The study, commissioned by FIA Region I, demonstrates that a model for access to in-vehicle data, functions, and resources, alternative to the one currently commercialised by vehicle manufacturers, is possible and offers more secured and future-proof features.
The secure On-board Telematics Platform (OTP), presented in the study, ensures a balance between access to in-vehicle data and functions on one hand, and a state-of-the-art level of security on the other. In the OTP, the administration of access to in-vehicle data is performed by an independent and neutral administrator, respecting the separation-of-duties principle. The OTP model solves, therefore, one of the main flaws of the Extended Vehicle model, where vehicle manufacturers, acting as both service providers and data controllers, maintain full control of the automotive aftermarket, hindering competition and innovation as they become data monopolists.
Equally importantly, the OTP puts consumers in the pilot seat of data traffic: it is for the driver or vehicle occupants to choose which data may flow in and out the vehicle, by conveniently opting-in or out of services, and being able to actively select their preferred service providers, at any point in time.