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In the early part of 2009, GM introduced what it calls Stolen Vehicle Slowdown. This feature uses the GPS locator embedded in every OnStar-equipped car or truck sold by the company to coordinate its position with police officers in pursuit and then, at their command, gradually shut down the vehicle's ignition system.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - The company OnStar helps authorities in Jefferson County Illinois a supposed suspect driving a stolen vehicle. On Dec. 3, Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with officers from the Mt. Vernon Police Department where able to stop a suspect who was driving a stolen vehicle. Authorities worked with OnStar who was able to shut down the vehicle, while investigators where chasing the vehicle. Bobby Smith 42, of Granite City was arrested without injury.
Documents released by WikiLeaks appear to show that the CIA was looking into technology to remotely take over the control systems of cars and trucks.
According to the Santa Monica-based nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog, an estimated 17 million new cars will hit U.S. roads in 2020, most of which will contain software for accelerating, steering and braking that contain security flaws that are susceptible to being hacked.
A hacker could feasibly gain control of multiple vehicles on the road at the same time, the report alleges, leading to major gridlock or thousands of fatal wrecks.
“A hacker with only modest resources could launch a massive attack against our automotive infrastructure, potentially causing thousands of fatalities and disrupting our most critical form of transportation.”
The report alleges that two-thirds of cars on American roads by 2022 will have internet connectivity to components such as the engine and brakes.
“A plausible scenario involving a fleet-wide hack during rush hour in major U.S. metropolitan areas could result in approximately 3,000 fatalities, the same death toll as the 9/11- attack,” the report states.
Although carmakers have acknowledged to investors that their cars are vulnerable to hackers, they have tried to downplay the issue to the public, Consumer Watchdog claims.
originally posted by: dantanna
the ci-a has been known to take control of cars, speed them up out of control, to crash said car and assassinate people they 'deem' worthy of death.
that is how they supposedly whacked michael hastinngs