Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
T asks: Did you ever do an article on Mel Farr? Your GM Diversity article reminded me of him.The News, Free Press and Crain’s spoke highly of him but when the “On Time Device” went to court he sort of faded away.
My reply: I’m familiar with “The Superstar” – former pro football player and car dealer Mel Farr – but haven’t written about him. I probably ought to because his “on time” device presaged what’s coming . . . for all of us.
Basically, if you missed a payment, Mel could remotely disable the car. This is the same idea – and the same tech – which can and likely will be applied to cars generally. But not for missing a payment. Instead, for driving “too far.”
Or “emitting” too much carbon dioxide.
Perhaps because you posted/Tweeted something politically incorrect.
I’ve been trying to warn people about this possibility for years. By now, it’s so obviously coming that you almost have to be in a coma not to notice the signs.
I hope it can be stopped before it’s too late… .
Got a question about cars – or anything else? Click on the “ask Eric” link and send ’em in!
If you like what you’ve found here please consider supporting EPautos.
PS: Get an EPautos magnet (pictured below) in return for a $20 or more one-time donation or a $10 or more monthly recurring donation. (Please be sure to tell us you want a sticker – and also, provide an address, so we know where to mail the thing!)
My latest eBook is also available for your favorite price – free! Click here.