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    Anglesey crossbow murder: How car technology helped catch a killer - BBC News

    Some modern, expensive cars are installed with electronic systems which can track and store information about its movements.

    Over the past 10 years, such tracking had become more commonplace in car technology and security systems and could now help with investigations.

    Whall may have believed he had covered his tracks by having the Land Rover destroyed, possibly believing any telematics data would also go up in smoke, but his every move had been recorded and stored, back at Jaguar Land Rover.
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    Yup, the handbook of my mazda says they collect telematics data.

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    Keep up BP, it's called a tracker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Anglesey crossbow murder: How car technology helped catch a killer - BBC News

    Some modern, expensive cars are installed with electronic systems which can track and store information about its movements.

    Over the past 10 years, such tracking had become more commonplace in car technology and security systems and could now help with investigations.

    Whall may have believed he had covered his tracks by having the Land Rover destroyed, possibly believing any telematics data would also go up in smoke, but his every move had been recorded and stored, back at Jaguar Land Rover.
    You'd have liked his alibi - He was in a field having sex with a man! Lying bastard! If he'd said he was in a field having sex with a sheep he would've had more chance of being believed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    Keep up BP, it's called a tracker.
    I will not be buying a new car for a long time.

    And it is called big brother...
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    Wife has a Volvo XC90 and yep it tracks your every move which you can see on an app. Even lets you know when the car is left unlocked. Will even have a go at driving itself on the motorway.

    Privacy is dead and humans driving cars to follow.

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    but his every move had been recorded and stored, back at Jaguar Land Rover
    Why do planes still need black boxes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    Why do planes still need black boxes?
    because tracking is not their purpose
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    Modern cars with GPS record data of course, but how do they transmit it back to Ford or whoever, assuming they aren't cellular enabled?

    Perhaps covertly, when you connect a phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I will not be buying a new car for a long time.

    And it is called big brother...
    Does your "old" car have air bags?

    The police can already reconstruct your style of driving from the electronics therein.

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