Mobility-related technologies are evolving rapidly, transforming the safety and convenience of transportation. Many of these new features are enabled by the collection of new types of data, putting the topic of privacy in connected cars and other modes of transportation on the agenda of industry, policymakers, and regulators. Advancing sensible practices will be essential to ensure that the collection and use of this data is responsible, thoughtful, and communicated effectively to consumers.
Despite fewer vehicle miles traveled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 38,680 individuals died in motor vehicle accidents in 2020 — the largest projected number of fatalities in such accidents in over a decade. Washington, D.C.-based non-profit Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released a report detailing the data usage and privacy implications […]
The Future of Privacy Forum released a new policy brief, Location Data Under Existing Privacy Laws. Defining and regulating location data in a privacy law can be an elusive challenge. In part, this is due to its ubiquity in our lives: information about how devices and people move through spaces over time is utilized by Wi-Fi […]
Drivers and passengers expect cars to be safe, comfortable, and trustworthy. Individuals often consider the details of their travels—and the vehicles that take them between their home, the office, a hospital, their place of worship, or their child’s school—to be sensitive, personal data. The newest cars contain numerous sensors, from cameras and GPS to accelerometers […]
In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday unanimously approved the SELF DRIVE Act H.R. 3388, sending it to the full House of Representatives for consideration. The bill facilitates introduction and testing of autonomous cars by clarifying federal and state roles, and by granting exemptions from motor vehicle standards that have impeded introduction of new automated vehicle technologies. This vote was an important step forward in enabling introduction of new technologies that have the potential to transform the future of mobility and maximize consumer safety.
Local Search Association and Future of Privacy Forum release a simple and concise primer that explains how the Bluetooth devices work and how privacy friendly controls ensure user control.
Each model year brings cars that are getting smarter and more connected, offering new safety features and consumer conveniences. By the end of the decade, one in five vehicles on the road will be …