33 Car kill switches hidden away in the recently passed infrastructure bill (autos.yahoo.com) posted 90 days ago by DrLeaks 90 days ago by DrLeaks +33 / -0 Law Will Install Kill Switches In All New Cars Once again, drivers get screwed by politicians in DC… autos.yahoo.com 17 comments share 17 comments share save hide report block hide replies
Your car deems u impaired, shuts down and has a cop come to your location for proper harassment.
Devil's advocate here: I don't want people driving around all fucked up.
Now slippery slope me.
People are driving around fucked up all the time right now and you barely realize it because 1. Cops don’t stop everyone, and 2. The vast majority make it home without incident.
Yes, most accidents are caused by fucked up people. It would be nice if we could do something about that. But give government the ability and they will redefine “fucked up” to include hungry, cold, in search of entertainment so they can keep you locked in your home until dead.
"It's a good thing alcohol is a controlled substance. Otherwise people would be driving around under the influence of alcohol." /slope
Your social credit score just went below 500. Your car will be shut down until you improve your score. Until then you can bike or, as long as your score remains above 475, you can ride the bus.
Protagonists will be using this in police dramas, as if it's a good thing, at the beginning of next season.
Just take it out.
It's going to be nothing but software.
If your car has an onStar symbol, you already have a kill switch installed.
For decades now
The cellular modem can be unplugged.
"Normal conversation between humans"?
...and it looks like another trip to the parts store and/or wrecking yard to stockpile spares to keep my 23-year-old SUV on the road.
Those are already in vehicles.