Agreement between Derive Systems and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brings forth enhanced practices for the automotive aftermarket
SANFORD, Fla., September 25, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Derive Systems, a leading automotive aftermarket provider, is pleased to announce that it has entered an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will establish and promote enhanced practices within the automotive aftermarket industry.
With the goal of delivering its innovative vehicle technology in a way that creates certainty for its customers, Derive Systems entered into the agreement with EPA. This landmark agreement provides a clear path for Derive’s existing tuning products and new products to thrive in the market with EPA’s approval, including its market-leading catalog of existing tuners. The agreement additionally resolves EPA allegations primarily stemming from several of its products that were developed by legacy companies prior to Derive’s acquisition of them.
“We are committed to continued cooperation and a partnership with the EPA in the effort to serve our industry and guarantee that standards and practices remain current as automotive aftermarket technology advances,” said David Thawley, CEO of Derive Systems. “We look forward to applying the enhanced practices and procedures within our operations and across our brand portfolio and to our continuing leadership position in encouraging the industry to similarly embrace strong environmental performance.”
Our goal with EPA was to find a mutually beneficial solution while continuing to be able to deliver valued products to our loyal customers. Today, I firmly believe we’ve achieved both and, in doing so, are fulfilling our mission to bring technology innovation to every vehicle on the road.
The agreement between Derive Systems and the EPA is the first of its kind. The newly established practices will include new product development procedures, revamped product testing and an inaugural training and certification program for all employees and product resellers.
The enhanced procedures set an industry-leading model for automotive aftermarket companies to ensure continued sales of products and the introduction of new products with certainty and continuity in partnership with EPA.
“As a leader in this market, we take seriously our responsibility to help establish the processes that will ensure that our collective industry is a good corporate citizen,” said Thawley. “Our goal with EPA was to find a mutually beneficial solution while continuing to be able to deliver valued products to our loyal customers. Today, I firmly believe we’ve achieved both and, in doing so, are fulfilling our mission to bring technology innovation to every vehicle on the road.”
Derive Systems is headquartered in Sanford, Florida, with offices in Broomfield, Colorado, and Pocatello, Idaho. Its SCT and Bully Dog brands provide aftermarket products for vehicle enthusiasts; its Derive products serve the fleet industry.
For more information, visit www.derivesystems.com.
About Derive Systems
Derive Systems is a leading automotive technology provider with over two million vehicles upgraded with Derive’s solutions. Derive connects vehicles and their engines to the digital world, enabling individuals and fleets to take control of their vehicles and optimize the way they behave. The Derive Systems platform writes directly to the engine and other vehicle control modules, integrating third-party software, data and sensors so that each vehicle performs specifically to unique requirements, preferences and conditions.
Please take note that:
- Every product we sell today is legal. We are permitted to, and will continue selling, our existing tuners and Advantage software.
- There is no need for resellers or consumers to return or swap out anything on shelves today, nor is a recall required.