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Get vehicle stats sent directly to your iPhone with Automatic Link

By Shawn Knight
Mar 12, 2013
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  1. ArthurZ

    ArthurZ TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Malware and court orders work around passwords. My thinking if these stats are now obtainable (think phone calls monitoring) the authorities may want to use the data. The vehicle manufactures today are already obliged to store details speed, breaks use, direction, etc. on airbag deployement after all.
     
  2. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Member Posts: 54   +11

    I feel like this is a feature that car manufacturers should make standard (or optional, I guess) in all vehicles. There's no reason nowadays, that when you buy a newer vehicle, you can't link your phone or other device (tablet, laptop) to your car for diagnostic information. I think car owners have the right to easily and more affordably (goodbye $150 diagnostic fees from the repair shop!) know what is going on with the innards of their vehicle.
     
  3. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,078   +76

    "Malware and court orders work around passwords" - So we should just throw our hands up in the air, and not use passwords? Give me a break. Get an antivirus on your phone if you're worried about malware (which is pretty rare on Android/iOS anyway). As for the court order to get around your password, that probably won't happen unless you're suspected of the rape and murder of your grandmother. Driving is a privilege, not a right (hence the license), so if you don't want an insurance company to know everything there is to know about your bad driving habits, start taking the bus. If you don't like it that vehicle manufacturers are obliged to store details about your horrible driving, then call your congressman/senator. Don't automatically assume that a new startup company is just looking to rat you out to the man, when you kill a pedestrian while breaking your neck to Justin Bieber (It's ok, I know you do ;) ).
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,654   +323

    September 27, 2008
    iPhone OBD-II app
    http://hackaday.com/2008/09/27/use-rev-on-your-iphone-to-read-your-obd-ii-port/

    Only one claiming it things are stolen are you and another guy above you. Must there be at least 1 person in any Apple related story to come in bash Apple in some way? Get over it man, you have become exactly what you claim to hate about Apple fanboys.
     
  5. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    No, the point being made, and what is true, is that passwords are out of style due to how weak they are. Until the new hashing algorithm gets released, password hacking and other such trouble will continue happening.
     


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