E-ZPass Is the Best Tracking Device That's Already in Your Car
E-ZPass is probably the best thing that's ever happened to paying tolls. Those plastic funnels you toss coins into are a close second. But E-ZPass has a bonus feature. It can be used to track you everywhere you go .
To test how often his E-ZPass RFID tag was getting polled, Puking Monkey wired a little mooing cow toy into the circuit so it would warn him whenever something happened. And in a short drive around Manhattan, PM found his cow mooing an awful lot for no immediately discernible reason.
Turns out though, that this was the result of a project called
Midtown in Motion
, a New York City traffic management system that is using E-ZPass RFIDs to track
reached out to the E-ZPass Inter-agency Group-the folks who oversee E-ZPass in the 15 states where it operates-and apparently NYC is the only place that uses them for any sort of