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Mercedes, VW ask automakers to ally against excessive Google implication in car data management


During an industry conference that took place in Munich, Germany, both German carmakers voiced their interest to establish (together with their rivals) new or separate platforms that would thwart Google Inc’s extensive implication into handling sensitive customer information. “We seek connection to Google’s data systems but we still want to be the masters of our own cars,” commented Volkswagen Chief Executive ...
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