Car-to-Car Talk Mandated by Feds

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tulianr, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    Backseat driving has nothing on this. The U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved a plan to ensure cars will talk to each other in the future as part of an effort to prevent accidents.

    According to the plan, vehicle-to-vehicle (v2v) systems would have to be installed in all cars and light vehicles, to communicate location, direction, and speed at as much as 10 times per second to surrounding cars.

    The V2V systems would let a driver know when there’s a risk of collision and even automatically slow the car down in some cases.

    “V2V has the potential to help drivers avoid 70 to 80 percent of crashes that involve unimpaired drivers,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. “The potential of this technology is absolutely enormous.”

    Car-to-Car Talk Mandated by Feds - The Daily Beast
  2. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    Yeah and it will never be misused. EVER. Just ask the Feds...
  3. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Moar crap nobody needs or wants.
  4. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    jeesh, more crap to break and take major $$ to get fixed.

    Just like the mandated reverse camera. why? so someone can stay glued to a TV screen in their car as well as their home? yeah, I know they say it's "for the kids", really? I think it's more for the lazy person that doesn't check to make sure it's safe to back up in the first place.

    Wonder how long for the first accident to be attributed to the auto-breaking feature. "honest officer, my car just stopped on the interstate, I didn't touch the breaks!"
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  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Watch for a Law Enforcement BackDoor, in the Code, that allows LEOs to shut off the Ignition, at will from their vehicle. It will stop all the OJ chases that are ROUTINE in SoCal these days. ......
  6. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Can't they already do this with OnStar (i will never have a vehicle with is crap in it, if I have any say about it)
  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Well I guess one would have to buy a new car once these start being installed in new models.....
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Well, Yes they can, "With a Warrant" and they have to supply the VIN Number of the Vehicle, which they get from the License Plate Data, assuming the Plate hasn't been changed. What I am suggesting is Direct Car to Car connection with a modified OS Running the I the LEO Vehicle. NO Warrant required. You either pull over, or they turn off your Ignition, Remotely. OnStar is Cellular Based, and integrated into the Cars Network, so that the vehicle will NOT operate unless the OnStar Box is connected. The only way to disconnect it is to Cut the Antenna, so no Cellular Signals get to the Box.
  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Some of the high end Audi's, BMW and Mercedes have started using some form of sonar to provide brake assist. This new system takes it to another level. What if a hacker nearby was able to get into your car's computer system and lock up the brakes in heavy traffic. Just sounds like another stupid plan to get you or someone else killed.
  10. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Here is an example of what Audi has been working on.....
    The driver assistance systems from Audi: New concepts for safety, convenience and light
  11. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus

    No. No no no no NO! At what point, if there even is one, are we going to say enough is enough? Get the F*&# out of my car, house, bank, wallet, network, office, grocery store, gas station and Doctor's Office!
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    And when the Audi system sees a tree (or steel power pole) coming over the hill toward you, it hits your brakes. Or, the guy ahead of you at the light decides to jump early. Gotta luv the concept.
  13. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I want the API.
  14. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Who here drives NEW Digital Cars ? those that are Fibre-optic & CAN with LIN & LAN systems ??
    I need to pull over and adjust stuff on these Vehicles. 85 + controllers per car . Hows that TPMS working out for you. Most others who drive around the world use good tires & a pressure gauge .

  15. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Won't work on my old car...
  16. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Just checked, nope not on on my tractor!
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  17. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus

    I'm not looking forward to the time and potential expense necessary to keep an "older" car on the road but it's almost to the point that it's the only option.
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  18. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Older is the only way here , tractors , trucks , cars & i do drive the newest 2014 cars now. But for me ,Maintain & look after , use but don't abuse.
  19. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Ford demo of car-to-car communication shows what happens when cars talk | Fox News
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  20. CaboWabo5150

    CaboWabo5150 Hell's coming with me

    Perfect ! I can't wait to see how that system gets hacked and manipulated.

    Dim the lights, here we go :) :

    Since your vehicle will have a short range communications system, you won't need keys anymore. Your vehicle will just read your ( soon to be ) Obamacare mandated RFID chip in your arm that also contains a blood alcohol and toxicology meter. All of your devices will be synced to your vehicle which include credit card numbers, medical history and genetic DNA map ( stored in your RFID chip ), and who knows what else.. And it will all be broadcast, on a secure network of course. Just like the network of Target and Neiman Marcus...

    And yes, it will also give rise to a whole new level of LEO's behaving badly once they can just pull the plug on your ignition. But since everything is synced, the LEO's will just erase your video of the event from the comfort of their vehicle.

    And remember back in the time when carjackers had to wait for you to stop ? Now they'll just stop your car for themselves. Helpful hint - be armed...
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2014
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