Our masters and kill switches

Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“[I]n the 2026 model year, all new cars (and presumably SUVs, pick-ups, and similar vehicles) will have kill switches installed. These will be programmed to monitor a driver’s performance and behavior and shut down the vehicle if the software determines (based on auto manufacturer and government decisions) that the driver is unsafe. … This isn’t something installed to keep a drunk driver from starting and driving off in a car. This isn’t a warning ‘assistance’ system to make us more alert behind the wheel, or warn us of a hazard. This is a system that can – with little warning – disable the vehicle until something (and no one knows for sure what) allows the car to be driven again.” (11/18/23)