Carmakers are marking vehicles at a rapid rate that are able to collect data about their drivers through Wi-Fi. You might not even know that your car is able to send information out about where you are, what you are listening too and more.
According to a recent CBS News story, privacy advocates are starting to warn about the dangers associated with this kind of technology. There are as many as 100 data points in a car and vehicles produced today can produce up to 25 gigs of data per hour.
Carmakers are already selling blocks of location information and additional revenue streams could be on the way. Data from onboard cameras could be used by mapping companies or traffic apps.
The former head of tech at Ford, John Ellis, recently shared what some of these innovations could look like in the future.
"We know how tired you are because we have cameras inside of the car looking at the driver to look for eyelid movement," Ellis said. "Some of the cars have an ability to detect alcohol…are you weaving? Are you moving? Are you harsh-braking?"
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