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Auto Care Association and Partners to Unveil Secure Vehicle Interface at AAPEX 2018

The Auto Care Association and its partners will showcase three separate demonstrations to highlight how the new technology enables secure and direct access to vehicle data.



AAPEX attendees will be among the first to view and experience the Secure Vehicle Interface (SVI), an internationally standardized technical design that provides for secure and standardized access to the in-vehicle networks for access to operational, maintenance and driver behavioral data by the automotive aftermarket and vehicle owners.

The Auto Care Association and its partners will showcase three separate demonstrations to highlight how the new technology enables secure and direct access to vehicle data. Its partners on the project are Q-Free, Concepts & Services Solutions, OnBoard Security, Green Hills Software/Integrity Security Services and CarMD/Innova.

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.


Traditionally, the auto care industry always 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 is transmitted wirelessly, automotive manufacturers are working to ensure they gain exclusive access and ownership of this vital 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,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association. “If a car owner is unable to directly access and control the data their car produces, then they can’t determine where or how they have their vehicle serviced. This would mean greater inconvenience, greater cost and fewer options for taking care of their vehicle.”


During the three-day conference, AAPEX attendees can see SVI design features in action, including:

  • A real-life use-case demonstration of how SVI provides secured and standardized access to sensor and control networks for typical data trouble codes or repair codes. Using the Open Driving Platform as an implementation of SVI standards, attendees will see the secure connection to the in-vehicle network of a 2018 Dodge Charger while it monitors and diagnoses the vehicle. Using the SVI-enabled interface, the system can measure and report vehicle roadworthiness, diagnostics and generate emergency notifications – like an automated crash notification or punctured-tire or engine alert – all while in motion.
  • A live demonstration showing intelligent transport systems (ITS) connectivity for estimated arrival time and traffic conditions. The demo will show ITS connectivity with infrastructure using shuttle busses transporting passengers between the AAPEX and SEMA conferences. Passengers will be able to access real-time ETA, traffic and vehicle data using their smartphones.
  • A live demonstration showcasing real-time vehicle data alongside remote real-time diagnostics. Explore the city beyond the Vegas Strip and see monitoring and vehicle-health data for the 2018 Dodge Charger, using secure ITS stations to display traffic, speed, geolocation and more.

“SVI’s internationally standardized design enables a smarter, more efficient global infrastructure where vehicles can ‘talk’ to infrastructure components, like roadside controllers, traffic lights, emergency vehicles and more,” said Joe Register, vice president of emerging technologies at the Auto Care Association. “As a result of SVI’s standardized authentication and security specifications, both new and existing vehicles will be able to adapt to an evolving driving environment.”


AAPEX attendees can view the demonstrations Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 at the Auto Care SVI booth No. 31021, located in the “Technology of Tomorrow” section of the Venetian Ballroom at the Venetian Hotel.

For more information on SVI and the automotive aftermarket’s role in enabling safe and secure access to vehicle data, visit

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