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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by U201491, Nov 20, 2013.
NHTSA May Mandate That New Cars Broadcast Location, Direction and Speed | CNS News
More nanny state liberal minded idiocy
None of my vehicles ever will. Nor will those owned by friends or family...new or otherwise.
Incrementalism......first your telephone records, email and internet usage, then all of your healthcare info, tax records, lets put a chip in your passport, then lets track your car.....you don't mind if we put a chip in your arm do you?
Agreed. There will be all sorts of hacks, and you can bet our cars will not perform this invasion of privacy.
More then likely a chip in your brain at birth. No more bad thoughts, only good thoughts.
Even worse is the current ability to hack into a vehicle and not necessarily control it, but at least make it uncontrollable.
tin foil hat time, Mystery grows: Journalist died prepping Obama exposé
Bet it won't work in my 1948 Willys Jeep with the 6volt electrical system.
I'm in the market for a newer truck right now and am avoiding GM vehicles with OnStar. Even though I won't pay the subscription I just don't want it on my vehicle. It's bad enough my 07 ford sedan has a black box of some sort on it as I've read about. If I knew where it was I'd remove or disable it.
GM = = = = = Government Motors . . . HHHHHHHHHHHmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?!?!?!?
Yeah I have often thought about removing it from my 2001 Suburban. I do not have it activated but I imagine they would turn it on at anytime if they felt the need to. Maybe I'll sell it and buy a 1970's Ford Bronco or Dodge Ramcharger.
There is a significant amount of information out there on the interwebs about the removal of OnStar.
The EDR is known commonly as a black box and has been installed in some vehicles since 1996. About 60 million vehicles now have them and 85 percent of new cars this year will come standard with a "black box," according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates.
Car 'Black Box' Records Key Data - ABC News
It is behind the glove box You can put the system to work for you. I installed a conversion that allows me to use the stock systems and connect to a bluetooth device. I can link my cell phone to the truck and use it in place of the Onstar service. Onstar module is no longer attached. I have not put the GPS to work, and don't really need to , but others have done that.
My truck is set up to track via APRS. I can see where it is and how fast it is moving anytime or date I desire. It is very nice to go back and be able to map where I have traveled / explored. Could someone else access this information? Sure. Am I worried about it? Nope. I can turn it off if I so desire.