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Old 12-29-2018, 03:46 PM
 
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I don't like the sound of this and even less that the DOT may be soon requiring all cars to have this stuff in it. Sounds like a great way for mass surveillance.

https://coloradosun.com/2018/12/26/c...-x-technology/
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Old 12-29-2018, 03:49 PM
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I don't like the sound of this and even less that the DOT may be soon requiring all cars to have this stuff in it. Sounds like a great way for mass surveillance.

https://coloradosun.com/2018/12/26/c...-x-technology/
Insurance companies like these kinds of systems too.

I share your discomfort, though.
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Old 12-29-2018, 04:09 PM
 
Location: In the reddest part of the bluest state
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This is coming for sure. Self driving cars, smart highways, it all stabs at the heart of the freedoms and mobility that cars have always represented for Americans.
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Old 12-29-2018, 04:19 PM
 
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I don't like the sound of that.
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Old 12-29-2018, 04:24 PM
 
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I won’t buy a car with it installed. That said, I don’t care.
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Old 12-29-2018, 04:25 PM
 
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The list of ways it will be helpful to drivers sounds like a third-grader put it together.

All of these *advances* (gag me) are nothing but people monitoring devices.
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Old 12-29-2018, 04:29 PM
 
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Perfectly rational improvement that has been in the works for years. Much less invasive than the cell phone which lets an individual be tracked all the time.

It is also pretty easily retrofitted so I suspect it will be required in all vehicles by 2030 or so. In time it will sort all sorts of things like left turns and right of way at four way stops.

And it will play well with AVs who will all have it.

The major concern I would have is that we pick one system and not two or more.
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Old 12-29-2018, 05:02 PM
 
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Warn drivers of decelerating vehicles and potential front-end collision
Brake lights? :
Seriously, an ďALERTĒ popping up on your dash for everything takes your eyes off where they need to be.. your phone
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Old 12-29-2018, 06:02 PM
 
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I wonít buy a car with it installed. That said, I donít care.
Considering that the DOT is thinking of mandating that ALL vehicles have them, you might have to get them from foreign markets then.
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Old 12-29-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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Considering that the DOT is thinking of mandating that ALL vehicles have them, you might have to get them from foreign markets then.
When fully established it will be the equivalent of headlights and tail lights. So everybody will have them.

This will be rather short range stuff. A 1000 feet or less. It may be possible to track someone part of the time but mostly not suited for that role. No way it has enough bandwidth to monitor conversations in the vehicle or such. More a broadcast of present position and intent to the local traffic.

Eventually it will integrate with auto driving systems and brake automatically on detecting an oncoming collision.
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