The support of AIA Canada will help increase awareness of the issues surrounding car access data and control in Canada.
The sweepstakes will raise awareness for the right to transparency around the data collected from drivers’ cars.
Using a 2017 Chevrolet, Washington Post technology columnist Geoffrey Fowler hacked his way into the vehicle’s data, discovering the vehicle had an internet connection that was always on, and also was collecting data from his smartphone.
Without control of and access to the diagnostic and repair information wirelessly transmitted from vehicles, consumers could face increased cost and inconvenience, jeopardizing the future of the aftermarket and forcing consumers to pay more for, or even delay, car repairs.
Petition Calling On Congress To Guarantee Consumers Access And Control Over Data Generated By Their Own Cars Reaches 15,000 Signatures
A petition created by the national education and advocacy campaign Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. reached 15,000 petition signatures on Friday, Nov. 22, marking a significant milestone in the effort to ensure drivers have direct access to and control of their car data.
After the NHRA racing schedule concludes, Melling will continue its support via the company website and social media campaigns.