BRUSSELS—The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association has called on the European Commission to consider a number of key issues to create a level playing field for all automotive stakeholders ahead of the commission's upcoming in-vehicle data access legislative proposal.
"The tire industry strongly supports a smart, safe and sustainable mobility ecosystem. However, some conditions must be met," ETRMA said in a Sept. 21 statement.
The conditions, the association said, include ensuring equal access to in-vehicle data, functions and resources for all automotive stakeholders.
ETRMA called on the commission to clarify the definition and remit of digital services as they apply to "native connected vehicles."
This will help the tire industry plan its next steps, it said.
ETRMA also called on the commission to place the users at the heart of future governance of vehicle data access, which it said supported the fundamental principles of separation of duties, data protection and cybersecurity.
The European Commission is expected to publish a legislative proposal on access to in-vehicle data in the first quarter of 2022.
ETRMA has welcomed the move, saying the legislation will create fair and secure in-vehicle data access that will enable a level playing field for all automotive stakeholders.