Thanks to Slashdot, I've recently learned that Budget Rent-a-car has been tracking customers via GPS and charging them for out-of-state mileage. Article here. My first instinct is to cry bloody murder and wage a campaign to defame and destroy the company. Clearly, tracking a customer's movements without his/her consent is ridiculous. Confusing contracts are also ridiculous.

Still, people are trying to break the rules. Big Brother is bad, I know, but I feel like people are discounting the fact that customers are breaking the rules. The privacy factor is probably more important, but I think people should look at the bigger picture. Ah, I digress.

Now you should go check out 37Signals mock-up of a telematics system. These guys are great and truly care about good design and interface. Yeah.