New Toyota car owners will need to pay a $8/mo so their key fob can remote-start their car. Cars before 2018 are excluded, because their internal 3G networks are about to go offline, disabling Toyota's remote control. arstechnica.com/cars/2021/12/t

Every car maker is looking for ways to turn a one-time car purchase into a subscription, because technology now grants them remote control of your car. I wrote more about this phenomenon here: puri.sm/posts/locked-in-a-remo

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Thought experiment: what would a car maker need to be able to do to your car remotely, before you no longer felt that you owned it?

@kyle apply software updates without your approval, remotely locking the car without your ability to opt out, sending telemetry without your approval

@michel_slm There are current cars on the market that can do all three.

@kyle oh I know. I'm thinking of one in particular from a company owned by an egomaniac

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