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Nissan LEAF Leaks Speed & Location To RSS Feed

Soulskill posted more than 2 years ago | from the gotta-watch-those-hippies dept.

Privacy 180

thecarchik writes "An intrepid tinkerer has discovered yet another security issue with the Nissan Leaf: it could be revealing your location and speed to websites around the globe. The issue stems from CARWINGS, the telematics system that Nissan devised for the Leaf. '... when Leaf owners use Nissan's RSS reader to access sites like CNN, the New York Times, or this one, CARWINGS supplies ... the exact location of the vehicle — latitude and longitude — and even the speed at which the vehicle is traveling at the time of the request.'"

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look at the bright side (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429614)

At least tow trucks will have your precise location when the battery runs out.

Law enforcement will love that (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429626)

"xxxxxxxx is going 95mph while reading CNN. He is at xxxxx,xxxxx. Wonderful!

Re:Law enforcement will love that (1)

Jim_Maryland (718224) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429654)

I can see where it could be abused, but maybe the original intent was to interact with traffic services so people could build better traffic reports (i.e. traffic on route X moving at 15 MPH, recommend alternative route Y moving at 45 MPH).

Re:Law enforcement will love that (2)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429682)

Original intent be damned! Since anyone can see how it can be easily abused, it needs revision or needs never exist.

So ... (3, Funny)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429636)

So Nissan's LEAF is just a driveable iOS device? ;-)

Re:So ... (1)

jo_ham (604554) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430174)

Well, it precisely tracks the *actual* device location rather than random sources of EM around it, so no ;-)

It also sends that data out, unlike iOS, so maybe it's more like Android - can you opt out on the Leaf?

(note non-seriousness and winky smiley, just to be 100% crystal clear to any hot button mods).

Re:So ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430882)

NO! You're holding it wrong!

What if I'm reading a porn RSS feed? (5, Funny)

bigjocker (113512) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429644)

Porn site RSS log:

speed: 60 mph
speed: 40 mph
speed: 60 mph
speed: 40 mph
speed: 60 mph
speed: 40 mph
speed: 60 mph
speed: 40 mph
speed: 60 mph
speed: 100 mph
speed: 0 mph
connection lost

Re:What if I'm reading a porn RSS feed? (1)

jdastrup (1075795) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429746)

100 mph in a LEAF? You are funny.

Re:What if I'm reading a porn RSS feed? (1)

chill (34294) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429784)

No, that 100 MPH to 0 MPH wasn't a car crash, it was draining the battery in 10 seconds and coasting to a stop.

Re:What if I'm reading a porn RSS feed? (1)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429948)

100 mph in a LEAF? You are funny.

I suspect that's where he lost control and went over the guardrail.

Re:What if I'm reading a porn RSS feed? (1)

adolf (21054) | more than 2 years ago | (#36431040)

100 mph in a LEAF? You are funny.

I suspect that's where he lost control and went over the guardrail.

You mean...like this [youtube.com] ?

(Humor and taste are sometimes mutually exclusive, and sometimes, neither of them works very well.)

Re:What if I'm reading a porn RSS feed? (1)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | more than 2 years ago | (#36431176)

No - less "this car is out of control" and more "this car is accelerating beyond normal capable speed with the help of gravity." Of course, explaining the joke kind ruins the fun but your way is good too.

Nisaan Leaf violates the laws of physics (5, Funny)

CajunArson (465943) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429652)

the exact location of the vehicle â" latitude and longitude â" and even the speed at which the vehicle is traveling at the time of the request.

Heisenberg says NEIN!

Re:Nisaan Leaf violates the laws of physics (1)

Konsalik (1921874) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429874)

Wish I had points to mod up. Just made my day!

Re:Nisaan Leaf violates the laws of physics (0)

blair1q (305137) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430582)

I'd have to mod you both down. You forget that it's position and momentum, not position and speed. You have to divide hbar by the mass in eV to find the minimum uncertainty. An electron's mass is about 500 KeV. A Leaf's mass....

Re:Nisaan Leaf violates the laws of physics (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429918)

The Leaf has Heisenberg compensators.

Re:Nisaan Leaf violates the laws of physics (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430748)

Don't you see? This is what we've been missing! Instead of trying to observe the particles... we get the particles to observe us, leaking their exact speed and position in the process.
Now we just need to find out what kind of web site electrons subscribe to.
They would probably avoid Slashdot, as the comments tend to be negative.
I suggest, however, that we check out the logs of New York Times, as they've recently started charging.
It might be less than straightforward to map the electrons to their correct IP, too... They might be tunneling.

