the Black Helicopters are coming!!!!
: It started out in the race pits.
: This article is from a British newspaper today. What's there today will
: here tomorrow, so get ready, because, like so many other things, it's
: to happen no matter what we say. We will no longer be masters of
: even our own cars. Cell phones are going to have automatic tracking
: devices, and the computers in our cars are going to be used to give
: over to someone else whenever they think it is best for us. I hate it
: someone does something for my own good. It never works out that way.
: Police call for remote button to stop cars
: Motorists face new 'Big Brother' technology
: After speed cameras, road humps and mobile phone bans, there could be more
: bad news for Britain's motorists. Police are urging Ministers to give them
: the power to stop vehicles by remote control.
: In what will be seen as yet another example of the in-creasing power of
: Brother, drivers face the prospect of their cars being halted by somebody
: pushing a button.
: 'Providing an effective means to remotely stop a vehicle is fast becoming
: priority,' Hammond told a European conference. 'The development of a safe
: and controlled system to enable remote stopping has the potential to
: directly save lives.'
: However, Bert Morris, deputy director of the AA Motoring Trust said:
: don't like the idea of Big Brother taking over their driving. In years to
: come that might be acceptable, but it's very, very important that there's
: step-by-step approach.'
: Cars could be stopped by the gradual reduction of engine power so it
: comes to a stop, or by making sure when drivers come to a halt they can
: move again.
: The key is the electronics box in most new cars which, when the driver
: presses the accelerator or brake, sends a message to the engine to speed
: or slow down. It can be programmed to limit the speed generally or
: to the position of the car, established via a GPS satellite. For remote
: operation, a modem, which works like a mobile phone, can be used tell the
: car to slow down or stop.
: Similar radio telemetry was used by Formula One pit crews to adjust the
: engines of racing cars at up to 200mph - until it was banned this year.
: Another link is to technology which would stop cars going above certain
: speed limits - either a fixed maximum such as 70mph, or varying according
: the local limit.
: Experts now believe the technology could start to be used voluntarily by
: end of the decade and ultimately could be made mandatory.
: I owe much.
: I have nothing.
: I leave the rest to the poor.