Cars in the US might soon be mandated to broadcast speed and location data – 3%
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Cars in the US might soon be mandated to broadcast speed and location data

The United States Department of Transportation is taking the next step towards creating a “vehicle-to-vehicle” communications system that will allow light autos on the road to receive and broadcast critical information to one another.

image from www.dot.gov

image from www.dot.gov

According to the NTSA, installing V2V transmitted in automobiles could cost only $350 by 2020, and the system could save thousands of lives by alerting drivers of up-to-the-second actions of other people on the road, like those who may be running red lights or driving at dangerous speeds.

That type of data collection wouldn’t be anything new for some cars, however, with RT having reported previously that 96 percent of the cars mass-produced during the last year were manufactured with small “black box” surveillance devices that log immense details every time an engine is turned on.

“There’s not so much privacy concerns as actual threats to privacy,” Khaliah Barnes of the Electronic Privacy Information Center told CBS News last year. “These machines collect lots of data, and right now there are no federal laws that safeguard this information. And so what happens is there is an increasing market for this information. Law enforcement wants to see this information. Insurance companies, as well as private citizens involved in litigation.”

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