How Your New Car Tracks You

Over the past decade, vehicles have become increasingly connected and their ability to record data about us has shot up.

  • Cars can track where you’re traveling to and from, record every press on the accelerator as well as your seatbelt settings, and gather biometric information about you.
  • Some of this data is sold by the murky data-broker industry.

In May, US-based automotive firm Privacy4Cars released a new tool, dubbed the Vehicle Privacy Report, that reveals how much information on your car can be collected.

  • An analysis conducted by WIRED follows previous reporting on the amount of data modern cars can collect and share—with estimates saying cars can produce 25 gigabytes of data per hour. 🤯

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