Intel hasn't fabbed in Asia in the past for several reasons, one of which is intellectual property protection. If I'm not mistaken, Intel is constructing its first Asian fab now, somewhere in China.
I personally don't see a problem with continuing to use the gas tax, but increasing it: It encourages people to drive more fuel efficient cars. I don't see this monitoring technology as being useful.
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