car-killswitchEarlier this month, we did read on how Apple devices are set to include a default kill switch as part of its setup, and if one were to roll back the clock by a few months, then we would have read about a mandatory kill switch bill in California having failed to get through the lawmakers. Having said that, what if your vehicle came with a kill switch? Yup, you read that right – the New York Times reports that there are approximately 2 million cars in the U.S. that do come with kill switches – which will shut down the ride once the owner fails to make the monthly payment.

The system works in a simple manner – the moment it is installed, the starter interrupt will remain where it is, beeping to notify drivers that their payment is about to be due. If the delinquent driver goes beyond a determined period of time, then there will be an account manager out there who decides to hit the button (gleefully, perhaps?) and the kill switch kicks in, with the engine being unable to start, until proper payment has been made.

Do you think that this should be made mandatory – not only in the U.S., but basically everywhere else that does dish out car loans?

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