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DOT plans to mandate ‘talking’ cars
Politico ^ | February 3, 2014 | Kevin Robillard

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: autoindustry; autos; cars; mandates; regulations; talkingcars
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Big Brother.
1 posted on 02/03/2014 10:49:41 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Oh, Brother.


2 posted on 02/03/2014 10:50:57 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: C19fan

Well, I hope it aint’ that SIRI (I hate that beatch - she can’t understand a damn thing)


3 posted on 02/03/2014 10:51:01 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: C19fan
The era of Autonomus Vehicles is over before it has begun to hit the market.

Now such vehicles will part of the collective to be controlled by our masters.

4 posted on 02/03/2014 10:51:55 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: C19fan

Oh come on now...that’s taking it a bit too far.


5 posted on 02/03/2014 10:52:41 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: C19fan

The Robo-Gestapo?


6 posted on 02/03/2014 10:52:45 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: C19fan

7 posted on 02/03/2014 10:53:36 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: C19fan

Oh SURE it’s for safety, sure.

IT’S TO SPY ON AND CONTROL US.

To log EVERYWHERE you go, EVAR.


8 posted on 02/03/2014 10:53:59 AM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Proudly sponsored by the NSA.


9 posted on 02/03/2014 10:55:13 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: C19fan

What would the cars say to eachother?

“I got to this stop sign first, bozo!”

“Back off, Jack. You’re riding my bumper.”


10 posted on 02/03/2014 10:55:24 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“slow down! you’re killing the planet!”


11 posted on 02/03/2014 10:56:50 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie; C19fan

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!


12 posted on 02/03/2014 10:57:25 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: C19fan

“work out issues including security and privacy.”

Bovine scat.


13 posted on 02/03/2014 10:58:57 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: OneWingedShark

Actually NSA just wants to sit around and laugh at the cars conversations...lol and get paid by taxpayer for doing so.


14 posted on 02/03/2014 10:59:00 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: gaijin

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.


15 posted on 02/03/2014 10:59:03 AM PST by toolman1401
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To: C19fan

When the radio channels are jammed or some hacker finds a way to spoof the signals, this could interesting.


16 posted on 02/03/2014 10:59:19 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: C19fan

Easy way to dispose of your political enemies. Alter breath analysis and maybe they can screw over the grieving family.


17 posted on 02/03/2014 11:00:59 AM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: C19fan

The cars “communicate” now. It’s called the middle finger.


18 posted on 02/03/2014 11:01:11 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Byte me!”
“Up your cache!”
“Bit head!”


19 posted on 02/03/2014 11:01:14 AM PST by polymuser
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To: C19fan

Lemme guess, exempt Car companies fro lawsuits when smart cars run into other cars.


20 posted on 02/03/2014 11:01:14 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Kackikat

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.


21 posted on 02/03/2014 11:01:20 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“What would the cars say to eachother?”


I suppose it would depend on the kind of car. Also, would older cars have “selective hearing”?

I guess we should be glad they will talk, and not mime!


22 posted on 02/03/2014 11:01:27 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: C19fan

Great, now people can be driven off the road without having to hit them.
No evidence.
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.


23 posted on 02/03/2014 11:01:29 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: C19fan

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.


24 posted on 02/03/2014 11:01:50 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: C19fan

I can see where it could be beneficial OR where it could be horribly abused.


25 posted on 02/03/2014 11:02:51 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: C19fan

Which Constitution established branch of government is the DOT?


26 posted on 02/03/2014 11:03:41 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: C19fan

Obama’s wishes. Spy and control, spy and control everything. and everyone.


27 posted on 02/03/2014 11:05:32 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Gaffer

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.


28 posted on 02/03/2014 11:05:49 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


29 posted on 02/03/2014 11:06:55 AM PST by xp38
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To: C19fan

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.”


30 posted on 02/03/2014 11:07:25 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: C19fan

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?


31 posted on 02/03/2014 11:09:24 AM PST by DBrow
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To: C19fan

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

32 posted on 02/03/2014 11:09:51 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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So when a police cruiser says STOP, your car will do so.
Great!
What stops a creep or robber from pulling a woman over on a dark road? There will be an App for that.

33 posted on 02/03/2014 11:10:44 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: xp38

The car wouldn’t be talking to you, but to a
central computer....if that isn’t scary enough.


34 posted on 02/03/2014 11:13:37 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: C19fan

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?


35 posted on 02/03/2014 11:14:52 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: ElkGroveDan
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.

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".

36 posted on 02/03/2014 11:15:28 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ElkGroveDan

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.”


37 posted on 02/03/2014 11:15:53 AM PST by IronJack
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To: C19fan
work out issues including security and privacy.

The final regulations will read like the UCMJ - every section will have an exception for "national security".

38 posted on 02/03/2014 11:16:33 AM PST by glorgau
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To: C19fan

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!


39 posted on 02/03/2014 11:17:32 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nachum; GeronL

Ping.


40 posted on 02/03/2014 11:17:53 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: OneWingedShark

Ping.


41 posted on 02/03/2014 11:18:07 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: C19fan

Obama Speeches, our cars will read them by remote wireless straight from TOTUS


42 posted on 02/03/2014 11:22:55 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I always thought that would be a good aftermarket product.
For the rear window the electronic scrolling sign that would allow voice transcription.
“Back off”

And for the windshield would be a smaller one in front of the driver with mirror image text.
“Put the phone down”


43 posted on 02/03/2014 11:24:01 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Kackikat

“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.


44 posted on 02/03/2014 11:25:59 AM PST by dalereed
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To: C19fan
What I want is a talking Benghazi witness.
45 posted on 02/03/2014 11:30:06 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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“...for DOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to work out issues including security and privacy”

ROTFLOL


46 posted on 02/03/2014 11:36:04 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: C19fan

And then they’ll need another Trillion dollar Cash for Clunkers program to get the non-talking cars off the road.


47 posted on 02/03/2014 11:36:44 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Second Amendment First

Our registration sticker in on the front left corner says that
from the back in Jersey!


48 posted on 02/03/2014 11:40:51 AM PST by DocJhn
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49 posted on 02/03/2014 11:41:26 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: C19fan

Anybody remember MY MOTHER THE CAR? Maybe we need a talking car to tell us what to do!


50 posted on 02/03/2014 11:46:02 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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