E-ODOMETER: ENSURE REASONABLE FEDERAL STANDARDS
Opportunity (future state)
Electronic processing of odometers, and eventually titles, will significantly decrease fraud and serve commerce as states adopt these programs.
MAP-21 (S.1449 2012) requires NHTSA to explore secure protocols for the use of e-odometer. AAMVA is supporting NHTSA by submitting a Report of Considerations. In 2016 ESRA provided substantive comments to the proposed rules issued under MAPS-21. Presuming NHTSA adopts the considerations, states would no longer be required to petition to NHTSA for a waiver to allow e-odometer disclosure. Finding an e-odometer solution that is compliant with TIMA will remove this expense and time intensive hurdle. A solution will necessarily clarify NHTSA’s opinion of a secure process, a secure printing process, a process that ensures the odometer disclosure stays “married” to the vehicle title, all while inhibiting odometer fraud.
Technology and vendor neutral eOdometer solutions that are financially viable for states to adopt. Obtaining federal authorization for eOdometer is integral to modernizing vehicle salvage processing and is a subset of e-Titles, the ultimate goal.