Google has a rebuttal for Porsche’s data collection accusations against Android Auto

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Yesterday, we came across a report where #Porsche was said to have had a problem with Google’s need to gather excessive data with #AndroidAuto. As a result, it was said that Porsche decided to not use Google’s dedicated car console with the upcoming Porsche 911.

With some time passing since this report was published, Google has now offered clarification regarding its policies in an interview with a popular site, thus explaining its stand on the issue.

Google said the following – “We take privacy very seriously and do not collect the data the Motor Trend article claims such as throttle position, oil temp, and coolant temp. 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.”

Surprisingly, Porsche’s parent company Volkswagen has already decided to use Android Auto on most of its upcoming models. So it seems like the problem is specific to Porsche’s cars. What do you make of this whole episode?

Via: The Verge