was Once self-driving cars with big computing power and artificial intelligence is a fantasy that only was allowed to unfold in the books, the movies and on tv. Most often was the computer a helping hand, but in some cases it was the authors and instructors with the idea of a computer turning against man.
today, the smart cars become a reality, and it has done the thought experiment relevant again. For it is only good when the car is able to harvest information about its own state, position and the driver's kørselsvaner?
According to an extensive european study has the dilemma been the large majority to call for better protection.
the Whole 93 percent of the respondents in the survey declare themselves fully or partly agree that there is a need for new legislation that can ensure them the right to the information, as their car collects. The survey is made of research Voxmeter among 44.900 drivers in 15 european countries.
Behind the study is bilklubbernes umbrella organization FIA, as FDM is a part of, and here you share the european users concern.
- New cars picks up already today a wide range of data about both the vehicle and the driver. In the future it will only become even more. Therefore, there is a need for a more up-to-date legislation, which ensures consumers ' interests and the right to own data is better than today, says the FDM's executive director, Thomas Møller Thomsen, in a press release and adds:
- It has the FDM and the european motoring clubs have long called for, and as our study shows, it is also what vehicle owners want.
According to Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, who first described the study, there is currently no legislation that regulates the data that manufacturers collect, or make it clear who has the right to them.
Opposite the newspaper call the department at FDM, Torben Lund Kudsk, it's a gap in the law'.
The Danish bilistorganisation points out, however, at the same time, that it is not necessarily a problem, that the carmaker can keep an eye on the driver drive too fast or miss the brake inspection.
The technical possibilities can help to make it safer and easier to be car owner, if they are properly used. A total of 1019 Danish drivers have, according to the FDM participated in the european study, and of these 80 percent, for example, like to share information about the car with their workshop.
to give the workshop access to the information, as the car reaps, the driver can be automatically contacted about the impending repairs. But the medal has a back side, points to the FDM's executive director.
- It requires, that it is not only the carmaker, which has access to the vehicle's data and thus the ability to service the car. Is this the case, the risk of vehicle owners to be bound to the bilmærkets own workshops. It goes beyond competition and can cost consumers dearly, " says Thomas Møller Thomsen in a press release.
It is expected that the EUROPEAN commission will shortly present its recommendations for how information collected from cars must be treated in the future.