Care Association Announces Mike Tanner as Director, Vehicle Communications

Posted by Auto Care News on May 03, 2019

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.   

Automotive Content Professionals Network Announces 2019 Content Excellence Award Winners

Posted by Auto Care News on May 02, 2019

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. 

Off-Highway and Equipment Data Now Available in VCdb

Posted by Auto Care News on May 02, 2019

BETHESDA, Md. – 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 PIES. 

Global Vehicle Identification Solution Now Available to Connect Parts Data for Nearly 1.4 Billion Vehicles

Posted by Auto Care News on May 01, 2019

Auto Care Association announces UniLink™ to enable the automotive aftermarket to sell more parts in more markets. 

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