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she never says "bloody" because that's how the english talk...I never try and talk like a scot
YOU were never there, I'd suspect.(1 yr in a FORMER british territory, and 3 yrs in scotland) so yes, i was on "UK territory for 4 yrs the first four yrs i was in the navy actually, where i did signal intelligence
...it's about 5 miles with the "naked" eye. no devices. you can pick it out agains the backgound of stars because a when a person drags on a cigarette, it gets very hot, and very bright.
Plus does anybody know the operational range of OBD3? I guess it would be a pain in the rear to be picking up every darn car that passes near the garage when your trying to connect to only one of them. Its likely limited to a couple meters for good purpose.
I think they had plans for the car to call for its mommy to a roadside GSM polling system. If you tamper with the car or its emissions are too high, it waits for you to pass a monitoring station and it reports you.
reply to post by 8675309jenny
I just have to add on to my previous post, at the essence it may not be GPS, now this video is a few years old and it is not the newest system, but i have the exact functionality and trust me, it works, if you can send data from what it collects , (more than likely that it gets from the black box) upload it and then have it formatted for you to read from a web browser on a compiled report...like I said I have done numerous times, this tells there is a communication method that allows things such as data to be sent, from your vehicle back to a central collection point, just the mere theory of simple operation here, should shunt to ground any of the naysayers theories about GPS, or this is not possible, it is possible and the only thing here, is you, have to initiate the upload, but how simple is it to build a mechanism that can do this periodically and upload data, I think there is zero doubt your data can be retrieved and uploaded, nothing to do with GPS here, so lets even take that out of the equation, what Ford is saying is not a concept, it is reality.
Just a simple demonstration again as I said this is a few years old, these systems are built by Microsoft and the newer ones have many new features.
Also tracking GPS movement is already a feature on a phone so I do not understand what you are saying about this exorbitant cost or implausibility of this technology, might I ask have you seen the Microsoft Sync system? it has the ability to pair via bluetooth with a phone, a feature that almost anyone that has it uses, so the percentage that this will not be possible, is probably low, but again I am not sure of any other built in capability to send the data.
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reply to post by _R4t_
You wouldn't believe what you can do through the Bluetooth stack. Not only can SYNC get a net connection (how do you think the Gracenote service on the SYNC display pulls up the album covers? They're not on your phone...), you can read most of the phone's settings, change some of them, and access all your contact data. In addition to looking at the songs and movies you've stored on there.