In other news... (-1, Offtopic)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429670)

Wordpress introduces subtle syntax errors in HTTP headers quoted in your blog posts... And people still use that shitware?

Re:In other news... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430488)

was this done purposely?

MPG? (1)

cpu6502 (1960974) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429686)

This is a random question, but I can't find the answer so I figured someone here might know:

What is the Leaf's gasoline MPG? Not the combined MPG, but the MPG if the battery was completely dead and you ran the car on gasoline power?

I own a Honda Insight (70MPG) and have driven the Civic Hybrid (51mpg), which are basically pure gasoline cars (no EV mode), so I'm curious how the leaf compares.

Re:MPG? (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429722)

What is the Leaf's gasoline MPG? Not the combined MPG, but the MPG if the battery was completely dead and you ran the car on gasoline power?

Zero. You may be thinking of the Chevy Volt.

The Leaf is pure electric, range of 100 miles per charge, or if you drive like I do, more like 50 miles per charge.

Re:MPG? (1)

RoFLKOPTr (1294290) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430326)

range of 100 miles per charge

THAT'S IT? For a car that costs over $30,000? I would not be able to drive to work and back on that. No wonder the lady at work that just got a Leaf needed to install a charging station there.

Re:MPG? (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430662)

THAT'S IT? For a car that costs over $30,000? I would not be able to drive to work and back on that.

You are not the target audience. I live close enough to mostly make it work.
But I have no garage to install the charger thingy, just a carport. A 110v extension cord does not cut it.
So apparently I am not in the target zone either. I wonder how many people actually are?

Re:MPG? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36431074)

I bet Starbucks can provide the demographics of pretentious eco-snobs that live within 25 miles.

Re:MPG? (1)

DamnStupidElf (649844) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430910)

So, how's that ~4 gallon commute working out for you? Economically and environmentally sustainable, is it?

Re:MPG? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36431156)

You don't know anything about them or their situation and that makes you an ass.

Re:MPG? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36431686)

4 Gallons @ $4.00 a gallon. That's $16 to go to and from work. That means I pay for my mileage in the first 8 minutes of an average 8-9 hour day. Hell, my high school educated plumber pays for that in the first 12 minutes of a service call. Seems to make great economic sense. I'm also pretty sure the $4000 spent on fuel cost is more than made up for in reduced cost of living. The environmental impact of burning fossil fuels should be offset by the taxes on the fuel used for environmental remediation (if it isn't the taxes are set wrong, and the fuel is fundamentally mispriced and needs to be adjusted). This doesn't take into account the 2 hours of his life that the commute sucks up each day. Losing a full month of waking time a year is the real cost of the commute.

Re:MPG? (1)

RoFLKOPTr (1294290) | more than 2 years ago | (#36431928)

So, how's that ~4 gallon commute working out for you? Economically and environmentally sustainable, is it?

Absolutely, or I wouldn't be doing it.

Re:MPG? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36431066)

off-topic but holy shit dude, you live 50mi+ from your work? Why?!

Re:MPG? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429732)

0. It doesn't run on gasoline.

Re:MPG? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429772)

actually according to Honda Insight gets just 43MPG on highway. what is the secret to get your Insight to 70MPG?
http://automobiles.honda.com/insight-hybrid/

Re:MPG? (2)

Ossifer (703813) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430194)

He's got an original Insight, the weird looking ones with the narrower rear axle, and the original MPG rating, before the EPA changed how Hybrids' ratings were calculated.

Re:MPG? (1)

ShavedOrangutan (1930630) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430198)

actually according to Honda Insight gets just 43MPG on highway. what is the secret to get your Insight to 70MPG?

Part of the fun of owning a Hybrid is inflating the actual mileage numbers. And clogging commuter lanes.

Top Gear UK figured out that a BMW M3 gets better mileage than a Prius (on a racetrack).

Re:MPG? (1)

Cramer (69040) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430298)

Prius: 17, M3: 19.

The prius was being driven "all out" the whole time, while the bmw was basically at idle the whole time. If you stand on the M3, it'll get ~5, but it's a hell of a lot more fun. :-)

Re:MPG? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429908)

It doesn't have/use a gasoline engine - it's all electric.

