access to and control of vehicle data

The Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice™ campaign advocates for consumer access to and control of vehicle data. Historically, ODB-2 ports have granted vehicle owners and technicians access to vehicle data to assist with maintenance and repair. However, in the digital age of the modern car, vehicle data is now transmitted wirelessly and send directly only to vehicle manufacturers. This campaign represents the interests of all drivers, individual car owners and the independent aftermarket industry that serve them. We're fighting to secure choice and put car data back where it belongs - in the hands of car owners.

Many of the devices we use every day collect our data and transmit it wirelessly to the manufacturer. We know that phones, computers and other devices collect data, and the same is true for the vehicles we drive.

Most new vehicles collect data and sent it wirelessly to the manufacturer. The technical term for this is telematics. Telematics data can include information on:

  • Your driving behavior, such as steering, acceleration and braking
  • Important repair and maintenance data
  • Your GPS location
  • Vehicle health, including fuel use, emissions and engine hours
  • and more.

What You can Do Now

Sign the petition today to demand consumers have direct access to and control of their car data.

Get materials on autocare.org/telematics to educate your customers.

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