I for one welcome our robot overlords
Apparently John Deere have been able to monitor and remotely turn off farm machinery for years if it is used outside certain parameters eg hooned. Also if you don't make the payments, don't expect it to work ;-)
This is interesting because you don't own the thing totally anymore, you are more like leasing it. I think this may be the way the car and lorry manufacturers push higher tech and hence higher cost hybrids and autonomous vehicles onto us. Cars are only designed to last 7 years or so now anyway, manufacturers are not interested in them lasting longer than the warranty and hence dealer $ rates, so I can see more manufacturers slipping in constant monitoring of vehicles and no-tampering based warranties. All for our benefit, of course!