Cars full of sensors collect our data. This short report compiles the unfolding questions for consumers.

From (advanced) driver assistance systems to the autopilot: Produced in cooperation with the consumer protection department of the chamber of labour, this short report focuses on issues from a consumer’s perspective – issues related to the automation and digitisation in the field of motor vehicles.

Cars full of sensor systems continuously collect data. Who owns this data? What could or should it be used for? What should be allowed regarding storage and processing of consumer data? Will mobility be completely transparent in the future? Who decides what kind of spare parts and equippment will be used?

Smart cars and other visions of future motor vehicles raise hope for a better future. Autonomous taxi fleets in cities or freight trucks on highways driving to their destination without human intervention. Experts agree that all this will be technical feasible within the next years. Still unclear is the practical implementation. Will the infrastructure be fit for this kind of traffic? How about the regulation?

This short report describes the current situation and offers different options for design and action and recommendations for policy.



  • ITA [Hrsg.],. (2016). Autonomous vehicles. ITA-Dossier no. 23en (October 2016; Authors: Jaro Krieger-Lamina, Walter Peissl). Wien. doi:10.1553/ita-doss-023en
  • ITA [Hrsg.],. (2016). Selbstfahrende Autos. ITA-Dossier Nr. 23 (Oktober 2016; Autoren: Jaro Krieger-Lamina, Walter Peissl). Wien. doi:10.1553/ita-doss-023
  • Krieger-Lamina, J. (2016). Vernetzte Automobile. Datensammeln beim Fahren – von Assistenzsystemen zu autonomen Fahrzeugen. Endbericht (p. 88). Wien. doi:/10.1553/ITA-pb-2016-02
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Conference Papers/Speeches

Conference Papers/Speeches

  • 03/10/2016 , Wien
    Jaro Krieger-Lamina: 
    Vernetzte Automobile – Datensammeln beim Autofahren: Von Fahrassistenzsystemen zu autonomen Fahrzeugen
    IGF Austria 2016 – Internet Governance Forum
  • 30/05/2016 , Wien
    Michael Nentwich,  Jaro Krieger-Lamina: 
    Zivile Autonome Fahrzeuge zu Land, in der Luft und zu Wasser
    Smart New World – Was ist smart an smarten Technologien? (TA16)
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03/2016 - 08/2016

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