The major objectives of the aftermarket catalog exchange standard (ACES) were to eliminate the need for paper catalogs and to get updates and new applications distributed faster and at lower cost. Job well done – sort of.
While there is nothing inherently wrong with the SAE OBD port protection standard, it fails to address a major issue: mainly that every manufacturer is now attempting to address cybersecurity in its own way.
Going into effect on August 30th, Prop 65 regulations will require companies that sell products that meet a certain exposure level for either cancer or reproductive thresholds to include new warnings on the label, as well as on the websites where the products are advertised for sale.
An Aug 30, 2018 enforcement deadline looms for California's Proposition 65, originally passed as a ballot initiative to protect the state's drinking water. An urgent dash towards awareness and compliance is underway.
It must feel emotionally draining for an auto parts store when their shoppers can buy the same ignition coil retailed at $79.99 for $33 less by a competitor. From Scott Drozd’s perspective on hot selling items, this CEO of FCP Euro believes dynamic pricing is playing a normalized role in swaying shopper perceptions in a land grab for market dominance and profits.