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ADPA, the European Independent Automotive Data Publishers Association



Brussels, 23 April 2018

Press Release
Broad industry coalition calls upon EU decision-makers to ACT NOW for equal access to in-vehicle data and functions

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Brussels, 9 May 2017

Vehicle Type-Approval framework revision: European Parliament pre-approves the Dalton report and gives mandate for IMCO Committee to start Negotiations with Council.

The European Parliament has established its position on the Vehicle Type-Approval Framework Regulation during the plenary session on 4 April. According to the new procedural rules of the EP, the Parliamentarians did not formally adopt the European Parliament’s position at this stage (first reading), but gave the mandate to the Internal Market - IMCO Committee in order to start informal (so-called “trilogue”) negotiations with the Council.

Prior to the vote, the MEPs debated the IMCO Committee report focusing mainly on the whether or not a new Agency should be created.

Rapporteur Dalton (ECR/UK) felt that the IMCO Committee had reached a good compromise which included a new market surveillance system in which 20% of new vehicles would need to be checked, a new forum with peer review and Commission involvement, independent auditors, no direct payment of fees from manufacturers to technical services and a proposal on consumer redress...

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ADPA, the European Independent Automotive Data Publishers Association, has the objective to ensure fair access to automotive data and information and to provide competitive framework conditions for independent data publishers. This will allow the publishers to be able to design and provide competitive, innovative and multibrand products and services to operators of the automotive aftermarket to enable competitive choice to motoring consumers and businesses in the care of their vehicles.

ADPA Members


Hella Gutmann Solutions A/S

Lundborgvej 10

DK - 8800 Viborg

Tel: +45 8660 2888


Robert Bosch GmbH

Postfach 11 29

DE - 73201 Plochingen

Tel: +49 7153 666 435

TecAlliance GmbH

Kreuzstraße 10

DE - 97990 Weikersheim

Tel: +49 7934 99299-0


Auenweg 11

DE - 50679 Cologne

DVSE Gesellschaft für Datenverarbeitung, Service und Entwicklung mbH

Carl-Benz-Weg 1

D-22941 Bargteheide

Tel: ++49 4532 201401


Tekné Consulting Srl

S.S. 156 dei Monti Lepini
Km. 50,200

04100 - Latina

Tel. +39(0)773262501



Flankement 6

NL-3831 SM Leusden

Tel: +31 35 603 6270

Fource Holding B.V.

‘s Gravelandseweg 379

3125BJ Schiedam

The Netherlands


Autodata Ltd

Priors Way, Maidenhead

GB - SL6 2HP Berkshire

Tel +44 162 868 8151


ADPA, together with five other European associations of the automotive aftermarket, is an active member of AFCAR (the Alliance for the Freedom of Car Repair in the EU). Created in 1997, AFCAR aims at promoting access to technical information and more generally to all features that allow all the multi-brand aftermarket operators to perform repair and maintenance services.

The Members of the AFCAR Alliance are:

Independent Data Publishers

European Independent Data Publishers Association

Dealers and Repairers

European Council for Motor Trades and Repair

Garage & Test Equipment Manufacturing

European Garage Equipment Association

Road Patrols

Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, Region I

Independent Parts Distribution

International Federation of Automotive Aftermarket Distributors

Leasing and Rentals Industry

European Leasing and Rentals Industry


ADPA Secretariat

ADPA, the European Independent Automotive Data Publishers

Boulevard de la Woluwe, 42 box 5
1200 Brussels, Belgium
Phone +32 2761 95 10
Fax +32 2 762 12 55

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