Why should repairers be interested in what’s going on with autonomous vehicle policy, data access and cybersecurity? Because having the right tools and the right information to repair vehicles are critical elements to the longevity of a successful automotive repair business.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services’ Subcommittee on House and Insurance recently held a hearing, “The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on the Future of Insurance” on Capitol Hill.
ASA made the establishment of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) its top priority during Congress’ consideration of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010, and FIO did become part of the Dodd-Frank Reform law.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has joined forces with other U.S. manufacturers warning President Trump and the U.S. Congress that newly-enacted tariffs have the potential to harm American companies, workers, and consumers.
One amendment, adopted by the House Insurance Committee, would allow a work-around for insurers by recommending adherence to “industry standards” as an alternative to the vehicle manufacturer’s repair procedures.
The Indiana Senate unanimously passed a new insurance anti-steering bill in January; however, the language of the bill has changed so dramatically that the regional autobody association that originally lobbied to have it introduced has withdrawn support.
U.S. Congressman Earl “Buddy” Carter, R-Ga., is currently developing an automotive data access bill that will create a stakeholder committee at the U.S. Department of Transportation, allowing policymakers to hear from all sides of the automated vehicle discussion and ensure the independent repairer has a seat at the table.
A lifelong body shop owner has stepped into a crowded field of gubernatorial candidates in Maine. Shawn Moody, owner of the 11-store Moody’s Collision Centers, announced his candidacy in late November.
With the recent change in leadership in Washington, D.C., to a decidedly more anti-regulation regime in both the White House and Congress, the state of fuel efficiency standards and other environmental regulations that affect the auto industry are now in flux.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) cautions that some third-party vendors that collision and service repair shops do business with might be reselling their customers’ data in detail, or as an aggregate, to other third parties.
On April 19, ASA Chairman Roy Schnepper, and ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley, met with key leaders in Washington, D.C., to discuss automated vehicle policy and data access. During Capitol Hill meetings, Schnepper and Risley outlined the importance of data access to independent automotive repairers.
The petition requested that the U.S. Supreme Court review a state Supreme Court decision, which denied the state the ability to enforce a 2016 law passed in South Dakota that required state sales tax be collected on all internet sales.
The Automotive Service Association of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (ASA MA/RI) has written to Governor Baker and asked that he make fixing the
problem plagued new program for emissions inspections, which rolled out Oct. 1, a administration priority.
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