The Canadian automotive services and repair industry under the agreement is represented by the National Automotive Trade Association. The CASIS agreement was signed in September 2009 by: «If we want to show that the agreement needs to be revised and that some formulations need to be strengthened, we need many more users,» he said. We have no choice. We have to turn this suction cup so hard that it breaks. We will then be able to find out where it is broken and where it does not serve us properly. We have to find the weak points. BURNABY, BC, May 4/CNW/ – Following the signing of the CASIS agreement between the Canadian Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAMC), the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers` Association (CVMA) and the National Automotive Trade Association (NATA) in September 2009, Canadian automakers worked aggressively to achieve the stated goal of implementing CASIS on May 1, 2010. NATA is pleased to announce that this stated goal has been achieved. According to Norris, new technologies, such as driver assistance systems (ADAS), are included in the agreement as «tracking technologies.» Nothing in the Canadian agreement prevents telematics from entering into that term – something that cannot be said in the United States, where it is explicitly excluded. He encourages traders and technicians to tell their local association what they think about the future of independent car repair and the CASIS agreement. «If you hold the feet of oeMs to the fire, they can pull their feet out of the fire and leave.
After all, this is a voluntary agreement,» he said. Instead of rewriting the deal, I would like to see concerted progress to include the four hold-outs – Honda, Toyota, BMW and Mercedes,» he said. Everything is done to bring them into the agreement. We met several times to convince them of the value of participating in the program. But it`s up to them. He believes that the agreement can only be improved if the aftermarket is able to prove its shortcomings. The Canadian Automotive Service Information Standard is a comprehensive and voluntary agreement to ensure that automotive after-brand has easy access to emissions-related service information, not emissions- information, diagnostic tools and training information that is similar to the standard established under NASTF in the United States. «The very content of the CASIS document – I read it myself to make sure I understand – is pretty clear about what it can and cannot do. This has been repeated very frequently by John Norris and Rob Lang for the past nine years,» he said. The agreement is not very strong. Providing information is what it promises, but no one has agreed to make it simple or sustainable. «Give your feedback, for or against, because only with better communication will we be able to safeguard the agreement we need,» he said. «It`s time to make a difference,» Cochrane told CARS magazine. . .