No, only a very small portion of the data generated by your car is of interest to service providers. Most vehicle-generated data are primarily of a technical nature. They exist only temporarily, are used locally within vehicle systems and are never stored.
The majority of these technical data are generated within the vehicle control units. This performance data helps to ensure the safe operation of the vehicle, check its proper functioning, identify and correct errors, and refine and optimise vehicle functions.
The types of vehicle-generated data that can be put to a wide variety of uses to the benefit of the driver include among others:
- Tyre pressure;
- Vehicle speed;
- Fuel consumption;
- Oil level;
- Engine status;
- Battery charge status;
- Steering angle;
- Outside temperature of the vehicle.
Personal data, however, will not be shared by vehicle manufacturers without the prior consent of the customer, except where a legal requirement exists or to fulfil a contract.