March 16, 2014

Feds push for tracking devices in all new cars | The Daily Caller

Employees work at an assembly line in AutoAlliance Thailand, a Ford and Mazda joint venture plant, located in Rayong province, east of Bangkok September 17, 2013. An incentive programme for first-time car buyers in Thailand has backfired with more than 100,000 indebted consumers defaulting, leaving the big global manufacturers that dominate Southeast Asia
U.S. Department of Transportation officials announced they want auto manufacturers to include devices for tracking location, heading, speed, and other information in all cars.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants the tech in all cars for the purpose of averting traffic accidents, the AP reports. The devices would allow cars to essentially talk to each other.

Radio transponders would transmit a car’s real-time data to the computers of surrounding cars, with the hope of alerting drivers to an impending collision.



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