The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to ensuring that connected vehicle technology preserves personal privacy and the system protects against unauthorized access.
Connected vehicle technology does not involve exchanging or recording personal information or tracking vehicle movements. The safety applications require that the wireless devices in connected vehicles send and receive basic safety data—vehicle location, speed, direction, brake status, etc. The information sent between vehicles does not identify the vehicles or their drivers. Nearby motor vehicles will only use that information to warn drivers of crash-imminent situations.