Before we explore this issue, let's imagine a scenario where no matter what you say or do in the car, there is no more confidentiality, but the “data” in the eyes of car companies or car networking companies. It can also be called anytime, anywhere, even when you don't know. Is this not terrible? This is not an alarmist. When the author communicated with a technician of a car company, the other party generously acknowledged the authenticity of the technology and talked about a prisoner's dilemma.
Just like the various mobile phone tools or Internet products we are using now, car companies will think that Chinese people do not care about privacy. Baidu’s CEO, Li Yanhong, is even outspoken, and Chinese people are willing to exchange privacy for some “convenience”. So, if you don't care about the exposure of your purchases, your physical data, your family and your personal information, you'll care about what's happening in the space that you thought was "absolutely private". Is it dangerous?
Even with traditional cars, many people have to wear privacy glasses. The answer to this question is almost certain. The car is no longer a simple means of transportation. With the increase of sensors and the popularity of the Internet of Vehicles, the GPS is equipped with navigation and positioning functions, the microphone is installed to realize human-machine voice interaction and telephone functions, and the camera is configured to construct a human face. Detection technology and on-board systems with artificial intelligence...
In some of the current self-owned brands, cameras and voice capture systems around the body and in the car are considered to be a major selling point and are standard for "Internet cars." These functions have been brought from security, convenience in mind gradually brings risks, especially after the commercial sector promotion. Eight years ago, in 2011, the United States conducted a survey of General Anji Star, accusing the latter of tracking driver behavior. After the company revised the user information sharing strategy, it may share information such as vehicle location, speed and seat belt usage. To third parties, including law enforcement agencies, wireless network providers and data management companies.
In fact, now including Alibaba is promoting the car networking AliOS, etc., they also have the big data collection and integration capabilities as a major advantage of their own products. In-vehicle privacy begins with the data of the vehicle itself, and the future data will grow exponentially. Not only will people's travel and location information be collected, along with the physical health data of the occupants in the car, the future schedule. It is possible to fall into the pockets of car manufacturers. For all drivers and passengers, the severity of security and privacy threats will also increase exponentially.
So, can the vehicle owner block the receipt of the vehicle data? From the current point of view, this is difficult to achieve. When the vehicle configuration is selected, the consumer is not selective about the data uploading device - you can't choose not to. In addition, the way the car owners intervene through the artificial mode is relatively small, and the way of pulling out the SIM card in the car does not completely block the privacy leak. But for intruders such as hackers, it is no longer news to easily interfere with the vehicle. These situations will become more and more prominent with the advent of the smart car era, and the contradictions will become more and more fierce.
In Europe and the United States, in-car privacy has caused heated discussions, which is why the development of car networking and smart driving in these areas is not as radical as China. At present, China has no special regulations on sensitive areas such as automobile data, especially in-vehicle privacy. However, in the future, how to constrain the excessive use of data and data leakage caused by the impulse of commercialization, it is impossible to rely solely on the moral self-discipline of enterprises, but also rely on the legislation and supervision of the management department.