Connected car

I had another thought about all these car-ramming attacks in Israel.

And also, all these very strange bus accidents, where we’ve also been seeing one bus after another, go off the road, or veer out of its lane in some highly inexplicable ways that just aren’t covered by the usual ‘bus drivers driving like psychos’ scenarios.

Remember what happened on Shamgar Street, just a few months ago, in August 2022?


And there have been many more weird ‘buses losing control’ resulting in fatalities in Israel the last few months, that I’ve been pondering about for a long time.

Before the Shamgar St crash, there was another strange ‘bus losing control’ incident that same week, on Yirmiyahu St, that led to the death of a 70 year old man.

Here’s the thing:

It’s been possible for well over a decade to hack into cars and other vehicles from the outside, and remote-control them.

Right down to being able to control the steering wheel, and also the speed.

If you don’t believe me, watch this:


And it’s even easier to hack and totally remote-control electric vehicles.


The back-end of these ‘connected vehicles’ are literally uploading and downloading information via the internet all the time.

As soon as someone hacks the vehicle via the internet – same way they can hack your computer, and your smart phone – they can take it over, speed the car up to 140 km – and then smash you into a wall.

Or a tree.

Or a bus stop.

Or a zebra crossing where a bunch of pedestrians are moving across the road.

Easy peasy.

(The Rav has been making some comments about how people should be buying donkeys instead of Mercedes… I’m beginning to think that’s not so funny.)


So, keep your eyes peeled, and your mind open to what is really going on here.

Because nothing is what it seems.


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9 replies
  1. AK
    AK says:

    I said the exact same thing to my wife regarding these vehicles. I even asked a good friend who works on an AI car for a major company if it was possible for them to be hacked like a computer, and he said yes, because as you mentioned, they are upgraded while on line, just like your computer gets upgrades while you are using it. Very scary. I am staying far away from these things, and if the gas car becomes a thing of the past, I will make sure to hold on to my bike.

  2. Becky
    Becky says:

    A whole bunch of older cars were just recalled in Israel (including the one I drive) due to supposed airbag malfunctioning.
    Apparently not long ago, older cars of other brands were also recalled.
    The car won’t be able to pass its annual test unless brought into a garage to be repaired.
    I immediately thought to myself that this a coverup for something else.
    I’d prefer to stay in the positive mindset and trust in Hashem that all will be fine. I just hope this isn’t akin to putting my head in the sand.

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      It’s hard trying to walk the line between ‘realistic and prepared’ and ‘so stressed out I can’t actually think straight’.

      I’m also struggling with this balance, and I probably need to seriously up my hitbodedut again, to deal with all the ‘anxiety’ the situation is generating.

      Also, I see a big difference when I say my 3 Tikkun Haklalis a day, and when I don’t, and when I go to the Rav’s minyan in the evening, and when I don’t.

      And also, when I dance, and when I don’t. Right now, with the omer, there is not a lot of dancing going on and I was starting to feel pretty down… So I decided that Rabbenu teaches dancing is a mitzvah, and also avodat Hashem, so when the ‘down’ approaches, I put on my Breslov mix and dance it away.

      But it’s definitely not a simple situation, or balance, to strike.

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      Me too… but as time is going on, and I’m starting to realise that so much of the ‘science’ is actually faked, and actually puffed-up, and actually not as ‘hi tech’ as they like to claim, I’m looking at explanations that I know are doable, and verifiable, and actually already happening in the here and now.

      And ‘car / bus’ hacking totally fits the bill – and is the perfect crime. Especially when they make sure the drivers are always shot dead, so we can never actually find out from them if they are deliberate terrorists, or their vehicles started ‘malfunctioning’.

      It’s evil genius….

  3. Shimshon
    Shimshon says:

    I don’t remember the specifics, but I remember reading some time ago that a big change in vehicle network capability happened around the 2006 model year.

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      If I can be bothered, I might research it. It’s the back end that is the unknown quantity here, the basic computerised system that enables the car to even switch on.


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