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GAO Urges NHTSA to Educate the Public More on ADAS

April 1, 2024 | Comments Off on GAO Urges NHTSA to Educate the Public More on ADAS

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in which it urges the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to “take action to enhance consumer understanding of capabilities and limitations” of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems technology. The report warns that the public largely doesn’t understand the capabilities and limitations of ADAS, which could lead…

New England U.S. Senators Reintroduce the “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act”

March 26, 2024 | Comments Off on New England U.S. Senators Reintroduce the “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act”

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have reintroduced the Used Car Safety Recall Act. The legislation would prohibit automotive dealers from selling, leasing, or loaning a used vehicle with an outstanding safety recall. Dealers would need to repair the outstanding recall before selling it to a customer. However, a…

US EPA Issues Final Rule on Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions

March 21, 2024 | Comments Off on US EPA Issues Final Rule on Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its finalized rule on vehicle emissions. It requires that, across an automaker’s entire fleet, the vehicles’ emissions are reduced 49 percent on average from 2027 to 2032. This rule was initially proposed in the spring of 2023. At the time, the EPA estimated that the rule…

FTC to Hold Virtual Informal Hearing on Proposed Rule Prohibiting Junk Fees

March 21, 2024 | Comments Off on FTC to Hold Virtual Informal Hearing on Proposed Rule Prohibiting Junk Fees

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will hold an informal virtual hearing on April 24, 2024 at 10AM E.T. as part of its review of its proposed rule prohibiting “junk fees.” ASA provided comments to the FTC on this proposal in February in which it raised concerns that this rule could restrict collision…

Bipartisan Lawmaker Duo Explains Flaws in R2R Law in Maine

March 20, 2024 | Comments Off on Bipartisan Lawmaker Duo Explains Flaws in R2R Law in Maine

The Democratic Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business in the Maine House of Representatives and a Republican colleague co-authored an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald. In their piece, Reps. Tiffany Roberts (D-District 149) and Amanda Collamore (R-District 68) explains that the right to repair law recently enacted…

U.S. House Passes Bill that could Limit China’s Access to Drivers’ Sensitive Data

March 20, 2024 | Comments Off on U.S. House Passes Bill that could Limit China’s Access to Drivers’ Sensitive Data

The U.S. House unanimously approved H.R. 7520, the Promoting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024. This bill would make it illegal for a data broker to sell, lease, rent, trade, transfer, release, disclose, provide access to, or otherwise make available sensitive data of a United States individual to any foreign adversary or entity…

ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: March 19, 2024

March 19, 2024 | Comments Off on ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: March 19, 2024

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FTC and DOJ Support Renewing and Adding Exemptions to Copyright Law for Repair Purposes

March 15, 2024 | Comments Off on FTC and DOJ Support Renewing and Adding Exemptions to Copyright Law for Repair Purposes

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted a joint comment to the U.S. Copyright Office in support of renewing and expanding exceptions to copyright law to facilitate the right to repair. An exemption currently exists, for which the Copyright Office intends to recommend renewal, for access to computer programs that…

California Air Resources Board Announces New Clean Truck Check OBD Requirements

March 11, 2024 | Comments Off on California Air Resources Board Announces New Clean Truck Check OBD Requirements

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that new Clean Truck Check OBD requirements will be instituted sometime in early 2024. When it was launched in 2023, the Clean Truck Check OBD requirement – which applies to diesel and diesel hybrid heavy-duty vehicles model 2013 and newer as well as other alternatively fueled (such…

Repair Policy Scan Tool: February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024 | Comments Off on Repair Policy Scan Tool: February 29, 2024

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