There will be innovation in IAM with clear rules on cybersecurity and access to on-board data: this and much more was discussed at the Aftermarket 2023 CLEPA conference
Access to connected vehicle dataTHE cybersecurity and auto parts “blocked” with QR code these are the main issues that risk limiting the conditions of equality between the Independent Aftermarket and the networks of car manufacturers. This and many more have been discussed atSecondary Market Conference 2023 organized by CLEPA in Brussels in recent days, where SicurAUTO.it participated as a Media Partner to tell you about the technological challenges of IAM preparing for an unprecedented change in the automotive industry. At the conference, CLEPA presented data from aelectrification survey of the vehicle fleet by 2030 and cumulative speakers from the automotive industry, of the Commission and the European Parliament to take stock of the Data-Act and the need for a specific standard on on-board data.
INNOVATION AND CHALLENGES OF IAM AT THE CLEPA AFTERMARKET 2023 CONFERENCE
With the theme “Driving Service Innovation”, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) at the Aftermarket Conference 2023 opened a window on the need for IAM to prepare for the transition of the vehicle fleet. A change that concerns electrification, ADAS and connectivity of vehicles. “Consumer trust is essential for the acceptance and diffusion of new technologies”, he stated Benjamin KriegerSecretary General of CLEPA. “This is also achieved through the ability to choose between equipped and qualified repairers in the aftermarketguaranteeing flawless service throughout the life of the vehicles”.
DATA LAW AND DATA IN THE VEHICLE ACCORDING TO: RULES AND PROBLEM TO DISSOLVE
Mark Nicklashead of the mobility unit at the general directorate for the internal market of European Commission, introduces the planned regulations for the IAM. Niklas said the cyber security is essential, but will require new regulatory measures to ensure a level playing field between IAM and OES. Indeed, the European Commission is currently considering the development of a specific regulatory proposal on the use of connected data regulated by the Data-Act, but more vertical on the use of on-board vehicle data (In-Vehicle Data) . On this front Angelique PetrovaPolitical adviser in the office of MEP Alin Mituta explained that the question to be resolved in the European Parliament on the current data law is to find a balance between the protection of intellectual property rights and trade secrets.
CLEPA: BY 2030, 62% OF FLEET WILL BE VE
A’investigation co-directed by CLEPA and Boston Consulting Group also forecast the impact of fleets on the independent aftermarket. Alexander Brenner, Boston Consulting Group, explains that according to the study, approximately 15% of the vehicles in circulation will be managed by fleets and 62% will consist of electric cars, in the reference scenario. A strong signal for IAM, whose business will be increasingly linked to that of fleets and their electrified transition.
PRIORITY ISSUES AND OBSTACLES ACCORDING TO THE INDEPENDENT AFTERMARKET MARKET
Then followed a round table on aftermarket issues arising from the diffusion of new technologies, on the role of equipment manufacturers and the impact of cybersecurity measures required by equipment manufacturers, in which participated:
- Eric-Mark Huitema (HAVE);
- Christian Knobloch (Knobloch & Gröhn);
- Stefan von Dalen (Hela);
- Dominik Lutter (ZDK);
- Hari Ramakrishnan (FIGIEFA).
Panelists agreed that technical expertise on software updates will be essentialhowever, the need for regulation specifically regulating cybersecurity and access to in-vehicle data is seen as the main competitive issue in the aftermarket. Frank SchlehuberCLEPA’s Senior Consultant Market Affairs said after the Aftermarket Conference 2023 that: “Policy makers have high expectations for a strong regulatory framework to ensure a level playing field, but it is good to see that the sector is already preparing for the challenges ahead..
Source : Sicur Auto