Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

Seitdem die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung in Kraft trat, stehen Entwickler und Forschende im Bereich der automatisierten und vernetzten Mobilität immer wieder vor schwierigen Fragestellungen:

  • Welche Daten lassen sich wie DSGVO-konform verarbeiten? Was ist erlaubt, was nicht?
  • Wie können diese Daten anderen zur Verfügung gestellt werden?
  • Welche Unterschiede gibt es hierbei zwischen Universitätsinstituten, öffentlichen Einrichtungen und Unternehmen?


On 20 November 2020, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (“ENISA”) published a report on the connected and automated mobility (“CAM”) cybersecurity ecosystem (“Report”).

The Report aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the CAM cybersecurity ecosystem, to map the key stakeholders in the European Union, and to provide

The European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”), an EU body of national supervisory authorities and the EU Commission, released today the text of draft guidelines on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility-related applications (the “Draft Guidelines”), which it had adopted at its January 28–29 meeting. The Draft Guidelines provide examples of

Automobiles are becoming part of the Internet of Things. “Connected” technologies now power telematics and infotainment systems and increasingly are deployed for driver assistance and to enhance the safe operation of autonomous vehicles. These “intelligent” vehicles rely on an ecosystem of proprietary and third-party components to gather, analyze and then react to data from both

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

As cars and trucks incorporate increasingly sophisticated automation features, the automotive industry must confront the approaching challenge of designing fully autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads. Industry participants—vehicle manufacturers, their suppliers and dealers—will need to think disruptively to mitigate the risks inherent in such a revolutionary shift. This Legal Update by members of Mayer