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5G & Automobiles

Internet service providers make money when someone uses their hardware to transfer data.  Most homes (and virtually all businesses) pay a monthly service fee for this service.  All the talk about connect vehicles using 5G for autonomous driving and so forth, I'm guessing in addition to monthly car payments, insurance payments, you'll also have to pay connection fees.
 
It has entered my mind that by 2030 or so, if I want to drive a 1959 Imperial on the road I may be required to retrofit transponders so the autonomous vehicles that make up the majority of traffic don't hit me.  That would mean that if you don't pay your "car internet" bill, the government can shut you down/impound your vehicle the way some states do if you don't have insurance.  It looks like another "tax" will be added to the costs of vehicle ownership.  I wonder who is lobbying congress for this?

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    Jan Audio
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    Re: 5G & Automobiles 2019/10/28 07:36:53 (permalink)
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    2030 is fast, in 10 years there are no self riding cars, i certainly hope.
    Start worrying about converting to hydrogen/electrical first.
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    Re: 5G & Automobiles 2019/10/28 08:46:26 (permalink)
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    SMOD2020 is the answer.
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