You may think of your car as a way to get from point A to point B, but did you know it may also be collecting data -- about you, the roads you take, even the way you drive?
Consumer Reports looked at 2018 models, and found 32 out of 44 brands offer some kind of wireless data connection. More cars are also now equipped with cameras, usually facing outside the vehicle, but this one in the Tesla Model 3 faces inside. "The manual says the camera is not turned on right now, but it could be used in potential future features," said Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports Auto Expert. "Tesla promises that it will let customers know before they turn the camera on," he said.
General Motor's 2018 Cadillac CT6 with super cruise also has an internal camera mounted right on the steering column. It monitors the driver for signs of distraction, but General Motors says it does not capture or store video.