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Flourish consortium urges the UK government to make clear who has access to the data coming from connected cars

It has been reported that Flourish consortium which is testing driverless cars in the UK has urged the government to make clear who has access to the vast amounts of data coming from connected cars.

Flourish consortium includes insurer Axa, engineer Atkins, and law firm Burgess Salmon. The consortium has opined that restricting access to vehicle data will act as an impediment for providing more reliable insurance services and alerting emergency services immediately after an accident.BMW-CarData-t'wire

As cars get increasingly connected, who owns the vast amount of data is the pertinent question. Recently Intel had predicted that fully self-driving cars will produce 4TB of data per day. An entire economy is being envisioned around the data generated by the cars, in future many business models are expected to come into the picture that

An entire economy is being envisioned around the data generated by the cars, in future many business models are expected to come into the picture that are totally non-existant now. So this has led to the debate around the ownership of data.

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