Learn how within the Infrastructure Bill is a kill switch safety system that will be installed in every future vehicle and what that entails.
Did you know, in the recent Infrastructure Bill was an act that was signed into law that can literally stop you in your tracks?
Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center.
Another act has been signed into law by President Biden, hidden in the Infrastructure Bill outlined by the right act of 2021.
Now, I don’t want to lose you because I know what you’re thinking.
Just another law.
But this one can stop you in your tracks.
According to this bill, by 2026, all vehicles must be manufactured with a safety switch, otherwise known as a kill switch.
You heard me, right?
This sounds like something out of a black mirror, or for those of you who remember the episode from the X-Files called kill switch.
When vehicles were going rogue and Mulder and Scully, they were able to activate a kill switch in the vehicles.
The difference is this isn’t made for TV.
It is legally giving the government capability to shut down your vehicle while driving.
Their intentions are to stop criminals safely, such as during the infamous OJ Simpson car chase.
If only the police could have turned off his vehicle and stopped it right in its tracks.
Politicians claim the purpose of the kill switch is to monitor and maintain drunk driving.
But it has the capability to go further.
Hypothetically, if you are just tired and you slightly drift while the vehicle will it disengage and stop you in your tracks?
Will you be stranded on the side of a desolate road only to discover you can’t restart the vehicle?
Will you have to wait for the police to arrive and determine that you’re not impaired?
There are so many unknown scenarios that could come from this law. More importantly, who specifically has access to using the kill switch.
Can you imagine the potential ramifications, if this backdoor into your vehicle is exploited?
For this technology to work, data must be obtained regarding your driving habits, and when the deviation is detected, how long does it take before the kill switch activates?
Who has access to the data regarding your driving habits?
Will the insurance companies be able to obtain the data and possibly use it against you?
So many variables.
It’s amazing that it’s become law, or I guess I shouldn’t be amazed.
This is another example of Big Brother.
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