EU Initiatives

April 20, 2023, CARA Europe welcomes the EU Initiative to prolong the existing Motor vehicle Block Exemption Regulation in general and supports in particular the clarification that authorised and independent repairers should have access to vehicle generated data on an equal footing.  As representative of the professional used car remarketing community we see it as essential that the existing principles for the provision of technical information, tools and training necessary for the repair and maintenance services have been extended to explicitly cover vehicle-generated data to ensure competitive and value-adding solutions can be provided by our members for the benefit or used car buyers.

Link to the EU press statement

February 14, 2023, CARA has undersigned, together with over 40 senior executives, the Industry call to make good on compelling evidence and commitments on Access to Vehicle Data, Functions and Resources, addressed to Ms. Von Der Leyen.

February 1, 2023, CARA has undersigned the Industry call upon the European Commission to urgently adopt proposal for sector specific legislation on Access to Vehicle Data and Functions

The letter is undersigned by several of Europe’s largest vehicle, agriculture machinery and fleet-based mobility service providers, urging the EU to adopt a proposal for sector specific legislation on Access to Vehicle Data and Functions.

CARA has responded to the European Commission’s public consultation of March 29, 2022 on the revision of the Union legislation on vehicle type approval (Regulation (EU) 2018/858) with regard to access to in-vehicle generated data for the purpose of providing vehicle-related and mobility service. More information is available on our In-Car Data page.