Government is also interested in what your car can do. New cars can be shut down remotely by an outside source for your convenience. I shouldn't say 'new' necessarily, OnStar has had the capability for a long time. What is 'new', is that data can be collected and your vehicle monitored as the government deems necessary thanks to the Patriot Act. Your car is now a giant, cruising wireless communication device. This makes you fair game.
Positively, traffic lights can communicate with your car and change if your sitting at a red light for no reason. This will create better traffic flows with lower emissions from idling vehicles. New cars can adjust driving and handling characteristics for your conditions. Windy day pushing you all over the road? The steering can compensate to help you stay at a constant straight ahead steering wheel position. Advanced vehicle diagnostic systems can alert a repair facility by email when your car experiences faults that trigger malfunction lights. There may come a day when, instead of a tow truck, a guy like me shows up and installs the part your car told me to bring.
It is the future. Look up things like 'The Internet of Everything' and information on vehicle telematics and you'll find more than you may have realized about future technology. All things connected, all things monitored, from cradle to grave. As that time comes, our company will be perfectly positioned to provide the services required by these new systems. Let's do it together!