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  • Proposed new federal rule could put 'big brother' in your driver's seat

    08/12/2013 6:34:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 12, 2013 | Doug McKelway
    Video at source. A proposed federal rule that would require black boxes or event data recorders (EDRs) in every U.S. automobile may mean “Big Brother” could be in your passenger seat for every drive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rule requires all light passenger vehicles be equipped with an EDR by Sep.1, 2014. Ninety-six percent of new cars already have them - measuring such inputs as speed, lateral acceleration, pedal effort, seat belt use, wheel spin, steering wheel turn and direction. Black box data retrieved from U.S. car accidents in a single day would provide more information than a...
  • 'Your' Car Won't Be After 2015

    04/30/2012 5:10:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 59 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 25, 2012 | Eric Peters
    Mandatory "Event Data Recorders" will even know you're speeding in reverse. After a certain point, it's not paranoia. The latest brick in the wall is the predictably named "Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century Act," also known as Senate Bill 1813. (See here for the full text of the bill itself; the relevant section is 31406.) This legislation -- already passed by the Senate and likely to be passed by the House -- will impose a legal requirement that all new cars made beginning with the 2015 models be fitted with so-called Event Data Recorders (EDRs). These are...
  • Americans Should Be Aware of What the Government Is Trying to Do to Our Privacy [Vehicle Black Box]

    04/20/2012 4:35:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 19, 2012 | Judge Napolitano
    A new controversial measure could potentially impact every American who owns a car. Beginning in 2015, all cars will be required to be fitted with a black box data recorder, known officially as “event data recorders” or EDRs. These black box recorders work much like the ones on airplanes, capturing data related to a crash. In some cases, authorities can tap into a car’s EDR to check vehicle speed, airbag deployments, and pedal application a few seconds before and after impact.
  • 'Black box' information driving convictions (Automobile black boxes)

    10/09/2005 5:04:56 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 223 replies · 3,637+ views
    Automotive Body Repair News ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | Tim Sramcik
    In what is becoming a familiar scene in courtrooms nationwide, information collected from a car’s “black box” was used to convict a motorist of criminal charges. On June 30, a Peabody, Mass., District Court jury found Michelle Zimmerman guilty of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide in the death of her front seat passenger, Kenneth Carlson. The jury concluded Zimmerman was driving negligently when she skidded out of control and struck a tree on Jan. 4, 2003. Information collected from the event data recorder (EDR), or black box, in her GMC Yukon reported that Zimmerman was driving 58 mph in a 40...
  • More Security, More Privacy

    07/29/2002 2:22:56 PM PDT · by spald · 2 replies · 115+ views
    PC Magazine ^ | August 2002 | Bill Machrone
    <p>The best thing about writing this column is you. The PC Magazine audience is broadly knowledgeable, and I invariably learn from the e-mail responses I get. I learn even more from readers' questions, because they underscore concerns that are shared but perhaps not voiced by many. So here is a follow-up on a recent column.</p>