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Your Vehicle tracking your every move

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by U201491, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Silver Supporter

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    More nanny state liberal minded idiocy
     
  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    None of my vehicles ever will. Nor will those owned by friends or family...new or otherwise.
     
  4. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  5. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. There will be all sorts of hacks, and you can bet our cars will not perform this invasion of privacy.
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    More then likely a chip in your brain at birth. No more bad thoughts, only good thoughts.
     
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    peanut butter jelly time Or New Member

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    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Bet it won't work in my 1948 Willys Jeep with the 6volt electrical system.
     
  9. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    GM = = = = = Government Motors . . . HHHHHHHHHHHmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?!?!?!?

    Sheldon
     
  11. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  12. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup:
     
  13. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    There is a significant amount of information out there on the interwebs about the removal of OnStar.
     
  14. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  15. HenryJ

    HenryJ Eastern Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    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. :)