GM Will Equip New Vehicles With a Device Allowing Police to Remotely Stop Them

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    You guys who are saying that OnStar is a optional service- it is.

    But remember that the hardware is still there if you pay for the service or not. When you call up to tell them you want to pay for OnStar, who do you think turns it on? The same people who put it in the car in the first place. So, if your paying for it or not, if they want to turn it on and use it for whatever, they will.


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    Actually the OnStar on my car quit working a long time ago and I haven't had it fixed nor do I plan to. Just disconnect the antenna from the box and no send or receive signal.

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    Nothing new, some cars even have black boxes.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2087207/

    "Black boxes—event data recorders like the ones found in airliners—are increasingly common in automobiles and vary from one type of car to another. But cars with airbags have long had onboard computers with the sensors and software necessary to determine within 1/100 of a second that you're in a crash; that's how cars know when to deploy the bags. These computers, called sensing and diagnostic modules, are located inside the transmission hump, behind the dashboard, or under the seat, and constantly collect and process data on the car's acceleration or deceleration. Airbag-equipped cars made by General Motors (which owns Cadillac) have had SDMs since 1974"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG E View Post
    I'll wrap mine in foil to "foil" the operation.

    Be interesting to see if there are hacks to disable the remote kill.

    What about the ole California Stop? Much more fun to watch on TV.
    It will be a service provided as part of Onstar... you can opt out.

    If your car doesn't even have Onstar, no issue.
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