Smart Cars

“Smart Cars” that Spy on You?

“The Next Data Privacy Battle May Be Waged Inside Your Car”

“The days of a driver being alerted to a deal at a retailer as he drives nearby are rapidly approaching,” reports Jaclyn Trop in the New York Times on January 10, 2014
“Many consumers, though, are unaware of just how much personal information is collected and used, privacy advocates say.”

She quotes Jim Farley, Ford Motor Company’s top sales executive, telling a panel at the recent International Consumer Electronics Show (CES): “We know everyone who breaks the law. We know when you’re doing it. We have GPS in your car, so we know what you’re doing.” Then he quickly added, “By the way, we don’t supply that data to anyone.”

The implications and ramifications run deep. Read more…

“Connected Vehicle: The Future of Transportation” (7:30)
U. S. Dept. of Transportation (USDOT)

“The Connected Car and The Future of Transportation” (3:40)
Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2014
What technology will power the intelligent car of the future? Doug Davis, vice president of Intel’s Internet of Things group, joins Lunch Break with Lee Hawkins.

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