Access to in-vehicle data recognised as essential by European Parliament

Date

14 Mar 2018

Press release

Brussels, 14 March 2018 – The European Parliament overwhelmingly supported the adoption of the Own Initiative Report by Mr Ujhelyi on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems.
 
ETRMA would like to add its voice to that of the 633 MEPs that supported the request for the European Commission to publish a legislative initiative to guarantee fair, unrestricted and in real time access to in-vehicle data, before the end of the year.
 
With this vote, the European Parliament recognises that access to in-vehicle data is key to allow the entire automotive value chain to continue promoting consumer rights, innovation and ensure fair, non-discriminatory competition, whilst contributing to preserve vehicle (physical and cyber) security and data privacy right. Unimpeded access to in-vehicle data is indeed essential for the tyre industry to contribute to the future of mobility, fostering road safety, growth and competitiveness.
 
“Time has come for the regulatory agenda on connected and intelligent transport to move forward!” said Mrs Fazilet Cinaralp, Secretary General of ETRMA. “There is the need for a standardisation of an in-vehicle interface allowing data flow from the vehicle to third parties’ applications and a legislative act with a precise implementation timeline to allow industry and the consumers to fully benefit from the tyre mobility revolution.”
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Note to the Editor
- To learn more about the position of ETRMA on Connected and Autonomous Driving, please visit ETRMA’s website at: http://www.etrma.org/activities/connected-autonomous-driving 
For further information, please contact Marta Conti
 
 
The industry employs directly more than 360 000 people with a turnover of €73B in 2016, which constitutes about half a point of the EU turnover. ETRMA’s membership include the following tyre manufacturers: APOLLO VREDESTEIN, BRIDGESTONE EUROPE, BRISA, COOPER TIRES, CONTINENTAL, GOODYEAR DUNLOP TIRES EUROPE, HANKOOK, MARANGONI, MICHELIN, NOKIAN TYRES, PIRELLI TYRE, PROMETEON Tyre and TRELLEBORG WHEEL SYSTEMS.
Tyre and Rubber manufacturers Associations in the following countries are also member of ETRMA: Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.