27 November 2019
On 26/11/19, a meeting between CECRA's ECD Division and a DG COMP delegation took place in Brussels. The aim of the meeting was to explain the renewal process of the General Block Exemption Regulation 330/2010 and Automotive Block Exemption 461/2010 that respectively expire in May 2022 and May 2023. Both DG COMP and CECRA are working in close collaboration in order to ensure that the automotive sector is taken into account in the new legislative framework regarding competition and the consumer welfare.
22 November 2019
On 19/11/19, a meeting of CECRAs IR division took place in London. Many points concerning the future of Independent Repairers where discussed.
Today, a large number of associations of the automotive sector and mobility services operators, insurers, consumers and SME representatives, with among them CECRA, reaffirmed their 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.
On 18 September 2019, CECRA organized its Annual Dinner Event at The Hotel in Brussels with great success. Almost all of the federation’s national associations and European dealer councils attended, as the event provides the opportunity to bring together its members once per year and exchange views on the current state of affairs in the sector, as well as to discuss and express their ideas as regards the present and future challenges for cars, vans and trucks dealers and repairers.
Today, a large number of associations, representing the car dealers’ interest throughout the world (CECRA – EU; NADA – US; CADA – China; CADA – Canada; FADA – India; FENEBRAVE – Brazil; ROAD – Russia) gathered in Geneva - on the occasion of the kick-off ceremony of the 89th International Motor Show - to discuss the various issues arising from access to data, both from dealers and from the vehicles they sell, the unprecedented opportunities stemming from connected-car technology, and the role that car dealers will play in the future.
After the success of the first edition last year, the adventure of the European Startup Prize for mobility will continue in 2019, co-founded by BCG and Via ID, with the participation of several other stakeholders among which CECRA, Groupe ADP, RATP, GRDF, Europcar Mobility Group, Grimaldi Studio, and with the support of Karima Delli, President of the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament.
Today, 22 November 2018, the TRAN Committee (Transport and Tourism) of the European Parliament has adopted a draft own-initiative report on Autonomous driving in European transport which calls on the European Commission to introduce a robust legislative framework ensuring the removal of any obstacle to the use of in-vehicle data before January 2020
The European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs (CECRA) organized - together with AFCAR, an alliance of several European associations representing automotive industry and mobility services operators as well as motorist consumers - a policy event in presence of representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament, to discuss access to vehicles, their data and driver interaction functions
31 May 2018