The Intelligent Car Coalition (ICC) has submitted comments for the consideration of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ahead of a joint workshop the agencies are holding to discuss issues related to privacy and cybersecurity in automated and connected vehicles.

“Our nation is likely on track to lose over 35,000 Americans on our roads this year…adoption of connected and automated technologies that reduce the chance of errors in the driving task will play a major role in reducing that number,” the comments say.

“Many of the societal benefits of these systems come from sharing vehicle data voluntarily with trusted private parties. Without this sharing, we miss out on benefits not just as individual consumers, but also for our society as a whole. Any regulatory action in this area should be thoughtful, and should be calculated to avoid inappropriate intrusion into an ecosystem that has created a beneficial flow of data.”

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