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Big Brother: Surveillance software: When the car slimmed its driver
If you get into a modern car, you have as many security and comfort systems as never before. An often overlooked price for this is the possibility of total surveillance. Data protection is secondary for many car manufacturers.

The fact that internet companies and social networks partly collect and link data from their users in an uncontrolled manner, you have almost got used to this. Modern cars also capture and store sensitive values that allow a comprehensive picture of the vehicle occupants, their behavior and their environment. The computer magazine "c’t" has now pointed out and warns of the misuse of this data.

Data in the car: Danger of abuse

The manufacturers of the cars argue with the need for optimization of their vehicles and are therefore interested in the data. But insurance companies, workshops and card providers also show appetite for the values raised. And investigative authorities also want to be able to access the storage of automobiles if it is, for example, to clarify crimes about movement data or the persons in the vehicle.

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Often, the owners and users of cars do not even know which abundance of facts flows into the internal memory of the car:

  • Already when approaching the car with the radio key of the Keyless GO system, collecting bits and bytes begins.
  • Not even camera systems that are aimed at people at the wheel, an individual picture of the user, but already the seating, mirror and steering wheel positions, which are known to be partially assigned to individual users in the event of electrical seats.
  • Added to this is the data exchange when a smartphone is linked to the car’s infotainment.
  • Other parameters that make occupants distinguishable are the movement data while driving, the entered navigation goals and also the voice commands.

The car key already collects data

In their survey, the experts of "c’t" describe data processing in the vehicle and also venture into a look into the future, which will be shaped by even greater networking and even greater data flow. At the same time, they indicate the higher demands on data protection, which in their view is currently not always sufficiently taken into account. The legal aspects of data collection in the car are questioned. In addition, the researchers have learned from large car manufacturers by searching for information which personal data are collected and saved in their vehicles.

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It turned out that precise data storage is not a phenomenon of recent times. With the help of a simple experiment, it was demonstrated that more than 15 years ago, presumably without the knowledge and consent of the car owner, personal details were stored in a mass memory. The memory activated in 2005 could be read out of a car radio acquired on Ebay without any greater effort. The result: Not only the navigation and communication data of the previous owner could be extracted, but also a second-precise route protocol on a French overland connection.

Data collecting rage

The fact that modern vehicles collect tons of data should first serve for security. In the current cars, a huge amount of sensors, cameras, radar and ultrasound systems record the surrounding area of the vehicle and the action in the cabin. In this way, the digital image of each trip is created, corresponding control devices bring the values together and analyze it, for example, to initiate an emergency braking or to ensure the keeping of the lane. The control units of the airbags are of particular importance: they can usually document the last seconds before an accident, in which, for example, the impact angle of the steering wheel, acceleration values, position of the gas and brake pedal and other parameters are recorded.

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In the United States, the so -called "event data recorder" is already required by law. In the middle of 2022, he will also be mandatory in the EU for every new vehicle series, two years later, everyone must have such a recording device for traffic.

Blackbox is mandatory in the EU

The experts from "c’t" point out that as already in 2018, as some manufacturers in this country, some manufacturers are permanently saved. Therefore, it can be important for car owners to know about their rights of information and objection. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives a rough framework for dealing with the recorded values because they are usually personal -related, but in individual cases the owner can request information about the data collected and saved by the manufacturer of his vehicle. Subsequent deletion is also possible.

When the car gives up his driver

Whether collecting data for the benefit or damage of the owner or the person will end up on the steering wheel also depends on the person concerned himself. In Berlin, for example, the case of a razor was recorded that had driven through the city at 160 km/h. He had rammed a traffic light and then committed the driver, but apparently overlooked that his Tesla automatically collects and saves various driving data. The records requested by the manufacturer finally proved his responsibility and transferred the perpetrator. A year of driving license withdrawal and a juicy fine were the result.If you adhere to the traffic rules and drive defensively, you can already save money with some insurers today. They offer so-called telematics tariffs, in which a kind of black box is recorded, whether speed restrictions are observed, avoiding driving style and driving behavior risks in traffic. The insured person must have agreed to the transfer beforehand. The idea behind it: Those who avoid hectic steering and braking maneuvers are less likely to be involved in accidents, so they have less risk of damage and are therefore rewarded with a discount on the insurance premium. (AUM/AFB) This article was written by Axel F. Busse, cen

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