Besides, considering how much MS Word (in particular) tends to frustrate you by doing its own thing, I'd say transitioning to OO.o is that much more trivial when you have a lot of control and usablility to trade for your effort.
What's more, It's immeasurably easier to transition to OO.o than to transition to the MS Office "Ribbon" interface. So, again, your argument isn't well founded.
GPS tracking is a no go. It's also a stupid and rather extreme proposal. Just raise (or apply, if they don't have one) the sales tax on the purchase/lease of cars. Then charge more for tag renewal. Next, charge more for inspection stickers. Finally, charge more for the gas tax. All of these taxes but the gas tax can be varied by the weight of the vehicle to keep them fair. For even more precision, they can be varied by the MPG of the vehicle too.
Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long