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The government is backing a project to install a "communication box" in new cars to track the whereabouts of drivers anywhere in Europe, the Guardian can reveal.
Under the proposals, vehicles will emit a constant "heartbeat" revealing their location, speed and direction of travel. The EU officials behind the plan believe it will significantly reduce road accidents, congestion and carbon emissions. A consortium of manufacturers has indicated that the router device could be installed in all new cars as early as 2013.
However, privacy campaigners warned last night that a European-wide car tracking system would create a system of almost total road surveillance.
those involved in the project describe the UK as one of the main "state backers"
Originally posted by mastermind77
So im not going to be buying a new car. Ill stick to the old ones, and if they want absolutely a box in all cars, tin foil baby, tin foil.