Covid-19 Pandemic

Vehicle Data Information

IN RETROSPECT, HUMANKIND WILL LEARN MANY LESSONS FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. WILL WE

HEED THOSE LESSONS AND VOW NOT TO REPEAT PAST MISTAKES? TAKE VEHICLE DATA ACCESS, FOR

INSTANCE. WHETHER IT IS THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DELIVERY VEHICLES AROUND THE

WORLD WORKING TO ASSURE THAT IMPORTANT GOODS ARE DELIVERED ON TIME, THE CITY, TOWN

AND COUNTY FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS RESPONDING TO PANDEMIC-RELATED EMERGENCIES

WITH SQUAD CARS, RESCUE UNITS AND AMBULANCES, OR LONG HAUL TRUCKERS, MOVING MILLIONS

OF TONS OF ESSENTIAL GOODS, FOOD AND SUPPLIES TO EVERY TOWN AND CITY IN EVERY STATE

ACROSS THE NATION, OR CAR RENTAL COMPANIES, WHICH WAIVED ONE-WAY RENTAL CHARGES SO

THAT STUDENTS AND OTHERS COULD TRAVEL HOME IN THE RELATIVE SAFETY OF A RENTAL CAR. OR,

CLOSER TO HOME FOR EVERY AMERICAN, PARENTS MAKING SURE THAT THEIR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

IS SAFE AND SOCIALLY DISTANCING HIMSELF OR HERSELF WHILE AWAY FROM HOME. NONE OF THESE

COMPANIES OR FAMILIES WOULD HAVE ACHIEVED THESE REMARKABLE FEATS WERE IT NOT FOR

DIRECT, REAL-TIME ACCESS TO THEIR VEHICLE’S LOCATION, SAFETY, OPERATIONAL AND INVENTORY

DATA. A VEHICLE OWNER’S DIRECT, REAL-TIME ACCESS TO THEIR VEHICLES’ DATA IS NOT OPTIONAL – IT

IS ESSENTIAL AND CAN’T BE COMPROMISED.

CURRENTLY, NO LAW OR REGULATION EXISTS IN ALMOST ALL COUNTRIES GUARANTEEING VEHICLE

OWNERS DIRECT, REAL-TIME ACCESS TO THEIR VEHICLES’ DATA – WHETHER IT IS AN INDIVIDUAL’S

SINGLE CAR OR A FLEET’S TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CARS OR TRUCKS. ABSENT FUTURE GOVERNMENT

ACTION TO GUARANTEE THIS ACCESS TO VEHICLE OWNERS, SUCH ACCESS CAN BE SHUT DOWN –

WITHOUT THE VEHICLE OWNER’S CONSENT AND CONCEIVABLY AT THE MOST CRITICAL TIME DURING A

FUTURE EMERGENCY. GAVDA MEMBERS CONTINUE TO WORK AGAINST SUCH A SCENARIO ACROSS THE

GLOBE.