ETRMA lauds Data Act, seeks sectoral regulation from EC

ETRMA lauds Data Act, seeks sectoral regulation from ECThe European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) lauds the Data Act agreement reached by the European Parliament and Member States. This groundbreaking legislation intends to foster a competitive data market by making data more accessible to anyone, thereby opening up potential for data-driven innovation.

ETRMA, which represents nearly 4.400 companies in the EU, stated that the tyre industry believes that the Data Act urgently requires sectoral regulation to provide clarity on how to implement the Data Act’s principles in the automotive sector, in order to ensure the development of the entire European value chain of connected mobility services.

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ETRMA, thus, urges the European Commission to submit its proposal for a Regulation on sector-specific measures for accessing in-vehicle data, functions, and resources as soon as possible.

It went on to say that the Data Act, which is crucial to the growth of smart and sustainable mobility, will provide much-needed support to digital service providers, particularly third-party suppliers, while keeping the end-user at the heart of service delivery.