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'Your' Car Won't Be After 2015
The American Spectator ^ | April 25, 2012 | Eric Peters

Posted on 04/30/2012 5:10:46 PM PDT by Twotone

Mandatory "Event Data Recorders" will even know you're speeding in reverse.

After a certain point, it's not paranoia.

The latest brick in the wall is the predictably named "Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century Act," also known as Senate Bill 1813. (See here for the full text of the bill itself; the relevant section is 31406.) This legislation -- already passed by the Senate and likely to be passed by the House -- will impose a legal requirement that all new cars made beginning with the 2015 models be fitted with so-called Event Data Recorders (EDRs). These are the "black boxes" you may have read about that store data about how you drive -- including whether you wear a seat belt and how fast you drive -- ostensibly for purposes of post-accident investigation.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: 21stcenturyact; barbraboxer; blackboxes; boxer; edr; legislation; senatebill1813
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Positively Orwellian what's happening in this country...
1 posted on 04/30/2012 5:10:49 PM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

In High School in the early 1980’s I once said ‘Someday our grandchildren will ask ‘you could really drive where you wanted to and nobody would know?’ “


2 posted on 04/30/2012 5:13:04 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: Twotone

Three - 3 - years without a budget,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2878332/posts

and they pass that black box spy crap for cars?

WTF!


3 posted on 04/30/2012 5:15:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill ((.))
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To: Twotone
Whenever they draft a piece of legislation with a name like,”Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century Act”, I start getting very suspicious and skeptical
4 posted on 04/30/2012 5:22:27 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Twotone

I predict lots of broken sensors, and increased used car resale value.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 5:22:34 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Twotone

‘another brick in the wall’ -
how dang freaky is this??

Guess I’ll be holding on to my old rust bucket a while
longer.


6 posted on 04/30/2012 5:24:10 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Twotone
What about the mandatory breathalyzer in the ignition, GPS for the taxes, and wifi for the police overrides?

-PJ

7 posted on 04/30/2012 5:25:21 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Twotone

OTOH, the Obama administration is working hard to be sure I cannot afford a 2015 vehicle until at least 2022.


8 posted on 04/30/2012 5:26:07 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: Trod Upon
"I predict lots of broken sensors, and increased used car resale value."

Read page two, plus they will undoubtedly make it a crime to disable the sensors. After all, if everyone is a criminal of some sort, the authorities can decide which laws to enforce selectively to control subversive tendencies.

9 posted on 04/30/2012 5:29:31 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Twotone

This is for accident reconstruction only. The feds will not monitor these things, but will charge you with a felony for disabling them.


10 posted on 04/30/2012 5:36:57 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Twotone

Couldn’t say it better myself. It’s like 1984 /sigh


11 posted on 04/30/2012 5:36:57 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Truth29; Twotone
I'll disable the box and take my chances.

Yes, sure, it's only for accident reconstruction, now.
Wait for a couple of years and you'll start getting tickets in the mail.
Then, who knows, taxes based on how much, and where, you drive. For the good of the planet you know.

Anytime the government wants to know more about me and my activities I get paranoid. And it's not paranoia if the really are after you. And they are.

12 posted on 04/30/2012 5:43:08 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Trod Upon

It’s not as simple as that. They will probably integrated the system into the ignition. Disable the black box and the vehicle won’t start.


13 posted on 04/30/2012 5:44:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Twotone

I got an eye exam today. I had to look into a the digital lens alignment camera. I asked the person if she was photographing my retinal profile. She said that she was a retired military intelligence worker and that DNA is collected everyday on individuals. According to her, DNA has been saved on surgery patients for five years or so.


14 posted on 04/30/2012 5:55:36 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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My guess is;
Senate Bill 1813 will pass with 51-56 yes votes. Then it will go to the house where it will also pass, probably a little closer. say 250-185. Of course, Obama will sign it. After all it is for the children AND to help bring down the high cost of automobile insurance.
Then the Republicans can say they are being “bipartisan” and really want to “help get America going again”.
15 posted on 04/30/2012 5:56:14 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
It’s not as simple as that. They will probably integrated the system into the ignition. Disable the black box and the vehicle won’t start.

Nothing that allows physical access is unhackable. Witness DVD encryption.

I'm not a "car guy" and I've never been interested in tinkering under the hood, but I would get under there to replace these boxes with dummy boxes that feed "OK" signals to the rest of the car computer network.

16 posted on 04/30/2012 5:58:02 PM PDT by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: umgud

Thats for only today...


17 posted on 04/30/2012 6:01:49 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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A couple of co-sponsored Rs swallowed Boxer's bull:


"Introduced Nov 07, 2011
Reported by Committee Nov 09, 2011
Passed Senate Mar 14, 2012
Passed House (not yet occurred)
Signed by the President (not yet occurred)
This bill or resolution passed in the Senate on March 14, 2012 and goes to the House next for consideration.
Prognosis:

Just 21% of all Senate bills reported favorably by committee in 2009–2010 were enacted."

show cosponsors (3)

Sponsor:
Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA]
Status:
Passed Senate"

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s1813


18 posted on 04/30/2012 6:06:12 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Trod Upon
I predict lots of broken sensors, and increased used car resale value.

After which regulation will force the car insurance companies to mandate the black box for coverage.

19 posted on 04/30/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT by Seņor Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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To: Twotone

It’s time to buy a motorcycle after 2015 or so.


20 posted on 04/30/2012 6:19:24 PM PDT by Red Steel
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