Locking it Down: New Jersey bill seeks to limit OEM ability to lock features under subscription

New Jersey, United States — A bill in front of New Jersey’s state assembly is weighing  propositions prohibiting OEMs from locking certain vehicle features under subscription packages, with sponsors calling out “business practices that primarily serve to increase corporate profits.” Assemblymen Paul D. Moriarty (District 4) and Joe Danielsen (District 17) are looking to make […]

People and Policy: AIA Canada meeting MPs in Ottawa for right to repair talks

Ottawa, Ontario — The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) was in the nation’s capital on Tuesday, alongside a team of 20 association members from across Canada, to bring the struggle for the right to repair to the steps of parliament. The association’s message to MPs and policymakers was clear: “Give Canadian consumers a choice […]

Ontario introduces towing, vehicle storage legislation

Toronto, Ontario — April 15, 2014 — Ontario is taking steps to strengthen consumer protection and further reduce auto insurance rates to regulate the towing and vehicle storage industries. “We are strengthening consumer protection for drivers involved in traffic collisions or in need of roadside assistance. Drivers should have the confidence that the tow truck […]