Understanding the threats from vehicle telematics
The 'Connected Car' video explains how telematics will soon affect the aftermarket value chain and other related industries. eCall will revolutionise the way vehicles are serviced and repaired, enabling vehicle manufacturers to get real-time information about vehicles' health status. As of 2015, the European Commission and the European Parliament plan the mandatory introduction of eCall, the European 112-based emergency call system, in all new models of cars and light vehicles, in order to save lives and reduce the severity of injuries on the road.
This will give vehicle manufacturers a game changing advantage, as independent operators do currently not have the same access in the same timescale. As things stand, only vehicle manufacturers would thus be able to decide who has access to the vehicle and its data, which services will be allowed, under what conditions and for what price.
IAAF and FIGIEFA, as well consumer organisations, leasing companies and the European insurance industry, are calling for the implementation of an open, interoperable, standardised and secure in-vehicle platform.
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he IAAF continues its work representing the opinion of those operating in the UK independent automotive aftermarket to those who need to be informed – whether that's government departments, MPs and MEPs, civil servants, statutory bodies like H&SE, DVLA, Environment Agency etc., the media – both trade and general, companies and individuals in the motor industry and the general public – in particular motorists, for whom the IAAF’s activities have significant benefit.