Later this year, the company plans to test a lower-speed tier of Internet service for consumers who merely want to upgrade from dial-up access. The company offers a faster and pricier cable Internet access dubbed UltraLink, set to debut in cities including Dallas, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area. The service, which was launched Thursday in cities including Dallas, Denver, Salt Lake City, the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle, is the latest in the cable industry's efforts to move to tiered pricing. Markets including Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Portland, Ore., will get UltraLink later this summer, and other regions such as the Northeast will get it later this year.
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CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. But privacy advocates and attorneys question whether the powerful system could become an agent for continual surveillance. Although drivers must agree to have the hardware installed and must pay $16.95 per month for service, privacy advocates worry that the data GM collects could fall into the hands of third parties that range from police or government agents to research firms trying to track consumer habits. Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney for the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, applauded GM for its effort to reduce automobile-related casualties. But he also said the technology could fall victim to "function creep"--eventually morphing into a 24-hour surveillance system for authorities.
"This represents a very significant opportunity to track people in their cars," Tien said, "I'd be concerned not only that GM could have to turn in historical data it has collected under a court order or subpoena, but also whether eventually cops could use this technology to tap into a car's signal in real time.", GM executives insist that lawyers have carefully vetted AACN, and they're betting that safety advantages will trump privacy issues for most consumers, Although the luster has worn off the atrium case for apple iphone xs max - sunset telematics concept since it was introduced in the late 1990s, the giant automaker has more than 2 million customers of its OnStar communication services, and the auto industry still perceives the niche as a source of new revenue..
The first vehicles that will feature AACN as a standard feature will be higher-end models of the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu and TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy and Oldsmobile Bravada, which will hit showrooms in the late summer or early fall of 2003. GM will offer it as an optional feature on less expensive versions of those 2004 models. It also plans to offer AACN on the 2005 Saturn VUE sport-utility vehicle and the Chevrolet Cavalier. In the 2006 model year, GM will provide it as a standard feature or option on all of its models. GM, which provides OnStar service for Lexus, Acura, Audi and Subaru brands, will also offer AACN to other manufacturers as an option or standard feature.