Re:MPG? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429974)

ZERO
    There is nowhere to put gasoline (except maybe in a hand held gas can in your trunk).
There is no engine that could make use of that gasoline. the LEAF is an ALL electric vehicle.

Re:MPG? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430216)

hot damn... my Insight (2010) even with eco mode on only gets about 46MPG and the honda dealer service guy said I was getting more than most he's seen... What is the secret to getting 70?

Re:MPG? (1)

Cramer (69040) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430400)

Tying it to the back of a truck???

One has to drive rather slow and break gently, well ahead of traffic, to do well. Regen breaking can reclaim a great deal of energy, but it'll take for ever to actually slow down. Coasting over hills will also help a ton, but it's impossible to do with other traffic around -- you're forced to slow down going down hills, and run off the road going up the hills. My Lexus HS can do very well when I can glide, but with other traffic around it pisses people off :-)

(For the record, it's done 39.7mpg over one full tank. The next tank was ~32... but that was 300+ miles at over 70mph.)

WTF? (2)

boristdog (133725) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429694)

Why is a car reading RSS feeds?

Re:WTF? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430038)

He's bored...?

Leak? (2)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429696)

Where's the leak? According to the data I see in the article this feature looks like it's specifically designed in. It's not "leaking" anything, it's specifically disseminating that information.

Re:Leak? (2)

NFN_NLN (633283) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429806)

Where's the leak? According to the data I see in the article this feature looks like it's specifically designed in. It's not "leaking" anything, it's specifically disseminating that information.

It's not a leak, that's just the way it was designed. Similar to a condom with a hole in it.

Wait, that's inseminating not disseminating, never mind.

Re:Leak? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430490)

Just like iOS was storing all of your location data, but somebody forgot to tell the customers that key fact....

RSS Reader? (2)

SerpentMage (13390) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429700)

Ok here is my question, why on earth does a car have an RSS reader? I thought the idea was to avoid crashes and avoid driver distraction?

Re:RSS Reader? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429790)

Presumably it reads the text aloud, making it like a customizable radio station.

Re:RSS Reader? (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429804)

Ok here is my question, why on earth does a car have an RSS reader? I thought the idea was to avoid crashes and avoid driver distraction?

Its surely for behind-the-scenes stuff like traffic and weather updates for the GPS, firmware patches, etc. RSS is functional enough for automated "push" distribution.

Re:RSS Reader? (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430672)

http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/ENVIRONMENT/SOCIAL/CARWINGS/ [nissan-global.com]

the car uses realtime traffic data to do GPS route creation

there's also some weird stuff about comparing fuel economy with other car owners. something hypermilers have to do manually. of course, there's the question of why an all-electric car gives a fuck about fuel economy...

Re:RSS Reader? (1)

Thing 1 (178996) | more than 2 years ago | (#36431858)

"My driver's foot is heavier. I'll activate the ejector seat so I can compete with you."

Re:RSS Reader? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430374)

The car's a one-seater and nobody else in the car not driving could want to read anything?

Not a problem. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429754)

Good thing US Robotics is out of business.

Another good use for a GPS jammer (1)

Kernel Kurtz (182424) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429758)

to protect against the increasingly likely future that your car will routinely spy on you, either through simple complacency, or outright legislation.

Re:Another good use for a GPS jammer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430250)

Have onstar? Or something like it?

Hint the cell companies and the companies that make those systems know too. How? The tower you are talking to, simple triangulation and radio strength. Yes it is fairly easy.

Enables route-specific feeds (2)

danhuby (759002) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429766)

Probably to allow RSS feeds specific to your journey - for example 'travel issues affecting my journey', or 'coffee shops en route'.

The oversight is that it isn't asking before sending that information.

What if you take the SIM card out? (4, Interesting)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429776)

The LEAF has a SIM card to do its stuff wirelessly. What happens if you take the SIM out? Will it just queue up all the tracking info and upload it as soon as it gets reconnected, or is it a shoot-and-forget thing where the local copy gets binned regardless of if the transmission was successful or not?

I've been looking at the LEAF (and Tesla's line-up, yes I know the prices are vastly different, that's not an issue for me) and the whole "phone home" thing is a deal-breaker. I won't buy a car with OnStar or the equivalent unless I can be 100% sure that it is disabled. I don't need that level of hand-holding and I won't spend my money in support of such a product unless it has a 100% provable "off switch."

