Contact Us

Feds Want New Cars To Transmit Speed, Location, And Direction

iStock

As if most people don’t feel like “Big Brother” is watching over them enough, now the federal government wants new cars to be able to radio out their speed, location, and direction at any given time.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is set to make a decision before the year is over on whether or not to have newly manufactured vehicles installed with “vehicle-to-vehicle” communication devices. These devices will send a constant radio transmission of the vehicles speed, location, direction, and even number of passengers.

The NHTSA sees these devices as the “continuum” of the evolution of the automobile that will lead to have fully automated vehicles. These vehicles will also be connected to external infrastructure and database systems.

So what could be the downside? Well, many fear the “Big Brother watching over you” scenario where the government can keep tabs on you at any given time. Though the current Obama administration claims they have no interest in that part of the technology.

NHTSA has no plans to modify the current V2V system design in a way that would enable the government or private entities to track individual motor vehicles. – agency spokesman

CLICK HERE to read more about the new possible V2V technology.

[CNS News]

More from Q103

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q103albany.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Q 103 - Albany's Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Q 103 - Albany's Rock Station quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!