ARA recently joined a U.S. as well as a sister global coalition that seek to establish standards for safeguarding the data rights of vehicle owners. The U.S. Vehicle Data Access Coalition and the Global Alliance on Vehicle Data Access (GAVDA) were created and supported by a diverse group of entities concerned with the proliferation of data generated by new vehicle technologies and the question of who owns it.
The coalitions promote that vehicle owners: “(1) retain the ability to securely access and control the data their vehicles (and equipment attached to their vehicles ) generate, collect and store; (2) without artificial barriers that reduce consumer choice or competition; (3) in real-time through in-vehicles access; and, (4) without obtaining consent from an entity that does not own the vehicle.”
The U.S. Coalition will seek to introduce legislation to protect the rights of vehicle owners.