The purposes of this data processing are research, development and testing in the areas of driving assistance systems, automated driving, driving functions and other services, including documentation of these processes and fulfilment of other downstream obligations.
Driving assistance systems and driving functions already serve to increase road safety, but also comfort, in today's vehicles. In future automated and autonomous vehicles, technical systems for the perception and management of traffic and environmental situations enable such vehicles to participate in public transport in a compliant and safe manner. Other services make it possible to make means of transport, traffic and traffic systems safer, more efficient and more comfortable.
Research, development and testing of such systems require their use in test vehicles under real environmental and traffic conditions - also in public transport areas - including the collection, processing and storage of video, image and audio recordings during and after these operations. Using these materials, technical systems for the perception and classification of road users, vehicles, infrastructure and other objects in the context of traffic and environmental situations are researched, developed and tested.
In the context of data processing, persons, vehicles, other objects and audio information are analyzed, classified and further processed only as "objects" in the context of traffic and environmental situations; e.g. as "pedestrian on the right side of the road", "car on junction", "siren signal behind the vehicle". A name or other personal identification of captured persons or an assignment of captured vehicles or objects to such identified persons is therefore neither necessary nor provided for in the course of the carried out processing and in most cases also not possible. However, since the required raw data consists of video, image and audio material, identification and identification of persons cannot be excluded.
The primary legal basis for processing is the "protection of legitimate interests" in accordance with Article 6(1) p.1 lit. f GDPR. Daimler Truck AG has a legitimate interest to carry out research, development and testing on driving assistance systems, automated driving, driving functions and other services.
The conflicting interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the persons concerned do not predominate, since a name or other personal identification of individual data subjects is neither necessary nor provided for and in most cases not possible. In addition, technical and organisational measures are taken to ensure data protection-compliant processing of the collected data.