- Jan 30, 2014
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- Near Philadelphia, PA, USA
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With phones you have the option to turn location services and location history off (although there's not much you can do to stop them seeing which cell tower you're pinging off, short of airplane mode or turning the thing off).Mind you, our phones do this now through Google and other apps... I have to believe the phone data will be part of the OEs case for the data being free for them to exploit... and I bet that new car sales contracts have already been written to give them permission to collect said data.
I think none of us know how this plays out across the world. This is just the first layer of making all users of these new vehicles aware that mama OE is watching.
But Jack, what if all those tracking are required for EMISSIONS certifications? Would you then be recommending defeat devices?
Holy run-on sentence, Batman! That makes it really hard to understand what you're trying to say.If it was for the exclusivity for emissions/safety devices/licensed repair shops & that the owner authorizes or the do it yourself owners & affirmed too in writing or e-record with proper agencies including making cars for competition to encourage innovation & to be doing their own repairs or mods, sure & that is to be checked to be a comporting repair signed off on like logs in planes using good engineering judgement & if this information was only reported to CARB/EPA & NHTSA + DMV in each state, than I guess I would, however, if the data was used or found to be used to do marketing & or illegal activity, that regulation should be written & so that if you do that, there are some serious, " non discretionary penalties " and for anyone linked too it or made use of such data by any type of enrichment it should be forfeited with treble damages to the "owner of each vehicle" for breach of such privacy, right?
Trust me even I don't understand those questions...........Holy run-on sentence, Batman! That makes it really hard to understand what you're trying to say.