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OnStar Discloses that it Will Track Customers Without a Plan

 OnStar has begun notifying customers that it may continue to collect and use information about the vehicle even if the customer terminates his or her subscription.

In a privacy notice that will take effect this December, OnStar said that it would collect data as long as a data connection was active, including such details as the location and speed of the vehicle, as well as such fine-grained details as the odometer readings and tire pressure.



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Senate democrats are jumping on board the bandwagon – a wagon that wouldn't use General Motors' OnStar service, we note – to protest the company's recent changes to the detailed tracking system for one's vehicle.

Just how detailed?

According to General Motors, OnStar tracks a number of specific variables, including oil life, tire pressure, and a vehicle's fuel economy – including the point at which the car was last refilled with gas. That's in addition to the car's location and speed, tracked via the car's built-in GPS, as well as a variety of statistics related to vehicular accidents: The direction of a crash, the seat belt status of the vehicle's driver and passengers, air bag deployment, et cetera.



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