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There are many great benefits to connected cars. However, it’s important that car owners are informed and understand how the data is used.

Privacy and choice are important to all Australians. We need to make sure these basic principles are protected.

The car technology to share your data is here now. Help us ensure our politicians protect your rights.

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Information

Benefit: Connected cars can be tracked when broken down. So, even if you don’t know where you are, road side assistance can still find you easily.

Benefit: In the event of a crash, emergency services can be alerted immediately and find your car more quickly.

Benefit: Connected cars can obtain traffic reports to help avoid accidents, dangerous roads and traffic snarls.

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Breakdowns

Benefit: Diagnostic information and warnings can be provided to the driver and a repairer, in real-time. Knowing something might be wrong means your car can be fixed faster, and may save you repair costs.

Risk: Your preferred service provider or car club may not have access to vital information about your car. This could mean higher servicing costs and longer wait times. Road side assistance may be more difficult and require a tow to your car manufacturer’s service centre.

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Privacy

Risk: Data collected by your car can include where your car goes, how fast you drive, and personal information synced from your mobile phone.

Risk: Your information might be sent to your vehicle’s manufacturer and you may not be able to control what is collected, who else sees it or what it is used for.

Risk: Information about how you drive could potentially be used to void your car’s warranty.

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Costs

Risk: Your chosen repairer may not have access to the information collected by your car. This might mean you have to take your car to a repairer owned by the car maker and that you can no longer choose your repairer. This might mean you have to pay more for servicing.

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Choice

Risk: You may not have a choice about what information is collected about you, who sees it or what it is used for.

Risk: Your chosen repairer may not have access to the information collected by your car. This might mean you have to take your car to a repairer owned by the carmaker and you may pay more for servicing.

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Many of today’s cars are collecting information as they drive

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Concerned about connected cars?

UPENDRAKUMAR, FINDON

I don't know about this but my concern about the my privacy information.

Brenton, CHRISTIE DOWNS

If there are no issues, why has HYUNDAI not responded. Please keep asking them.

UPENDRAKUMAR, FINDON

I don't know about this but my concern about the my privacy information.

Brenton, CHRISTIE DOWNS

If there are no issues, why has HYUNDAI not responded. Please keep asking them.

Trevor, WA

The computer in my car collects information which is valuable to the person servicing it. It is of little interest to me so long as the car continues to function, then it doesn't worry me! I would like to think that in the future it would be possible for police to shut-down a car remotely and avoid having to chase it! This would improve road safety and the apprehension rate of criminals!