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Monthly Archives: January 2018

ASCCA establishes the new Connected Car Committee

Committee's first official meeting was August 1st 2017 Committee Mission Statement and Objectives Current membership includes: Carolyn Coquillette, Chair David Kusa Craig Johnson Niko Sougias Pat Cadam Rocky Khamenian Committee meets monthly. Members are also involved with NASTF, SAE, CAWA, Auto Care Association, Auto Service Association

Connected Car Committee Quarterly Digest for ASCCA Membership Issue #01 - Q1 2018

The automotive aftermarket faces many changes and challenges surrounding autonomous and connected vehicles. Most of these challenges center on data. Who owns the data? Who can access the data? Who is responsible for the privacy and security of the data? It is important that the Aftermarket be involved in the planning and development process with vehicle OEMs and government regulators, on state and national levels. We need to make sure that our customers and our businesses are not locked out of the information access process. We need to avoid another protracted Right to Repair battle. Vehicle security is also a major concern. The OEMs incorporate high levels of security to prevent data loss and hacking. One of the true access points for possible malicious activity will be at our shops, when the vehicle is vulnerable during repairs. We need to know how to secure our shop networks and the tooling necessary to prevent this. Lastly, the traditional service opportunities on current vehicl ... read more

autotext.me is Dead!

autotext.me is Dead!

Dallas, TX – autotext.me is DEAD! “autotext.me has outgrown our name. We killed it because itno longer symbolizes who we are; we are now autoflow,” explains Chris Cloutier, the company’s founder and co-owner of Golden Rule Auto Care in Rowlett, Texas. “And, now with the release of our new digital work order, shops can further automate their workflow and go paperless in their bays.” Autoflow’s new digital work order enables technicians to clock in and out of jobs and provides reporting that captures technician efficiency. Pictures, notes, and videos can be attached, and reports may be sent to customers via print, text, or email. Read more

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