Soon we will be simple guests in our own vehicles. They will be better able than we are to manage the tasks of driving, planning routes … judging trajectories. So, with connected cars will come new legal and ethical issues of liability and personal data collection, not to mention the prospect of having your car hacked?  


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On August 26, 2022, the European Commission published a set of rules that it says automated driving systems (ADS) must meet in order to be approved. The regulation focuses on the need to assure that performance requirements are met, and the safety of automated driving systems demonstrated, before they can be approved. For this purpose, the Commission considers it necessary to introduce measures aimed at making automated driving systems more safe, and strict parameters regarding their manufacture.
On March 9, 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted version 2.0 of its guidelines – On processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility related applications following a period of public consultation that ended in May 2020.
On October 22, 2020, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE) adopted a provisional version of Resolution 2356 (2020) Legal aspects of “autonomous” vehicles.
The European Commission published a report made by an independent group of experts on the Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs).
On June 25, 2020, the UN (UNECE) published new UN regulations on Cybersecurity and Software Updates for connected vehicles.
On April 9, 2020, an investigation found that the most popular connected cars in Europe from Ford and Volkswagen still have serious flaws that can “put your security, privacy and even your safety at risk”.
EPBD released guidelines focusing on personal data processing in the context of connected vehicules and mobility related apllications.