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The Auto Care Association is dedicated to keeping members, motorists and the media informed and current on the most important association and automotive news. From our frequent
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Auto Care News Room
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.
Posted May 20, 2019
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.
Posted June 5, 2019
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.
Posted Jul. 3, 2019
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.
Posted May 11, 2019
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.
Posted Apr. 9, 2019
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.
Posted Mar. 18, 2019
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.
Posted Nov. 13, 2018
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.
Posted Oct. 19, 2018
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.
Posted Sept. 24, 2018