Isn't that the idea then?
BB is watching you.
Now's there's a nice an compliant citizen.... Have a sweetie.
Upcoming connected cars that communicate with other vehicles or roadside systems might easily be tracked even by snoopers with limited resources unless the technology is tweaked, an expert in automated and connected vehicle cybersecurity warns. Connected Vehicle is an upcoming technology that allow will allow cars and road- …
your right its completely the Idea & Marketing is going to love this.
Not ONLY does the New J-KILLBEAST ECO look that much more aggressive, we have polls where people feel like it is actually trying to kill them.
With the self driving module activated, you will also be able to crash all electronics of any passer by and ensure that people notice and ENVY you at every corner before scuttling away in fear leaving the road clear for you and your self driving car.
personally I think car manufacturers, should look at making beautiful cars, and stop with the macho Bullshit, SUV's & Hot hatchbacks I'm looking at you !!!!!
What? Apart from the gibberish that I struggled to read:
"personally I think car manufacturers, should look at making beautiful cars, and stop with the macho Bullshit, SUV's & Hot hatchbacks I'm looking at you !!!!!"
So what is an AC Cobra, E-type, Austin Healey 3000 and Ferrari 250 GTO? All could be classed a pretty, but also macho, due to their performance.
Is a Lancia Stratos OK, but not a Lancia Delta Integrale?
Where do you stand on an original Mini Cooper S?
Yes probably not my best crafted response! But i'll abstain from the insults though.
I am not the only one to feel this way about the car industry. Personally I feel it extends beyond the "looks" of the car into all the aspects of the car, generally its whole temperament.
first link from google search nothing special about this article in particular.
Yes there are some old cars built aggressively, but it is not a long list, nowadays its even family cars and Vans... Who the F*ck thought Vans need to look more aggressive !!!!!
Personally I feel it extends beyond the "looks" of the car into all the aspects of the car, generally its whole temperament.
Presumably, the world will be a better place if the styling of all cars was close to that of Noddy's car (in the event that convertibles are allowed)?
Clearly you don't recall the relevant facts, primarily that Noddy was assaulted and robbed by the goblins in order to TWOC his car, showing that regardless of the appearance, a car will still incite envy and anti-social behaviour in the lower social order. And on another occasion Noddy himself was arrested for inconsiderate driving.
Wow, Now your just being a Dick.
I struggle EVERY day with fucking spelling, and it is purely by the grace of spellcheck that I can make myself comprehensible. Even then I know that I misspell items and I try with every post not to make mistakes. I guess you think I'm just some lazy feck who can't be bothered to learn how to spell. Well your wrong half the time what spellcheck tells me is right looks wrong and I have to just trust it that it is right.
I hope your feelings of superiority are justifiably rewarded each time you do this as it comes at a price.
I dont care what my car looks like on the outside unless I'm looking for it in the car-park, So long as the inside is clean and comfy a smart cars appearance is not going to bother me at all. As for tracking - by the time I'm in the thing all those beady eyes will know where I'm going anyway.
Any attempt to advertise shit to me on the way will cause major problems though. Gorilla tape is fun!
get a lovely little chart of the various non-smart Audis and Fords (et al.) that have an onboard WiFi hotspot as they pass my flat. I can tell who are the regular commuters, when they go past, how long they stay in range (hence likely their speed which would be dependant on the road's traffic loading at that moment) etc etc. And that's just the default setting on my single home router. If I had a number of these, like the local council has installed along the ring road, high street and car parks, I'd be able to slurp a lot more. Same goes for smart phone users who have a hotspot enabled.
Big brother indeed.
hmmmyeah.. But paranoia aside, that is sort of the disadvantage of *broadcasting*... You're shouting out to within hearing range you're actually there.
And seriously, you could do the same the old-fashioned way by simply taking note of license plates, which would give you a little more than just a daily movement pattern with the right access... I've a feeling this would, for all practical purposes, be a non-issue.
Which is how they used to do traffic entry/exit surveys. Folding camp chair, flask of Bovril, wooly hat and a notebook for everyone! Costs a bit. Or they can also use mobile ANPR stations.
But for me, it's just an 8 inch square white box sat on the living room wall. For the council, it's a small R2-D2 shaped box strapped to the top of a lamppost, or an 8" square again, hidden inside some of the wall lighting boxes in the car park. It's always on, it's practically zero cost.
I've no objection to it, but these researchers who sound alarm bells all the time like it's something new.
