Paul Fiore, Senior Director of Government Affairs at Auto Care Association, will update ABPA convention attendees on the ongoing telematics and vehicle data issue and why it is important for ABPA members. This presentation will take place during the Thursday, 4/30/2020 business session at the 2020 ABPA Newport Beach convention.
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 sent 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.
Members of the auto care industry depend on this crucial data to assist with maintenance and repair. If vehicle manufacturers control consumer vehicle data, they could limit the number of choices consumers have to get their vehicles repaired and give manufacturer-authorized facilities an unfair advantage over the aftermarket.
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Executive Director – ABPA