The Auto Care Association’s Technology team is pleased to launch a monthly Auto Care Tech blog series titled, “What the Tech?” This series will dive into our two leading industry standards for information exchange ACES & PIES among other technology-related topics in the automotive aftermarket industry.

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  • April 21, 2022

    Revolutionize Your Digital Assets with the Latest Best Practices Guide

    April 5, 2022, marked the beginning of the 90-day review for the industry to take a look at the last update of the Digital Asset Best Practice document, with July 4, 2022, for its next release. The Digital Asset Best Practice document was released on the site in the technology standards space. Once this file is released it will be moved to the Auto Care Digital Hub. In this blog post, I will provide a brief history of the Digital Assets Best Practice Guide, what has been updated and a few benefits that you will be able to take advantage of with this latest release.

  • March 16, 2022

    We’ve got you covered. Here’s how we provide our VCdb coverage.

    The Auto Care Standards team has been asked by the subscriber community how we’re able to get the data into the Vehicle Configuration database (VCdb) at a faster pace year after year. The subscriber community has asked for more vehicles, more vehicle configurations and more countries. Despite the increasing demands for more data, this is being accomplished with “over 40,000 change requests processed in the February 2022 publication for the VCdb,” said Milt Grimes, lead ACES analyst, Auto Care Association. In this blog post, we will focus on the change requests for new coverage to answer this question.

  • February 9, 2022

    Everything You Need to Know about the New ACES and PIES Online Course

    Wondering if the Auto Care Association’s new online introductory course to ACES and PIES data standards is right for you? In this blog post, I’ll walk you through everything there is to know about our e-learning course, including: What Data Standards are used for; Who can benefit from the course; What the Introduction to ACES and PIES course covers; Frequently asked questions; and more.

  • January 24, 2022

    Heavy-Duty Data Reign in the Wild West of Content

    The Auto Care Association’s Technology team is pleased to launch a new monthly Auto Care Tech blog series titled, “What the Tech? This series will cover topics related to Data Standards.


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