GPS Vehicle Tracking; Do You Know Where Your Teen Driver Is Now?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Yosemite Man, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. Yosemite Man

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    Yosemite Man, Feb 1, 2004
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  2. Yosemite Man

    athol Guest

    So, while on the wrong side of the road overtaking at WOT with an
    oncoming truck just having appeared around a curve, mommy decides
    to drop the car's speed by magic remote control. What a great
    road safety initiative!
    Yay. Just wait for your favourite goverment to decide that these devices
    are a good way of booking you for speeding...

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    athol, Feb 1, 2004
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  3. Yosemite Man

    Another Tom Guest


    The police can get that info via the black box

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/blackbox/
     
    Another Tom, Feb 1, 2004
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  4. Yosemite Man

    athol Guest

    The information in that black box is thoroughly unreliable.
    Recognition in court indicates a total failure to understand the
    practical limitations of the technology.

    For example, if the rear wheels are airborne, the "vehicle speed"
    recorded will be the speed that the drive wheels were spinning at,
    not the actual vehicle speed.

    I'd have to dig up some links, but I've seen quite a bit explained
    about the unreliability of data recorded by these devices.

    Also, looking at that article, they fail to mention that the final
    positions of the cars and the nature and extent of damage would have
    allowed the estimation of vehicle speeds at the time of impact... It
    isn't rocket science, really. They are using an unreliable electronic
    device because (a) it suits them, and (b) it's easy.

    Oh, and neither of my cars has such a black box...
     
    athol, Feb 2, 2004
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