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ASA Discusses Telematics on Capitol Hill

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The Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) mechanical leaders met with members of Congress and staff last week to discuss telematics and new-vehicle technologies.

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During the meeting, ASA members updated their representatives on the importance of new technologies and telematics to independent automotive repair shops and consumers, as well as the efforts of the automotive industry.

“The federal government has repeatedly called for industry input as they address these new technologies,” said Donny Seyfer, ASA chairman. “To that end, ASA is proud to lead the collaborative effort to assure workable solutions for independent repairers. We firmly believe this kind of collaborative rule making is the most effective way to benefit all stakeholders.”

Bob Kreeb, division chief of the Intelligent Technologies Research Division at NHTSA also discussed NHTSA’s work on telematics, connected vehicles and the security and privacy implications of these technologies.

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ASA also plans to host the third annual Technology & Telematics Forum at the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) in August. For more information, visit click here.

 

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