Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Antitrust and Data: What Your Car Knows and Who It Should Tell

Antitrust and Data: What Your Car Knows and Who It Should Tell

 
Although road vehicles have been generating electronic data since the 1980s, technological developments in a number of areas have recently combined to bring the issue to the fore. The quantity and types of data are increasing rapidly as new sensors are built in, Electronic Control Units (ECUs) become more capable, and the maximum capacity of the CAN bus1 increases. Meanwhile, vehicles have become more connected, partly in response to the need to integrate with emergency and route-management systems. A further, and often overlooked, development is that data storage costs have declined by several orders of magnitude.

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