Your next car will have the tech to remotely lock you down.
Automaker Ford has filed a patent for technology that will allow semi and fully autonomous vehicles to "repossess themselves" if the owner misses loan or lease payments reports ReclaimtheNet.com
The patent titled “Systems and Methods to Repossess a Vehicle.” states that all future Ford vehicles would be able to disable “a functionality of one or more components of the vehicle.”
If a driver misses a payment, functions like cruise control, radio, air conditioning, and GPS would be disabled to irritate the driver.
Missing more payments worsens the repossession cycle. The vehicle would produce an “incessant and unpleasant sound” and if the driver still does not pay, they would be locked out of their vehicle.
If being locked out does not force the driver to pay, the vehicle could drive itself to a safe and nearby location where a team would repossess the vehicle without confronting the driver.
ReclaimtheNet.com. go on to say: The patent application was filed in August 2021 and published in February. However, it could be years before the technology is implemented. Additionally, filing a patent does not necessarily guarantee that the technology will be implemented.
However, news that cars could be controlled remotely confirms what many freedom campaigners have been warning of for some time. It is not, necessarily, the automaker they are worried about, it is the government gaining 'access' to this technology that is so frightening. There is real concern that the technology would be used by governments as part of a climate lockdown programme.
Now the technology is known to exist it is down to future governments to promise they won't use such technologies to enforce lockdowns with some suggesting that, if the technology had existed during the pandemic, they would have definitely deployed it and so are likely to in the future.