Is There A Government Plan To Use Your Car's Systems Against You?

Posted by freedomforall 2 weeks, 6 days ago to Politics
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"You may soon notice how much more you’ll be paying for every mile you drive.

The 'Moron in the White House' has just floated this idea through his new Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg – who has long favored this idea. Probably because he won’t have to pay it, since the taxpayers are forced to pay for it – for him.

Also probably because it’s much more than just another tax. It’s also a way to keep track of your movements.

Not just how far – but where and when.

The tax, if it comes to pass, would almost certainly be implemented electronically – via connected car technology, which almost all new cars and almost all cars sold since around 2010 already have. The same convenience technology used to find you the nearest gas station can also be used to find you, very conveniently.

The odometer reading would be read by communicating with the computer, which stores the data. Long-gone are the says of analog odometers that were purely mechanical things that had to be read in person, as when you took your car in for an oil change. And the data regarding miles driven isn’t kept in some isolated cubbyhole of the computer’s memory banks. It is stored along with the rest of the car’s data, which means whoever has access to the some data has access to all of the data.

And you won’t have a choice about which data they can access. Re-read the End User License Agreement (EULA) . . .the relevant portions italicized to make the point. You do not own the data; you are a user. And they – the owners of your data – have license to take it, as they wish – which you agreed to.

It’s all set up; just needs a law to be passed.

Which is why the insurance mafia supports the Biden-Buttigieg “plan.” While the government can mulct you by the mile – in addition to at the pump; gas taxes aren’t going away or even down – the insurance mafia can mulct you according to when and how you drive.

Irrespective of claims.

You can have a record of zero accidents; no claims filed by or against you – and thus, no legitimate pretext for charging you more based on you costing them more – but because you drive at “peak” times or long distances or to certain areas deemed (by them) to be “higher risk,” you will now pay more, regardless."

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  • Posted by $ BobCat 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    Just read where google maps is planning to develop a green routing and will be selecting your route based on environmental friendly criteria...

    Sure I don’t have that in my vehicle.
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  • Posted by VetteGuy 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    My mother got a discount for putting an "insurance nanny" in her car. I refused to drive it, and told her if she needed me to take her anywhere, she'd have to climb into my truck!
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    • Posted by $ BobCat 2 weeks, 5 days ago
      Had an offer a couple of years ago from my auto insurance company to do something similar ... I think it was an app to monitor my diving habits for a reduced rate.
      Since I do not use a smart phone, and I don’t use apps AND I do not wish to be monitored I rejected their offer.

      However, with today’s cars and the vehicle “info and entertainment centers in vehicles (of which I do not own) this is just another invitation for “Big Brother” to watch you.

      Privacy is a thing of the past.
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  • Posted by mccannon01 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    "Mulct". Thanks for the new word. Don't know why I've missed it all these years. I'll place it right along side "filch" and start using it.

    Utopia is moving rapidly towards nightmare.

    More reason to hang on to vintage vehicles - until an upgrade is forced upon you.
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    • Posted by 2 weeks, 6 days ago
      Just tried to upgrade my computer, but the motherboard has some components that only work correctly with W10 (or possibly Linux.)
      There is a hacker patch for the W10 mobo but it doesn't quite work exactly right. ;^)
      So I have just bought an older mobo that will work with W7 (and Linux.)
      I will sell the W10 mobo when I have the older one working so only some time lost to experience.
      The upgrade is faster and uses less power due to CPU improvement. (It's 10 years newer)
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      • Posted by mccannon01 2 weeks, 5 days ago
        My desktop (10 years old) and laptop (9 years old) computers, Apples, are at the point where software upgrades can't be applied anymore and it looks like I'm being forced to buy new hardware even though both are working great. Same for 10 year old iPhones and iPad. Apple is going to mulct more bucks.

        Edit add: Actually, what I meant by forced upgrade in my response above is say you have an '85 Crown Vic, you may be forced to install said tracking device so you can still be tracked and charged by the mile. It would become an inspection point. Install it or take the Vic off the road.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    People will soon find they can travel more cheaply by hopping on a train, bus, or airplane. They think we are stupid. Car sales will drop. Tough!
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    • Posted by 2 weeks, 6 days ago
      Exactly the plan of those who wish us as serfs. That way they can more easily control us.
      Without independent means of travel we can be culled if for any mundane reason we disagree with any government employee who decides to bear a grudge.
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