Is This a 'Government Tracking Device' for Automobiles?

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Snopes.com—The government has not historically been interested in tracking the wear of citizens' automobile tires.

Government fast-tracks investigation into Thomas Cook bosses. A probe comes amid accusations bosses such as CEO Peter Fankhauser (pictured) failed to 'future-proof' a firm that 'operated in brochures while the world had moved onto barcodes'.