Connected Car Mandate

Please help get the word out. The DOT issued its proposed rule with a 90 day comment period on January 12, 2017 essentially kickstarting the connected car. The rule mandates two way radios and “Basic Safety Messages” in all new cars. The agency is proposing that the effective date for manufacturers to begin implementing these new requirements would be two model years after the final rule is adopted, with a three year phase-in period to accommodate vehicle manufacturers’ product cycles. Assuming a final rule is issued in 2019, this would mean that the phase-in period would begin in 2021, and all vehicles subject to that final rule would be required to comply in 2023. Articles are already starting to appear in journals that children born today will never drive a car. First they mandate this capability in new cars. Then they proclaim that the older cars, without these communication devices, are causing the car to be unsafe and mandate after market devices for the rest of the cars. Then they outlaw driving yourself.. Hence we have Agenda 21 control over driving and movement by 2030. We will be tracked and controlled unless we mobilize to stop it. Many may think Trump will stop this. I am not sure as he announced Stimulus 2.0 – a trillion dollar infrastructure spending program. Personally, I believe such will provide funds to states and locals to get the communication network and sensors in place on the roads, bridges and tunnels to make driverless cars a reality. The surveillance state will be complete. Please alert others and encourage them to voice their opposition on this Docket by April 12, 2017 as well as express their displeasure with their federal elected representatives. The proposed rule as well as how to comment can be found at this link, just hit the “Comment Now” button: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NHTSA-2016-0126 We also need to dispel the myth that connected vehicles are safer than human drivers. Have you ever experienced: a blue screen event? a hard drive crash? Computer virus, worm, trojan horse? Software glitch or “bug”? Ever been hacked? We really need to mobilize quickly on this or we will be living in a smart city by 2030. Once this rule takes effect there will be no stopping mandated driverless cars. Thanks Marilynne Martin Ps – At this link you will find a 40 minute video given by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. It appears to be speaking to local/state public agencies. https://youtu.be/M7iMdKdxel4 It is a must watch. Some facts: Apparently if you own a GM car, model 2015 and up – your car already has this V2V radio transmitter in it! The DSRC radios transmit 10 times a second! This is called the “Basic Safety Message” They work off 5.9Ghz spectrum. The technology requires BOTH vehicles equipped with the radios in order to work in order to get the safety benefits. Data will be collected, stored, and sold If you are more inquisitive – listen to this talk with Ford Motor Company. From their perspective they want an ongoing relationship with you – “leveraging that data and enhance that experience and that relationship with the consumer to provide more and more contextual experiences Again so we become more and more part of how customers are living their lives and the vehicle becomes part of the solution to a multi-variant equation of you know customers are using and again how they are pursuing life and living life.” https://youtu.be/xu1EDvFlYFw Wow! I bet you have been wondering when you can have Ford so involved in your lives! No longer will you be just buying transportation – you will have a new partner. Oh Brave New World!
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Please help get the word out. The DOT issued its proposed rule with a 90 day comment period on January 12, 2017 essentially kickstarting the connected car. The rule mandates two way radios and “Basic Safety Messages” in all new cars. The agency is proposing that the effective date for manufacturers to begin implementing these