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US government plans to force all new vehicles to have a “kill switch”

By Ken Macon | Reclaim The Net | January 16, 2022

If the US government gets its way, it will require car manufacturers to install kill switches in all new vehicles (cars, trucks, and SUVs) from 2026. The kill switch will have a backdoor that can be accessed by law enforcement.

See the text of the bill here.

But, as House Representative Bob Barr noted in an article last year, legislation can change unexpectedly to work against law-abiding citizens.

The kill switch will not only remotely shut down a vehicle but the technology will also “passively monitor the performance of a motor vehicle to accurately identify whether that driver may be impaired.”

The bill, which was tucked away in the infrastructure bill that Biden signed, will give law enforcement the opportunity to monitor how people drive and shut off their car if they do something that has been deemed driver impairment.

Perhaps the worst part about the kill switch is that it would have a backdoor, allowing the police and other law enforcement agencies access. The speculation is that a warrant would not be needed to access the kill switch. The other problem with backdoors is that they are accessible to hackers.

Barr points out that the law is a violation of privacy. Additionally, the law does not define “impaired driving,” leaving it open to the interpretation of government agencies.

January 16, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance |

4 Comments »

  1. Ain’t Freedom and Democracy Great?…….The government has no, bigger problems than stopping vehicles randomly, and catching the “99%” for petty misdemeanors, to raise revenue?
    Corruption, at the top is not a problem? Allowing AIPAC to control the House and The Senate is not a problem?
    “Surely they cant be serious”

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | January 16, 2022 | Reply

    • Your concern is well taken, Brian…surely in Australia and other locales around the globe in addition to the US-aka “Corruption Inc.” But, from my minute piece of “life,” the words “violation of privacy” above were what grabbed me. My phone is monitored; I think there’s a connection between my TV and the internet; “big (and small?) commerce has invaded us in ways uncountable/unknowable; why shouldn’t government join the gravy train?–if the public allows it without protest while voting scofflaw “lifers” back into elective office for decades of feathering their nests? My example of the day: 10 days or so ago, I visited a site recommended by a family member for possible purchase of some rather fancy bars of bathing soap. I figured “why not try it?” so ordered five bars with free shipping and a price that didn’t scare me…and a gift(s) is a possible option. So I got the usual e-mail “Thanks for your order; here are details”; “Your order has shipped…anticipate it!”; and at least two other e-mails exhorting me to order other and more items from the “store,” with possible related items (body wash, creams…) to tempt me. I idly opened to one of the mails and scanned a couple of items for pure curiosity, with no intention of further enriching the online retailer…all of a sudden, within hours, I get another e-mail: “We noticed that you’ve been looking through our inventory…don’t just stop at ‘looking’: BUY SOMETHING (MORE)!” (paraphrase). I was and am outraged at such an invasion of my privacy. I guess my point is that whether it’s retailers, banks, gummint, Big Pharma, other rapacious sectors [Google, Facebook, cell-phones, media, etc….?!)…they’re all out to spy and exploit and prey on us…and “we the people” have allowed this Information Technology Age to wash over us like the tsunami generated by the off-Tonga volcanic eruption the other day. Isn’t “passively monitoring performance” (above) just part of that “big picture”? We have met the enemy and it R us….

      Oh well: at my advanced age, by the noted “2026” I might well be outta here…. Can one possibly imagine what this world will look and function like in 50 years or less–if “humanity” makes it that far? I can’t….

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      Comment by roberthstiver | January 17, 2022 | Reply

  2. George Orwell predicted it 73,74 years ago9in 1948, when he wrote his epic “1984”, “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU”……

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | January 17, 2022 | Reply

  3. can we get such a switch for the tongues of politicians?

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    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | January 17, 2022 | Reply


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