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Feds to decide on car-to-car
communications

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 2/3/2014 12:40:08 PM

Federal officials are planning to announce Monday whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. Such vehicle-to-vehicle communication could transform traffic safety. (Snip) A transponder would continually transmit the vehicle´s position, heading, speed and other information 10 times per second in all directions using radio signals similar to Wi-Fi. Cars would receive the same information back from other vehicles. A vehicle´s computer would alert the driver to an impending collision. Some systems could automatically brake to avoid an accident.

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Safety, huh? Sounds more like a tracking device to me.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 2/3/2014 12:43:37 PM     (No. 9717575)

Not to mention remote control/stopping of vehicles by ´authorities´ and hackers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 2/3/2014 12:49:35 PM     (No. 9717589)

Forget the hackers for a moment, and consider that this would be the opening salvo for Big Brother to be watching everyone all the time. If you sped up if you went to your Aunt Tillies or your girlfriends house etc.,etc!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 2/3/2014 12:56:03 PM     (No. 9717597)

Could you tell the other driver what you think of his driving?

Could the NSA hear what you´re saying inside the car?



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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/3/2014 1:02:21 PM     (No. 9717613)

Flo´s insurance company( the one named after that political party that once called itself democratic) has a program that you can volunteer to use in order to save a few dollars on your insurance rates. It knows where you are , your current speed, how fast you brake and where you stop after work and for how long. It´s called SnapShot and you´re on candid camera ( 24hrs per day)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: slab, 2/3/2014 1:10:25 PM     (No. 9717627)

My auto lease is up and I have been considering my options. Stories about Event Data Recorders (EDR), and now this, have been a great help. I´m either going to buy out the leased vehicle or find an older car.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/3/2014 1:12:35 PM     (No. 9717632)

I agree with the above.

Seems a dunk shot that as soon as you exceed the speed limit by 3 mph, a ticket will be in your mailbox.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nevernaught, 2/3/2014 1:40:05 PM     (No. 9717690)

If you want to see tons of crashes, just give the contract to the same firm that computerized ObamaCare.

Didn´t they try that on a bridge in the NY/NJ area recently. How did that work out.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tipover, 2/3/2014 1:57:45 PM     (No. 9717721)

State Farm is starting to push this now.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: sailor43, 2/3/2014 2:31:24 PM     (No. 9717776)

Traffic police could be eliminated: monitoring stations along the streets/highways could just automatically issue speeding tickets!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: athina, 2/3/2014 2:38:18 PM     (No. 9717787)

Gonna look like Havana with everybody driving 20-30 year old cars in the US....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hershey, 2/3/2014 3:23:44 PM     (No. 9717839)

Big Brother, 30 years late.....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: harper, 2/3/2014 8:41:21 PM     (No. 9718143)

More like car to IRS, or straight to fedgov.gov for "distribution."

Say something unflattering about Obama on the way home, and a SWAT team "services" your address the same evening.

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