Manifesto for fair digitalisation opportunities

Manifesto for fair digitalisation opportunities

Building on the previous Manifesto initiative of 2018, CITA as part of the coalition of automotive industry and mobility services operators, insurers, consumers and SME representatives, reaffirms its call for a legislative solution, ensuring effective remote access to in-vehicle data and functional resources which will guarantee competition, innovation, and free consumer choice.

With the advent of the ‘connected car’, competition now starts in the vehicle where the data quality and the ability to safely access car functionality determines the quality of the service. In an increasingly digitised automotive sector, the whole automotive value chain must have the right to evolve their business models and thus compete on an equal footing with vehicle manufacturers to be able to continue to offer the competitive services expected by their customers.

Four key abilities are therefore needed:

  1. Independent, unmonitored and direct real-time access to in-vehicle generated data, including those which are time-critical;
  2. Bi-directional communication with the vehicle and its functions, independent from the vehicle manufacturer;
  3. The ability to safely, securely and independently interact with the driver remotely using the in-vehicle Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) functions (e.g. via the dashboard or voice commands);
  4. The ability to run independent software directly in the connected vehicle using onboard computational capabilities to process any dynamically generated data as closely as possible to its

The coalition calls on policymakers, and in the first place on the European Commission, to present a legislative proposal by 2020 that would build on the following ‘High-level Principles and Requirements’, leading to an interoperable, in-vehicle telematics platform.

Competition, innovation and consumer interests must be at the heart of the EU Digital Single Market!


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