Emerging Transportation Technologies

Emerging Transportation Technologies

Vehicle and transportation technology are evolving in leaps and bounds and it is imperative that the vehicle aftermarket is informed of the challenges they will face in the future. The Auto Care Emerging Technology team is working to identify these challenges and turn them into opportunities for the aftermarket as well as working to ensure that the aftermarket is included in the evolving transportation ecosystem and that there is a level playing field for all. Learn below about vehicle technology progression, what the latest technological developments mean and what we're doing about it today, including: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS); Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs); V2X; Automotive Embedded Systems and the Secure Vehicle Interface (SVI). Auto Care Association sponsors the creation of international standards which benefit all stakeholders in the transportation ecosystem.

The progress of innovation requires a good balance between collaboration and competition. Standardization can provide this balance.

European Standardization Organizations

ADAS Vehicle Communications Embedded Device Software

Your Connected vehicle sees more than you think.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are sensor and control systems designed to improve driver safety and comfort.

To name a few:

  • Automatic parking
  • Automotive night vision
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Collision avoidance system (Pre-crash system)
  • Crosswind stabilization
  • Driver drowsiness detection
  • Driver Monitoring System
  • Electronic stability control
  • Emergency driver assistant
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Intersection assistant
  • Lane departure warning system (LDW)
  • Parking sensor
  • Pedestrian protection system
  • Turning assistant
  • Wrong-way driving warning... and many more.

Calibration simplification enables the standardization of ADAS maintenance and repair.

An Auto Care Emerging Technologies workgroup is defining a set of best practice recommendations to standardize safe and efficient sensor recalibration processes for all passenger vehicles.

Your vehicle wants to help you.

Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) “talk” to infrastructure, other vehicles and/or pedestrians. Automated vehicles require minimal input from a human driver, resulting in:

  • Safety improvements
  • Fewer crashes
  • Reduced delays
  • Reduced emissions
  • New mobility service options
  • Freight efficiency

Your vehicle is talking with everything.

Vehicle Communications enable your vehicle to talk to networks, infrastructures, vehicles, devices, grids and even pedestrians.

Look who’s talking!

  • V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure)
  • V2N (vehicle-to-network)
  • V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle)
  • V2P (vehicle-to-pedestrian)
  • V2D (vehicle-to-device)
  • V2G (vehicle-to-grid)

Your vehicle is connected to your community.

Choose your vehicle’s friends. Don’t let your vehicle hang with the wrong crowd, who may share personal information behind your back.

Your vehicle is aware of its surroundings, and your surroundings may be more aware of your vehicle than you think.

your vehicle needs to talk to your technician.


Steer your vehicle’s conversations to your service provider – the right solution provides safe, secure, standardized direct communication with the service providers you choose.

   Make sure your vehicle can talk to your technician.

Demonstrating choice and control over vehicle data. Safe, secure, standardized, direct access to vehicle data using a secure vehicle interface protects the owner’s right of choice.


Your vehicle is your copilot.

Automotive embedded systems are networked “smart parts” that can control your vehicle's mechanical systems.

All systems go…

  • Black box
  • Airbags
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Telematics
  • Automatic parking
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Traction control
  • In-vehicle entertainment system
  • Navigational Systems
  • Backup collision sensors
  • Heads up display
  • Emission control
  • Climate control

Shops require access to embedded software.

Accessing embedded device software. The OEMs and aftermarket must agree on an equitable solution.

An Auto Care Emerging Technologies workgroup is defining standards recommendations that ensure fair and equitable access to embedded device software needed to maintain and repair today’s vehicles.

for questions, contact:


Joe Register 2
Joe Register
Vice President, Emerging Technologies

About the Emerging Technology Committee

The primary purpose of the Auto Care Emerging Technology Committee is to influence industry standards for Intelligent Mobility Technologies.

Learn more about the committee and how to contribute