Federal agency wants black boxes in every new car by September 2014

Photograph via The Historic Houses Trust:  Car crash, night time, early 1940s. Details unknown, but possibly Liverpool street, Sydney. SOURCE Twisted Sister

What is this… smoke and mirrors? They have been putting these things in cars for years, yet now they want to make something out of it. What are they trying to distract our attention from now? . . . EDITOR

from arstechnica.com

by  – Dec 8 2012, 1:57pm EST

But some fear that there isn’t enough built-in data protection for such devices.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a new unified standard for event data recorders for cars, commonly known as “black boxes.”

Such devices, which are already in use in 96 percent of 2013 model year cars, record various types of data that can be accessed in multiple ways. The agency also estimates that 92 percent of 2010 model year cars have “some EDR capability.” The NHTSA estimates that requiring EDRs would add just $20 in manufacturing costs to each car. . . . Read Complete Report

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