Networking and Development_Committees

emerging technologies committee

The primary purpose of the Auto Care Emerging Technology Committee is to influence industry standards for Intelligent Mobility Technologies, specifically those related to vehicle connectivity and Automated Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Our intent is to ensure the aftermarket’s continued direct access to vehicle data using a standardized, secure vehicle interface required to maintain and service connected and automated vehicles.

In addition, we expect retrofit devices adhering to these standards can deliver dependable and secure access to many of the advanced features and services available in new vehicles to the existing fleet of legacy vehicles. Recognizing the need for safe and consistent operation of such devices, our committee supports the design of test procedures and certification programs confirming aftermarket devices are correctly installed and perform as expected.


  • Jim Dykstra
    Dytech
    Chair
  • Ryan Frisch
    Hunter Engineering Company
    Member
  • Ben Johnson
    Mitchell 1
    Member
  • Derek Kaufman
    Schwartz Advisors, LLC
    Member
  • Rob Milstead
    Genuine Parts/NAPA Headquarters
    Member
  • Dwayne Myers
    Dynamic Automotive
    Member
  • Sunil Patel
    Tekmetric
    Member
  • Eugene Reyes

    Member
  • Ben Spitz
    Parts Authority
    Member
  • Adam Sworski
    Valvoline
    Member
  • Mike Tanner
    Auto Care Association
    Assistant Staff Liaison
  • Joe Register
    Auto Care Association
    Staff Liaison