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Modern vehicles and gps

Postby Queen K » Jun 25th, 2017, 8:39 pm

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#200363

The couples 2015 Nissan Titan still has not been found? :135:

Honestly, I though all newer vehicles had a GPS component and they would be easy to track. Or is that in the future?

Thank God the dog was found!

The Russell's stolen truck, a 2015 Nissan Titan, is still missing.
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Re: Modern vehicles and gps

Postby Dizzy1 » Jun 25th, 2017, 9:26 pm

Its not the future, its here but its just not a manufactures option in most cars let alone standard. You can buy aftermarket systems. There are many new cars out there without any form of satellite communication (GPS, Sirus, OnStar, etc.) let alone a tracking component. I can see the benefits but there are also lots of privacy issues as well.
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Re: Modern vehicles and gps

Postby Bsuds » Jun 26th, 2017, 3:46 am

The only one I'm aware of (I'm sure there may be more) is GM's Onstar and there is a fee to be paid.

https://www.onstar.com/ca/en/home.html
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Re: Modern vehicles and gps

Postby Dizzy1 » Jun 26th, 2017, 4:04 am

Bsuds wrote:The only one I'm aware of (I'm sure there may be more) is GM's Onstar and there is a fee to be paid.

https://www.onstar.com/ca/en/home.html

BMW Connected Drive, VW CarNet - they're options on some vehicles and require a monthly fee. They also offer some other neat things like unlocking/locking your doors via your phone, vehicle diagnostics, etc.
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Re: Modern vehicles and gps

Postby TylerM4 » Jun 26th, 2017, 10:29 am

It's not a common feature. Mostly because everyone is concerned about the privacy implications. Consumers don't want "big brother" tracking them, manufacturers don't want to be responsible for the data and the inevitable lawsuits when that data is compromised.
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Re: Modern vehicles and gps

Postby Bsuds » Jun 26th, 2017, 11:05 am

Dizzy1 wrote:BMW Connected Drive, VW CarNet - they're options on some vehicles and require a monthly fee. They also offer some other neat things like unlocking/locking your doors via your phone, vehicle diagnostics, etc.


From a search on the website it doesn't appear to be available in Canada. I wasn't offered anything like that with my Tiguan either.

For info the GPS in mine (2015) is not worth diddly squat!
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Re: Modern vehicles and gps

Postby Dizzy1 » Jun 26th, 2017, 7:47 pm

Not sure what is and is not available in Canada to be honest. The Mrs. doesn't have it in her Jetta.

TylerM4 wrote:It's not a common feature. Mostly because everyone is concerned about the privacy implications. Consumers don't want "big brother" tracking them, manufacturers don't want to be responsible for the data and the inevitable lawsuits when that data is compromised.

Add to that, these services are also subscription based.
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Re: Modern vehicles and gps

Postby johnny24 » Jun 28th, 2017, 7:10 pm

Dizzy1 wrote:Not sure what is and is not available in Canada to be honest. The Mrs. doesn't have it in her Jetta.

Add to that, these services are also subscription based.


Ford has the Ford Pass App. No fees:


https://www.fordpass.ca/en_ca/app.html? ... AqnU8P8HAQ

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Re: Modern vehicles and gps

Postby Dizzy1 » Jun 29th, 2017, 4:58 am

^^^ Good to know
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