Vehicles may include computing devices, referred to as head units, capable of communicating with mobile computing devices carried by users. A mobile computing device may store or otherwise have access to data. For instance, a mobile computing device may store an address. While it may be desirable for a head unit to have access to data, it may be inconvenient for the user to provide data to the head unit or the user may be reluctant to provide data to the head unit. In accordance with the techniques of this disclosure, a mobile computing device may share at least a portion of the data available to the mobile computing device with a head unit of a vehicle when the mobile computing device is near the vehicle. For instance, when a mobile computing device of user X is within a preset distance (e.g., 10 feet) of a vehicle, the mobile computing device may transmit or otherwise provide data to a head unit of the vehicle. When the mobile computing device is no longer near the vehicle, the head unit of the vehicle will delete the data and operate in an anonymous mode. In this way, the head unit of the vehicle may be able to provide an improved experience that takes advantage of data available to a mobile computing device without a user having to provide said data to the head unit.
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Isert, Carsten; Haamel, Tobias; Bulantnikov, Ram; and Patterson, John, "SYSTEM FOR AUTOMOTIVE DATA MANAGEMENT", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 27, 2019)