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Auto Care Association Responds to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Massachusetts Telematics November Ballot Question

Posted by Auto Care News on July 27, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – July 27, 2020 – Representatives from the Auto Care Association and its membership met with James Owens, deputy administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on Friday, July 24, to discuss the data access referendum that will be included as “Question 1” on the ballot for Massachusetts voters this November. A vote in favor of Question 1 would give Massachusetts vehicle owners the ability to access their mechanical data and to provide authorization to share that data with their independent repair shops. The meeting focused on a July 20 letter the NHTSA sent to Massachusetts state legislators echoing the contention of the automakers that access to data by vehicle owners would create cyber security concerns.

Car Companies Fail in Attempt to Kill Massachusetts Referendum Regarding Car Owner Control of Repair Data

Posted by Auto Care News on July 14, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – July 14, 2020 – The Massachusetts Right to Repair Committee turned in 24,000 signatures on Wednesday, July 1 to the Secretary of State regarding a ballot question that would mandate car companies provide car owners with control of repair data generated by their vehicles. The submission is more than the 13,374 signatures that are required by law to have a question placed on the ballot. While these signatures are usually collected manually, the COVID-19 virus forced the Committee to seek a consent decree from the Massachusetts Supreme Court that permitted the collection of signatures electronically.

Petition Calling on Congress to Guarantee Consumers Access and Control Over Data Generated by Their Own Cars Reaches 15,000 Signatures

Posted by Auto Care News on November 25, 2019

New milestone shows that consumers across the country are concerned about the issue and support the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ campaign.


BETHESDA, Md. – November 25, 2019 – A petition created by the national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ reached 15,000 petition signatures on Friday, Nov. 22, marking a significant milestone in the effort to ensure drivers have direct access to and control of their car data.

Keywords: telematics

Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ Partners with Melling Engine Parts for Vegas NHRA Nationals

Posted by Auto Care News on October 25, 2019

Two-Time NHRA Pro Stock Champion Erica Enders adds name to growing list of professional drivers who support national campaign


BETHESDA, Md. – October 25, 2019 – National advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ has partnered with Melling Engine Parts for this year’s Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil in Las Vegas, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3. The partnership will focus on fighting for drivers nationwide to secure access to and control of their car data.

Data Innovation Center to Showcase New Data Solutions at AAPEX 2019

Posted by Auto Care News on October 17, 2019
LAS VEGAS – October 17, 2019 – For over 100 years, the Auto Care Association has been a trusted business partner in the automotive aftermarket, developing technical solutions to industry-wide challenges that help companies plan and grow their businesses. At this year’s AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo), taking place Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas, Nev., the Auto Care Association aims to build on this longstanding partnership by giving attendees the opportunity to see its 21st-century solutions—live and in-person at the first ever Auto Care Data Innovation Center.

Auto Care Association and AASA Partner on Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ Campaign

Posted by Auto Care News on September 18, 2019

Auto Care Association and AASA Boards agree consumers’ right to access and control vehicle data is critical to future of the independent automotive aftermarket


BETHESDA, Md. – September 18, 2019 – The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) today announced a strategic partnership to educate and activate the industry and consumers in the fight for access to, and control of, vehicle data through the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ national consumer education campaign.

Experts: Vehicle Data Access and Choice Necessary for Drivers

Posted by Auto Care News on April 09, 2019

Panel discussion on connected cars explored consumer rights, data privacy and federal and state policies related to vehicle data

 

BETHESDA, Md. – April 9, 2019 – This year’s Washington Auto Show, currently taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., features some of the latest technological innovations driving the auto industry into new frontiers, including connected and autonomous vehicles. But what many consumers don’t know about are the vast amounts of data these vehicles collect—or with whom vehicle manufacturers share this data.

Keywords: telematics