Published: August 2019

Vehicle owners should have control over their vehicle’s data

Coalition: the U.S. Vehicle Data Access Coalition

Consumer Action signed on to the U.S. Vehicle Data Access Coalition’s comment letter regarding bi-partisan and bi-cameral autonomous vehicle legislation to members of Congress. The coalition has the federal legislative goal to reaffirm and codify a motor vehicle owner’s right to control the motor vehicle data generated by their vehicles.

Consumer Action joined the U.S. Vehicle Data Access Coalition is urging Congress to adapt several parameters into upcoming autonomous vehicle legislation:

1. Expand the law to confirm that a vehicle owner owns the rights to control data from their own vehicle;  

2. Reaffirm a vehicle owner’s right to access this data;

3. Mandate that such control and access be bi-directional and in real time with non-proprietary standardized language; and

4. Preserve competition, consumer protection and privacy with respect to vehicle data access, including preserving competition in the aftermarket and replacement parts and service sectors of the economy.

Other Organizations

American Bus Association | American Car Rental Association | American Fleet Leasing Association | American Property Casualty Insurance Association | Auto Care Association | Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association | Automotive Body Parts Association | Automotive Recyclers Association | Automotive Service Association | Coalition for Auto Repair Equality | Coalition for Smarter Transportation | Consumer Action | MERA – The Association of Sustainable Manufacturing | NAFA Fleet Management Association | National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies | National Consumers League | National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. | Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association | Telematics Industry Association | eDriving | Enterprise Holdings, Inc. | GPS Insight | Geotab, Inc. | LKQ Corporation | Privacy4Cars | Recall Masters, Inc. | Safelite Group, Inc. | Swift Transportation Company | UPS | Zone Defense LLC

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Vehicle owners should have control over their vehicle’s data   (AVbill_feedback_--_8-23-19.pdf)




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