Originally Posted by Chromeshadow
Have you read the sync fine print for the 2012?
"you consent that certain diagnostic information
may also be accessed electronically by Ford Motor Company and Ford
authorized service facilities, and that the diagnostic information may be
USED FOR ANY PURPOSE. See your SYNC supplement for more information"
That may be all well and good...but there are 3 things at work here.
1) Ford owns the rights to the information. Sure it may be theirs to sell and who knows, they might.
2) Since a 2012 is only "collecting" information and not reporting it, wouldn't a LEO or a lawyer have to subpoena Ford for the information? (see pt 1)
3) I don't know of a Law Enforcement branch that has the manpower or can afford the manpower to sift thru 100's of thousands of reports just to write tickets on principal. The costs outweigh the gains. Same reason they started taking down all of the traffic enforcement cameras. Drivers got so paranoid at the intersections they were on, they caused more accidents than if the cameras had never been there. Plus maintenance, purchase and payment for 3rd party to write and send the tickets. Costs outweigh the gains.
So i may agree that it is helpful in the right situation for the right people/purpose and argue that there are ways they can snag us...but the technology is too far beyond finding a practical and cost-effective way to manage it from an enforcement perspective.