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Mandatory security protocol in the works for connected cars

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which includes North America's top automakers (BMW Group, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo), plans to introduce a number of security measures to protect a driver's personal information in the future.

These manufacturers want a mandatory security protocol for computer systems in all connected cars by 2017. They've also decided to specify in their owner's manuals and websites exactly what types of information are collected and how they are used.

As for targeted advertisements, automakers will always require a driver's consent.