Category: News & Press

Bosch, ASA Partner for Advanced Collision & Diagnostic Training Webinar Series

January 3rd, 2018 by

ASA kicks off Webinar Wednesdays with high-tech content. WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 3, 2018 – ASA and Bosch will collaborate on a new diagnostics training series in 2018, covering major repair topics facing collision and mechanical shops. The series will cover diagnostic tool selection, pre/post scanning, module reprogramming, advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) recalibration and more. Each

ASA Supports U.S. Congressman Carter’s Vehicle Data Access Bill

December 18th, 2017 by

Encourages Members to Contact Congressional Representatives WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 18, 2017 – U.S. Congressman Earl “Buddy” Carter, R-Ga., is currently developing an automotive data access bill that will create a stakeholder committee at the U.S. Department of Transportation, allowing policymakers to hear from all sides of the automated vehicle discussion and ensure the independent repairer

AutoInc. Announces Website Contest Winners

November 13th, 2017 by

ASA Member-Shops Honored for Strategic Marketing Excellence NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Nov. 13, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and AutoInc. magazine, the official publication of ASA, are proud to announce the results of our annual “Top 10 Websites Contest.” Since its inception, AutoInc.’s Top 10 contest has served as a guide to help

NHTSA Holds Public Meeting on Updated Driverless Guidance

November 8th, 2017 by

Addresses Concerns over Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017 – In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This document updates the original 2016 guidance by incorporating public and congressional feedback.

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Federal Advisory Committee Language

October 4th, 2017 by

ASA Supports Data Access and Cybersecurity Amendment WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 4, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has adopted an amendment to establish a federal advisory committee comprised of aftermarket representatives and other stakeholders. The amendment, offered by U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., was added to S. 1885,

Colorado STEM Team to Open CARS’ Grow Your Own Technicians Program @ AAPEX

September 27th, 2017 by

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Sept. 27, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) are proud to announce that the Wheat Ridge High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Team will open the CARS Grow Your Own Technicians program Friday, Nov. 3, at CARS@AAPEX in Las

U.S. DOT Releases Revisions to Self-Driving Cars Guidance

September 13th, 2017 by

Provisions Remain Voluntary WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017 – On Sept. 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This document updates the original 2016 guidance by incorporating public and congressional feedback. Specifically,

ASA Announces Must-Attend Training Events at CARS@AAPEX

September 13th, 2017 by

Sept. 15 Webcast Gives Sneak Peek @ CARS@AAPEX. NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Sept. 13, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has created a significant opportunity for automotive repair professionals to learn about adapting their current business model to prepare for the future. As the CARS@AAPEX show approaches, former ASA Chairman Donny Seyfer, AMAM, co-owner

ASA Collision Leaders Meet with U.S. Department of Treasury Officials

September 8th, 2017 by

Discuss the Federal Insurance Office and the Collision Industry WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 8, 2017 – This week, the Automotive Service Association’s Collision Operations Committee (COC) met with the Federal Insurance Office’s (FIO) deputy director, Steven Seitz, and other FIO officials to discuss the future of the FIO, as well as its work in the property

GAO Releases Vehicle Data Privacy Report

August 31st, 2017 by

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 31, 2017 – In July 2017, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) submitted a report on vehicle data privacy to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Technology, under the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. This report: • Examines the types, use and sharing of data collected by connected vehicles