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Employees work at an assembly line in AutoAlliance Thailand, a Ford and Mazda joint venture plant, located in Rayong province, east of Bangkok September 17, 2013. An incentive programme for first-time car buyers in Thailand has backfired with more than 100,000 indebted consumers defaulting, leaving the big global manufacturers that dominate Southeast Asia Employees work at an assembly line in AutoAlliance Thailand, a Ford and Mazda joint venture plant, located in Rayong province, east of Bangkok September 17, 2013. An incentive programme for first-time car buyers in Thailand has backfired with more than 100,000 indebted consumers defaulting, leaving the big global manufacturers that dominate Southeast Asia's largest auto market struggling to defend their margins. Picture taken September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTX13VGX  

Feds push for tracking devices in all new cars

U.S. Department of Transportation officials announced Monday they want auto manufacturers to include devices for tracking location, heading, speed, and other information in all cars.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants the tech in all cars for the purpose of averting traffic accidents, the AP reports. The devices would allow cars to essentially talk to each other.

Radio transponders would transmit a car’s real-time data to the computers of surrounding cars, with the hope of alerting drivers to an impending collision.

A report is due out before the end of February detailing the Obama administration’s findings from research into the new systems.

The Department of Transportation plans to propose the rule, which would essentially track the location of every new car, before the end of President Obama’s final term in office.

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