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Your Parents Just Became The NSA With This Car Manufacturer’s Spying App

Another excuse to track us all ??

If Mom and Dad give you a new automobile, they may be tracking you everywhere. Is that a bad thing?

GM has a message for teenagers who want to drive its cars: even if your older sibling has left for college, Big Brother is still watching you.

That’s because of Teen Driver, GM’s new safety system, which allows parents to cap your speed, see where you’ve driven, set a maximum volume for the radio and even receive a “vehicle report card” when you’ve been driving dangerously.

Think of it like a V-chip for your car: Your parents get to set up a PIN that allows them to drive the car normally — at whatever speed they want — but you have to drive like you’re on probation. The 2016 Chevy Malibu is the first car in GM’s fleet to offer the Teen Driver option, and we got to see it in action at this year’s New York International Auto Show.

 

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