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IAAF and FIGIEFA welcome OBD Type Approval revisions

IAAF and FIGIEFA welcome OBD Type Approval revisions

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The latest revisions to European Type Approval legislation includes crucial provisions on the OBD connector and access to RMI, signifying a huge step forward for the aftermarket regarding access to in-vehicle data. Both the IAAF and FIGIEFA have welcomed the news, after the EU Council's main preparatory body, COREPER, recognised the need for the independent automotive aftermarket to maintain access to diagnostic and RMI-related data. It also clarified that access will be granted whilst the vehicle is in motion. This is essential to perform diagnostic, repair and maintenance services, at least until a solution is found for telematics access to the ‘connected car’. However, whilst it has been clarified that the OBD port shall remain open whilst the vehicle is in motion, some vehicl