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By 30th March 2020No Comments

From May 2022, a minimum of 30 ADAS systems must be installed in new vehicles for type approval.

Who independently checks the correct functioning of ADAS systems?

If an automotive manufacturer of several car brands completely shields their data and applies it for their own use, then not only a commercial but also a social problem arises.
This may mean that the RDW can no longer control cars due to data blockages.

Universal garage companies can still execute MOTs (mostly mechanical), but they cannot check the functional functioning of the existing ADAS systems.

The new MG, a 100% Chinese car, is largely owned by SAIC. This means that the perception of “English nostalgia” has become the property of the Chinese State and the vehicle cameras and sensors can monitor everything in our European countries.

This technology in vehicles is co-developed with Chinese State aid, and therefore also with Chinese gateway blockades.

Because we cannot get in here in the Netherlands.

What happens to vehicles produced on other continents?

Infrastructure built by, for example, Huawei communicates with, for example, a Polestar 2 (Volvo / Geely). This car is packed with electronic equipment produced in China. These vehicles travel all over Europe. Cameras with “over-the-air” technology, which in due course will be connected over 5-G networks and satellite technology to, among others, the car manufacturer.

These Chinese car manufacturers such as Geely, BYD, SAIC, Link & Co and Thunder Power are Chinese manufacturers associated with the Chinese state, as is Huawei.

Data uncontrolled in the hands of the Chinese State or Trump?

Do we want to have these fully protected data , uncontrolled in the hands of these state-owned companies?  We absolutely cannot control our data flow due to built-in security gateways blockages in these vehicles. However, these vehicles can communicate “on-the-air” with, for example, China or the United States (Tesla).

Current regulations obsolete 

Regulations are not an issue at the moment because the current way in which vehicles are checked meets them.

The current regulations are more than 10 years behind because vehicles have been developed to such an extent and regulations have lagged considerably behind. This represents a significant gap between current regulations and the control of new and existing vehicles that contain many electronics and ADAS systems.

Legislative alignment must be the first priority in the EU as we are so focused on road and vehicle safety.

Do we still want self-driving computers as a car?

We are almost certain that the AI ​​and data can be ripped and manipulated from, for example, China or the United States. And all this about the behind the back of the ignorant individual who has absolutely no idea about this. Even down to the sidewalk with facial recognition software.

New vehicles contain three types of data, namely:

1. Physical vehicle security – crime security, is part of the title deed, the key codes and immobilizers. Theft prevention belongs to the vehicle owner and should be treated just as well as your vehicle key.

2. AVG security – personal user data, including a connected smartphone which continuously communicates with the vehicle. This should only be accessible to the Driver, and should also be easily deleted by the Driver at the end of the period of use. Of course fully manageable according to AVG and therefore to comply with applicable European legislation. We believe that additional legislation is yet to come. If your smartphone is off, but your vehicle is on, they can still rip and follow everything via GPS, for example.

This must be a choice for consumers and must comply with the GDPR. If you transfer the vehicle, an alert must be sent within the GDPR to the selling party (dealer or owner) to delete personal data of the current user.

“Don’t you forget to delete your personal data?”

3. Restoration and maintenance protection – vehicle specific data, think of gates which should be released by a driver for inspection, maintenance, damage repair, but also crash data and AI data for the self-driving cars.

Brand Monopolism

Where are the knowledge, skills and data blocks? In our view, when universal repairers cannot access data to properly maintain or repair a vehicle, it is a form of brand monopolism from the vehicle manufacturer. Not only does this run counter to the right to free competition, but can it be charged to a manufacturer or importer as a potential economic crime?

Universal or proprietary does not matter, but it is important that only business-related data will be shared. Recovery, inspection and maintenance data


Many thanks to who kindly allowed me to translate this piece and republish.


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Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Tim is a highly qualified Independent Engineer with over 20 years experience as an Engineering Assessor of damaged vehicles.