KEYNOTE: TELEMATICS & THE CONNECTED CAR – GLOBAL UPDATE
When it comes to the wireless transmission of vehicle data, or telematics, the data that cars collect may very well be ground-breaking and vital to our industry moving forward—but only if consumers have control of this data. Unfortunately, car companies currently have total control over this valuable data, allowing them the ability to cut independent repairers out of the picture when it comes to maintenance and repairs. This forces consumers to utilise higher-priced service departments and parts and monopolises any opportunity for innovation across the auto industry.
Bill Hanvey will speak about the US experience of vehicle data and about Autocare’s fight for the consumer’s ability to choose where their vehicle’s data is sent, exactly what data is shared, and to whom the data is shared with. Stuart Charity will speak about Telematics in Australia and consumer awareness and attitudes to the collection and use of vehicle data and outline the AAAA’s plan to advocate for mandated access to this data.
Most importantly, Bill and Stuart will discuss how our industry has opportunities to harness vehicle data for the good of the consumer and the betterment of the industry if we are able to speak with one voice supporting consumer choice and open and fair competition