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429866)

Just get a VW GOLF TDI clean diesel.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (1)

timeOday (582209) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429896)

I think we need a law to compel full disclosure on what is transmitted, and what is collected/stored in the car. The free market can't work without information.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (1)

idontgno (624372) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429960)

The free market can't work without information.

Well, first things first. Let's get that "free market" thingie working, and then we'll worry about information.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430362)

The free market can't work without information.

Well, first things first. Let's get that "free market" thingie working, and then we'll worry about information.

And just how do you propose to get it working without something that is necessary for it to work?

You might as well have said that we shouldn't worry about putting gas in an empty tank until we can drive the car to a gas station.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429906)

Yeah, I was looking into buying a Leaf, now I'm not sure.
Also, I think they are trying to do some Facebook-type marketing, and missing me by a wide margin.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (1)

guruevi (827432) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430122)

Usually those things are pretty easy to disable. OnStar's system sits in a module in known locations which you can simply unplug the power or antenna to (a screwdriver, ratchet and a bit of manhandling may be required). I don't know about the LEAF system but I know Saab had a SIM-card based system which you could remove with a bent paperclip and when you took it out it just didn't do anything, queuing up any of that data would be useless. You could also reset the system before ever activating it again.

At this point, those systems are not made to spy on you just yet. It will probably be ordained by the government to do this (see OBD-3) but there probably will be ways around it just like you can reset your Check Engine light before going to the inspection.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430620)

You used to be able to disable OnStar just by not paying the exhorbitant fee for it.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (0)

catmistake (814204) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430516)

the prices are vastly different, that's not an issue for me

Ah... then what you want is to not worry so much about efficiency and hurting the climate (or offset it somehow... maybe create green legislation/regulation for giant container ships) and get yourself a classic that you really like... fix it up... and settle into the maintenance cycle. Pretty much anything built before 1978 is computer-less... and even the ones in cars built in the 1980's won't have an internet connection. And considering nearly every new car is a stylistic catastrophe, your risk of being laughed at will diminish considerably.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (2)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430738)

No, I want something that makes uses of the massive over-capacity of solar-panels I installed on my roof. My intent was to use the excess to power my car rather than sell it back to the electric co at wholesale rates.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (3, Interesting)

Black Gold Alchemist (1747136) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430524)

It might be time for a classic electric RAV4. They do everything a LEAF does and can be had for prices similar to a LEAF (now a bit lower) with out the spy stuff. They have virtually indestructible batteries. Sadly, I can't afford one.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430814)

"The LEAF has a SIM card to do its stuff wirelessly. What happens if you take the SIM out?"

a large group of Nissan employees show up in a micro van and pummel you for 2 hours with Domo-kun dolls or until you submit and put the card back in.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (0, Troll)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430852)

You've been looking at the leaf. Do you know about the $5000+ special charger that their electrician MUST install at a premium rate? There are others you can buy but Nissan tries like hell to invalidate your warranty if you don't use their blessed charger installed by their holy electrician.

I looked at it until I realized that it's HORRIBLY overpriced for what it is. its a $50,000 (after you buy everything it needs) subcompact car that has 3/4 the range it claims it has if you drive it normally, and 1/2 the range if you touch a highway at 70mph. One of the overpaid sales guys at work has one. He stroked his green-ness for 2 months with it... now he bitches about it and stopped driving it as it stranded him on the highway with a dead battery.

Re:What if you take the SIM card out? (0)

sdguero (1112795) | more than 2 years ago | (#36431136)

If you wanna feel good about saving the environment and don't care what it costs, donate 500 catalytic converters to Mexico City. Then drive something cool. You will do a hell of a lot more for the planet than cruising around in an overpriced battery and you won't look like a smug douchebag.

Government asked for this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429808)

Yeah, this has nothing to do with all the government funds Nissan has received in the last few years. About 2 years ago they got a big infusion [allcarselectric.com] .

It's just a backhanded way to track you and Nissan can just say "oopsie, didn't mean to do that." Just wait till all that data gets mined. I imagine the bigwigs are jizzing their pants (which will provide great lube for when they jam it up your ass).

What if I just want a car? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429946)

Nissan should seriously consider a package without the GSM radio, carwings..etc... some people who would otherwise purchase a leaf may be disinclined to do so due to all the creepy unecessary features.

