Video: Your Vehicle Data is Being Collected and Shared - Tire Review Magazine

Video: Your Vehicle Data is Being Collected and Shared

Right now, vehicle manufacturers are the only ones who have direct access to and control of your car data. This video is sponsored by Standard Motor Products.

You’ve heard the old saying, “Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it.” Well there’s a storm brewing in the automotive industry –but this time, you can take action.

There’s a lot of talk from industry spokespeople, association leaders, media representatives and repair shop experts about the amount of data that is collected and shared –or withheld –by today’s vehicles. Information such as:

  • how you drive, including your steering, acceleration and braking habits.
  • when you maintain it, including when your car needs repair and maintenance and what should be done
  • what it’s doing, including fuel use, emissions and engine hours
  • and where you are, including your exact location and travel patterns.

Right now, vehicle manufacturers are the only ones who have direct access to and control of your car data. This means they could control who gets the data. What can you do right now to ensure that YOU have access to and control over YOUR car’s data?

Visit Your Car Your Data. There, you’ll be able to sign the petition, adding your name to the list of Americans demanding that Congress give us ownership of our own data. You’ll also learn how you can contact your congressional representative to let your elected figures know that you think data should belong to the vehicle owner. And you can follow Your Car Your Data on twitter and invite your own social network to join the cause. More than 7 out 10 consumers believe that car owners already have access to car data –unfortunately, they’re wrong. Sign up for the Your Car Your Data newsletter to keep informed on how you can demand control and ensure that you have a voice.

This video is sponsored by Standard Motor Products. Click here to enter the Your Car. Your Data. Sweepstakes.

You May Also Like

The future legacy of the automotive aftermarket

Travel a new Road to AAPEX this season.


The automotive aftermarket often celebrates its long and historic legacy—manufacturers that engineer solutions, distribution channels that crisscross the country, parts stores and repair shops that keep America moving. Today, the aftermarket is paving the foundation of a new legacy—dreaming up innovation in new and existing powertrains, leveraging digitally driven solutions and forging stronger relationships. This year’s Road to AAPEX traverses the crossroads where history meets ingenuity to drive the industry down the road toward its future legacy.

Hunter Harsh Duty Alignment Rack: White Glove Installation

The RX Scissor Lift Harsh Duty Option is built for the Rust Belt with a zinc primer base and epoxy-filled joints to protect against salt and corrosion.

Navigating the challenges of performing alignments

By addressing pricing obstacles and communicating the value of your service, you can enhance profitability and retain customer trust.

EV safety basics on the shop floor – Part II

As long as you follow the EV guidelines, you are going to have to use the proper PPE and insulated tools.

The benefits of regular TPMS checks

Regular TPMS checks for your customers can limit tire wear, protect suspension parts and even reduce fuel costs.

Other Posts
EV safety basics on the shop floor – Part I

It’s critical to utilize OE service information and procedures for each and every hybrid or EV.

Tips for lifting HEVs and BEVs

If you can’t lift a vehicle without damage, you will not be able to unlock this service opportunity in this growing segment.

What tire wear can tell you about ride control

Let’s go over some common tire wear conditions and what they could indicate regarding the vehicle’s ride-control components’ health.

Comprehensive guide to serpentine belt and drive system maintenance

Properly maintaining the entire drive system prevents premature belt wear and system failure, ensuring customer satisfaction and vehicle reliability.

service advisor iq series