: I found this behind my rear view mirror...wtf?



whisler151
06-16-10, 11:45 AM
This morning I saw what looked to be a piece of electrical tape stuck to the back of my rear view mirror. I got inside the car and reached up to peal it away and saw this thing.

After thinking about what it could be the only rational story is that the dealer uses it to scan my car when I take it in. I had heard that some dealers were doing something like that but with bar codes I though.

Does anyone else have this behind their rear view mirror?


Back side
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n6/whisler151/IMG_3100.jpg?t=1276702831

Front side
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n6/whisler151/IMG_3101.jpg?t=1276702869

nikon
06-16-10, 12:01 PM
Isn't it obvious, Aliens put it there....it even says it on it :p

perfect
06-16-10, 12:23 PM
Maybe some kind of RFID to allow the car to open up gates or garage doors...?

Did you buy the car new? If so then I'd imagine that was some experimental (or normal) way to for GM to track specifically where the vehicle is in the production plant. Probably should have been removed.

perfect
06-16-10, 12:24 PM
yep:

http://www.alientechnology.com/tags/index.php

ALN-9640 - "Squiggle®" Inlay

Top ranking general purpose Squiggle inlay achieves exceptional performance in multiple applications, including case tagging, pallet placards, and baggage tags.

* World Tag with global operation between 860 - 960MHz
* EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2 (version 1.2.0) compliant
* ISO-18000-6C compliant
* Antenna dimensions: 95mm x 8.2mm

Powered by the industry leading Higgs-3 IC boasting a total of 800 bits of memory, including:

* A 32-bit unalterable TID
* A 64-bit unalterable Unique TID (UTID) for counterfeit and authentication purposes
* A 96-bit EPC memory bank extensible to 480-bits
* A 512-bit User memory bank
* Access and Kill passwords
* Supports all mandatory and optional Gen 2 commands, including item level
* Custom commands include provisions to hide data from unintended viewers

Available in high-yield, high-capacity rolls for high-volume converting processes.

whisler151
06-16-10, 12:28 PM
Maybe some kind of RFID to allow the car to open up gates or garage doors...?

Did you buy the car new? If so then I'd imagine that was some experimental (or normal) way to for GM to track specifically where the vehicle is in the production plant. Probably should have been removed.

Yes, I got it new in 2007. I feel I would have seen it before if it was there from the start.

SS from the "Wood"
06-16-10, 12:47 PM
http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Classic_Alien-statue.jpg

at last... I found you!!

Twitch
06-16-10, 12:59 PM
yep:

http://www.alientechnology.com/tags/index.php

ALN-9640 - "Squiggle®" Inlay

Top ranking general purpose Squiggle inlay achieves exceptional performance in multiple applications, including case tagging, pallet placards, and baggage tags.

* World Tag with global operation between 860 - 960MHz
* EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2 (version 1.2.0) compliant
* ISO-18000-6C compliant
* Antenna dimensions: 95mm x 8.2mm

Powered by the industry leading Higgs-3 IC boasting a total of 800 bits of memory, including:

* A 32-bit unalterable TID
* A 64-bit unalterable Unique TID (UTID) for counterfeit and authentication purposes
* A 96-bit EPC memory bank extensible to 480-bits
* A 512-bit User memory bank
* Access and Kill passwords
* Supports all mandatory and optional Gen 2 commands, including item level
* Custom commands include provisions to hide data from unintended viewers

Available in high-yield, high-capacity rolls for high-volume converting processes.
Maybe wifie is tracking his ass :shhh:

perfect
06-16-10, 01:14 PM
Maybe wifie is tracking his ass :shhh:

It would be hard to track an RFID module unless it was simply just to see if he was leaving the garage at all hours of the morning.

GPS would be a lot more effective :stirpot:

whisler151
06-16-10, 01:27 PM
I talked to my sales guy and he said the dealership recently put in a new system that scans cars at the dealership. When the car enters the garage the proper service manager is notified that I have arrived along with all vehicle data.

The customer is now able track their car throughout its journey at the dealership.

Likewise, when the car leaves the car wash the flat screen in the lounge lets the customer know the car is ready.

A little heads up on the chip being stuck to my car would have been cool.

CIWS
06-16-10, 01:39 PM
Been seeing any White Owls in your dreams ?

whisler151
06-16-10, 02:58 PM
Been seeing any White Owls in your dreams ?

Yeah, I thought they were just Spotted Owls wanting to be saved.

It all makes sense now.

repenttokyo
06-16-10, 03:32 PM
Been seeing any White Owls in your dreams ?

Communion-style.

CancerJCC
06-16-10, 03:47 PM
I talked to my sales guy and he said the dealership recently put in a new system that scans cars at the dealership. When the car enters the garage the proper service manager is notified that I have arrived along with all vehicle data.

The customer is now able track their car throughout its journey at the dealership.

Likewise, when the car leaves the car wash the flat screen in the lounge lets the customer know the car is ready.

A little heads up on the chip being stuck to my car would have been cool.

Pretty neat idea but ya why not let you know they were doing it?

nmaier2201
06-16-10, 04:57 PM
Maybe wifie is tracking his ass :shhh:

Ahhh that's what I was going to say

It's either "the man" or "the boss lady" keeping tabs on you.



PS. you might want to look for one of those telematics boxes that records speeds, revs, and throttle position. :)

thebigjimsho
06-16-10, 10:07 PM
Can we spam here?

c4ss
06-16-10, 11:15 PM
Maybe the Feds put it there after they caught you going 160 mph....:lol:

SkullV
06-17-10, 01:45 AM
Dammit...I knew you would find it one of these days....

JimmyH
06-17-10, 09:47 PM
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n6/whisler151/IMG_3100.jpg?t=1276702831




for the paranoid:

that's a nice view of your thumbprints, or somebody's