Friday, November 12, 2004

More on car-based black boxes

Fox News is carrying an article on car-based event data recorders, also known as black boxes. It's an interesting article, but it passes over how the devices work. From my understanding, at present, the devices are only activated when the airbag deploys and they only record the last seconds before the deployment. - Politics - Privacy Experts Shun Black Boxes:

"WASHINGTON - Some safety and privacy experts are reacting with apprehension, others with all out condemnation over a recent ruling by the National Transportation Safety Board (search) to require electronic data recorders or 'black boxes' in all new cars manufactured in the United States.

'I take offense that this personal property of individuals is now being designed by the federal government,' said Jim Harper, privacy attorney and editor of"

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