Re:What if I just want a car? (2)

0123456 (636235) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430020)

Nissan should seriously consider a package without the GSM radio, carwings..etc... some people who would otherwise purchase a leaf may be disinclined to do so due to all the creepy unecessary features.

But they probably make at least a 50% profit margin on those 'creepy unnecessary features'.

Re:What if I just want a car? (1)

blair1q (305137) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430640)

Like putting a swimming pool in your backyard, adding a feature that attracts one customer but drives away another gives you net zero increase in resale price.

I own one of these... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36429952)

And the vehicle NAV screen displays an annoying message EVERY SINGLE TIME you start the car, explaining that it will be transmitting your location data and requires you to press a button on the screen to "agree" or "disagree." I assume if you disagree it won't send anything.

Re:I own one of these... (4, Interesting)

n2rjt (88804) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430622)

And the vehicle NAV screen displays an annoying message EVERY SINGLE TIME you start the car, explaining that it will be transmitting your location data and requires you to press a button on the screen to "agree" or "disagree." I assume if you disagree it won't send anything.

Mod parent up.
The LEAF has an RSS reader that reads (text to speech) the selected feed. I don't have any idea why they provide the location data to RSS feeds, but it is an opt-in system.

As cars get more tech... (2)

SuperCharlie (1068072) | more than 2 years ago | (#36429986)

I appreciate my 72 Ford F100 more every day. Thank God I work from home and only need it to haul things every once ina while. Yes, the mileage is hideous, but being able to wrench around on it without a batcave of scopes an electronics as well as the lack of tracking/gps/logs etc is priceless.

Re:As cars get more tech... (1)

Ossifer (703813) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430210)

And people who like to breathe will never tailgate you!

Re:As cars get more tech... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430244)

Comments like that should be reserved for something like a 1982 Mercedes diesel sedan!! :)

Re:As cars get more tech... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430664)

if the socialists would stop placing tracking electronics in modern more efficient cars people would have one less reason to avoid them.

Re:As cars get more tech... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36431434)

There is nothing wrong with a properly tuned motor, even old ones.

Duh...... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430016)

"as far as we can tell, there's no way to turn the feature off"

How about reaching under the fscking dashboard and unplugging the whole thing?

1. I don't want news feeds. Doesn't it come with a freakin radio?
2. I don't want to "compare my mileage against that of other Leaf owners". What is this, the 8th grade locker room?
3. No idea what information about the speed of your vehicle could be used for? No comment.

I *want* a Leaf, but I will disable that whole console the first chance I get.

Re:Duh...... (2)

CohibaVancouver (864662) | more than 2 years ago | (#36430554)

I don't want to "compare my mileage against that of other Leaf owners". What is this, the 8th grade locker room? No idea what information about the speed of your vehicle could be used for?

My sister is considering a Leaf, so I've been reading up on it. In a nutshell, all this 'telematics' is about crowdsourcing performance data on the car, so Nissan (and others) can get an accurate sense of battery life and other performance factors under a variety of conditions over the lifespan of the vehicles. So someone in Quebec can know that "At -5C with a 68% charge on batteries that have cycled 376 times the Leaf will go for 65 kilometers at 110 kph." (Sorry I'm too lazy to convert those to imperial units. Virtually no one uses Imperial any more anyway.)

They will learn who is charging with 110V, who is on 240, how often charges happen... on and on.

Over time, with more and more owners participating, Nissan gets a pool of data that can help improve the car, tweak the computer software etc.

Cyanogen(mod) is looking into it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36430530)

Hell, just root the damn thing!

With a little shell script (2)

craighansen (744648) | more than 2 years ago | (#36431276)

One could spoof Carwings as a Nissan Leaf doing laps around all police stations at Mach 0.99. Sweet. And that'll play hell with the platinum ratings, especially as the battery condition will be charging instead of discharging.

It Was Meant To Help Emergency Services (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36431854)

I'm not sure if this is mentioned elsewhere, but the Telematics system is designed to continually publish your vehicles location and speed so that if the airbag goes off, the emergency services know exactly where it happened and can respond more quickly and accurately.

Without looking into this more deeply, it sounds like Nissan is using this existing data connection to get RSS feeds (probably for traffic updates), but really the Telematics system should be isolated from that.

wedding dress (-1, Offtopic)

gangwan888 (2263720) | more than 2 years ago | (#36431892)

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