The emergence of connected and autonomous vehicles (“CAVs”) will lead to numerous industry participants—from original equipment manufacturers to insurers, roadside assistance providers, retailers and service centers—collecting, analyzing and exploiting vast amounts of vehicle data for wide-ranging purposes. Communication among CAVs also has the potential to reduce certain types of driving hazards. But key legal issues will have to be addressed before industry participants can truly benefit from the wealth of business opportunities that CAV-generated data presents. This Legal Update discusses several challenges in the European context.

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