Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Hit-Skip: Your Car Will Drop a Dime on You

A driver allegedly involved in two hit-and-run incidents was tracked down after her car alerted the police.

As reported by local news outlets, an unusual 911 call to emergency services took place on Friday in Port St. Lucie, Florida. You would usually expect a human voice on the end of the line, but in this scenario, a Ford vehicle alerted the police to a collision.
The rationale behind the systems is that in an accident, especially a one-car accident, the driver and other occupants may not be able to call for help. Such accidents are not unheard of. At the least, EMS goes sooner if the car calls for help.

But it'll also pick up hit-skips, so you might not want to do that.

1 comment:

w3ski said...

I used to work with that stuff as a GMC Dealer mechanic and it made me wonder how far it will go..
It (the vehicle computer) knows exactly what speed you are going,and thru it's gps system it also knows exactly what street you are on.
Going 45 in a 25? 82 on the freeway? Here is your ticket. Mail order.
It could be transmitted at the time or maybe saved up till a mandated inspection, not unlike the Ca. Smog Check program.
Heck they could remotely disable your car if you had unpaid tickets.
Personally I applaud the nailing of a hit and run driver, but I wonder just how far it will go.
"what a world, what a world"