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Government having ability to shut off your car coming....

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  • Feb 27th, 2019 12:07 pm
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Yep, can see that coming for sure. Makes sense. Like factory dashcams, breathalayzers, ect. Soon, can start cutting the police force on traffic duties. Good old gov't nanny state.

And thanks to the world of automotive amazing feats like Tesla, these can be introduced in them even quicker. So much for ludicrous mode.
Last edited by koffey on Feb 26th, 2019 2:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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When does anything implemented in EU makes it's way to NA...good or bad?
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I mean, it makes sense if we're going to have speed limits. As long as it can be disabled when at a track.
It won't be long before we have self driving cars anyways, so no biggie.

Anyhow, should be easy to disable by disconnecting the GPS sensor, and/or spoofing the GPS signal.
vkizzle wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:01 pm
When does anything implemented in EU makes it's way to NA...good or bad?
Xenon lights, Diesel cars, Focus ST and RS, crash tests, DSG gearboxes, smallpox, colonialization, French democracy.
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koffey wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 1:58 pm
Yep, can see that coming for sure. Makes sense. Like factory dashcams, breathalayzers, ect. Soon, can start cutting the police force on traffic duties. Good old gov't nanny state.

And thanks to the world of automotive amazing feats like Tesla, these can be introduced in them even quicker. So much for ludicrous mode.
Soon your own car can arrest you, and drive you straight to the police station.
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Elusivellama wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:22 pm
Soon your own car can arrest you, and drive you straight to the police station.
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There's currently speed limiters on cars, which can easily be overrode. And if they sell cars in Canada for example, how are they going to control 100km/h limits in Ontario and 110 km/h in Eastern Canada? Seems a little silly. If you're a habitual speeder, just don't buy a new car or go and get your car re programmed.
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fusion2k2k wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:48 pm
There's currently speed limiters on cars, which can easily be overrode. And if they sell cars in Canada for example, how are they going to control 100km/h limits in Ontario and 110 km/h in Eastern Canada? Seems a little silly. If you're a habitual speeder, just don't buy a new car or go and get your car re programmed.
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vkizzle wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 2:01 pm
When does anything implemented in EU makes it's way to NA...good or bad?
Mercedes A hatch.

CETA, TPP and EPA create quite a giant block of free trade partners. Some of these will eventually comes thru as we standardize across the regions.

GPDR also have a quite far fetching effect on anyone operating in Europe.
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koffey wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 1:58 pm
And thanks to the world of automotive amazing feats like Tesla, these can be introduced in them even quicker. So much for ludicrous mode.
Oh it's ludicrous alright...but just not the kind of ludicrous ppl might be expecting :lol:
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Clickbait title, but GM has given Big Brother the ability to shut your car off for a few years now.
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dont need that. I already got my wife and daughter screaming when i zoom zoom
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meh reading the article. It's overridden by pushing the pedal further down and it just makes a beeping warning sound.
Trying to guilt you when speeding.
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sebakaa wrote:
Feb 27th, 2019 8:15 am
meh reading the article. It's overridden by pushing the pedal further down and it just makes a beeping warning sound.
Trying to guilt you when speeding.
It's kind of already in place with seat belts
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konsensei wrote:
Feb 26th, 2019 9:54 pm
dont need that. I already got my wife and daughter screaming when i zoom zoom
You should have had a son /s

Mine just keeps saying, “faster, daddy”

I can’t wait until my wife lets me take him to the track with me.



And damn, it sounds like I should have kept my 94 Camry...

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