Most automobiles made today have the ability to store insane amounts of information about you and your driving habits. Thought it was just your smart phone, think again.
A vehicle’s engine computer has the ability to store vast amounts data about your driving habits. Remember those Prius’s with the gas pedals that kept getting stuck? How do you think they were able to verify if you had the problem? There has been a swarm of controversy about who owns this data, as the only people who have access to it presently are the vehicle manufacturers and they aren’t inclined to part with it, because the law doesn’t say they have to.
So in 2009 they were able to broadly recreate a “stuck accelerator pedal” scene, today they are putting clauses in your lease that they will track you as you use the vehicle. How do you feel about the manufacturer of your car having access to “determine where you shop, the weather on your street, how often you wears his seat belt, what you were doing moments before a wreck — even where you like to eat and how much you weighs.” ? A little creepy considering smart phones already know way too much about us.