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ASA Joins Automated Vehicle Data Access Coalition in Letter of Support

ASA, along with the other members of the “Ad-Hoc HAV Data Access Coalition,” recently sent a letter to key members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee in support of Section 15 of S. 1885, the “American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act,” (“AV START Act”).

Section 15 would establish an advisory committee comprised of representatives of the automotive aftermarket and other stakeholders effected by automated vehicle data access. The Committee would produce a comprehensive report on vehicle data, intellectual property protections, customer privacy, cybersecurity, vehicle safety, etc., within two years’ time. One of the advisory committee’s members would be a representative of the independent repair sector.

ASA leaders continue to meet with congressional leaders to support S. 1885. Click here to read the full text of the letter.

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New Anti-Safety Inspection Legislation Introduced in New Hampshire and West Virginia

Newly introduced Senate Bill (SB) 90 will repeal West Virginia’s vehicle safety inspection program which currently requires an annual inspection.

In New Hampshire, House Bill (HB) 1328 will change the annual inspection requirement to a biennial requirement.

These bills are the latest in a recent series of legislation designed to dismantle or weaken a state’s safety inspection program. ASA opposes both SB 90 and HB 1328. WV and NH repairers are encouraged to click here to contact their state representatives in opposition of these bills.

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U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Autonomous Vehicle Legislation

The hearing took place on January 24, 2018. Committee members addressed self-driving and other auto technologies as well as issues on the horizon for lawmakers and regulators.

Witnesses:

  • Dr. Randy Avent, President, Florida Polytechnic University
  • Mr. Tim Kentley-Klay, CEO and Co-Founder, Zoox, Inc.
  • Mr. Mike Mansuetti, President, Robert Bosch North America, Robert Bosch LLC
  • Mr. Luke Schneider, President, Audi Mobility U.S.

Click here to watch the hearing.

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