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Free access to vehicle data

Monday, 20 September 2021

In the course of the first quarter of next year, the European Commission wants to announce regulations regarding free and uncensored access to vehicle data from the connected car. This can be concluded from reports from, among others, Clepa, the European association of parts manufacturers.

On 17 September, the Commission organised a meeting with all stakeholders to reassess where the biggest barriers lie. TRL, a consultancy contracted by the Commission, presented the main findings of a study on the current market situation.

Clepa sees that the report highlights the same concerns that independent manufacturers and suppliers have expressed about current restrictions and the possibility of developing new services and products or even new revenue models around the data streams from the connected car. Think of dynamic maintenance concepts, intelligent navigation and commercial upgrades of vehicle systems.

Draft proposal

Building on their findings, TRL presented possible measures to be considered in upcoming legislation and proposed policy options for deliberation by the Commission. The latter also presented its planned roadmap and steps to be taken. A draft legislative proposal was announced for the first quarter of next year. Time is running out, because the number of connected vehicles is growing rapidly and is expected to make up more than 30 percent of the vehicle fleet by 2030.

Read more on this subject at Clepa's website.


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