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Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by doug, Oct 21, 2009.

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    #1 doug, Oct 21, 2009
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    Was listening to this show during a run the other day and I thought this segment was worth sharing: Living on Earth: Vehicle Visionary
    Download mp3 audio (about 7 minutes)


    This topic has come up around here several times before, especially with respect to the Model S (recent design presentation, conversation with Steve Jurvetson at launch), but also regarding the Roadster.

    Of course this technology would useful in vehicles other than EVs and I like the idea putting it in existing cars, perhaps communicating with the OBD-II port. As usual there are some legitimate privacy concerns. Anyhow, I think the segment is worth a read or listen.

     
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    Reading this after TEG's post on new Smart Meter installations makes me wonder about security here. I can just see the movie where our bad guy's cyber expert shuts down every car with cell phone control -even if it's only every-other-car is effective enough to bring traffic to a stop to allow the bad guy's escape vehicle to get away.

    I guess he would shut down the smart meter sites as well.

    I see Gene Hackman as the head baddie.
     
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    Did you see Live Free or Die Hard?
    A reused movie theme where someone takes the infrastructure control computers. Watching you on all the traffic cams too.
     
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    #5 doug, Nov 3, 2009
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    I would have said Jon Voight.

    At any rate it is something to consider. Some clear privacy agreements need to be in place and there should be a system that puts ultimate control in the hands of the car owner. The technology has many great advantages, but the potential for abuse by a malicious hacker or an oppressive government is a serious concern.

    Have You Really Thought This Through Edition: Onstar To Invade China | The Truth About Cars
     
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    All of this got me thinking about the "bait cars" police use to catch car thieves.

    Perhaps a Tesla Roadster would make a good "bait car"... The equipment to allow a cellphone call to cut power once someone has tried to drive off with one may already be built in.

    Bait car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Bait Car - a front row seat to the actions of car thieves playing real-life games of Grand Theft Auto.

    The following story is rather interesting:
    Police bait car program lands couple who reported suspicious car in court
     
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    And that is what Hollywood is made of...
     
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    This is a great article and deserves it's own thread but it kinda fits here.


    The Connected Car
     
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    The DIY $10 prepaid cellphone remote car starter -- Engadget

     
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    :scared: Doing that would get you a hefty fine in Ontario if you're caught. It's now illegal to use mobile devices while driving.
     
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    I'm sure this photo is just for illustrative purposes. The debate is a relevant one.
     
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    I'm kinda surprised there isn't a video profile for BlueTooth, so I could use the vastly superior nav on my Android yet have the display on the head unit. Entering addresses into the Android is also far superior to the non-touch-screen JVC. Cloud-based VR entry is and will continue to be better than local VR - the audio data size is small relative to the to advantages of getting the data to somewhere where compute power and data set size isn't nearly as restricted.
     

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