Saturday, February 27th, 2016 (No comments yet
OnStar was recently admonished by several senators for its plan to spy on people (even non-customers).
OnStar is apparently hoping to create a new revenue stream by collecting data about the movements of OnStar-equipped cars. Obviously, this data set will be more comprehensive—and, therefore, more lucrative—if it includes data from former OnStar subscribers as well as current ones. In an announcement e-mailed to subscribers earlier this month, the company said that, starting December 1, it would continue collecting data from subscribers even after they cancel their service. OnStar also said it reserved the right to sell aggregated and anonymized data to third parties.
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 (No comments yet
I don't like OnStar. That said, here's an article about how OnStar can be used to remotely slow down and then disable stolen cars (particularly those involved in a high-speed chase).
I wonder how long it will be until they incorporate automatic ticketing for people who exceed the speed limit.