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European Efforts to Adopt Secure Vehicle Interface as Solution to Vehicle Data Access Advanced by New Demo

Posted by Auto Care News on September 23, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – September 23, 2020 – The Auto Care Association, along with Michelin and Enterprise Holdings, produced a demonstration on Sept. 8 for the European Commission and other interested constituents around the world on the Secure Vehicle Interface (SVI). SVI is a standards-based technology that enables cyber secure access to in-vehicle data to trusted third parties. The European Commission is currently working towards delivering a legislative proposal on the critical topic of access to in-vehicle data, which will define the future of the mobility ecosystem in Europe and around the world.
Keywords: technology, telematics

Auto Care Association Hosts Technology Standards Webinar in Collaboration with ARIDRA Mexico

Posted by Auto Care News on September 17, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – September 17, 2020 – The Auto Care Association hosted a technology data standards webinar for the Mexican automotive aftermarket on Sept. 9 in collaboration with ARIDRA, the Association of Representatives, Importers and Distributors of Spare Parts and Accessories for Automobiles of Mexico.
Keywords: technology

Auto Care Association’s TrendLens™ 2.0 Update Brings New Features, Product Performance Data and Business-Friendly Pricing

Posted by Auto Care News on September 02, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – September 2, 2020 – Market performance has never been more important than it is today—with the amount of uncertainty and volatility looming over the United States economy, knowing exactly how products are performing compared to the market is essential to optimally running an aftermarket business. TrendLens™ 2.0, the Auto Care Association’s updated interactive data platform, grants users access to more product performance data at a price-point that works for manufacturers of all sizes.

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Forces Unite to Support Product Data Standards

Posted by Auto Care News on July 29, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – July 29, 2020 – The independent heavy duty aftermarket has united to support the Product Information Exchange Standard (PIES) for product data and urges all suppliers to embrace these standards. PIES is an industry standard format for the communication of product data. As the automotive industry has seen, the use of a uniform standard simplifies and enhances communication throughout the entire supply chain. FleetPride, HDA Truck Pride and VIPAR Heavy Duty have united in this cause and are calling for all suppliers servicing the heavy duty industry to adopt the PIES standard due to its critical importance to the industry.

Auto Care Association TrendLens™ Offers Industry Clarity and Interactive Insights

Posted by Auto Care News on April 06, 2020
BETHESDA, Md. – April 6, 2020 – In a time where uncertainty and volatility appear to be the new norms for the global economy, TrendLens™, the Auto Care Association’s online industry research platform, can help with industry clarity by providing up-to-date, interactive data and insights. TrendLens™ offers a data-based perspective into which market-influencing factors are affecting the industry, so you can make effective, well-informed decisions for your business when it counts.
Keywords: technology

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. 

Keywords: technology

Auto Care Association Announces Jim Smith as Senior Director, Technology Standards and Solutions

Posted by Auto Care News on April 19, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – April 19, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced Jim Smith as the senior director of technology standards and solutions and the new liaison to the association’s Technology Standards committee. The Auto Care Technology Standards Committee develops industry-specific standards and best business practices in the area of electronic commerce and data exchange.
Keywords: technology