Christian W. writes:
A vehicle rental company in Australia has made a controversial decision to install a GPS vehicle tracking system in roughly 30% of the vehicles in its car rental fleet. Using the GPS vehicle tracking system signal, the car rental company will be able to know in real time the exact location of the vehicle. Plus they can be notified by text message if the car rental customer has breached any of the terms of their rental agreement, such as driving the rented car down a dirt road. Renters can be fined for their driving behavior, if it is a breach of the car rental contract.
Customers will be notified of the GPS tracking devices in the website’s terms and conditions as well as the rental car agreement itself and via a sticker on the car’s window. If someone is uncomfortable with the GPS tracking system, then they simply can rent from someone else.
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