Reply to post: 'ere mate - looks like your car needs a new battery

We already give up our privacy to use phones, why not with cars too?

terrythetech

'ere mate - looks like your car needs a new battery

"More generally, the data can be used for predictive maintenance, so when a battery is near to failing the dealer can invite the owner in to get it fixed. "It strengthens the relationship between the brand and the driver, the consumer," she says. Otonomo aims to provide a marketplace for such data."

How near to failing? I can see car battery sales increasing (a la RAC - see below). Who sets the limit "Ooh look your battery (or any other part of your car) is possibly going to fail in the next 50,000 miles, I 'invite' you to get it replaced now."

OK it's the Daily Fail but -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3988290/RAC-sells-motorists-batteries-don-t-need-buy-Patrolmen-allegedly-charging-122-replacements-stranded-drivers.html

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