None of this was new to me except the remote car braking. (Didn't some high school in Pennsylvania take some heat for recording all of their students for the entire academic year a few years back?)
But the remote car thievery... that's enough to make me want to add my own closable short in the circuit. My tail is absolutely between my legs. I mean, my current car is bare bones and as few computers as currently possible... but after a few years we're not going to be allowed to have choices about how computerized our cars will be. Heck, I couldn't find something with a carburetor no matter how hard I looked. Manual transmission was hard enough to find!
(Maybe my car won't be stolen anyway because nobody these days drives stick?