because it doesn't spy on me. And snitch on me.
All new cars - by law - are being fitted with Event Data Recorders (EDRs) or “black boxes” that record this data – and many others things besides.
The ’15 Corvette will – reportedly – take video of your driving. And store it. See here.
Here is an interesting preview of what’s in store for the rest of us – not just Corvette drivers.
Can you smell it yet?
The ’14 Mazda3, like an ever-expanding roll call of new cars, also
offers pre-emptive braking. Mazda calls it something else, of
course (“Smart City Brake Support,” to be precise. Yack). But that’s
what it does. Pre-emptively brakes. The car decides it’s time
to slow – or even stop – and does so. You are second banana. This
usurper technology is integral – essential – for the practical
implementation of the driver-free (Google calls it driverless, but that’s a misnomer) car. The car has a driver.
It’s just not you.
I foresee a lot of quiet "Here's how you disconnect this crap" in the future. At the least for the 'Tell Big Momma where you are and what you're doing' crap.