FordPass, who is keeping it?

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Already happening via the Telematics Control Module in new vehicles. Scroll through and read this...

https://owner.ford.com/fordpass/fordpass-privacy-policy.html

Ford is sharing this data with insurance companies, depending on what you may or may not have agreed to.

  • Driving Characteristics, such as speed, use of accelerator, brakes, steering, seat belts, and other similar information about how the vehicle is used.
I did not realize this. Soon as my ford pass points are gone, I will be deleting it. More info below.

....I never agreed to any of this from Ford. I already spoke to them about it to voice my displeasure with the program and how it is getting used.

"Auto maker Ford recently launched a smart phone app that connects to its Ford SYNC App Link platform which gives consumers the option to share driving data and have their behavior rated by participating insurance providers. A higher score reflects better driving behavior."
Ford offers app that provides insurance discounts for good driving

**** this bullshit. Once normalized, insurance lobbyists will push for legislation that in essence, mandates the forwarding of certain driving data so that they can weed out "bad drivers."
 

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I did not realize this. Soon as my ford pass points are gone, I will be deleting it. More info below.
So if you don't use the app will the vehicle still record stuff and send it to ford?
 

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Guess I’m going to get a free oil change or two and then find a way to kill it. Seems like if they really want to capture data and send it to the insurance company they don’t need our phones but could do it directly
 
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So if you don't use the app will the vehicle still record stuff and send it to ford?
From my knowledge, yes as long as your truck is registered on it. Someone recommended a master reset on Sync3 as well a possible reset on the TCM just to verify Ford not tracking your vehicle anymore.
 
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Guess I’m going to get a free oil change or two and then find a way to kill it. Seems like if they really want to capture data and send it to the insurance company they don’t need our phones but could do it directly
I think the phone is a way to get your authorization on tracking you and your habits. GM has been doing this for years with on star, and progressive insurance does this with there module.
 

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I wish I had taken a screenshot before I deleted it. I got a message about turning the feature on to link data for insurance purposes. I got the impression that unless I opted in specifically I was opted out.

I agree insurance tracking is BS if you don't have a choice. Will have to gather more info now.
 

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Not that I give a rip that they want to know where I go and how I do it but "NO THANKS" I avoid the dealership service department ( only if warranty or a recall that I deem necessary ).
 

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Now that I’ve read this thread, I’ll get my points, buy some accessories, and ditch that shit immediately thereafter. There’s enough Big Brother out there as it is, I don’t need to be making it any easier on them by volunteering anything extra. Now that I’m thinking about it, I may not sign up at all. 🤔
 
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I used this to my advantage with Nationwide, got 40% discount of insurance. 🤷‍♂️
We should be getting 40% discount for no tickets and no accidents, they don't need to know I'm 1 or 16 mph over at 2 in the morning when theres no cars around for 10 miles. My opinion of course....
 

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We should be getting 40% discount for no tickets and no accidents, they don't need to know I'm 1 or 16 mph over at 2 in the morning when theres no cars around for 10 miles. My opinion of course....
Well Nationwide tracked 4 things and speed wasnt one of them. Miles driven, Idle time, Night time driving, and hard brake/Acceleration.
 

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We should be getting 40% discount for no tickets and no accidents, they don't need to know I'm 1 or 16 mph over at 2 in the morning when theres no cars around for 10 miles. My opinion of course....
Yeah I don't like the idea of selling personal privacy for discounts. I don't care how much the discount is they dont need to know my personal habits.
 

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This is why stronger data privacy laws are so important. So consumers get more rights with what company’s can and can’t do.
 

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I used this to my advantage with Nationwide, got 40% discount of insurance. 🤷‍♂️
Benjamin Franklin said something like... ,”Those who would give up essential Liberty or Privacy, to purchase a little temporary Safety or Gain an insurance discount, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety nor said insurance discount.”
 

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Benjamin Franklin said something like... ,”Those who would give up essential Liberty or Privacy, to purchase a little temporary Safety or Gain an insurance discount, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety nor said insurance discount.”
Privacy while operating a vehicle on public roadways, interesting thought.
 

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Okay so now that I want to delete the damn app, how do I use my points? the app won't even let me shop
 

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I used this to my advantage with Nationwide, got 40% discount of insurance. 🤷‍♂️
Ride it like you stole it, is how i always lived. Rode my Rice rocket 150mph 20 yrs ago, my Charger i got up to 130, because i ran out of highway. I also got my Jag up to 130 recently I couldn't imagine wanting Ford pass or anyone else to know that. Are you a cautious driver. I'm now a mellow dude, with a lead foot. I CAN'T DRIVE 55. Im 52 yrs young. But realize i need to slow down. Its a younger Mans world now days. I had a good run :)
 

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Privacy while operating a vehicle on public roadways, interesting thought.
My Giants couldnt do shit against the Steelers. You guys Stopped Barkley 6 total yrds rushing from him. We had no offensive line. Shiiittttt Its going to be another long ass season for the Giants.
Ben looked good from coming back from his Injuries from last season. You guys looked really good. Good Luck with the season Brpther Man
 

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Ride it like you stole it, is how i always lived. Rode my Rice rocket 150mph 20 yrs ago, my Charger i got up to 130, because i ran out of highway. I also got my Jag up to 130 recently I couldn't imagine wanting Ford pass or anyone else to know that. Are you a cautious driver. I'm now a mellow dude, with a lead foot. I CAN'T DRIVE 55. Im 52 yrs young. But realize i need to slow down. Its a younger Mans world now days. I had a good run :)
I respect the road and the people around me on it, nothing crazy, if i need to punch the gas i can.
 
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