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Old 07-01-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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Yes, you heard it right. And do you like the idea of your car telling the police that you were speeding or not wearing your seat belt in the name of safety?

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Old 07-01-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
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When I started reading that, I was furious about a car tattling on you. But after reading the article, I guess it's worth it. Of course I won't have to worry about it till the kids are out of the house and sell my old school 88 lol.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:28 PM   #3
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Yes, you heard it right. And do you like the idea of your car telling the police that you were speeding or not wearing your seat belt in the name of safety?

http://www.torquenews.com/106/2015-f...when-you-crash
Go back and read the article...it only reports in an event of an accident. It's built to be a warning/safety beacon, not a deterrent.

It's not as if the car is reporting everything you are doing wrong, every second you're driving.
In the event of an accident, I feel that it's necessary and helpful to those in response to the incident have as much information as possible. Preparation and knowing a situation before arriving on the scene for a "First Response" team could be the difference between saving your life or not, regardless of what the car reported you doing, who's at fault or what the officer sites you for. It's a win/win and I applaud the innovators for their outward thinking, especially in the social media driven, lack of attention world we drive in.

Now, IF the insurance companies lobby for reporting intervals to "check up on you", then we start having issues
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:21 AM   #4
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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"



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includes information about the performance or status of various systems
and modules in the vehicle, such as engine, throttle, steering or brake
systems. In order to properly diagnose and service your vehicle, Ford
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used for any purpose. See your SYNC௡ supplement for more information.
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:11 PM   #5
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I remember back to a day when a person was assume innocent of wrongdoing until he proved otherwise, and what what you did was your business and nobody else's.

Only nosey old Mrs. cratchet stuck her nose in your business.
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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.
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