Pumped up by tens of millions of dollars raised, both sides in the ballot question called Right to Repair, or Question 1, are flooding the airwaves with confusing, and even misleading, ads.
Issues from personal safety to having your car’s computer hacked to being able to actually repair your car where you want to are all raised by the ads.
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What’s sometimes lost is what Question 1 is really about: the wireless data sent by your car, about your car and you, the driver. It’s on one level as simple as that, but also an issue that raises complex issues about technology, security and privacy.
Right now, pretty much any mechanic has access to electronic data stored by your car. But vehicles are