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I wonder if they will insist on every used car being fitted too? Only time will tell I suppose.
originally posted by: WarminIndy
a reply to: Spiro
When I first learned of this, I kept telling people to not buy Fords. Nobody listened to me and now people are waking up to this fact. You have had no privacy since 1994.
originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: WarminIndy
I doubt it's only in Fords.
Not that i drive Fords, but if they have been covertly tracking vehicles since at least 94 it just goes to show how deep the rabbit hole must truely go.
Spy tech must be inserted into literally everything by now..TV sets, games consoles (apart from the overt spy tech used now), we know they track mobile phones, computers, kids electronic toys...probably just about everything that has a chip inside.
How does the car chip contact the server though?
Is there basically a mobile phone transceiver built into the car's circuitry, or does it work on short range radio when the car passes near to a base station?
What's the system...does it broadcast everything in a timed or periodic large data dump of say, a week or so's driving - places travelled, speeds reached, average speed, stop off points, duration of stop, route taken, variation of routes and so on, or does it contact in an always on mode and continuously relay real time information?
How could we check this was actually installed and making contact with a base station...a radio scanner? Or a physical inspection of the vehicle computer?
And how easy would it be to disable it, without disabling the car itself?
In the US, leading automobile manufacturers have committed to embedding cars with LTE (*Long Term Evolution) in their product lines. For example, BMW makes an LTE/Wi-Fi adapter for their cars. Alcatel-Lucent, Verizon, and AT&T are proponents of the LTE-connected car. However, many new cars have embedded Wi-Fi, use GPS tracking, and have other forms of telematics. The full case for LTE is not yet realized.
originally posted by: Shiloh7
a reply to: boymonkey74
I agree that the idea that Britain would loose out to business in Europe is purely a myth. This is still a wealthy country and it has an extremely good road, rail and airport network to reach millions - so whats not to like when wanting to sell goods to the UK and get them quickly from the UK.
We already have a currency difference as we don't have the Euro but we are very efficient in paper work so I really don't see that our goods, which are some of the best in the world will suffer in any way.