Renault Will Remotely Lock Down Electric Cars
2013-11-29 0:00

Red Ice Creations

It’s an open secret that the average driver seems to ignore - our ’drivable computers’ - a.k.a our CARS - are totally hackable and subject to outside control. These technological advancements are not installed to suit our needs, but the designs of others (industry, the state, intelligence agencies, or criminal factions for example).

All this is not a surprise to those who suspect death-by-hacking in the case of provocative journalist Michael Hastings who died in an fiery crash earlier this year which some suspect was the result of his car being manipulated.

SEE: Red Ice Creations - Was Michael Hastings Murdered?

In fact, people must spread the word that such tech is NOT in the consumer’s best interest, and vehicles which could become remotely controlled death traps are NOT something that we need, or want, or are willing to pay for.

More on the dangerous Renault changes...

---
Renault will remotely lock down electric cars
By Gerloff | Karsten on Free Software

For a long time, cars were a symbol of freedom and independence. No longer. In its Zoe electric car, car maker Renault apparently has the ability to remotely prevent the battery from charging. And that’s more chilling than it sounds.

When you buy a Renault Zoe, the battery isn’t included. Instead, you sign a rental contract for the battery with the car maker. In a Zoe owner’s forum, user Franko30 reports that the contract contains a clause giving Renault the right to prevent your battery from charging at the end of the rental period. According to an article in Der Spiegel, the company may also do this when you fall behind on paying the rent for the battery.

This means that Renault has some way of remotely controlling the battery charging process. According to the Spiegel article, the Zoe (and most or all other electric cars) collect reams of data on how you use them, and send this data off to the manufacturer without your knowledge. This data tells the company where you are going, when, and how fast, where you charge the battery, and many other things besides. We already knew that Tesla was doing this with its cars since the company’s very public spat with a journalist who reviewed one of their cars for the New York Times. Seeing the same thing in a mass market manufacturer like Renault makes clear just how dangerous this trend is.

[...]

If there is a mechanism to remotely control what your car does, some will make use of this mechanism at some point. This could be the manufacturer, shutting down your car as you fall behind on the battery rent because you just lost your job, meaning that it becomes harder for you to find work. It could be the government, compelling the manufacturer to do its bidding. In his forum post, Franko30 predicts that at some point, governments may simply ask car manufacturers to block charging near controversial political events (e.g. a G8 summit), in order to prevent you from participating in demonstrations. Or it could be any random criminal out there, gaining access to this mechanism by bribing a Renault employee.

Read the full article at: fsfe.org



Related Articles
Hackers backdoor the human brain, successfully extract sensitive data
Famed hacker Barnaby Jack dies a week before hacking convention
When ’Smart Homes’ Get Hacked: I Haunted A Complete Stranger’s House Via The Internet
NSA director heckled, shouted at, by hackers at Black Hat
Elite Hacker Barnaby Jack Murdered by NSA?
Police Cars Fitted With Tracking Device Cannon
The Big Worry About Driverless Cars? Losing Privacy
Michael Hastings was afraid his car was tampered with
Eyewitness To Hastings Crash Reported “Giant Explosion”
Evidence Indicates Michael Hastings Was Assassinated
Golden Eye-style Energy Beam Developed by NATO Disables Vehicles


Latest News from our Front Page

Pegida's Multi - Culti (state) Agenda!
2016-02-08 4:49
This guy raises some very interesting points regarding the recent PEGIDA launch in the UK and around Europe. Make sure to check out the videos below. The focus on the criticism descends into a Nazi accusation contest. "No no THEY are the REAL Nazi's." Pegida UK is fronted by Tommy Robinson, Paul Weston and Anne Marie Waters. They held a demo in ...
Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers (that didn't seek asylum)
2016-02-08 3:58
Enrichment Sweden intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said Wednesday. Ed: Wait, so they are in the country despite being rejected asylum? How did that happen and who let them in then? "We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000," the ...
What Happened to Roosh and Why Did the International Media Run With the "Pro-Rape" Allegation Lie?
2016-02-08 1:40
In the past few days there has been a slew of articles coming out of the garbage pile that is the mainstream media, detailing how "Roosh V" of Return of Kings, not only is a "Pro-rapist," but how he also was going to teach men how to rape, at their planned international meetups. Roosh did a press conference in Washington DC, ...
An Occupied Country
2016-02-06 5:42
When people refer to occupation governments or occupied countries, the first thought is often of military occupation—the garrisoning of foreign troops in one’s cities and civil administration by their military executives. The other vision is the trope of a cabal of Haredim sitting in a darkly-lit boardroom with a map of the world on the wall, a dated reading of ...
Immortal Symbols 1941
2016-02-06 2:07
Youtube description: Dutch film "Eeuwig Leevende Tekens" by Hamer - "Volksche Werkgemeenschap" (Folkish Study Group) - ancestral heritage, solar wheel, sun cross, tree of life, etc. Subs by Otharus - http://fryskednis.blogspot.com Source: youtube.com
More News »