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.
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.
BETHESDA, Md. – April 10, 2018 – Today in a hearing before the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C., Auto Care Association
Senior Vice President for Regulatory and Government Affairs, Aaron Lowe, testified in support of the association’s petition to expand the current exemption for consumers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The current exemption allows access to encrypted software for the purposes of repair for car owners only. The association previously petitioned in September to expand the consumer exemption to also include entities that provide services on behalf of car owners, including tool manufacturers and repair shops.