Category: Press Releases

Arkansas Crash Parts Bill Dies in Committee

February 27th, 2017 by

ASA Thanks Repairers for Speaking Up WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 24, 2017 – The Arkansas House Insurance and Commerce Committee voted down Arkansas Senate Bill (SB) 291, introduced by state Sen. Greg Standridge, R-16, by a voice vote. SB 291 would have repealed Arkansas’ requirement for the use of original equipment crash parts in the repair

Maine Safety Inspection Bill Dies in Committee

February 22nd, 2017 by

State to Maintain Annual Inspection Requirement WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 22, 2017 – Maine House Bill (HB) 167, introduced by State Rep. Richard Cebra, R-68, would have required all state-registered vehicles to undergo a biannual safety inspection. Maine currently requires an annual safety inspection. The bill failed in committee at the end of January. Robert L.

State and Federal Policy Focus Shifts to Vehicle Technology

January 30th, 2017 by

Regulation Endeavors to Keep Pace with Technological Development WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 30, 2017 – With the state legislative season in full swing in many states, new automotive technologies, including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, driver assistance and automated vehicles (AV), are the focus for policymakers. Since the beginning of the 2017 legislative session, there

Maine Bill Weakens Safety Inspection Program

January 27th, 2017 by

ASA Cites Potential Harm to Motoring Public WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017 – Maine House Bill (HB) 167, introduced by State Rep. Richard Cebra, R-68, would require all state-registered vehicles to undergo a biannual safety inspection. Maine currently requires an annual safety inspection. ASA supports vehicle safety inspection programs and has hosted informational forums, webinars

NHTSA Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on V2V Communications

January 18th, 2017 by

Now Accepting Public Comments WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 18, 2017 –The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. The forthcoming rule would establish a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS), mandating V2V communications for new light vehicles and standardizing the message and format of the transmissions.

DOT Issues Proposed Rule on Connected Vehicles

December 19th, 2016 by

Rule Would Require Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Capabilities for all Light Vehicles WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 19, 2016 – Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a proposed rule to establish a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) that specifically focuses on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. If approved, the rule would mandate V2V communications for new

European Commission Releases Strategy for Cooperative, Connected, Automated Mobility

December 2nd, 2016 by

Commission aims to begin deployment in 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 2, 2016 – On Nov. 30, 2016, the European Commission (EC) released a strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). The strategy offers step-by-step guidance for coordinated deployment of connected and automated vehicles across the European Union. The initial phase, which is slated to begin

DOL Overtime Rule to Take Effect on Dec. 1

November 21st, 2016 by

Automatic Threshold Updates to Take Place Every Three Years WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 21, 2016 – On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published the final rule on overtime regulations. The DOL breaks down the final rule into three major provisions: Sets the standard salary level at the 40th percentile of earnings of

U.S. House Subcommittees Hold Hearing on Connected Devices

November 18th, 2016 by

Panel Continues Series on Emerging Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 18, 2016 – On Nov. 16, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology along with the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, held a joint hearing titled, “Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks.” The hearing addressed