2011 Nissan Leaf Long-Term Road Test

2011 Nissan Leaf SL: Security Breach With Carwings?

June 14, 2011

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A few weeks back, we got into a quick discussion about the Carwings warning screen on our Nissan Leaf. The warning says that, should you press OK, your Leaf will wirelessly transmit recorded vehicle data for various purposes "including CARWINGS services, product evaluation, research and development."

But would you expect it to send things like your speed, GPS location, destination etc are passed directly to each RSS feed you're subscribed to? (For those who aren't aware, you can subscribe to RSS feeds via Carwings and your Leaf will read them.)

It seems unlikely that your RSS feeds want anything to do with this information, but still, not sure I want it being sent out everywhere. So again, I'll ask: Does this bother you?

(Allcartech via Slashdot )

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