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Google Defends Android Auto's Data Collection After Critical Report

"We take privacy very seriously and do not collect the data the Motor Trend article claims."

The Verge

A day after a report in Motor Trend sparked fears about the data collected by Android Auto software, Google pushed back, saying the report got key details wrong.

“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,” Google said in a statement to The Verge. “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.”

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