Skip to comments.Is There An ObamaCar In Your Future?
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.
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I would rather walk.
. . . or ensure it was fatal if Big Brother didn't approve of your politics.
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
I find myself glad I own horses.
Classic example of when a government becomes far too big. It permeates every aspect of our lives.
Convenient for the cop behind the billboard to have the drivers’ own cars rat them out.
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...
You might wind up in a fiery one-car crash after your car plows into a tree at 100mph.
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...
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.
I just watched “I, Robot” last night. V.I.K.I.(govmint bureaucrats) will take control of your car.
It’s called “light rail transit” and goes about a $50 million per mile.
yeah they are making cars “better” but adding a “people with no particular place to go” lane would help a lot
I thought that an “obamaCar” was a bicycle!!!!
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.
A hackers ream come true.
another version of death panels
Sort of a Crescent and Star Chamber...
You mean kinda like a Hi-tech Lady Di killing?
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.
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.
It’s red light cameras on steroids.
“If you like your car, you can keep it!”
Hey!!! Just like the Volkswagen!!!
I see what they did there.
All I can say is...Catch me if you can!
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.
Its a "poop powered" three wheeler
Dagnabbit! I caught the “to” on preview and fixed it! The NSA stole my second “o”!
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