Category: Press Releases

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

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 Following the consideration of several proposed, ultimately withdrawn, amendments, the subcommittee approved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

FTC and NHTSA Hold Joint Workshop on Connected Cars

July 5th, 2017 by

Program Focuses on Privacy and Security Issues WASHINGTON, D.C., July 5, 2017 – Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) co-hosted a workshop on connected and automated vehicles. The program included panel discussions on connected vehicles, cybersecurity and individual privacy, which consisted of various stakeholder experts including the

ASA Leaders Discuss Tax Policy at White House Meeting

June 20th, 2017 by

Talk Highlights Small Business Tax Relief WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2017 – On June 14, ASA board member Bob Wills and Washington, D.C., Representative Bob Redding joined with other automotive industry leaders at the Automobile Industry Tax Reform Listening Session at the White House. Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, spoke to the

ASA Leaders Talk Cybersecurity on Capitol Hill

June 19th, 2017 by

Discussed Future Collaboration on Cyber Issues WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2017 – As part of the annual Washington, D.C., visit, ASA’s mechanical leadership met with key staff and industry leaders to discuss cybersecurity and privacy issues on Wednesday. Attendees met with representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. House Committee

ASA Mechanical Leaders Discuss Connected Cars on Capitol Hill

June 16th, 2017 by

Meetings Include Committee Roundtables on New Vehicle Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2017 – Members of ASA’s Mechanical Operations Committee met with top committees on Capitol Hill this week to discuss the future of connected cars and autonomous vehicles. Attendees held discussions with senior staff from the U.S. House on Energy and Commerce, House Committee