Despite my enthusiasm for driverless cars, I recognize that their use will involve are trade-offs. One of the concerns is privacy.
This “Valet Mode” monitoring device sounds neato, but when you get to the part of the story that talks about “federal transportation officials…drafting the regulations for cars to start communicating with other vehicles electronically” and “[t]hat will pave the way for 100% monitoring of all vehicle activity,” think about it for a minute. Since most of us don’t have to worry too much about valets abusing our sports cars that go zero to sixty in 3.8 seconds, do we really want a technology that will allow “100% monitoring of all vehicle activity?”
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