Executive Interview: Aaron Lowe, SVP, Auto Care Association on US automotive Right to Repair

Servicing and Repair

In an interview with IHS Markit, Aaron Lowe talks about the current state of Right to Repair, in-vehicle data regulation at an international level, cost implications over accessing the data, and more.

The battle over access to vehicle repair information has been playing out in the court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States over the last few years and has gained further momentum in the past year. The commonwealth has delayed implementing the proposed law, which would require motor vehicle owners and independent repairers to get expanded access to vehicle maintenance and repair data, until a final ruling from the US District Court judge for the District of Massachusetts, whose decision remains pending. The outcome of the case is expected to have wide-ranging implications for the aftermarket.

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