When fully autonomous vehicles begin circulating on public roads they will have to be able to detect when people enter or exit a vehicle, who the person is, whether they have left anything behind in the car, and especially if a person has become disabled (because of intoxication or a medical emergency).
And that information will inevitably be shared online, although there may be ways that some people can still preserve their sense of independence in the car.
“In the future, it may be different for people who own their own cars, where there’s more privacy,” said Mr. Wisselmann at BMW, “and for people who use robo taxis, where there will be less.”
Full article: Eyes on the Road! (Your Car Is Watching) – The New York Times