Access to vehicle data survey

Parts suppliers and Wholesalers urged to take part

Published:  17 June, 2014

Research group Ricardo has been tasked by the European Commission to examine the use of vehicle manufacturer data by the aftermarket.

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Industry body the IAAF has already urged its members to complete the survey, which will help the independent aftermarket's case with lawmakers in Brussels. Vehicle manufacturers are obliged to provide data on Euro 5 vehicles onwards openly, however there have been problems with garages reporting that it is hard to find or gain access to critical information that will aid with vehicle repair.

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