Category: News & Press

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

ASA Announces Must-Attend Training Events at CARS@AAPEX

August 30th, 2017 by

Teaching Shop Operators Revolutionary Technologies NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, Aug. 30, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced a significant new opportunity for all automotive repair professionals to learn about the biggest changes in the industry since the advent of mass-produced vehicles. In partnership with AAPEX and AVI, ASA is proud to present

U.S. House Subcommittee Approves Automated Vehicles Bill

July 24th, 2017 by

Scheduled for Full Committee Markup WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2017 – On July 19, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protections held a hearing on a bill to advance the testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles. Following the consideration of several proposed, ultimately withdrawn, amendments, the subcommittee approved

U.S. House Approves Delay of New Ozone Standards

July 20th, 2017 by

Legislation Moves to Senate WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2017 – On July 18, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017. If enacted, the bill would phase in implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards, extending to 2025 the date for final designations under the 2015 standards.

Maine Governor Vetoes Anti-Steering Bill

July 18th, 2017 by

Highlights Lack of Consumer Interest WASHINGTON, D.C., July 18, 2017 – On June 20, Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed Maine LD 1540. If enacted, LD 1540 would have clarified a provision in Maine’s anti-steering law, specifically regarding an insurer’s responsibility to convey that the insured or claimant has the legal right to choose the motor