Our dear caring government is backing a project to install devices in new cars to track the whereabouts of drivers anywhere in Europe.
Known as the Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems (CVIS) project the system will constantly communicate with nearby cars, roadside devices and a control centre, giving location, speed and direction of travel.
The story given to the public is that the system will significantly reduce road accidents, congestion and carbon emissions.
They are keeping quiet about the other 'benefits' such as the ability to track any car at any time or the ability to easily charge for road usage or even automatic reporting of breaking road traffic laws.
Indications are that the device could be installed in all new cars as early as 2013.
Although this is an European initiative, the British government are one of the primary backers.
Add this to all the other initiatives such as :-
- Contact Point (to record details of every child in the UK)
- The ID cards database (you thought this had been cancelled? - wrong - it's being accelerated!)
- Monitoring of all emails sent and every website visited
- Control orders (which require no proof and even don't require that you are told what you are suspected of)
- and many more........
The CVIS web page is mysteriously offline so the link above takes you to the google cached version.