In Luxembourg, two thirds of the respondents (63%) are worried about personal data being left in cars after they are returned/sold. Half of them are concerned about who owns the data collected from their vehicle (55%) and about their data being shared with third parties (54%). And people in Luxembourg and Portugal, with 8 in 10 drivers, are the most willing to share their driving data to reduce traffic congestion and journey time.
The key findings of the Car Data and Privacy edition of the Mobility Monitor are:
- Car data concerns are top of mind for many respondents, with a majority (53%) being worried about who owns the data collected from their vehicle. In addition, 52% are worried about personal data being left in cars after they are returned/sold, while 49% are worried about their data being shared with third parties
- A large majority of respondents are willing to share data (anonymously) if there is a benefit to their driving experience. This is especially true if sharing data would: reduce traffic congestion and journey time (70% of respondents willing to share), reduce fuel and maintenance costs (70%), reduce vehicle emissions (68%), or improve car performance (66%)
- Anonymity is a key requirement for drivers to share their data. In all of the above cases, almost half of respondents would only be willing to share car data if it was done anonymously
The Mobility Monitor is an international survey of over 4,000 drivers in 16 different countries into the big issues facing drivers and the automotive industry.