The article continues, "...the invention has the potential to evaluate drivers' physiological data, including heart rate, blood pressure and electrocardiogram signals, which could be recorded from steering wheel sensors."
Imagine a world where you are denied employment or credit based on the information obtained from your car and sold by your insurer. Imagine a world where your insurer predicts how you may act or react in the future. Imagine your personal physiological information in Allstate's hands.
Good hands, indeed, right? What could possibly go wrong?
The alerts are for huge catastrophes (a Presidential Alert), then for weather / natural calamities, and one for AMBER alerts. One can turn off the latter, but the Presidential alert cannot be turned off.
The article mentions only 4S and 5 get this update. That said, I have a 4 and it got the update this morning.
This was enacted in 2006, for those keeping track of such things.
I, for one, do not care for this any more than I like the idea of them reading my communications to begin with. Oh, I'm sorry, the "metadata" from my communications.
TigerPlish writes: In certain high-density areas of the USA, such as Boston, New York City, South Florida (Broward and Dade Counties), TomTom LIVE traffic data fails to load in a reasonable time during the rush hours. Sometimes it loads in 10 minutes, sometimes in 20, and very often, never. This negates whatever benefits LIVE traffic data promised.
There's a long-running thread thread in the TomTom discussion forums dealing with the US LIVE issues.
TigerPlish writes: An investigative piece in the Washington Post brings forth that Mitt Romney once forcibly pinned a fellow male student and cut off his long bleached blonde hair simply because Romney thought it (the hair) wasn't right. Another incident involved deliberately holding a door closed on a blind teacher.
Pranks are pranks, but to this reader, these actions are those of an antisocial homophobic psycho.
Is this the type of person we want as President of the USA?
TigerPlish writes: A Washington Post investigative piece alleges Mitt Romney indulged in fairly aggressive / abusive bullying behavior, including pinning down a fellow male student and cutting off his bleached blonde hair because...he can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!