Cars today gather enormous amounts of data about the vehicle and its driver, including important maintenance and repair information. This valuable data helps drivers make smarter decisions about how to repair and maintain their cars. Most new cars are equipped with systems that wirelessly transmit this data.
So who has access to the data your car collects? Not you.
Collision Quarterly’s Rene Young interviews AIA president JF Champagne:
Sign the petition to demand that the federal government* give vehicle owners access to and control of the data generated from their own vehicle.”
By 2022, approximately 70% – 95% of new cars in Canada will be equipped with wireless technology that transmits vehicle data in real time, according to Deloitte. Currently, data transmitted wirelessly goes only to the automakers, giving them full control over how it is used and who to share it with. Without direct access to and control of this data, vehicle owners may face higher costs and have fewer options when it comes to who maintains and repairs their vehicles, restricting their ability to choose more affordable repair options.
Access to and control of valuable vehicle data is the only way to ensure consumers have a choice in where they repair their vehicle. Vehicle owners deserve the right to direct where their vehicle data goes, so they can make their own choices.
The introduction of new legislation by the federal government acknowledges the importance of data ownership and portability. Data control and consent, transparency, portability and a level playing field have all been highlighted as core principles of the federal government’s data and privacy agenda. In the interest of consumer choice and control, the government extend these principles to personal access and control over their vehicle data.
Join the movement. Demand access to and control of your vehicle data.“