Tags: ford | auto | gps | surveillance

Ford to Drivers: We Know When You're Speeding

Image: Ford to Drivers: We Know When You're Speeding Ford Vice-President Jim Farley

Friday, 10 Jan 2014 03:21 PM

By Cynthia Fagen

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Their vehicles may be "Ford Tough" but it's tough luck on owners who may unwittingly have had GPS data of their driving habits secretly tracked and stored by the giant carmaker, according to an executive's stunning admission at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Business Insider reported Friday.

“We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you’re doing it. We have GPS in your car, so we know what you’re doing.” Ford Vice-President Jim Farley told a Las Vegas crowd Wednesday. Farley, the global marketing and sales division chief, let this admission slip while speaking about how collection of personal data could be helpful in solving traffic and other driving problems.

“By the way, we don’t supply that data to anyone,” Farley added.

Realizing his gaffe, he said, "I absolutely left the wrong impression about how Ford operates. We do not track our customers in their cars without approval or consent."

Some 96 percent of Ford vehicles sold last year had variations of GPS systems on board.

Last month Ford unveiled a prototype car of the future, a self-driving vehicle equipped with a LIDAR, a light radar mapping system with onboard cameras.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Charlie Rangel: GOP Believes 'Slavery Isn't Over'

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 23:09 PM

Rep. Charlie Rangel on Thursday likened Republicans to Confederates from the Civil War era, charging that they "believe  . . .

New York Archdiocese to Reorganize, Merge Parishes

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 22:51 PM

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York will merge more than 50 parishes because of lower attendance and rising expen . . .

Michelle Bachmann: World Sees US Has No Plan to Fight Terrorism

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 21:56 PM

The world has no confidence in U.S. leadership because they don't know what our plans to fight terrorism are, Rep. Miche . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved