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Pyrrhuloxia

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:45:25 AM

Motor vehicles should be equipped with "connected technology" that could help drivers avoid accidents, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The call comes in a report NTSB filed following an investigation into a deadly collision between a Mack truck and a school bus at an intersection in New Jersey last year. NTSB concludes that connected vehicle technology, or machine-to-machine (M2M) communication tools, could have provided active warnings to the bus driver and possibly prevented the crash. Researchers currently are developing M2M communication technology that would enable vehicles to exchange data and know what is taking place around them. For example, researchers at Intel and National Taiwan University...
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oldmack
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 2:14:38 AM

ok
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 1:14:26 AM

One more broadcast vibration to affect the car occupants health.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 11:06:42 PM

No thanks
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endymion
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 10:11:04 PM

Sounds like a distraction to me...no substitute for paying attention and using GOOD JUDGEMENT
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drobbbb
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:24:36 PM

anything to avoid these senseless accidents that tie up traffic for hours
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bston
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:19:54 PM

Probably not good in the long run.
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 10:49:29 AM

More stuff that can break and/or cause problems and raise the price of vehicles. If you are a halfway decent driver, you already know what's going on around you at all times. This is just an excuse for people to become even worse drivers.
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tillandsia
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 10:34:30 AM

seems like a good idea, since so many drivers are either distracted or rude nowadays. Extra safety is good.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 9:02:09 AM

no thanks. I want as little tech on my vehicles as possible.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 6:49:36 AM

I don't think so.
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Bussman
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 4:32:08 AM

Yak, yak, yak...don't talk back!
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:31:08 AM

no
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:09:37 AM

If my car could speak, then it would say some nasty words, and the do it for the kids liberals wouldn't like that and the theocrat conservatives would lecture me on their version of the Bible.
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RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 10:34:41 PM

Noooo!!!!
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Ticobird
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:54:12 PM

This inter-vehicle communication day is coming. I hope to live long enough to see it in action.
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:20:13 PM

They can then snoope
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schvanda63
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 9:12:04 PM

The Fed's can't even talk to each other. All they do is argue and point fingers.
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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:52:37 PM

More and more big brother, black box for cars, all will have GPS in the near future, OnStar systems, hence big brother always knows where you are & where you go.
Not good!
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:44:30 PM

A right trend.
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wz
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:41:26 PM

Big Brother already knows more about us than I am comfortable with, and I don't want to give them another data collection mechanism. It may accomplish its stated objective or reducing crashes (so would attentive drivers), but this technology would also make it easier for the government to track your every move or compile a database of driving habits. Any M2M communication should have a very limited range (100 ft?) and contain no personally identifiable information - so police cannot place monitors to direct officers where to find traffic offenders (even after the offense).
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DellDude2
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:34:42 PM

Future cars talking to each other:

Hacker Car: Hey, where has your driver been?

Your Car: The grocery and just now the bank.

Hacker Car: Pull over to the curb so I can rob you. Here's the code.

Your Car: Ok.
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:31:39 PM

Will cars be cutting jokes
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 8:00:55 PM

No thanks.
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:47:13 PM

Please, enough distracted driving already
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:37:15 PM

Great idea!

Just as long as they don't date!
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doggod
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 7:10:30 PM

If it weren't for the government's intrusion in the road industry, manufacturers would have put this in place years ago. No technological challenge, just a matter of doing it. But you can't do stuff easily when you have bureaucrats on your back.

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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:28:03 PM

Fewer accidents so fewer cops? Doubt it.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 6:05:43 PM

"Never Trust a president that Spies on Americans!"
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TripleHs
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 5:36:40 PM

easy to monitor, ha ha
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APlus
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:47:21 PM

Forget talking cars
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:44:53 PM

I don't want this.
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charg3rguy1991
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:35:49 PM

The feds want a lot of things it doesn't mean they will be good things, I can't see this working, for you to respond to a warning would mean you will need to receive it quite sometime in advance, and then you would be getting so many of them. Cars can't predict the future
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Flashcube
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:19:44 PM

Extra warnings can't hurt, but it really gets down to the two drivers alertness and paying attention.
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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:08:37 PM

Not me.
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WestDriver
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:01:22 PM

Talk to each other and to the NSA.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 3:49:02 PM

More junk that is not needed.
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Grismer
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:27:03 PM

Getting to know you and all you do takes very high priority with government.
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nybearhunter
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:26:35 PM

they have lost their collective minds.
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CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:24:49 PM

My car can whip your car...
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:13:03 PM

I don't want this.
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fedupMN
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 2:02:37 PM

Probably not in my lifetime.
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bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:58:27 PM

Something for the hackers to hack and easier for the government to track and spy on everybody.Just will have to ask the car to be a tattletale.Amusing and scary.
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:54:59 PM

Good application.
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:46:36 PM

Make it happen.
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whitebear1883
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:39:27 PM

Hey, if it saves a few lives, why not?
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:38:33 PM

SKYNET and terminator comments are noted.
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GFJ
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:33:27 PM

This idea has a long way to go before it is accepted. Need to concentrate more on the "computer" that is between the driver's ears.
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:31:02 PM

How about "buzz off" or something like that?
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AmmoManAaron
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:24:00 PM

I will not comply - Big Brother already watches us too much!
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JoeKR
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:00:34 PM

Perhaps it will help, but noting will work against distracted, careless, sleepy, drunk or careless drivers!
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