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  • Internet Vehicle Sales Working Group Holds Face-to-Face Meeting 

    IVS_WGThe Internet Vehicle Sales Working Group met in Phoenix, AZ, last week to continue to develop best practices for regulating Internet vehicle sales and to provide recommendations and educational materials to member jurisdictions to help them identify, understand and combat fraud and deceptive practices. The working group received valuable input and feedback on their draft best practices from industry stakeholders, which the working group is currently considering. The group also continued to gain a better understanding of new business models used for selling vehicles by meeting with Carvana at one of their "vending machines" where customers pick up vehicles they have purchased online. The working group anticipates publishing the best practices in Spring 2019. 

    Region 4 Chief Administrators Meet 

    r4adminThe annual Region 4 Chief Administrator and Chief Law Enforcement Officials meeting was held in Arizona, November 6 – 8, 2018. The group discussed emerging topics and shared challenges including drugged driving, mDL, autonomous vehicles and X gender designation to name a few.

    Preparing for Automated Vehicles, Technical Assistance Now Available 

    AAMVA is pleased to announce that Highly Automated Vehicle Technical Assistance is available. AAMVA and NHTSA recognized the need to provide educational-based technical assistance to jurisdictions as they expand their understanding of vehicle technology and develop a strategy to address AV testing and deployment. Technical assistance will be facilitated by AAMVA and conducted by jurisdictional subject matter experts and AAMVA staff. The costs to provide the technical assistance will be funded by NHTSA. A complete description of the available assistance and an application can be found here.

    Imported Vehicle Working Group Still Seeking Member 

    Do you have challenges with titling and registration of vehicles that have been imported? AAMVA is establishing a working group to develop guidance for jurisdictions on vehicles that have been imported and are being presented for title and/or registration. The working group will develop guidance for jurisdictions that includes an explanation of federal laws for importing vehicles; the federal approval process; and guidance for state responsibilities when titling and registering imported vehicles. This working group will reference the federal requirements and forms and consider what implications the states will face as Custom and Border Patrol moves to an electronic format. This working group is seeking subject matter experts from multiple disciplines. The working group will be comprised of title and registration subject matter experts, vehicle fraud investigators, information technology (IT) programmers specialized in title and registration systems, and policy and legal representatives. If you are interested in applying for the Imported Vehicle Working Group, please complete the application and return it to committees@aamva.org by November 30, 2018. If you have questions about the working group, please contact Casey Garber, Manager, Vehicle Programs.

    Card Design Standard Committee Looking for Law Enforcement Representative 

    The Card Design Standards Committee has been jointly working with the eID Working Group on the topic of mobile driver licenses (mDL). The joint working group has been charged with the review and potential leveraging of existing identity credential standards and recommend standards for the AAMVA membership relating to the emergence and rising popularity of electronic identity (mDL being a prominent use case). The joint working group typically meets in-person once or twice annually, and members are funded for travel to this meeting. Additionally, members are expected to complete occasional assignments between meetings. At this time the Card Design Standard Committee is specifically looking for a Law Enforcement Representative (e.g., sworn trooper/officer). If you are interested in applying for the Card Design Standards Committee, please complete the application and return it to committees@aamva.org by November 30, 2018. If you have questions about the committee's activities, please contact Geoff Slagle, Director, Identity Management.

    This Week's Webinars 

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI) – How to Correct Title and Brand Data on the Central Site 

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET)

    In the past, states contacted the AAMVA Help Desk directly if they needed to make a data correction. As part of the NMVTIS reengineering effort, a Help Desk feature was created to allow states to correct their title and brand data on the central site. When states perform their own data corrections the timeliness and accuracy of the data corrections improves substantially. This webinar is focused on explaining the capability of the Help Desk feature as included in the SWI. Data correction scenarios are explained and matched to the correct update operation within the SWI. A brief overview of the SWI application will also be provided.

    Note:  This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.


    The following articles from AAMVA's Regional News for November 9, 2018 received the highest click-through rates:

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Names Safest Cars for Teen Drivers

    Is your teen about to hit the road? Well, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its list of the best cars to keep them safe behind the wheel. Read the article at abc11.com

    Distracted Driving Main Cause of Recent Fatal Bus Stop Crashes Across Nation

    In the past week, five kids trying to go to school have been killed, seven more injured in separate accidents at bus stops. Read the article at kshb.com

    Secretary Dunlap to Unveil New Design for Veterans' License Plates at Veterans Day Concert in Bangor (Maine)

    Stars and stripes will now adorn Maine veterans' license plates, in a new design that will be available beginning Nov. 13, 2018. The plates will now feature red stripes across the top and bottom with a field of three stars in the upper left, on special veteran plates and disability special veteran plates only. View the press release.

    Colorado to Allow Use of X as Sex Identifier on Driver's Licenses Starting This Month 

    Colorado residents who do not identify as male or female will be allowed to choose X as the symbol to represent their gender on their driver's licenses when an emergency rule goes into effect this month. Read the article at denverpostcom

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