Possible Changes Coming To “Black Box” Technology In Autos

Until just a few days ago, I fell into the 90 percent of people who are not aware they may have an electronic “black box” in their cars, until I read this story. The devices can record the last five or 10 seconds of the vehicle’s operation before a crash, aiding accident investigators. The federal government will soon be going through the rule-making process to standardize this technology. While I’m all for reducing insurance fraud, I found the comment in the story about everyone having a “policeman under the hood” a little chilling.

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