In a detailed report titled "Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles," the European Commission sets out key data protection recommendations
Definition: Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) are vehicles that are both connected and automated and display one of the five levels of automation according to SAE International’s standard J3016, combined with the capacity to receive and/or send wireless information to improve the vehicle’s automated capabilities and enhance its contextual awareness.
General: The acquisition and processing of static and dynamic data by CAVs should safeguard basic privacy rights, should not create discrimination between users, and should happen via processes that are accessible and understandable to the subjects involved.
Safeguard Informational Privacy and Informed Consent
Enable User Choice, Seek Informed Consent Options and Develop Related Best Practice Industry Standards
Develop Measures to Foster Protection of Individuals at Group Level.
Develop Transparency Strategies to Inform Users and Pedestrians about Data Collection and Associated Rights.
Reduce Opacity in Algorithmic Decisions
Promote Data, Algorithmic, AI Literacy and Public Participation.
Individuals and the general public need to be adequately informed and equipped with the necessary tools to exercise their rights, such as the right to privacy, and to actively and independently scrutinize, question, refrain from using or negotiate CAV modes of use and services.