Both the Senate and House of Commons have committees that study issues that will impact Canadian society. The findings from these studies inform government - influencing policy, programs and legislation. In May 2017, AIA testified before a Senate committee, studying the technical and regulatory issues related to the deployment of autonomous and connected vehicles.
This is evident in the just released committee report by the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications.
Recognizing the enticing power of the increasing amount of data that is collected and sent from vehicles, the committee has recommended that government monitors activity on the vehicle data front to ensure that the aftermarket has access to the data it needs to provide its services (see page 59 - 60 of the report).
This is a very strong win for the aftermarket!
What else did the study say about how government should regulate autonomous and connected vehicles? Check out the report here.