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I've read a lot of hype from other websites on how Onstar tracks you and all this big brother bs...

but I've also read that GM has been locking down and watching the way people drive (speeding etc...) and voiding warranties on cars b/c people went over the speed limit or pounding on the peddle...is this true? I mean I'm sure everyone has sped from time to time, but now I'm going to think twice if it voids my warranty
 

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USFwrestler said:
I've read a lot of hype from other websites on how Onstar tracks you and all this big brother bs...

but I've also read that GM has been locking down and watching the way people drive (speeding etc...) and voiding warranties on cars b/c people went over the speed limit or pounding on the peddle...is this true? I mean I'm sure everyone has sped from time to time, but now I'm going to think twice if it voids my warranty
Not true about Onstar - you can read the details of their privacy agreement at their website at www.onstar.com which talks about when the vehicle can be tracked

Haven't heard anything about GM tracking either - again - the details of the GM privacy agreement (when vehicle data is stored or recorded) by visiting www.gm.com
 

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Whoever said that watched too much Sopranos haha. The originator of that info prob also thinks that they will be tracked when they use there EZPass too.
 

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Whoever said that watched too much Sopranos haha. The originator of that info prob also thinks that they will be tracked when they use there EZPass too.
They knew the exact time I went thru the toll booth on the Pa. pike....
Who starts these things???
 

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I don't think we have anything to worry about until you start getting a monthly bill
from your State or Province

"Excessive Speed and Moving Violation Data Collection Center"[/color]​

When that day comes there will either be a civil war...
or...
GTPprix will be reprogramming 24 hours a day...
 

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If that day comes, I'll be happy to rip off the Onstar comm unit on the top of the Terrain...I listen to music on my ipod or android anyways, no need for a radio antenna lol
 

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Yeah! I don't see that happening...besides who doesn't speed or run a few lights from time to time. Just imagine how many people would be complaining to Onstar for that or like someone said..."ripping off the antenna" so they can't "track you" anymore lol
 

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Many cars now have a 'black box'.

It records the last few seconds of the vehicles operation. how many saconds I dont know- but enough to give data to whoever reads it.

Many times this is used by accident investigators looking into accidents.
This way they can tell how fast you were going, if you had foot on gas, on brake, engine RPM's etc... accident recreation...
Though I will say- Toyotas black box- is notorious for being hard to get info from. (became more apparent with the gas pedal fiasco).
 

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Many cars now have a 'black box'.

It records the last few seconds of the vehicles operation. how many saconds I dont know- but enough to give data to whoever reads it.

Many times this is used by accident investigators looking into accidents.
This way they can tell how fast you were going, if you had foot on gas, on brake, engine RPM's etc... accident recreation...
Though I will say- Toyotas black box- is notorious for being hard to get info from. (became more apparent with the gas pedal fiasco).
It takes a court order to get the info and is normally only used to sort out the facts in a serious accident. In this day and age of everyone suing everyone it allows the manufacturer's to defend themselves from false claims regarding the accident. It can also work in favor of the OnStar user by showing that you A. Weren't speeding and B. You did hit the brakes before the collision and C. You did have your seatbelt on.

Obviously it can work the other way as well and prove you weren't paying attention at the time of the accident but it's not used to track your driving habits. Actually, Internet forums can and do cause problems for some due to posting on various forums about speeding, street racing and other illegal activities. Sometimes these posts find their way to authorities. Also admissions about modifying engines, brakes, computers etc. can find their way back to a manufacturer's rep with a resulting warranty claim denial. It doesnt happen often but it does happen.
 

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I hear NY state is considering giving out Speeding Tix , by monitoring how long you take to go from one toll to another on the NYS Thruway, via your EZ Pass Toll!!! I can't live w/o EZ Pass and I cannot drive 55MPH in my SRX! Hope it ain't so......

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Motorman said:
I hear NY state is considering giving out Speeding Tix , by monitoring how long you take to go from one toll to another on the NYS Thruway, via your EZ Pass Toll!!! I can't live w/o EZ Pass and I cannot drive 55MPH in my SRX! Hope it ain't so......

MM
FYI - AFAIK. the speed limit on the NYS Thruway is 65 MPH, but you probably can't drive 65 either, but I don't think there is a song with those lyrics !
 

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FYI - AFAIK. the speed limit on the NYS Thruway is 65 MPH, but you probably can't drive 65 either, but I don't think there is a song with those lyrics !
Some parts are 55 mph in Westchester and Lower Rockland counties. If you speed through the toll on the Tappan Zee bridge with an E-Z Pass (Issued by the Authotity so you get a discount for regular commuters) they can suspend your tag. It;s 5 mph through the booths and 35 mph via the quick lanes
 
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