I've no idea if I should be worried about it or not, to be honest.
In many parts of the world you get a new number plate each year to prove you've paid your vehicle tax.
In this country we have an electronic system which has apparently greatly increased tax evasion. British civil servants always believe in doing things on the cheap (except for very big bucks defence spending).
For decades everybody used to line up outside the gov license office at the same time every year to get their new plates. If you waited till the last day, that line would take hours to get through. Then the gov got smart and staggered the renewal dates, reducing the lines immensely, but you still had to pick up a new metal plate with a new number. Now we have stickers, and maybe some day we will be able to order them over the internet and pay for them with our credit cards, and get them the next day, Amazon style. Sigh.
In this country we have an electronic system which has apparently greatly increased tax evasion
I wonder how much of that is accidental - with the old tax disks, you got a reminder every time you went near the car. Now, you get one renewal letter, and if that slips your mind, ...
We had two cars clamped in our street a few weeks ago.
"You can bet I'll swerve or slam on the brakes"
A lot less predictably that a given model of smart car I presume. It would be a coin toss trying to engineer a predictable outcome by flashing you with something while it might be well known what you need to flash to cause a specific evasion maneuver, possibly directing the car into the exact specific spot you want it on a specific road. Could come in handy to a lot of "outside the box" thinkers, both individual and organized...
This may be more of a non-issue than many believe. Yes, a smart car will be trackable, just like a packet on the network. That is also how traffic will be optimizable, much more so than the constant traffic jams we have now. Why is this a non-issue then? If self driving smart cars become a thing, car ownership, in theory will drop dramatically and you'll just 'rent' the time it drives to work. Much like if someone tracks the taxi you ride to work, it means a whole lot less because it's likely to be a different one every day with many hundreds of different riders.
The world is coming to an end because car locations like cellphone locations can be monitored - and for good reason. No shitze Dick Tracy. If you don't want anyone to know where you are or go then move off the grid and don't use any electronic devices and you'll be fine. Otherwise you will be tracked be it by security cameras, GPS or cellphone. It's simply a choice or what you desire.
This Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs)
And if you take all the capital letters you have there to the acronym, it neatly describes those designing this stuff.
Nothing to stop autonomous vehicles being entirely independent and unconnected, it's just that all those leading the pack here are seeing autonomous vehicles as a means to an end (loads of extra data about your habits and where you are to scarf) rather than an end in themselves.
"Fortunately Petit and his fellow researchers have come up with software and hardware countermeasures"
I got a better one - get a (real) car without all the electronic idiocy you really don't need to unlearn how to drive/park/pay attention to traffic, put your mobile in the Faraday cage (or dashboard glove box, probably practically same thing if you got a proper metal car) and you're good to go.
Mine's the one with the naturally aspirated V8 and "wheeled IoT device" crushing bumper.
I'm just waiting for some enterprising hacker or perhaps a terrorist type to figure out how to get a group of cars to in unison accelerate to 40 mph and then make a sharp right turn right in the middle of rush hour or something. Or just find a way to bork the electronics onboard, which causes a safety shutdown of the cars engine to prevent an accident, and you have instant gridlock.
This is an IT application that needs to be REALLY airtight. Most of us can live with a certain bank or government agency getting hacked, but if somebody finds a way to cause massive traffic jams by bricking hundreds of thousands of cars, the effects will be immediately felt in terms of business, education, food supply, emergency services, etc.
I suspect that there may well be a point where older, unconnected 'proper' cars of reasonable quality will start to command a premium amongst connoiseurs/people who like driving. I've already heard people whinging about the lack of feedback from drive by wire steering systems. My tip for the top? Mercs (and possibly beemers) that were built by/before the early/mid-nineties, but then I do like a rear wheel drive... I've recently seen S class Mercs from the eighties for around a grande/grand and a half, same for E class. I had a W123 E class with a 3.2 straight six a few years back and it was a pleasure to drive, ditto an E32 BMW 7 series (but getting like hens teeth these days). Now if I could just get over my occasional tight-arsed impulse that leads me to get something more efficient...
...that someone has invented a smart car? Are those the ones that have been involved in twelve reported accidents so far, two from improper programming? I wouldn't refer to these things as smart because they are dumber then a rock. Having car-to-car communication and GPS tracking will be useful so that authorities know where to send the ambulance and tow trucks as autonomous vehicles are allowed on the roadways. Unfortunately you'll probably need to take a number and queue up for service with the rush to market mentality being supported on AVs.
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