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Thanks to “consent” buried deep in sales agreements, car manufacturers are tracking tens of millions of US cars

Millions of new cars sold in the US and Europe are “connected,” having some mechanism for exchanging data with their manufacturers after the cars are sold; these cars stream or batch-upload location data and other telemetry to their manufacturers, who argue that they are allowed to do virtually anything they want with this data, thanks to the “explicit consent” of the car owners — who signed a lengthy contract at purchase time that contained a vague and misleading clause deep in its fine-print.
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Source: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/22/cars-watching-you.html

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Speak Your Car’s Language With This $12 Wi-Fi OBD2 Dongle

q8bmxg0hnwgujleiq777.jpgYou’ve heard of Automatic’s smart driving assistant, but if $130 is too rich for your blood, this OBD2 dongle costs over 90% less, connects to any iPhone or Android device over Wi-Fi, and can fulfill many of the same functions using various third party apps.

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Source: https://deals.kinja.com/speak-your-cars-language-with-this-12-wi-fi-obd2-dongl-1822275676

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Time’s up in 2018 for those old, objectifying stereotypes of Detroit auto show models

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Mitsubishi Will Sell Cars With No Mirrors Next Year


You know that warning on your car’s side view mirror that says “objects may be closer than they appear”? You won’t see that on this new Mitsubishi prototype. You won’t even see mirrors […]

The post Mitsubishi Will Sell Cars With No Mirrors Next Year appeared first on Geek.com.

Source: https://www.geek.com/tech/mitsubishi-will-sell-cars-with-no-mirrors-next-year-1728203/?source

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Trucks, muscle, and futurism: 7 Detroit Auto Show rides we can’t wait to drive

The Detroit Auto Show press days have come and gone, and the reveals this year were quite diverse. Trucks, muscle cars, and high-tech concepts ruled the stage this year, and inside, we’re counting down our favorites.

The post Trucks, muscle, and futurism: 7 Detroit Auto Show rides we can’t wait to drive appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/best-cars-2018-detroit-auto-show/

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Green, subtle, and mean: the Ford Mustang Bullitt roars again this summer

Ford is celebrating the movie Bullitt’s 50th anniversary with a commemorative Mustang. Unveiled in Detroit, the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt boasts a dark green paint job, subtle styling, and V8 power.

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Source: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/2019-ford-mustang-bullitt-news-performance-specs-pictures/

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Ford just unveiled a Mustang that references a legendary movie car chase starring Steve McQueen