Wake Up Call: AIA asks for testimony on diagnostic data access

Toronto, Ontario – The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) is calling on the repair industry to testify on the importance of data access for repair and maintenance, providing a stronger case for when the federal government addresses right to repair in the coming months. In an email to its members on Sept. 16, […]

Private Eye: IGEN patents algorithm to monitor driver behaviour, privacy concerns raised

California, United States – IGEN Networks Corporation has patented a “Real-Time Driver Telematic Signatures,” a system to gather data and rate the driving patterns of piloted and autonomous vehicles. Registered with the United States Patent Office as patent number 17/850,258, IGEN promises to “expand the dataset of ‘Big Data’ to include…weather conditions, population density and […]

Planning Ahead: AIA Canada Quebec call on incoming political candidates to futureproof auto industry for EVs

Montreal, Quebec — In preparation for Montreal’s Oct. 3 general election, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s Quebec Division has three demands for incoming political candidates, citing structural inadequacies that leave the automotive industry unprepared for the mass arrival of electric vehicles (EVs). These demands include owners’ rights to vehicle data, fighting planned obsolescence […]

Dazed and Confused: AIA reports Canadians unsure of data ownership

Toronto, Ontario — A new report from AIA Canada entitled, Data Awareness, Ownership & Sharing: Vehicle Owner Attitudes Towards In-Car Data, has revealed that a large percentage of Canadians are unsure of who owns their vehicle-generated data. The question of data ownership comes amidst right to repair support in Canada and a petition presented to […]

A Move for MVIS: Australia solidifies the right to repair for independent shops nationwide

Canberra, Australia — While the Canadian auto industry spent a much-needed long weekend with family and friends for Canada Day, our Australian counterparts officially launched the Motor Vehicle Information Scheme (MVIS), which requires OEMs to provide complete service and repair information to repairers. “The law is a game-changer for thousands of independent workshops across the […]