Vehicle generated data
If data generated from the vehicle could be connected to you as an individual, such data would be considered to be personal data. VOLVO will process the following categories of personal data generated from the vehicle. Please note that VOLVO will not necessarily process all the data listed below.
Driver behaviour and performance, such as driving pattern; instantaneous geo-positioning data and location data, language settings of the dashboard
Vehicle Identification number, such as the vehicle-ID (including VIN and chassis ID), IP number, MAC address
Vehicle Performance data, such as technical vehicle data, information from vehicle components, battery usage, engine data, fuel consumption, power/torque data, fault codes
Vehicle Usage data, such as brake usage, gear shifting, acceleration/deceleration, dashboard settings, power/torque utilization, technical data generated from the engine; the detection of road and ambient conditions data with time stamps and operating hours
Environmental data, such as road conditions, ambient conditions
Legal basis and purposes of the processing
VOLVO’s legitimate interests
VOLVO is constantly aiming to develop, manufacture and offer leading and innovative products and services. Through continuous evaluation and analysis of data from vehicles operating in the field, VOLVO is able to develop and enhance our products and services. Therefore, the vehicle generated data will be processed by VOLVO in order to:
- perform research and development to enhance and maintain the current products, services and to develop new products and services;
- determine road qualities, types and conditions and to understand outer environmental effects of the vehicles based on position of the vehicle;
- solve quality issues on vehicles;
- perform accident research investigations;
- manage warranty;
- manage product liability claims;
- perform contract or regulatory compliance surveillance;
- perform proactive maintenance and diagnostics.
Provide advice to customers on products and services which might be suitable to them, having regard to the performance and use of their vehicles
The vehicle generated data will be processed by VOLVO based on its legitimate interest of performing such processing. VOLVO’s legitimate interest includes the interest to manage its daily operations in relation to safety issues and warranty and product liability issues. Further, VOLVO’s legitimate interest includes the interest to enhance its products and services based on data of their current functionality.
VOLVO may process data generated from the Vehicle’s engine in order for VOLVO to comply with the type approval regulations in EU Directive 2007/46/EC and other applicable legal obligations.