MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers Renews Call for Federal Solution
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers recognizes the step forward made by the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in identifying the need to address protocols for the open access implementation of the Massachusetts Data Access Law. While we support NHTSA and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s “goals of consumer choice in repair facilities and vehicle safety,” a short-range wireless protocol is insufficient to provide consumers with repair choice and stakeholders with a level playing field going forward.
The letter from NHTSA underscores the imperative for a 50-state solution that ensures both consumer choice in repair and enhanced safety on our roads. Moreover, it emphasizes the need for a cybersecure, technical solution that prioritizes consumers and is developed by and agreed to by all stakeholders.
The REPAIR Act (H.R. 906) sets a benchmark in cybersecurity for repair access and MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers firmly believes that the best solution is a collaborative, federal solution and invites automakers and other stakeholder to join the aftermarket in providing expert guidance and perspective to achieve that outcome.
To learn more about the legislative work by MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers on repair access, please visit mema.org/R2R.
About MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers
MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers exclusively serves manufacturers of aftermarket components, tools and equipment, and related products, an important part of the automotive parts manufacturing industry which supports over 900,000 American jobs in all 50 states. MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers is a recognized industry change agent – promoting a collaborative industry environment, providing a forum to address issues, and serving as a valued resource for member companies. Members represent all areas of the aftermarket including light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and remanufacturing. MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers is a membership group within MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association.
MEMA is the leading North American trade association for vehicle suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. Automotive and commercial vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. MEMA has been the voice of the vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are Strong by Association.
Members supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and Washington, D.C. Learn more at mema.org/aftermarket-suppliers.