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Welcome to ASCCA’s Connected Cars resource page! Stay up to speed on this emerging technology with accurate, timely information on autonomous and connected vehicles, technical training, and guidance on best practices.

One of the missions of the Connect Cars Committee is to help ASCCA members stay up to date on the advancing vehicle technologies residing on the vehicles we all service. The Committee has acquired a series of educational assets that we feel will help you and your staff increase your situational awareness on these systems and in turn, enable you to deliver exceptional service to the motoring public. 

Additionally, here is a video one of our Committee members assembled that we feel will enhance your learning experience as you get up to speed on ADAS. 

Questions? Reach out to the Committee at [email protected]

News and Events

ADAS Equipment & Case Studies
Presented by: Scott Brown, Founder of Diagnostic Network & Owner of Connie & Dick’s Automotive

View the Training Video Library - Technical​ page.

Cyber Security Best Practices for Your Shop
Presented by: David Kusa, ASCCA Past President & Owner of Autotrend Diagnostic & Walter Edmondson, Owner, Team Logic IT
Download the presentation

ADAS Presentation
Presented by: Bob Pattengale, Technical Systems Manager at Drew Technologies, Inc. –  https://www.facebook.com/rocky.khamenian/videos/10218049152993066/
(You must be a part of the ASCCA Facebook group to view the video. Click here to request to join the group.)

2019 Ascca Member Survey Results
View the 2019 ASCCA Member Survey Results

News and Events Archive

Click below to view ASCCA’s Connected Cars Committee Regularly Digests – your quarterly summary of must-read news, industry updates, event information, and more:

 

Telematics: Click here to view ASCCA’s guiding principles on telematics

Vehicle Security Credentials: Click here to view ASCCA’s guidance on becoming a Vehicle Security Professional

 

NASTF Security Professionals—Video Resources

Additional resource videos, courtesy of NASTF

 

About ASCCA’s Connected Cars Committee

ASCCA’s Connected Cars Committee was established August 1st, 2017 with the mission to "protect the ability of ASCCA membership to do business in California, including safe, secure, and uninterrupted access to vehicle onboard systems and the required tools to fix them."  

Committee members are also active in:

  • National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • California Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA) 
  • Auto Care Association (ACA)
  • Auto Service Association (ASA)
  • ASCCA Government Affairs Committee

 

Connected Cars Committee Mission Statement

The Committee shall protect the ability of ASCCA membership to do business in California, including safe, secure, and uninterrupted access to vehicle onboard systems and the required tools to fix them.

 

Connected Cars Committee Objectivesclick here to download

Membership Support: The Connected Car Committee supports ASCCA membership, providing:

  • news and analysis of the trends in “connected” cars (telematics and autonomy e.g.)
  • resources for information and training
  • guidance on best practices

 Partner Collaboration: The Connected Car Committee will work with ASCCA partners, providing:

  • feedback to partners on “connected” issues as they pertain to California
  • representation in partner advocacy nationwide
  • participation in “connected” related events across the Aftermarket

Government Support: The Connected Car Committee will support the ASCCA Government Affairs

Committee, providing:

  • coordination on “connected” issues; at least one current member on both committees
  • a dedicated mouthpiece (for members and partners) regarding “connected” issues
  • immediate updates on “connected” issues that may be relevant to legislation.

 

Committee Members

Carolyn Coquillette, Chair - Luscious Garage, Shop-Ware

John Eppstein, President - John's Automotive Care

Rory Balmer, Vice President

Scott Brown

Patrick Cadam - Pat's Garage

Kevin Fitzpatrick

Fred Gruner - NVIDIA Corp.

Rocky Khamenian - Bimmer and Benz Specialists

Dave Kusa - Autotrend Diagnostic

Rob Morrell - WORLDPAC

Niko Souigas - Charlie's Foreign Car

Nelson Vargas

 

Get Involved

ASCCA’s Connected Cars Committee meets via conference call on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm and in-person during ASCCA’s quarterly Team Weekends. For more information, or to get in touch with a member of the committee, email ASCCA Executive Director Gloria Peterson at [email protected].

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