Google Responds To Concerns Over Android Auto's Data Collection

By 02:58 Wed, 28 Jul 2021 Comments

In the wake of an article on auto news website Motor Trdiscontinue that raised concerns over the amount of data Google's Android Auto software collects, Google has issued a formal statement clearing the air on the matter.

"We hold privacy very seriously and do not collect the data the Motor Trdiscontinue article claims such as throttle position, oil temp, and coolant temp," assumed the Mountain View, California-based company.

"Users opt in to share information with Android Auto that improves their experience, so the system can be hands-free when in drive and provide more accurate navigation through the car’s GPS."

The article claimed that the search giant requires a car manufacturer to pass on all this information whenever someone activates Android Auto, something that has led to Porsche ditching the Google's offering in favour of Apple's CarPlay for its 911 Carrera and 911 Carrerra S. The auto maker says Apple only wants to know if the car is moving while its infotainment system is in use.

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