ASA, Auto Care Association, SEMA and WMDA Service Station and Automotive Repair Association joined with other small businesses to support the Save American Workers Act of 2015, which passed in the House in January.
At CIC in Detroit this month, the Governmental Committee will be providing a presentation that summarizes the ongoing efforts to address issues and concerns about autonomous vehicles and autonomous driving.
Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide. The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata inflators to nearly 34 million.
Right to Repair legislation has been reintroduced in the New Jersey Assembly. Assembly Bill 230 addresses the availability of service information to independent repair shops. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) calls on all New Jersey repairers to contact their legislators to oppose this legislation.
On March 10, 2015, North Carolina State Senator Shirley Randleman (R-30) introduced Senate Bill 200. This legislation would repeal North Carolina’s requirement for an annual automotive safety inspection and make changes to emissions inspections.
U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has introduced H.R. 1181, the Public Access to Motor Vehicle Safety Information bill. This legislation was introduced partly in response to recent automaker safety issues and airbag defects.
The U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance recently held a hearing titled, “Oversight of and Policy Considerations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has released an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking with a goal of creating vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication capability requirements for light vehicles.
The Advanstar Automotive Group has announced partnerships with Technicians Service Training (TST), Automotive Technician Training Services (ATTS), and Automotive Transmission Service Group (ATSG) to create training for Automechanika Chicago 2015.
The mayor of Chicago and executives from Advanstar Communications and Messe Frankfurt introduced Automechanika Chicago, a new trade show that will focus on shop-level training for technicians and product discovery.
On May 29, Automotive Service Association (ASA) mechanical division leaders traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with key members of Congress and their staff to discuss the importance of periodic motor vehicle inspections (PMVI).
Congress has introduced a bill called The Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act (H.R. 4056) that encourages federal agencies to use remanufactured auto parts when they are cheaper and easy enough to obtain,
On May 21, the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing titled, Legislative Proposals to Improve Transparency and Accountability at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
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