RR 440: Bill Hanvey – Ownership of Vehicle Telematic Data Must Flow to the Vehicle Owner

Episode RR 440

Amending Legislation for Telematic Data Ownership

My guest is Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association. Bill is engaging the automotive aftermarket to get involved in letting your legislators know the issue about data. Your help is needed to help in amending the right to repair legislation. Learn everything you can about this fight to amend the right to repair legislation. Ownership of Vehicle Telematic Data Must Flow to the Vehicle Owner.

Do you know that a car collects data as you drive? By 2022, 87% of new vehicles will be transmitting telematic data wirelessly. But who owns the data? The car manufacturer does. Without access to data, the independent service professional will not be able to get specific diagnostic data from the vehicle.

Bill Hanvey is the President and CEO of the Auto Care Association. Bll leads the strategic direction of The Auto Care Association’s 3,000 members and 150,000 companies representing automotive manufacturers, distributors, and service providers.

Key Talking Points:

  • Vehicle data ownership
    • Most people don’t know their car is transmitting data- have no control of data
    • People who are made aware want to have control of data and be activist
    • Telematic data- transmitted wirelessly, by the year 2022 87% of new vehicles will be transmitting wirelessly
    • Right to Repair- passed in 2013, make nationwide program. Same access as the dealership. Telematic data left out. Have legislation to amend the Right to Repair Act to include telematics data. Pursuing ballot question for voters to vote if legislation doesn’t go through.
      • Hoping by Fall of 2020 legislation or ballot will be passed
      • 66 sponsors of the bill, need 100 to be sure it will be passed
  • Get involved
    • Let your legislators know the issue of data
    • Create a relationship with your congressperson- have them visit your business to hear your story
    • Autocare.org – government affairs section, telematics petition
    • Yourcaryourdata.org – download information to educate employees and customers
    • Educational campaign- activate industry
  • Tariffs-tax on the American consumer
    • Will affect consumer
  • Consolidation of industry
    • Suppliers and distribution- service provider next
    • Opportunity  for buyer and seller of businesses  

Website – Your Car Your Data .Org HERE

 NY Times Op-Ed Article – Your Car Knows When You Gain Weight by Bill Hanvey HERE

Autocare.org/Telematics HERE



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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

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