Posted on 1/30/2017 8:00 AM By Keith Savino
It resembles a scene that you would watch as a kid on “Leave it to Beaver”. Young boy enters bathroom and picks up his toothbrush to clean his teeth. Suddenly his mother emerges from the kitchen and chastises him, “I know that you only brushed for 1 minute. You need to brush for 2 minutes every time.” He wonders if his mother has eyes in the back of her head, but what he doesn’t realize is that his toothbrush is equipped with Telematics. It is not just his mother that is watching him.
The Telematics that is used in the toothbrush is the technology of “sending, receiving and storing information via telecommunication devices in conjunction with effecting control on remote objects.” It is sort of a modern day, “Big Brother is Watching You” from the novel “1984.” Installing small computer chips in objects to send information back to a company to gauge usage.
Cars have been equipped with this technology for years (conside ...