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Amazon, Intel and Ford Want to Harvest Your Data While You Drive

  • Carmakers want control of the information vehicles create
  • Intel shows off a detailed map built with BMW cars in 24 hours
Digit, a robot designed by Agility Robotics, travels with delivery vehicles, unfolds, then carries packages from the curbside.

Digit, a robot designed by Agility Robotics, travels with delivery vehicles, unfolds, then carries packages from the curbside.

Source: Ford Motor Co.

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CES has long been a showcase for automotive gadgetry and a chance for tech companies to pitch their gear to carmakers. This year, the consumer electronics show is embracing an increasingly valuable byproduct of all this activity: data.

Modern cars roll out of factories packed with cellular connections, powerful processors and growing suite of sensors, including cameras, radar and microphones. That’s turning them into the next information goldmine, rivaling the data-creating capabilities of smartphones.