bull-mother-effing-shiznit :fuOBD-III might as well be called "Over My Dead Body, Iy-yi-yi!" The air quality nazis want to make OBD call home, via cell phone or satellite. They want to know where you drive. They want the ability for the police to pull you over by disabling your engine remotely. This is all to keep the air breathable, by remote monitoring of car emissions. But it's oh-so-much-more, a tired old pattern since the War on Terror essentially vaporized privacy in this country.
I am with you on that one ALL THE WAY!!!!!....just forget about Canada................bojacks said:i just pray this will only affact california and not the rest of the world...like canada. STAY AWAY FROM CANADA!!
i don't get why they don't just do that. the gov is so stupid, i swear. always tampering with shit that doesn't need to be tampered and always wasting money in the wrong places.prored2000 said:Needless nanny crap IMHO. Why have the car phone home? Monitoring equipment = big waste of tax dollars. If California want's to be big brother about this why not make it they check the OBD system for codes with each oil change or other service. Getting a signal and pulling someone over as soon as the 'puter throws a code is a stupid waste of tax dollars!
As far as car emmisions I have read some things in the world of transportation that would help far more. GE is producing cleaner more fuel effecent locomotives for rail roads. Some of these use hybrid technology. They said if you replaced all the US locomotives with their new ones it would be like taking 1/3 of the cars off the road in the US. Other companies are replacing the yard switchers (the loco's you see in rail yards idling most of the time) with Hybrid units with a smaller engine/generator and large battery packs. They only run when the batterys need to be topped up. This again = less polution. I say give the railroads a tax credit to replace their older equipment. Hey for further incentive the GE ad said they would also save 140,000 gallons of fuel over the life of their new loco.
BTW for those that don't know almost all rail road locomotives are diesel electic, where the engine turns a generator which powers motors in each truck. Since electric power is already in the mix doing hybrids here should be less difficult anyway.
Seriously doesn't Cali require a yearly check.druuuu said:whats wrong with just having people go for regular emmisions testing? are they trying to go after the .00001% of drivers who take off the cats between emmision inspections? thats some bullshit invasion of privacy. just like how cops use nightvision now to see into your car at night to see if your wearing your sealtbelt or not. :mad
every 2 years.. now shut up before you give them ideas. they're watching us.. :ninjaprored2000 said:Seriously doesn't Cali require a yearly check.
Using nightvision to check for seatbelts :noo
From what I was saying before it's time to go after "off road" and non-car poluters. RR diesels, mining and construction equip etc. On road heavy trucks and buses are being forced to clean up soon so why not others. Cars can't be made much cleaner besides getting them to burn less fuel.