Auto Manifesto

July 25, 2008

OnStar to Track Mileage

It's a first step toward the ultimate in vehicle navigation. OnStar is reported to begin collecting information about how much vehicles equipped with the system are driven. It will be voluntary at first, with the idea that drivers could be eligible for insurance discounts. Of course, if that is possible then the opposite is also possible.

And while some people may have privacy concerns about this, cell phone location is already tracked. Plus a road network would likely need to know where the vehicles on it are at all times in order for driverless cars to operate smoothly. This is interesting technology.

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