Listen to ASA’s Recent Webinar on Telematics Policy

Full Program Available Online

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29, 2016 – On Wednesday, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) held a webinar on the current state of telematics and new technology policy.

During the webinar, participants heard from representatives of the aftermarket and the original equipment manufacturers, including Donny Seyfer, AAM, chairman of ASA and co-owner of Seyfer Automotive in Wheat Ridge, Colo.; Chris Gardner, vice president of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association; and Wayne Weikel, senior director of State Government Affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Following the presentations, participants had the opportunity to engage in a question-and answer session with panelists. Among the topics discussed were:

  • OEMs are continuing to push for increased research and development (R&D) in the area of vehicle technology, which means these high-tech vehicles will become more and more prevalent on our roadways and in your shops.
  • The technology is developing so quickly that it often outpaces legislative oversight. Be prepared to see many more bills on this topic over the next few years. However, in the meantime these vehicles are being sold, and like any vehicle they will wear out and need repair. This will create a need for new diagnostic techniques, advanced training and a greater awareness of privacy concerns/risks.
  • ASA continues to represent the aftermarket repair community and to serve as a leading voice in the telematics conversation.

To listen to a full recording of the webinar, please click here.

For more information about how telematics is affecting the automotive service and repair industry, click here to read an article co-written by Robert L. Redding Jr., ASA’s Washington, D.C., representative and Seyfer from the November-December 2015 issue of AutoInc. magazine. You can also attend the Telematics & Technology Forum during the upcoming NACE | CARS show in Anaheim Aug. 12. To register, visit or

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and collision professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

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Contact: ASA Washington, D.C. Office
(202) 543-1440

For Release: Immediate
News Bulletin 16.31

Written by ASA

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services.