New Algorithm Can Track Your Whereabouts Based on Speedometer Data

A computer scientist at Rutgers University recently developed an algorithm that uses the box that some insurance companies place in vehicles to monitor speed (in exchange for lower premiums) to track the driver’s whereabouts. The technique is called “elastic pathing,” and it compares the vehicle’s speed to a map, based on the assumption that the…

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US Government Moves Toward Mandatory Car Connectivity

In hopes of improving road safety and reduce vehicle collisions, the US government has moved toward requiring that vehicles come equipped with a way to communicate with each other. The new technology, called vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) uses radio frequencies to communicate potential dangers to other vehicles without compromising motorists’ personal information. The US Transportation Department…

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