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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 12:04 PM Thread Starter

 
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Work for Govt? Drive a govt vehicle?

There's always someone watching...

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 12:43 PM

 
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Re: Work for Govt? Drive a govt vehicle?

i work for the state....they're too cheap to install those in all our trucks
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 12:47 PM

 
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Islip saved nearly 14,000 gallons of gas over a three-month period from the previous year after GPS devices were installed. Nolan said that shows that employees know they are being watched and are no longer using Islip's 614 official vehicles for personal business.

14,000 gallons at $3.00/gal (probably low estimate) is $42,000. Since they have 614 vehicles, that's about $70 of gas savings per car per three months.

I bet those GPS units are not more than 150/200 each -- they will pay for themselves in a year just from gas savings!

Not to mention, the productivity increase from employees not going to the gym on the clock

sounds great to me!
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 12:47 PM

 
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It's not just the Gubment, many private companies also use GPS technology in their vehicles.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 12:49 PM

 
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It's not just the Gubment, many private companies also use GPS technology in their vehicles.
it is spelt "gubmint"
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 12:52 PM Thread Starter

 
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OnStar has similar technology, doesn't it?
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OnStar has similar technology, doesn't it?
Yes, Onstar can locate your vehicle whenever they want.
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it is spelt "gubmint"
Not were im form.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 12:58 PM Thread Starter

 
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Yes, Onstar can locate your vehicle whenever they want.
I also heard (not sure how accurate) that if you were to get into an accident, insurances would be able to tell if you were being truthful about the circumstances of the crash (speed for example) through data gathered by OnStar. Pretty scary (and sucky for the private citizen).
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I also heard (not sure how accurate) that if you were to get into an accident, insurances would be able to tell if you were being truthful about the circumstances of the crash (speed for example) through data gathered by OnStar. Pretty scary (and sucky for the private citizen).
Yes, they can practically tell anything that your car is doing or did.


I am not sure what is so scary about it.

It isn't sucky for the private citizen, it was their choice to buy a vehicle with that system and again their decision to have it connected.
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