Skip to comments.DOT plans to mandate ‘talking’ cars
Posted on 02/03/2014 10:49:41 AM PST by C19fan
The Obama administration announced Monday that it intends to require new cars to include technology enabling them to communicate with each other, a step that transportation planners have said could significantly reduce crashes. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters that he hopes to finish the mandate before President Barack Obama leaves office. That would allow time for DOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to work out issues including security and privacy.
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Well, I hope it aint’ that SIRI (I hate that beatch - she can’t understand a damn thing)
Now such vehicles will part of the collective to be controlled by our masters.
Oh come on now...that’s taking it a bit too far.
Oh SURE it’s for safety, sure.
IT’S TO SPY ON AND CONTROL US.
To log EVERYWHERE you go, EVAR.
Proudly sponsored by the NSA.
What would the cars say to eachother?
“I got to this stop sign first, bozo!”
“Back off, Jack. You’re riding my bumper.”
“slow down! you’re killing the planet!”
OK, the government wants cars to talk to each other to prevent accidents...yest now we have cellphone freaks talking to people and not watching where they are going, so if the cars start talking to each other, just where does that leave those of us who aren’t screwing up while driving?
I’ve been driving for a long time, and it’s no longer defensive driving, it’s pretty much like bumper cars or almost. Driving is the most stressful thing I do anymore. JUST ADDING MORE CHAOS...sheesh!
“work out issues including security and privacy.”
Actually NSA just wants to sit around and laugh at the cars conversations...lol and get paid by taxpayer for doing so.
So that insurance companies will have forensic evidence for your crash. So that big brother can tax you for where you drive. So that they can keep an eye on your movements. Thanks anyway; time to restore my old car and pickup so that they last another 20 years.
When the radio channels are jammed or some hacker finds a way to spoof the signals, this could interesting.
Easy way to dispose of your political enemies. Alter breath analysis and maybe they can screw over the grieving family.
The cars “communicate” now. It’s called the middle finger.
“Up your cache!”
Lemme guess, exempt Car companies fro lawsuits when smart cars run into other cars.
Somehow,I can’t imagine a system that will handle the kind of day they had in Atlanta. Plus..how many times has your gps steered you wrong? Who is going to make sure that all the gps equipment is up to date and accurate? We are a long way off having any of this come true.
“What would the cars say to eachother?”
I guess we should be glad they will talk, and not mime!
Great, now people can be driven off the road without having to hit them.
sending fake signals will be a snap.
Divorcing couples would be the first market I’d look at to sell ‘special’ transmitters to. The crooks and spies will develop their own first of course.
The only car that will be paying attention to what your car is saying is the the nearby cop car. That’s what this is all about.
I can see where it could be beneficial OR where it could be horribly abused.
Which Constitution established branch of government is the DOT?
Obama’s wishes. Spy and control, spy and control everything. and everyone.
Maybe the old OnStar voice of Mary McDonnell Lewis (I think name is right..) who was lady jaye on the 80s GI Joe cartoon could get the voice gig.
I could sort of live with William Daniels, the voice of the old Knight Rider.
During the early 1980s some car companies started doing this and people hated it. It was like having an endless nag in your car. Warning lights and sounds people seem to tolerate but not a voice. This so called innovation was dropped fairly quickly until now I suppose.
Back in the 80’s, dad went to test drive a car.
He opened the door, sat down, and heard: “Your door is a jar.”
My dad yells, “No it’s not, it’s a door!”
Five minutes later, he tosses the keys back to the mystified salesman and says, “I don’t need a car that tells me when to wipe my butt.”
This would be hilarious to hack. Imagine the RF equivalent of shouting to a car, I JUST SLAMMED ON MY BRAKES or I’M A SCHOOLBUS, STOP!!!
Naturally the cops would have a stop button for each new car, no more high speed chases or traffic jams (or hassles getting a limo of Beautiful People to their important venue).
This could also be useful at convention time- remember the last ‘pubbie convention, when conservatives and TEA Party people found that the shuttle buses were very slow, for them?
all kinds of nanny staters and lo-IQ soccer moms will love this
I don't even like or want digital readout on the dashboard
The car wouldn’t be talking to you, but to a
central computer....if that isn’t scary enough.
For most of the history of this country a “requirement” placed upon the people or industry required a LAW being passed by representatives who were voted into office in the first place. How is it we can have zero representation in the laws passed upon us?
New roadways probably have subsurface conduit installed, just waiting for the hardware details to be finalized. Cars will be dumping data at every milepost marker, at least. State or Federal DOT will route police or other emergency services to your location, based on what the car "says".
Bingo! One of the things your car will be saying is “I’m going 70 in a 55 zone.” To which the Gestapo-mobile on the overpass will reply “Decelerate, move to the shoulder, and await my ticket. Or simply press 1 to plead guilty.”
The final regulations will read like the UCMJ - every section will have an exception for "national security".
I suppose the Gooermint will be able to monitor our travel, speed and driving habits.
Wonderful! Being monitored by this bunch makes my blood go cold!
Obama Speeches, our cars will read them by remote wireless straight from TOTUS
I always thought that would be a good aftermarket product.
For the rear window the electronic scrolling sign that would allow voice transcription.
And for the windshield would be a smaller one in front of the driver with mirror image text.
“Put the phone down”
“Driving is the most stressful thing I do anymore. JUST ADDING MORE CHAOS...sheesh!”
I’ve been driving for 60 years and i find driving relieving, some times i’ll just go out and drive in trafic for no reason.
“...for DOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to work out issues including security and privacy”
And then they’ll need another Trillion dollar Cash for Clunkers program to get the non-talking cars off the road.
Our registration sticker in on the front left corner says that
from the back in Jersey!
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Anybody remember MY MOTHER THE CAR? Maybe we need a talking car to tell us what to do!