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Driving and Privacy: How Your Car is Impacting Your Data Security
As technology advances rapidly, our vehicles are becoming more connected than ever. From GPS systems, to internet connectivity, high-tech features are becoming standard in almost all new models on the road. While these features can certainly enhance the driving experience, they also raise concerns about data privacy. Most people consider the personal data stored in their phone or computer, and how to protect it, but rarely do we ever think about protecting the data our vehicles store about us. In this blog post, we'll explore how your car is impacting your data security and what you can do to protect your privacy on the road.
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What kind of data is collected?
Location data: This includes information about the location of the vehicle, as well as the route taken by the driver.
Speed data: Vehicles can track the speed at which the driver is traveling.
Acceleration and braking data: Vehicles can track the acceleration and braking patterns of the driver.
Steering data: Some vehicles are equipped with sensors that can track the movements of the steering wheel.
Vehicle performance data: This includes information about the performance of the vehicle, such as fuel efficiency and engine temperature.
Infotainment system usage data: Many vehicles are equipped with infotainment systems that allow drivers to access music, navigation, and other features. These systems can track what features the driver uses and how they are used.
Vehicle sensor data: Many modern vehicles are equipped with a wide range of sensors that can collect data about the surrounding environment. This includes data about the weather, road conditions, and other vehicles on the road.
Driver behavior data: Some vehicles are equipped with sensors and cameras that can track the behavior of the driver, such as how often they look away from the road or how often they use their phone while driving.
- Imported data from devices: contact lists, phone call history, images, and texts can be collected and stored by vehicles.
How do vehicles collect personal data?
What do vehicles do with this data?