Tracking your tires
January 22, 2003 9:13 AM Subscribe
Michelin plans to embed trackable microchips in tires.
The US tire manufacturer has begun testing electronic transponders
that are "strictly for identification and tracking. " Congress passed the TREAD Act
(Transportation, Recall, Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation) in response to the massive recall of Firestone tires on Ford Explorers and requires tire makers to more closely track their tires. Is this a legitimate use of technology, or does it present another opportunity to erode privacy? [Via /.
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