Guest Blog NMA Member Michael Jabbra Why does my car need to be connected to the Internet? Convenience? Convenience for whom? Insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, vehicle manufacturers, and advertisers, each spying on my movements for their own purposes? What happened to being left alone? What happened to the Fourth Amendment? Driverless cars are even […]
32 Blog Posts From the Black Boxes Tag
There is a way out. Of half a dozen (or more) air bags and seat belt buzzers and back-up cameras and narc-you-out black boxes and automatic braking (soon to be a mandatory “feature” in all new cars). Just don’t buy a car. Buy a “motorcycle” that just happens to be a car… or close enough […]
Each Wednesday, we’ll publish quick summaries of the articles from the last week on TheNewspaper.com. We’re doing this because these articles are often strongly connected to the issues that National Motorists Association members are interested in. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 California Assembly Passes Bill Limiting Automobile Use The freedom to get around by automobile could […]
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Well, I told ya so. First they hacked the Google car. Now, it appears, they — “they” being hackers — could, in principle at least, take over half-a-million Jeeps (and other Fiat-Chrysler vehicles) equipped with in-car WiFi. They’ve already done so in fact with one.
By Eric Peters, Automotive Columnist Someday — and that day might be closer than you want to know — we’ll look back fondly on speed traps. Because at least you could speed. Give the finger — via the accelerator pedal — to ridiculous, dumbed-down/one-size-fits-all velocity maximums laid down by bureaucrats whose prime directive always seems […]