Thursday, August 28, 2014

Toldja: DOT proposes mandate that cars broadcast speed, direction and location.

Yes, Big Brother is tired of letting y'all drive where you want, when you want.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an "advanced notice of proposed rulemaking" on "vehicle-to-vehicle communications."

What NHTSA is proposing could begin a transformation in the American transportation system that makes our lives better and freer — or gives government more power over where we go and when.

In announcing its proposed rulemaking, NHTSA is stressing its intention to protect the "privacy" of American drivers.

Its for the children, y'know.

 The agency has published a "Preliminary Statement of Policy Concerning Automated Vehicles." This statement describes V2V as part of a "continuum" leading to fully automated vehicles.

"Accordingly, three distinct but related streams of technological change and development are occurring simultaneously: (1) in-vehicle crash avoidance systems that provide warnings and/or limited automated control of safety functions; (2) V2V communications that support various crash avoidance applications; and (3) self-driving vehicles," said NHTSA's statement of policy.

"NHTSA finds that it is helpful to think of these emerging technologies as part of a continuum of vehicle control automation," said the policy statement. "The continuum, discussed below, runs from vehicles with no active control systems all the way to full automation and self-driving.

Because you are too stupid to be let out with a car that Big Brother can't control for you when you inevitably screw it up.
Leftist dream car. Takes you where they want you to go.
These are not tea leaves, this is more of a neon sign. This is coming. Plan accordingly.

The Phantom


Alyric said...

And the first time a hacker uses that information to carjack, rob, abduct, or murder someone, I'm sure the bureaucrats will jump up to take responsibility.

(Does that actually need a sarc tag?)

The Phantom said...

Here's my personal nightmare: Imagine ISIS with this thing working for them.

Fun, eh?

black mamba said...

In Soviet America, car drives you!