Proposed California Legislation Would Allow Consumers to Control Access to a Car’s Data

Many newer vehicles come with fancy GPS and on-board computers that collect data about where a person drives, how fast, and any accidents they may have had. Legislation introduced at the state Capitol on Tuesday would give vehicle owners more access to that data, which is currently controlled mostly by automakers.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

Many people don’t realize but, most newer model automobiles these days have electronic storage and transmission devices that record many aspects of the vehicle.  Such information is usually only shared with the manufacturers but, new proposed legislation in California would require that consumers have access to this information.  This could prove helpful in the event of an accident in proving speeds traveled, distances, deployment of safety equipment like air bags and other information may be essential to proving up a personal injury claim.  We will continue to track this bill through the CA legislature.

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