Application - Privacy
The vehicle privacy setting impact vehicle APIs usage. Some APIs are available only in certain privacy modes.
Inboard Setting #
Within the vehicle infotainment system HMI, the user/driver can select various privacy settings:
- Data & Location: geolocation & data are enabled.
- Data: data is enabled but the location is not.
- Plane/Private Mode: neither data nor geolocation are available.
Vehicle APIs are privacy-sensitive: if the privacy setting is not Data & Location, some features are not available.
WebPortal API #
According to the inboard privacy setting, vehicle APIs can be disabled. That’s why it is required to handle the privacy mode in the project; indeed, some APIs could be unavailable if the privacy setting does not meet the requirements.
In WebPortal references, you can find icons related to each API required permission:
Data & Location:
this API requires all access to be granted.
Privacy mode should be Data & Location
this API requires at least location to be activated.
Privacy mode should be Data & Location or Location
this API is always available, even in plane mode.
Privacy mode can be Data & Location, Location or Private/Plane mode