LAS VEGAS — The Auto Care Association (ACA) and its partners will unveil and demonstrate the Secure Vehicle Interface (SVI), an internationally standardized technical design that provides for secure and standardized access to the In-Vehicle Networks (IVN), during the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX), Oct. 30-Nov. 1, in Las Vegas.
SVI allows automotive aftermarket and vehicle owners access to operational, maintenance and driver behavioral data.
ACA, in partnership with Q-Free ASA, Concepts & Services Solutions (CSC), OnBoard Security Inc. Green Hills Software/Integrity Security Services and CarMD.com Corp., will hold three demonstrations to highlight how the technology enables secure and direct access to vehicle data.
With nearly 90 percent of all new cars equipped with wireless technologies that can transmit extensive vehicle information, the need for SVI comes at a time of national debate over who has access to, and control of, vehicle data and diagnostics, the ACA said.
Traditionally, the auto care industry has had direct access to vehicle data — which is how consumers and service technicians access diagnostics for maintenance and repairs. However, as vehicle technologies continue to evolve and data are transmitted wirelessly, the ACA claims that auto manufacturers are working to ensure they gain exclusive access and ownership of this information.
"SVI is a collection of technical design standards that ensure vehicle data interfaces always enable safe, secure and standardized consumer access and control of the data their car generates," ACA Pesident and CEO Bill Hanvey said.