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China wants to track every driver by putting RFID chips on car windshields

Posted On: Jun 15, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

China wants to track every driver by putting RFID chips on car windshields

China is rolling out a program to have RFID chips in all new cars to help with congestion, pollution, and public security.
By forcing car owners to have chips installed on their windshields, the government will also help bolster the domestic chip industry.
The plan will initially be voluntary until it is implemented in full in 2019, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal .
China has been creating an environment described as a "surveillance state," prompting concerns that car and face-recognition technology will be used for more than just finding criminals.
China will soon begin tracking the movements of all new cars.
Beginning next year, China will require all new registered cars to have an RFID chip installed on windshields which will help study and manage traffic, pollution, and public security, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal .
Under the program, both a car's license plate and its paint color will be recorded. Card readers placed along roads will detect the RFID chips and...

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