Manage data sharing settings in your car

Important: This article is only for Google Maps built into your car. Feature availability or functionality may depend on your car manufacturer or region.

Share your vehicle data, select how offline maps are downloaded, and understand what data Maps shares with Google in the privacy centre.

Access the privacy centre

  1. On your car's home screen, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. At the bottom, tap Settings Settings
  3. Tap Privacy centre.

Share vehicle data with Google

Share driving data

As you drive, Maps is using data, such as:
  • Location
  • Navigation details, such as turn guidance and alternative route suggestions 
  • Offline maps coverage 
  • Internet connectivity 

If you share this data, it will be saved on Google servers. Google may use it to improve things for yourself and others, such as:

  • Navigation 
  • Real-time road conditions, such as traffic speeds and road closures 
  • Offline maps availability

Share EV data

Your electric vehicle can share data with Google, such as:
  • Battery level, capacity and charging speed in different conditions 
  • Air conditioning status 
  • Engine and braking efficiency 
  • Specs, such as your vehicle’s weight

If you share this data, it will be saved on Google servers. The data will be used to give you:

  • Car range 
  • Battery estimates based on your destination 
  • Recommended min charging times
  • Alerts, such as when your next stop is out of reach or when you’ll arrive at your next stop with low battery
  • Improved battery management and vehicle efficiency

Choose your offline maps options

If you choose to auto-download offline maps:
  • Maps will auto-download offline maps for you and keep them up to date
  • Your vehicle may periodically contact Google servers to provide info, such as your vehicle’s location, Location History and offline maps that you’ve already downloaded
  • You can still select your own offline maps to download 
  • Turning this off won’t delete offline maps that have already been downloaded
  • To delete offline maps, go to Settings Settings and then Offline maps

If you choose to manually download offline maps:

  • You select the offline maps that you want to download and manually update them yourself. To begin, go to Settings Settings and then Offline maps
  • If you don’t download or update the offline map of the area that you’re driving in, some of your vehicle’s safety features may not work 
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