Position Paper: Access to vehicle data for third-party services

Today’s vehicles are increasingly ‘connected’ in the sense that they can exchange information wirelessly with the vehicle manufacturer, third-party service providers, users, infrastructure operators and other vehicles. This increases comfort and convenience for customers, improves products and services, and contributes towards achieving societal goals such as improving road safety, reducing fuel consumption, and facilitating traffic management and parking.

This development is generating increasing demands from third parties to access and use in-vehicle data. This paper presents the view of the European automobile manufacturers as to how such data access can occur for third-party services in a manner that strikes a fair balance between the legitimate market-driven needs of service providers, the interests of consumers and the need to protect their personal data and privacy, as well as the protection of road safety, security and intellectual property rights.

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