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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by clearconscience, Feb 3, 2014.
Secret plan to put remote kill switch in every European car revealed | Fox News
Won't work, it will just get removed and/or bypassed.
I'm sure the "smart guns" will have a kill switch as well!
Europe is a kill switch.
Mandatory "SAFETY" inspection station checks, like they have in many places already, will ensure compliance.
Remember, driving is a privilege that Nanny can take away. Maybe classic cars will be exempt?
This will happen in the US someday as well.
Assuming we aren't forced into public transportation or bicycles by then. It's a coming.
I have already decided that only old cars for me. Ford just talked about their black boxes in the cars and how much info they store.
No thank you.
I think OnStar equipped vehicles already have this capability.
Under the stolen vehicle tab...
File this with the Smog Pump and Vapor Recovery nozzle.
Not sure if trolling or serious.
Just like on Idiocracy
Mandatory "SAFETY" inspection stations are a fact of life for many a driver. They sniff your tail pipe, check your lights etc. When I lived in Sweden they lifted my car up and shook the crap out of it till my rubber upper shock mount tore apart. Then after messing up my car they wouldn't allow me to drive it home, had to get a tow truck. Wasn't legal to drive until another inspection o.k.d the repair. Some big cities here in the US have similar inspections requirements. Mostly emissions. Believe me if a kill switch ever comes stock on new vehicles it will be tested at a govt. inspection station someplace. BTW they make you pay and wait in line for this "public service"! Once every couple of years as I recall.
There is always a way around such bullsh!t. ALWAYS.
48 Willys Jeep 6 volt electrical.
SCREW U BIG GOV.
Out of 12 vehicles, I don't own anything newer than a '90. The next newest is an '82.
i walk, run if i'm late.
Massachusetts has annual car inspections that not only cover emissions but also some safety stuff. Going back as far as early 1980s they checked your horn, wipers, all the lights, including that the beams were aimed correctly, windshield (no cracks), tire wear, parking/emergency brake and ball joints. Unlike Washington state, there was no waivers if you spent a certain amount and it did not fix the problem.
Is there a way around all that? Sure, the inspections are done by private facilities - regular auto shops, so if you know someone or bribe someone it can be done.
LOL.....That's why I drive a 72 chevy nova. No complicated electronics to worry about and the insurance is cheaper.
Unless it is embedded within the ECU or you can otherwise not find/remove it without rendering the car undriveable.
BTW - it isn't just Europe:
Potholes abound on the road to car-to-car communication | Ars Technica