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CVSN mounts push to make telematics data available to fleets, repair shops


The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) Right to Repair Coalition said Tuesday that the group had compiled enough signatures for an addendum to be included on the Massachusetts ballot in November that would require vehicle manufacturers to provide all repair providers and fleets with universal access to telematics information.

Approved in 2013, the current Right to Repair law requires auto and truck manufacturers to make available the same diagnostics and repair information to consumers and independent shops that once was exclusive to franchised dealerships. But the law excludes telematics.

Marc Karon, CVSN’s Right to Repair chairman, said the new legislation is important because an increasing number of manufacturers are eliminating diagnostics access directly from the vehicle diagnostics port and now are moving that information over-the-air.

“In the near future, the only access to vehicle diagnostics will be through telematics communication,” said Karon, president for West Palm Beach, Florida-based Total Truck Parts.

Original article provided by:  https://www.ccjdigital.com/ccj-daily-dispatch-june-24-kenworth-offering-extended-remote-diagnostics-subscription-to-more-customers/