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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.

Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. Partners with National Pronto Association at NHRA Northwest Nationals

Posted by Auto Care News on August 01, 2019

Racing fans and car enthusiasts galvanized by national campaign to ensure car data access and control for car owners, drivers

BETHESDA, Md. – August 1, 2019 – The national education campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. is a sponsor of the Blake Alexander-driven Funny Car at this weekend’s NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle, WA, August 2-4. The campaign is a co-sponsor with National Pronto Association. Together, they are working to bring urgent attention to the car data access and control issue, which has implications for millions of car owners and drivers nationwide.

Keywords: telematics

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

New Survey Finds Vast Majority of Consumers Want Access to and Control of their Vehicle's Data

Posted by Auto Care News on October 18, 2018

Survey findings reveal low awareness among U.S. vehicle owners of the data their cars produce—as well as who owns this data

. – 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.

Keywords: telematics

Auto Care Association Testifies Before U.S. Copyright Office on Expanding DMCA Repair Exemption for Service and Tool Providers

Posted by Auto Care News on April 10, 2018
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.