Remote Access to Vehicle Data for ensuring Road Safety and Environmental Protection

In view of the increasing digital networking of vehicles, the TÜV Association is designing the TrustCenter approach to enable non-discriminatory access to vehicle data.

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Digitalisation is increasingly shaping the environment of people and companies. The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to connect everything with everything else, including in the mobility sector; functionalities no longer originate in the component itself, but rather in the system context (smart services). The complexity is becoming more challenging to fully comprehend, providing more opportunities for ill-tempered entities to compromise (sub)systems or IoT components. This could impact the entire mobility ecosystem and have detrimental effects on the environment of people and companies.

In light of this situation, the TÜV companies are dedicated to the following key principles in the age of digitalisation:

  • IoT components and their smart services are to be designed and outfitted with the goal of eliminating susceptibility to cyber-attacks in order to avert damage to people, companies, and infrastructures.
  • Data of individuals and companies must beprotected. At the same time, their right to secure data transmission must be ensured on a technical level.
  • Independent testing and certifications must be established in order to provide a reliable foundation to ensure trust in a digitally connected world and enable a fair competitive environment.

The TÜV Association demands policy makers to create a framework by legal foundations for a fair, non-discriminatory access to vehicles via a data interface:

  1. Authorisation and access permission by a statutory TrustCenter 
  2. and the automotive gateway solution.

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Position paper: Remote access vehicle data