BKG-22 said:This is only one scenario, but these battles have been faught in other automotive related areas as well.
When the Saturns were first put on the road - it was proposed that a "black box" be installed in all the vehicles for saftey and recovery purposes. This "black box" would be tied into the computer of the cars and would constantly record speed, accel/deceleration, steering wheel postion, brake application, signals, and with an internal gyroscope, even know the true orientation and movement of the car. Your actions could be easily correlated to the car's movements and orientations. The insurance industry went nuts! This was the greatest idea since sliced bread! If I recall, law enformament agencies warmed up to the idea s well. Think of it - it was no longer hearsay or recollection to rebuild an accident. You plug the box into a computer and it would simulate the whole incident.
Well, this was shot down as well (in the courts) by numerous privacy advocates. Again, too intrusive, too much room for abuse.
So, I guess I am not real suprised about the OnStar situation. It is not the first nor the last attempt to look over our shoulders with or without our knowledge.
Heartbeat Hauler said:It's freedom at any cost, not peace at any cost.
Next thing you know you'll be cruising along checkin' out your latest mod and two days later you get a speedin' ticket in the mail.
OnStar...."Not gonna do it, wouldn't be prudent at this time."