Even better than red light cameras

 

This is new idea from Britain. Of course all of it for "citizen safety".

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1166169/The-black-bo...

From article:
"Drivers face having their every move tracked by a 'spy in the car' black box.
The system will constantly check a vehicle's speed - making cameras redundant - and allow for pay-as-you-go tolls.
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A Department for Transport spokesman said the project was simply exploring ways to help drivers, improve road safety and bring environmental benefits.
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If anybody needed convincing that all those cameras on the street are about anything but safety than you got it wink But for me it was only matter of time, after road cameras gate approval from so many people, that they will be "improved". wink Do you feel safer now? wink

black box that tracks

Interesting, you can count on it here too!

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Pretty soon they'll implant

Pretty soon they'll implant GPS chips to babies at birth, for tracking. All for your safety of course!! 1984 anyone?

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Yep

Don't some trucking companies and rental car companies already do that?

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yup

but I believe the rental cars have to be downloaded and can charge you extra for going off route or speeding, and the trucks can get the data via satellite.

World's First Vehicle 'Black Box' Standard Underway at IEEE

http://auto.ihs.com/news/newsletters/auto-v4i2-04.htm

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1984, here we come full

1984, here we come full steam ahead!

Useful Invention

grzesja wrote:

A Department for Transport spokesman said the project was simply exploring ways to help drivers, improve road safety and bring environmental benefits.

If they want to improve road safety, invent something to prevent high speed pursuit or to end it as soon as possible. I've seen too many of high speed chase on TV. Some of which end up crashing and seriously injuring other innocent commuters (if not killing them). Perhaps a remote switch that requires a password to disable gas flow to the engine. That'll be really useful.

maybe not 1984 but brave new

maybe not 1984 but brave new world lol

This isn't anything new,

This isn't anything new, just expanding upon current technology. Many vehicles computers now-a-days are more then capable (and already have been for years) of keeping track over a small period of time, vehicle parameters within NVM, much like a airliner black box. Although I have to admit, this is going beyond just a simple black box.

George Orwell

Big Brother is alive and well - this is scary !!!!!

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right on

"needed to make vehicle and highway transportation safer and reduce fatalities"

Oh yeah, what next?

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EZ Pass

The Northeast, down to VA, has the EZ Pass system. Great for tolls but all that would be needed is to place more readers on the roads and then they're tracking speed, route, stops and almost anything else.

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New technology is on the way

Great idea - the sooner we get the nuts loose from behind the wheel the safer everyone will be and we will all be able to go much faster and get places quicker!

Lots of serious research out there now on how to get vehicles from place to place safely without a driver. While not the whole answer this concept involving the in-car GPS is just one of systems to be integrated into a total smart car/transport package.

Do you doubt? Just Google "driverless car technology"!

No doubt

I'm sure we're headed in this direction. Everybody will be tracked in every vehicle at all times. Violations will be issued (and paid for) automatically. They'll implement it under the guise of improving safety, but that will be secondary to the main reason: to raise revenue.

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