A MOTOR Magazine Newsletter
December 8, 2016

In-Depth: Vehicle Communications

Who Will Control of Access to Vehicle Data?
Will Automakers Share Control With the Aftermarket or Not?


During the recent 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), which took place recently in Las Vegas, the industry was given a glimpse at what may be the next battleground between automakers and the aftermarket: Contro of access to vehicle data, software, and other information (henceforth identified as "data"). Ironically, most of the working aftermarket isn't aware that control of access to vehicle data is in play, or how soon the service repair landscape could change ... MORE

MOTOR's Multimedia Moment

Five Key Automotive Trends

IHS Automotive Chief Analyst Mark Seng was hosted by the Auto Care Association at AAPEX 2016. Seng shared five key automotive aftermarket trends that will impact businesses in the automotive aftermarket ... MORE


Video Gallery

Autologic shows how U.S.-based technicians can use Assist Plus to request technical support.

Garage Guru's Mark Ingram shows how to properly test and diagnose parasitic drain.

TechSmart says replacing a faulty electronic throttle body with a new one may be the best solution.

Ford shares the technologies used by "Cross Traffic" to avoid collisions.

MAHLE has introduced its Original Gasket Line. Learn what's new and why it matters.

Wells VE discusses the 10 different modes of scan tools, what each is for, and when each is needed.
Products & Promotions

Bosch's TCE 4550 High Performance Semi-Automatic Tire Changer assures fast, effortless and simple tire changing.

CARDONE says it designed its new Variable Valve Timing Solenoids to improve fuel economy and engine performance.

GearWrench's new 36-piece Torx-only and 84-piece Torx and hex sets feature heat-treated socket bases and stamped sizes.

DENSO has redesigned its customer service website to make faster, easier to use and more informative.

KNIPEX Tools' 11-inch Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers provide strong and flexible gripping of small pipes, screws and more.

BG's new GDI Fuel/Air Induction Service removes carbon from the entire fuel system in under one hour.
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