Showing, once again, why the Internet and computers don’t belong in a car, the Biden administration is pushing for new rules that would force car makers to add a kill switch to new cars that would allow government officials to turn your car off remotely.
In fact, if you have one of those garbage electric vehicles, you have already fallen in line with Biden’s desire to control you because your EV already has a kill switch in it that can be activated by the car manufacturer.
This is nothing but an attempt to control your life and shit down your freedom of movement.
Biden recently signed into law a requirement that all vehicles produced after 2026 be fitted with a remote kill switch. Electric vehicles are already equipped with this capability via internet-connected “superchargers.” These corporations can sell you a product for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, then prevent you from using them. Worse yet, if the law is not challenged or repealed, these kill switches will have a “back door” that allows government agencies to shut your vehicle off remotely as well.
With conservatives slowly waking up to the reality that corporate managers are not on our side, this should be among our top concerns. Internal combustion vehicles, so far, are free of the sorts of nanny state controls that are standard on electric vehicles, so preserving our access to gasoline and diesel fuel is an absolute necessity
Right to repair is also an important issue. It is not, as some techno-authoritarians claim, a simple matter for tinkerers. Rather, it is a critical component of our ability to maintain freedom of movement. Right to repair ensures that we are able to hire independent professionals to repair our vehicles and other products rather than being forced to pay astronomical prices to manufacturers.
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