Back on October 27th I said:That was the day we heard the Eurozone was going to ban the sale of "energy hungry" household appliances. I opined that they'd be coming for your car by 2020, with black-box tracking of every vehicle.
Over the years a whole lot of people have heard me say that someday pretty soon, the government is going to come for your car, your furniture and your frickin' washing machine.
Well, I was wrong. They will not be coming for your car by 2020.
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They're coming for it NOW. Yes, right now. Today. For real.
Before the end of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will decide whether or not to begin the rulemaking process to mandate that newly manufactured cars include what is being called "vehicle-to-vehicle" (V2V) communications technology that constantly broadcasts via radio wave the car's location, direction, speed and, possibly, even the number of passengers it is carrying.
"NHTSA expects to make a decision on V2V technology by the end of the year," a spokesman for the agency told CNSNews.com.
That point was reaffirmed by NHTSA Administrator David Strickland in testimony in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today, where he said the agency will "decide this year whether to further advance the technology through regulatory action, additional research, or a combination of both."
"We expect to issue decisions on light duty vehicles this year, followed by a decision on heavy-duty vehicles in 2014," he said.
NHTSA sees this technology as the first step on a "continuum" of automotive evolution that will ultimately lead to fully automated vehicles navigated by internal electronics linked to external infrastructure, communications and database systems. (Emphasis mine.)
If you parse that last sentence with the patented Phantom Bafflegab DeObfuscating Transmogrifier, you get "fully automated vehicles navigated by internal electronics", meaning your car, will be controlled by "external infrastructure, communications and database systems", meaning the government. The government will control your car.
As in, they will decide if it starts up in the morning. They will decide how many people must ride in it. They will decide what lane you get to drive in on the highway. They will decide your speed. What path you take to work. What level of road tax you pay, on a minute by minute basis. Where and if you can park. If this dink David Strickland gets his way, they will be STEERING your car and you will be a trussed up passenger/prisoner within. If they don't like you, your car may well drive you to the police station. Or off a bridge.
They are going to do this thing my friends. Really, really going to do it. They have the money lined up and everything.
Judging by the Obamacare rollout, it will be an historic disaster. Not a disaster like the Titanic. More like the Dust Bowl, or maybe even the Black Death. Just imagine the geniuses who wrote the Obamacare website writing one that steers every car in New York City.
Come on you lurking Lefties, use that tiny brain. Think of every truck and car in America running on a schedule created by a government committee. That's what is being proposed.
Now get out there and buy that 1960's/70's computer-free classic you've been thinking about, because it ain't going to be there tomorrow. Somebody will be driving it to work.
Big steaming plate of crow here, hipsters and Lefties. Come and get it. Eat up!