ACEA recently launched a new educational website: www.CarDataFacts.eu, which provides a fact-based overview on everything related to the sharing of vehicle-generated data with third parties. Through various educational infographics, the website answers the most common questions about access to car data in a clear and simple way.
Today’s connected vehicles are more and more capable of exchanging data with other road users, infrastructure around them, the vehicle manufacturer and third parties – the latter increasingly being interested in accessing and using vehicle data to provide useful services.
Indeed, sharing vehicle-generated data can have added value for consumers. But at the same time, people may also have legitimate concerns about how this data is shared and protected. That’s why www.CarDataFacts.eu addresses such consumer concerns related to data sharing, as well as explaining some of the complex and technical terminology surrounding the topic.
In addition, the website identifies the best means of providing safe and secure third-party access to vehicle-generated data and it explains why allowing direct access to in-vehicle data would pose serious security and safety risks to both the vehicle and its occupants.
The www.CarDataFacts.eu website is structured around six main questions, each coming with a detailed infographic as well as an in-depth written explanation:
- Why share car data?
- What kind of data can my car share?
- How do vehicle makers protect my personal data and privacy?
- What is the safest and most secure way to share car data?
- What are the risks of allowing direct access to car data?
- Will vehicle data be available to all service providers and under the same conditions?
Moreover, the website also answers some frequently asked questions, including topical ones such as ‘How does the connected car differ from a smartphone?’ and ‘Can I decide which personal data I want to share?’.