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thedetroitnews Pump brakes on tariffs
The Auto Care Association was mentioned in this Detroit News article as one of the multiple members of the Alliance of Automotive Manufacturers that addressed an open letter to President Trump thanking him for his support of the American auto industry, but expressing disagreement with the administration’s tariffs on imported parts, steel and aluminum.
cnbc-web Most Auto Part Retailers Will Be Impacted by Trade Tariffs
Auto Care Association board member Brad Kraft, President and CEO, Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation, was interviewed by CNBC to discuss the impact of tariffs on his business and how it will possibly impact customers.
wtop-web What Your Car Knows About You — And Who It’s Telling
One of the largest media outlets in nation’s capital interviewed Auto Care Association’s Senior Vice President, Market Intelligence, Behzad Rassuli, on the topic of telematics and the ability to access the vehicle data being collected on drivers.
cbs-morning-web Carmakers Are Collecting Data and Cashing in – And Most Drivers Have No Clue
Research conducted by the Auto Care Association on consumer knowledge of vehicle data collection and transmission is referenced in this CBS News television segment and article. The statistic referenced in this television segment is that nearly 72 percent of car owners are unaware that their vehicles are collecting data on them.
transport-topics-web Aftermarket Industry Representatives Ask for Equal Access to Repair Data
Auto Care Association Vice president of Emerging Technologies Joe Register argued that members of the aftermarket industry should be able to access the same repair data as original equipment manufacturers. Equal access to vehicle repair data can help level the playing field with original equipment manufacturers, according to aftermarket industry representatives.
rollcall-logo-web Your Car is Watching You. Who Owns the Data?
Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey and Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs Aaron Lowe discuss the topic of ownership and control over the data collected by vehicles. The article discusses how the trend towards complete wireless flow of vehicle data to car manufacturers could eliminate the need of a physical data port, which independent repair shops rely on.
wsj How Higher Tariffs Affect Different Industries
Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association, discusses the anticipated impact of tariffs on imports from China. Lowe notes that the tariff will either be passed along in the supply chain, reducing margin, or it will be passed onto the consumer.
vox-logo-web Apple effectively has a monopoly on fixing your iPhone. There’s now a fight to change that.
Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association, discusses the lead-up to the 2012 “Right to Repair” legislation passed in Massachusetts, which resulted in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between vehicle manufacturers and repair shops to allow access to diagnostic data for maintenance and repair.
npr-logo-web Ohio to Juárez and Back Again: Why Tariffs on Mexico Alarm the Auto Industry
Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association, discusses the uncertainty surrounding the potential imposition of a 5% tariff on Mexican imports. Auto Care Association members Brad Kraft of Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation and Arnoldo Ventura of Frontera Radiators and Parts also discuss how their business operations would be disrupted by an import tariff on Mexican goods.
new-york-times-web Your Car Knows When You Gain Weight
Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey discusses the topic of ownership and control over the data collected by vehicles. Carmakers use data to alert drivers when something needs repair or when our cars need to be taken in for service. What they don’t tell drivers is that by controlling the data, they can limit where drivers get that repair or service done