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Listen To ASA’s Recent Webinar On Telematics Policy

OEMs are continuing to push for increased R&D in the area of vehicle technology, which means these high-tech vehicles will become more and more prevalent on roadways and in shops.

On July 27, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) held a webinar on the current state of telematics and new technology policy.

ASA-LogoDuring the webinar, participants heard from representatives of the aftermarket and the OEMs, including Donny Seyfer, AAM, chairman of ASA and co-owner of Seyfer Automotive in Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Chris Gardner, vice president of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association; and Wayne Weikel, senior director of State Government Affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

Following the presentations, participants had the opportunity to engage in a question-and-answer session with panelists. Among the topics discussed were:

• OEMs are continuing to push for increased R&D in the area of vehicle technology, which means these high-tech vehicles will become more and more prevalent on roadways and in shops.

• The technology is developing so quickly that it often outpaces legislative oversight. Be prepared to see many more bills on this topic over the next few years. However, in the meantime these vehicles are being sold, and, like any vehicle they will wear out and need repair. This will create a need for new diagnostic techniques, advanced training and a greater awareness of privacy concerns/risks.

ASA continues to represent the aftermarket repair community and to serve as a leading voice in the telematics conversation.

To listen to a full recording of the webinar, click here.

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