Com­fort and Safe­ty in next gen­er­a­tion of data dri­ven Auto­mo­biles


A car is no longer just a car. It is an enter­tain­ment sys­tem, a com­mu­ni­ca­tion tool and a friend. In order to make this expe­ri­ence safer and more relax­ing for dri­vers and pas­sen­gers, auto-cruise func­tions were intro­duced which have evolved to adap­tive auto-cruise where radar data is used to deter­mine dis­tance to the next car for reg­u­lat­ing the brak­ing sys­tem. The suc­cess of this has led to the intro­duc­tion of ful­ly autonomous dri­ver­less cars. To make such sys­tems func­tion­al, car man­u­fac­tur­ers need a lot of data to be con­tin­u­ous­ly linked and analysed. How are such data gath­ered, stored and shared with­out vio­lat­ing data pri­va­cy laws, how do you ensure own­er­ship rights yet allow­ing seam­less access to improv­ing sys­tem per­for­mance?

Datasets used

NVIDIA already announced that the new Audi A8 will be using the NVIDIA Dri­ve Pega­sus – its lat­est arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence com­put­er for autonomous dri­ving. It is capa­ble of deliv­er­ing 320 tril­lion oper­a­tions per sec­ond. Intel also esti­mates 4 ter­abytes of data per day will be col­lect­ed by a sin­gle car. How are such data stored, shared, exchanged and who owns the data? The car own­er or the car man­u­fac­tur­er? These datasets include dri­ver behav­iour, per­son­alised enter­tain­ment set­tings, fre­quent route and times, weath­er con­di­tions, road slip­pery con­di­tions, real time traf­fic infor­ma­tion in addi­tion to car engine state.

Adva­neo Data Mar­ket­place

To ensure trust, pri­va­cy and trans­paren­cy an inde­pen­dent bro­ker should be used to allow exchange of these datasets with trust­ed par­ties. With a con­nec­­tor-based ser­vice and iden­ti­ty man­age­ment, users can trade the data they gen­er­ate with each ride. The Adva­neo data mar­ket­place offers:

Bro­ker Ser­vice: This allows user data gen­er­at­ed by the car to be seam­less­ly exchanged with car man­u­fac­tur­er, enter­tain­ment com­pa­ny, mobile phone provider and insur­ance com­pa­ny. The process for authen­ti­ca­tion, pay­ment and billing, set­ting up con­tracts with each enti­ty can be han­dled by our bro­ker ser­vice.

Closed User Groups: Sim­i­lar to the bro­ker ser­vice, the user data gen­er­at­ed from the car may need to be shared with car repair work­shop. This will pro­vide more effi­cient expert diag­nos­tic and repair. For such an inci­dent, a closed user group between the repair work­shop, insur­ance com­pa­ny and car man­u­fac­tur­er can be cre­at­ed. This col­lab­o­ra­tion and seam­less exchange of his­tor­i­cal data relat­ing to the tech­ni­cal per­for­mance of the car and spe­cif­ic parts stays direct­ly between mem­bers of the group.

Secu­ri­ty and Pri­va­cy: With the tran­si­tion to data dri­ven autonomous cars, secu­ri­ty and pri­va­cy needs to be the core require­ment in decid­ing how data will be exchanged. Mis­man­age­ment of car data could direct­ly lead to fatal­i­ty. The Adva­neo mar­ket­place not only lim­its direct trans­fer of data between ver­i­fied trust­ed par­ties but also enforces usage con­trol.


With the great tech­nol­o­gy advance­ment in the car indus­try, dri­ving or let­ting your car dri­ve will lead to com­fort, effi­cient jour­ney times and safer com­mute. It also gen­er­ates new chal­lenges around data own­er­ship, gov­er­nance, secu­ri­ty and pri­va­cy. These solu­tions can­not be addons but have to be inte­grat­ed in the over­all sys­tem design. Our exper­tise in imple­ment­ing solu­tions based on the Inter­na­tion­al Data Space (IDS) archi­tec­ture will pro­vide the best plat­form for safer more com­fort­able exchange of auto­mo­bile data while being in con­trol of how such data is used.

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