Skip to comments.Data Recording Black Boxes Likely in All Cars by 2015: Senate Passes Bill
Posted on 04/20/2012 10:59:29 AM PDT by unique1
Black boxes in cars? Weve reported on it before, but a bill requiring such devices has recently passed the U.S. Senate and is expected to fare the same in the House.
If it goes all the way, cars built after 2015 will all have tattlers to give specific information on a cars activity. If implemented, the devices are meant to be used by emergency responders during an accident, but the applications are far from limited to those incidents.
Some are worried that installing such devices offer unprecedented invasions of privacy, bordering on big brother level surveillance of everyday citizens. Going to the wrong place, or driving the wrong way could flag you for suspicious activity (in theory).
My first car was a '64 Galaxie 500 -- I bought it in 1974, then I STUPIDLY traded it in when buying a friggin' '73 Pinto.
One of the worst auto-related decisions of my life.
Just stamp our foreheads and be done with it. Hello, Big Brother!
You forgot your sarcasm tag.
Dont be fooled. Most Republicans in congress are so called moderates, meaning of course that they are not really against big government.
Big government Republicans will seen no problem with this intrusive and in reality anti-freedom bill.
This bill essentially makes it mandatory for a driver to keep a detailed diary of his travels that can be subpoenaed in the event of an accident (or anything else they want to pin on you).
Not only in theory. I remember reading about a test in the Netherlands a few years back where they would monitor your car's location, and if you were speeding, they would actively slow it down! Guess it didn't catch on, because I haven't heard anything further, but the general implementation is only a bureaucrat's penstroke away.
Remind me again....we all turned out to vote in November, 2010 WHY exactly???
How do you think “Progressive Insurance Company” used their ‘Snapshot’ system in your new car? The car would HAVE to be wired for such a collection of data.
Guilty of what? Driving too far too fast?
“This will be a first step to states taxing us by each mile we drive.”
You got it, that is the real agenda, all other reasoning is just smoke and mirrors.
I suspect the prices of used cars will skyrocket in 2015.
“This ain’t no upwardly mobile freeway....oh no, this is the Road to Hell.”
why isn't this being stopped?
Because legislation goes to the highest bidder.
Guilty of whatever the reason is they decided they needed to access your black box. An accident, a disagreement with a cop, a nosy neighbor calls to complain about your driving. Whatever the case may be.
Snapshot is a simple OBD2 reader.