Visit the AAPEX blog: https://www.aapexshow.com/blog/emerging-vehicle-technologies-show-no-sign-of-slowing/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=aapex22_attendee_awareness&utm_content=article2_blogAs determined by our surveys, access to vehicle data is still a primary concern within the industry. Several vehicle manufacturers have limited or wholly barred access to their vehicle
data by aftermarket professionals. Not only access by way of telematics (or wirelessly generated data), but also direct access by a tool connected to the OBD II port. The Auto Care Association sponsored standards that, when implemented, provide safe, secure, standardized access to vehicle data (you may know these as SVI, or the Secure Vehicle Interface). These standards are currently used in vehicle-to-vehicle communications by the OEMs and will be similarly used for securing the EV charging infrastructure. There is no reason why these same standards cannot be utilized to secure access to diagnostic vehicle data.These standards provide the ability to certify, register and authenticate users. Which begs the question: are dealer technicians more secure than aftermarket technicians? We know the answer to that question is simply, no. By using the security standards sponsored by Auto Care Association, all vehicle data access is more secure.ADAS calibration is both an opportunity and a challenge for the aftermarket. Over the last two
years, our members have worked with standards bodies to establish ADAS calibration standards. These standards will help to reduce the need to utilize multiple tools, procedures and test equipment for different vehicle manufacturers. This lack of standardization has caused increases in costs for test equipment and even the need to outsource calibration work to third parties. At the same time, standardization would reduce costs, improve efficiency and possibly improve safety. This will also create a business opportunity for the aftermarket that spans ICE, BEV and SDVs.
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