ETRMA welcomes the Data Act and confirms the need for sector specific regulation

23 February 2022

The tyre industry welcomes the publication of the Data Act, which is recognised as a well-proven landmark in the Digital Single Market journey.

More precisely, the high-level principles for end-users and service providers presented in the Data Act should be urgently and concretely deployed in the automotive sector.  To this end, ETRMA recalls the need to accelerate the required steps for putting in place sector specific provisions for accessing in-vehicle data, and being able to ensure fair competition among industry players and EU competitiveness and leadership.

The tyre industry has already invested a lot in developing technologies that allow consumers and businesses to benefit from tyre and mobility services, which contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions while ensuring road safety. However, to continue offering these services and advanced full-fledged digital solutions while keep developing new ones, we need clear dedicated implementation requirements within the vehicle ecosystem.

Read more on the PR of the broad coalition representing a wide range of major automotive aftermarket stakeholders, as well as operators in the mobility services value chain, consumers, the insurance and the tyre industries.