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Is There An ObamaCar In Your Future?
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/06/2014 | IBD Staff

Posted on 02/07/2014 8:24:50 AM PST by IBD editorial writer

Auto Safety: The Obama administration is pushing technology that will let cars "talk" to each other to avoid crashes. Sounds great. But do we really want the folks who built HealthCare.gov at the wheel of our automobiles?

Earlier this week, the Department of Transportation announced plans to require all cars to come equipped with "vehicle to vehicle" communications technology it's now developing.

Once in place, these V2V devices would transmit information about car speeds and locations, warning drivers of danger. The system might even take control of a car to prevent a crash.

Administration officials call it "game-changing" technology that could prevent 80% of crashes that don't involve drunken driving or mechanical failure.

They hope to have a proposed rule ready before Obama leaves office.

Wonderful. Except we've heard it all before.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: autosafety; obama; regulations

1 posted on 02/07/2014 8:24:50 AM PST by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

I would rather walk.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 8:26:14 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: IBD editorial writer
The system might even take control of a car to prevent a crash.

. . . or ensure it was fatal if Big Brother didn't approve of your politics.

3 posted on 02/07/2014 8:29:04 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: IBD editorial writer

4 posted on 02/07/2014 8:29:37 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: IBD editorial writer
The system might even take control of a car to prevent a crash.

Or to take you to the nearest police station if government thinks you committed a crime, or the nearest IRS office if they decide to seize it for taxes, or just shut off the engine and pull off the road if they decide to ban traveling for whatever reason

5 posted on 02/07/2014 8:30:37 AM PST by apillar
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To: IBD editorial writer
These technologies will find themselves being hacked in no time. As this advances to where the entire car can drive itself, how soon will it be before your car can be slaved and run off a bridge under remote control?

I find myself glad I own horses.

6 posted on 02/07/2014 8:30:55 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Classic example of when a government becomes far too big. It permeates every aspect of our lives.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 8:31:18 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: IBD editorial writer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAqPMJFaEdY


8 posted on 02/07/2014 8:36:35 AM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: IBD editorial writer
The Pen and The Phone Must Go!

nowhere in the constitution...

9 posted on 02/07/2014 8:39:06 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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Convenient for the cop behind the billboard to have the drivers’ own cars rat them out.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 8:39:56 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Vigilanteman
. . . or ensure it was fatal if Big Brother didn't approve of your politics.

Don't be to Hastings hasty in making such an assertion.

It's not like you are even on the Nut-Job Conspiracy Theory Ping List...

11 posted on 02/07/2014 8:40:34 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: IBD editorial writer

You might wind up in a fiery one-car crash after your car plows into a tree at 100mph.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 8:42:10 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Vigilanteman; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

13 posted on 02/07/2014 8:43:47 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: IBD editorial writer

The technology is already there and is being used in some cars already. Nothing more than the Walmart version of an aircraft collision avoidance system.

Do I want it? No Another government mandated cost added to a car that’s useless.. much like the TPMS mandate.

If I ever get another new truck because I like the style, I’ll probably strip the entire computer system and engine out and drop in a nice corroborated big block with an analog speedo & tach.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 8:46:01 AM PST by maddog55
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I just watched “I, Robot” last night. V.I.K.I.(govmint bureaucrats) will take control of your car.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 8:49:50 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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It’s called “light rail transit” and goes about a $50 million per mile.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 8:50:45 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: null and void

yeah they are making cars “better” but adding a “people with no particular place to go” lane would help a lot


17 posted on 02/07/2014 8:53:00 AM PST by bigheadfred
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I thought that an “obamaCar” was a bicycle!!!!


18 posted on 02/07/2014 8:53:07 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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Every 6th grader who doesn’t want to take a test that day will be hacking their teachers’ cars.

Next election day, El Dictator will stall every GOP on the way to the polls.

It rains and the sensor gets damp and drives you off a bridge or into a truck.

Sure, what can possibly go wrong.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 9:20:07 AM PST by bgill
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To: IBD editorial writer

A hackers ream come true.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 9:26:34 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: null and void

another version of death panels


21 posted on 02/07/2014 10:48:29 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Sort of a Crescent and Star Chamber...


22 posted on 02/07/2014 10:52:28 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void

yup


23 posted on 02/07/2014 10:57:11 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Vigilanteman
. or ensure it was fatal if Big Brother didn't approve of your politics.<<

You mean kinda like a Hi-tech Lady Di killing?

24 posted on 02/07/2014 1:01:39 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: mongo141

Me too.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 1:12:39 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: IBD editorial writer
Universal communication is universal control, to the Communists.

Of course they want to control your car!

Tea Partiers will get sixteen robotickets in the mail every month and lose their driving privileges (they'll have to ask a Democrat for a ride).

Communists, not so much.

26 posted on 02/07/2014 1:14:17 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Proud2BeRight
Convenient for the cop behind the billboard to have the drivers’ own cars rat them out.

Greek drivers have had tattletales installed in commercial trucks for 50 years and more. Hit the speed limit, boom, you get a ticket a month later.

The Dutch wire their highways and watch everyone with radar and cameras.

Another reason to shun Eurosocialism like the Black Death.

27 posted on 02/07/2014 1:16:47 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

It’s red light cameras on steroids.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 1:39:16 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: IBD editorial writer

“If you like your car, you can keep it!”


29 posted on 02/07/2014 2:07:35 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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Hey!!! Just like the Volkswagen!!!

/s/

IMHO


30 posted on 02/07/2014 4:31:00 PM PST by ripley
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Obamacar....e

I see what they did there.

All I can say is...Catch me if you can!

31 posted on 02/07/2014 8:24:49 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: IBD editorial writer; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

Maybe they should allow the private sector to come up with a good V2V protocol, rather than have government force it upon automakers.

With government involved, you might end up with a V2V that would be like Stimpy the Cat talking to Tor Johnson talking to Lenny Small.

PING!


32 posted on 02/07/2014 10:46:47 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Honorary Serb
I thought that an “obamaCar” was a bicycle!!!!

Its a "poop powered" three wheeler

33 posted on 02/08/2014 2:51:14 AM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: null and void
"Don't be to too Hastings hasty in making such an assertion." Fixed THAT for you. :-D
34 posted on 02/08/2014 3:50:28 AM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: gemoftheocean

Dagnabbit! I caught the “to” on preview and fixed it! The NSA stole my second “o”!


35 posted on 02/08/2014 8:16:11 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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