Posted by HardOCP News 9:25 AM (CDT)
Monday September 05, 2016
This article is about proposed legislation in Brazil that could cause a lot of trouble for Waze but I can't get over the name of the politician that introduced the bill. Are you ready for this? His name is Major Fabio. I swear, I didn't make that up.
By connecting drivers to each other, Google-owned Waze allows motorists to warn one another of car crashes and traffic backups, but also if there are police officers or radars nearby. The bill introduced by Brazilian congressman Major Fabio was originally submitted in 2013 and intends to alter national traffic laws to ban any Waze-like tools. It was approved by the Chamber of Deputies' Committee on Science and Technology, Communication and Informatics last week.