Your Connected Vehicle: A Look Under the Hood
A five part series examining your connected vehicle, the data it produces, and how it affects you, the owner.
@wiley_19#7828 (DIMO Media Contributor)
At 25 GB per hour of vehicle use, your vehicle generates and shares enough data to fill the storage of a 120 GB iPhone over the course of a five hour road trip. Not only is that an astounding amount of data (web browsing only produces 0.015 GB per hour), the vast majority of us don’t know our vehicles are collecting and sharing data.
So what does that mean for you as a vehicle owner? What does your vehicle know? How is this data used—and by who? And what, if anything, can you do to access your data and protect your privacy?
In this series of five articles, we will answer these questions and more to get you up to speed on your vehicle data. Check out a sneak peek of topics, each its own post, and stay tuned for the full posts in the near future:
A quick look at how environmental regulations as well as the commoditization of computing power and sensors have changed vehicles into rich data sources.
Just as we use our sensory systems to gather information while driving, the vehicle sensors are collecting over 100 data points on the vehicle itself, the environment, and you the user.
The primary recipient of your vehicle’s data (if it is a connected vehicle) is the automaker. What are OEM's trying to do with that data?
Opening New Lines of Communication
Let’s dive into a couple ongoing innovations that will create new lines of communication between the vehicle and the world and how these innovations will change driving and vehicle ownership experiences.
The Legal Landscape
An overview of the laws and regulations that affect data access and use in the connected vehicle industry.
Connected Vehicles and You
Building off the regulations discussed in The Legal Landscape, we’ll lay out a few ways to access and manage your vehicle data.
DIMO has Entered the Chat
An introduction to how DIMO will change our relationship with vehicle data for the better—all while helping develop the mobility and infrastructure solutions of the future.
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This post is from a DIMO community member, and opinions are their own. Digital Infrastructure Inc. does not necessarily endorse any of the views herein.
Alex Rawitz has spent 10 years in and around startups in the crypto and IoT world, and is always looking to put these technologies to work making people’s lives better. Prior to DIMO, Alex worked with exchanges, defi protocols, and fintechs at Chainalysis. Before that he worked in sales at Servato, an IoT company in the telecom space. He started his career at a startup accelerator, The Idea Village, in New Orleans.