AAA Urges Companies Offering these Services to Adopt its New "Consumer Rights for Car Data"
About 1-in-5 new cars sold this year will collect and transmit data outside the vehicle to improve safety and convenience for drivers, as highlighted at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. AAA urges companies offering these services to protect drivers by adopting its new "Consumer Rights for Car Data." AAA formally addressed this issue as part of public comments to the Federal Trade Commission.
"New car technologies are changing the way we drive by making the experience both easier and safer than ever before," said Bob Darbelnet, President and CEO of AAA. "Within a decade the majority of cars on the road will be able to identify problems before breakdowns occur, reduce crashes and help drivers save time and money."
As consumers begin using these new services, AAA urges businesses, the government and other organizations to help ensure the rights of transparency, choice and security. "Many connected car features are made possible through the collection of large amounts of potentially sensitive data from drivers," continued Darbelnet. "Companies collecting, using and sharing data from cars should do everything possible to protect consumer rights as they offer these exciting technologies."