By on September 4, 2020

The Global Alliance for Vehicle Data Access (GAVDA) has issued a letter to automotive manufacturers around the world to request consumers be given direct access to the data generated by the vehicles they drive. While the group is comprised of organizations representing rental agencies, car sharing, independent vehicle repair shops that also want access to the information, it’s likewise backed by several consumer advocacy groups that worry customers and small businesses are being taken advantage of.

At the core of the letter is a refutation of claims made in a June 3rd memo the Alliance for Automotive Innovation (AAI) sent to Congress. That group is an assemblage of the world’s largest industry players with an aim to monetize driving data as quickly as possible. It just so happens that the duo are diametrically opposed to how the government should handle user information. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Jagboi: Yes it is. The Ford Panthers are the same, as were the trucks from both companies of this era.
  • CKNSLS Sierra SLT: Just to clear up a point about towing and engine braking. As a rule you go DOWN the mountain in...
  • petey: I have a Lariat model supercrew with the 2.7L and 4×4. Payload is 1699lbs on mine. With the 3.5L eco...
  • DungBeetle62: “It’s really hard to offer an SUV that young people are really looking for.” in the low-$20K spectrum?...
  • DungBeetle62: “Let’s just come out with a Red Hell Devil Cat version of the Hemi V8 with even more...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Matthew Guy
  • Timothy Cain
  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Chris Tonn
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber