my guess is it most definately could. what i wonder about is if these systems are always transmitting or do they transmit only when you want them to? e.g. how does onstar work? how does intertrack (www.trackmenow.com) work? it would be nice to have some control over when you'd be broadcasting the fact you're doing 15 over.JJ said:...any chance that this information may fall into the wrong hands?
I am not familiar with i-Pass, but while I was working at GM (1994) we saw one of the projects that was in work. An automated toll system that would double as traffic monitor and speeding ticket watchdog. It was the combination of three companies; Hughes for their radar technology and GM Delco for the transponder that is to go in every vehicle, even non-GM cars, and a third company whose name escapes me. The third company provided the overhead gantries and the road construction expertise.MKIVSupra said:Speaking of big bro, another thing I am worried about them deciding to monitor is I-Pass we have here in IL for the tolls. On the monthly printouts I used to get, it shows evey time you use it, day and time. There are times when I drive through multiple toll booths and if you were to compare the times between tolls you could pretty much tell I was moving pretty good. I think there are some states that might already do this.
Thanks for the clarification. :wink:Fhqwhgads said:I agree with you toyworx... except there is no left lane in Europe. It's a passing lane. Even if you're going 150, if there's nobody in the middle lane, that's where you drive. It really is a better system. I don't know why people over here decide to lock themselves into the passing lane. I guess they figure if they're going 70, nobody should be going faster