Only 96% of new cars have GPS capability, so they do not have all the info on EVERYBODY. Yet.
A top Ford executive made a startling admission about the amount of data the auto maker tracks from its customers at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show this week.
“We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you’re doing it,” Ford Vice-President Jim Farley told a crowd in Las Vegas during the show. “We have GPS in your car, so we know what you’re doing.”What a bizarre boast for an auto executive to make. But then, maybe it was just a gaffe, so everything is OK.
Of all mass-produced vehicles in 2013, about 96 percent had computers recording and transmitting the type of data Farley was talking about. Police have even begun using such data to investigate car accidents.